What’s going down in Windy City this week? Infiniti models getting ready for a night on the town that’s what.
Infiniti is showing off the fanciest versions of its 2017 Q50 and QX80 models this week at the Chicago Auto Show. Both run under Signature Edition badging. And we’re talking air purifier fancy.
2017 Q50 Signature Edition
Starting with the Q50 sedan. The thing to know about it is that it bundles a lot of the popular features together. Other than that, it doesn’t stand out from other trims in the lineup.
Even so, it comes with a moonroof, LED front and rear lights, and an air purifying climate control.
All and all, the new trim really does just act as a night on the town model. Even sticking to the guns engine wise with the same 3.0-liter V6 with the same 300-horses.
You can get your hands on a Q50 Signature Edition now. It starts at $39,605 for rear-wheel-drive. Throw on two grand for all-wheel-drive. That puts it $300 above the Premium trims.
2017 Q80 Signature Edition
Moving to the seven to eight seater QX80 Signature Edition SUV.
Unlike the sedan, it takes on a bigger role in its lineup. It will bridge the noticeably large jump from the base to the Limited trim. We’re talking a $30 grand gap here. The base starts at $64,845 and the Limited at $90,445. Like the other two trims, it carries a 5.6-liter V8 engine.
The Signature Edition offers 22-inch dark aluminum-alloy wheels. These moreover are contrasted with the chrome mirror caps. The concept keeps things simple. Following suit, you only get four color choices. They are Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, Black Obsidian, and Majestic White.
Moving to the inside, the luxe factor goes up with Saddle Tan leather. Of course, it’s not the quilted mocha of the Limited. But it’s still a step up from the basic leather in the base. At any rate, the Saddle color gets contrasts the dark wood-trimmed steering wheel.
The dark accent stitching and piping also add to the contrast. Finish it off with the advanced tech offerings. These include intelligent cruise control, backup collision intervention, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning.
Unlike the new Q50, it is not on sale yet. But the wait won’t be long. Infiniti says it will arrive in May. Pricing details will come out then. However, it is clear that it will fall between the current trims. So look for it to start in the $70 grand range.