2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date & Review

2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date, News and Specs –  Infiniti is set to unveil the Q50 production coupe at the Detroit Motor Show this month, but that’s not the only news we’ll be hearing from the company. The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is set to also debut at the same avenue and according to preliminary rumors, the vehicle is significantly updated over the previous model though you might need to be either hawk-eyed or a seasoned Q50 user to identify the changes. We should expect its release date during the 1st Q of 2017.

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The changes are fairly minor and are mainly concentrated at the front and rear fascias. A significant update which has been making headlines in the automotive scene are the new suite of three brand new engines under its hood. The only carryover engine set to be offered is the hybrid engine, which is a good thing given its impressive fuel economy ratings.

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The base engine to sport under the hood of the entry-level is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine which is Nissan-built and also a design version of Mercedes-Benz. It is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque. The RWD system returns as the default drive mode.

Other new techs to debut with the new 2017 Infiniti Q50 include the direct-acting wiring steering system, and the electronically controlled suspension system. The lather is popular due to its ability to offer sport and comfort settings.

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Other strengths include tons of standard features, easy egress and ingress, excellent fuel economy ratings from its new engine lineup, and a spacious trunk. Despite the news, the Q50 tends to suffer from a certain level of duality which its rivals don’t. As such, we recommend checking its rivals before ultimately committing.

Some of its competitors include the Audi A4 2017, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. You can also check out the 2017 Acura TLX.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q50

Base, Premium, S, and Hybrid models make up the 2017 Infiniti Q50 trim lineup.

Exterior Review & Interior Eau Rouge Concept – 2017 Infiniti Q50

The base model will come standard with LED foglights,  leatherette upholstery, 17” alloy wheels, twin touchscreen displays, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power front seats, a six-speaker sound system, and Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system.

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Upgrading to the Premium trim gets you 14-speaker Bose sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

Next up is the S trim, it bundles all the contents of the above trim plus a sport-tuned suspension system, summer performance tires, 19” wheels, manual thigh extension, upgraded brakes, a more aggressive exterior styling, power side bolster adjustment, leather sport seats, and a heated steering wheel.

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The Hybrid Premium adds a sport-tuned suspension system, cabin noise suppression system, rear-seat center pass, leather upholstery, a power steering wheel, and a drive-by-wire steering system.

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Several options are provided in packages which the lower trims can be equipped with. The Navigation and Deluxe Touring packages, for instance, come bundled with a navigation system, steering wheel adjustment, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Infiniti Connection emergency telematics, a drive-by-wire steering system, wood interior trim, driver seat memory settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and a multi-view camera system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Engine Specs

Several engines are offered for the new 2017 Infiniti Q50. Rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The engine comes fitted under the hood of the base model.

Next up is a turbodiesel 2.2L engine good for 168 horsepower and 295 lbs. of torque. All the engines come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission system which transmits the output to the rear wheels.

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The hybrid model will come sporting a combination of a lithium-ion battery and a 3.5L V6 engine. With this combination, buyers should expect a power output of around 360 horsepower. Although we don’t have the EPA fuel economy ratings for the vehicle at the moment, we expect the hybrid to return 28/35/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 113.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3666 lbs
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 23/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Infiniti Q50 Price & Release Date

Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017, according to sources privy of Infiniti operations. The sedan will probably cost you an MSRP starting from $37,150 and $44,400 for the Hybrid trim or you could lease them as well before fully committing.

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2017 Infiniti Q70 Release Date, News & Info

2017 Infiniti Q70 Release Date, Price, Info – The vehicle falls well short of the standard set by its rivals. However, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 offers solid crash-test scores, fuel economy ratings at least for the Hybrid model, and numerous high-tech safety features. Its release date should be expected in August this year according online reports.2017 Infiniti Q70 front view, headlights and grille

Despite undergoing several refreshments and even changing its nameplate a while back, the Infiniti Q70 seems to be ageing pretty fast. And while it may seem to be falling from a past glory, the sedan still has something to offer including a long-wheelbase trim that offers popular brands a run for their money with its rock-bottom price.

