Infiniti is bending with the curves and making changes. It’s sprucing its 2016 lineup with refreshed designs, new trims and several new additions, the Q30, QX30, and Q60.
The QX50 and QX60 are getting revamped designs, while the Q50, Q70, and QX80 models will be offering new trims, editions, and other options. The QX50’s freshened design includes a 3.2-inch longer wheelbase. This allows for adjustments to be made in a roomier the interior that include offering more rear passenger legroom and more cargo space. The exterior is also getting refreshed so that it will look more like its fellow lineup siblings especially the sporty Q50 sedan.
The seven seat SUV QX60 refresh includes a new engine offering, a 2.5-liter DOHC supercharged 4-cylinder gas engine paired to a 15 kW electric motor. The automaker is still mum about design details, but says it’ll fill us in on more of the details this January at the North American International Auto Show. It should hit dealerships in the Spring of next year.
Infiniti won’t say whether the Q50 sedan will be getting a new exterior design like its crossover QX50 sibling, but it does say that it will be offering an enhanced powertrain offerings that include a new 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine. It will also be hitting dealerships late this year.
The Q70 is Infiniti’s flagship sedan and for 2016 will be offering a new top of the line Premium Select Edition trim with the standard, but not the long, wheelbase model. It will also not be available on the hybrid. The trim will feature a unique exterior design as well as distinct accents in the cabin. Look for it to arrive in dealerships in November.
The full-size QX80 SUV will be offered in a limited Signature Edition. This edition includes the Driver Assistance and Split Bench packages and also features Saddle Tan high-contrast interior, bodyside moldings, and chrome mirror caps. There will only be 1,000 models produced of so it really is limited.
The Q30 will become the new entry level sedan by replacing the Q40 sedan that the automaker stopped making this year. The Q30, and it’s crossover version QX30, have only been released as concepts so far. The concept QX30 features a distinct dual wave design and falls into the active compact class.
The Q60 coupe is also still in concept mode. It features distinct swept back lines that are designed to convey speed.
The Q30, QX30, and Q60 will be arriving with the 2017 model year.