The Q70L, as the long-wheelbase version is known, adds copious rear legroom amount to about 5.9”. Many people might it an easy alternative to executive, luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series, but sadly the Q70 misses the mark here as it lacks the basic techs and features to match those of the 5 Series which makes the seatback entertaining and exciting. Basically, the only difference between the Q70 and the other executive sedans in its segment is the space which the Q70 offers unreservedly.

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Under the hood, the vehicle comes with a stout engine that cranks out an impressive 330 hp. however, it’s only good on paper as the 3.7L V6 engine doesn’t feel and drive as energetic as a vehicle with such output should.

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Luckily, buyers shopping in the segment have quite a bit of alternatives worth looking at. They include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class which comes with a fuel-sipping diesel engine with better fuel economy ratings and boasts of superior cabin that comes feature-laden with latest features. Others include the crisp, elegant 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 Cadillac CT6, and the well-appointed 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q70

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The midsize luxury 2017 Infiniti Q70 sedan is offered with a seating capacity of five passengers and is available in only two trim levels: the 3.7 (V6) and the 5.6 (V8). The 2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Interior Redesign & Exterior Changes – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Standard features available for the 3.7 and the Hybrid trim include a sunroof, LED foglights and headlights, 18” wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver memory settings, wood interior trim, a USB port, a rearview camera, premium vinyl upholstery, cruise control, a soft-close trunk lid, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, an eight-way power adjustable heated front seats, a six-speaker sound system, front seat power lumbar, CD player, satellite audio, and 7” infotainment display.

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Upgrading to the 5.6 trim gets you a leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth streaming audio, an 8” display, cooled front seats, a navigation system, a surround-view parking camera, leather upholstery, voice controls, and Infiniti Connection telematics.

The optional Deluxe Touring package available for the two trims includes a simulated suede headliner, 16-speaker Bose surround system, an upgraded gauge hood, silver powdered wood trim, leather upholstery with exposed stitching and seat bolstering, a power rear sunshade, and a unique exterior accents.

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The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, lane-change assist, adaptive headlights, Active Trace Control system, a blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning system, adaptive headlights, and automatic emergency braking.

Next up is the Performance Tire and Wheel package that gets you upgraded brakes, aluminum pedals, sports seats, 20” wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a sport steering wheel, exterior styling, a leather-stitched gauge pod, and paddle shifters.

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The Premium Select Edition package gets you different 20”wheels, illuminated door sills, aluminum interior trim, upgraded brakes, and a darker rear bumper.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.2 in. (114.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.1 in. (196.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 118.5 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4195 lb
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 18/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Producing 330 hp and 270 lbs. of torque is a 3.7L V6 engine that comes equipped on the base 2017 Infiniti Q70. The power is transmitted to the rear wheel drive via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.

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On the other hand, the 5.6 trim employs a 5.6L V8 engine rated at 420 hp and 417 lbs. of torque. With the engine, the model offered an average 0-60 mph acceleration performance that clocked 5.2 seconds.

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Price & 2017 Infiniti Q70 Date Of Release

The redesigned vehicle should be expected this August. According to the online Infiniti price catalogue, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid will cost you an MSRP beginning at $55,900, while the sedan will set you back by $49,850.

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2017 Infiniti QX70 Release Date & Review

2017 Infiniti QX70 Release Date, Review, Price – As much as Infiniti has tried to invigorate their latest offering – 2017 Infiniti QX70, the vehicle is still subpar relative to other vehicles in its segment. As such, we don’t recommend the vehicle to anyone unless you don’t mind its many downsides. Other crossovers in the segment offer much better features and technologies within the same price bracket, so look around before you finally commit. Its date of release should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017, according to speculations from reliable sources.

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The QX70 despite its obvious setbacks is still a nice and stylish vehicle. However, with every passing year, the segment receives newer and more sophisticated vehicles that offer cut-throat competition to existing ones. We like how the QX70 blends sports car features with those of a Sports Utility Vehicle resulting in a nimble yet powerful vehicle.

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With its excellent interior finish, sporty driving character, and premium materials, we don’t expect the vehicle to go unnoticed. Although its infotainment system isn’t the latest, we still laud Infiniti efforts in making it one of the easiest to use in the market.

Some of the detriments we found on the 2017 Infiniti QX70 includes a limited cargo and backseat space, a firm ride, restrictive optional packages, a lack of engine choice, a limiting sport-tuned suspension, and a bantamweight towing capacity.

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Alternatives to consider include the BMW X3 2017, Acura MDX for 2017, 2016 Porsche Macan, and the 2017 Mercedes GLE-Coupe. In overall, if style, power, fresh appeal, and technology are atop your list of priorities, you are better off with its alternatives.

Infiniti QX70 – Available Trims

Similar to most Infiniti “Q” models, the 2017 QX70 is available in a single well-equipped trim. A choice of either a rear wheel drive or an AWD is provided.

Interior Dimensions & Exterior Review – 2017 Infiniti QX70

The redesigned 2017 Infiniti QX70 comes equipped with standard keyless ignition, keyless entry, power-folding heated mirrors, bi-xenon automatic headlights, 18-inches alloy wheels, climate automatic control (dual-zone), a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, leather upholstered seats, a power liftgate, and eight-way heated front seats. Electronics include a CD/DVD player, satellite and HD radio, a premium surround-sound audio system, and an aft view camera.

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The Premium package comes with voice controls, front and rear parking sensors, an all-surround camera system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, aluminum roof rails, am 8” color touchscreen, memory driver settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a navigation system.

Both the Deluxe and Technology package come bundled with leather quilted upholstery, maple wood trim, 20” wheels, adaptive cruise control, lane-assist system, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, a cargo cover, and ventilated front seats.

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The optionally available Sport Package adds power side bolsters, interior surface contrasting stitching, dark-tinted exterior trim, 21” wheels, ventilated front sports seats, adjustable manually thigh support, shifters for the paddles, and xenon adaptive headlights.

Once you enter inside the QX70, you’ll realize that the cabin hasn’t changed much as one would expect. Much of the upgrades have been directed towards performance. Although, several packages can give you some add-ons like soft leather upholstery with brushed metal trim and genuine wood.

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The center console offers a long list of desirable technology features including an all surround-view camera that gives the driver entire exterior visibility. It is very useful whenever you have tight spaces to fit in like in traffic or when parking.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti QX70

Producing 325 horsepower and 267 lbs. of torque is a V6 3.7L engine which comes beneath the bonnet of the Infiniti QX70 for 2017. The power is routed to the rear wheels via the 7-speed automatic transmission system. You have the option of getting an all-wheel drive but the rear wheel drive is standard.

During our performance test drive of the 2017 QX70, the AWD equipped version was able to saunter from naught to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. This is impressive in its segment.

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Although it offers a brisk acceleration, it disappoints with its towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.

As per the EPA ratings provided, the rear wheel drive is estimated to return 24/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 22/16/18 mpg.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 113.6 in
Length: 191.3 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 25 cu ft
Curb weight: 4400 lb
Top Speed: 142 mph
0-60: 6.1 sec
MPG: 16-17/22-24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow,Iridium Blue, Liquid Platinum, Malbec Black, Midnight Mocha, Moonlight White…
Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs.

Price & 2017 Infiniti QX70 Release Date

Reliable sources have given us reasons to believe the 2017 Infiniti QX70’ release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017. Once available, the vehicle will go for sale for a manufacture’s recommend price starting from 45,850 USD. It compares pretty well and can even go against the Porsche Cayenne vehicle and the 2017 BMW X5 in terms of style.

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