After the name changing strategy in Infiniti we have the Q70 that will be offered instead of the M sedan. It’s a luxury sedan vehicle, based on the Nissan FM platform same as number of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles (Nissan Skyline, Infiniti FX etc.). Latest model comes as the 2015 Infiniti Q70 and it comes with few pretty nice changes after it received slight facelift in 2013 while it still carried M name.
Production of this model started in 2002 and it was based on Nissan Gloria. In the future M sedan went through two more generations, and it was in production under that name until 2013 when its name was changed to Q70 in other put this vehicle in the lineup where it belongs, rather than changing it engine displacement. 2015 model is presented already on 2014 New York Auto Show, and it comes totally different than previous M sedan versions. There is also a new version of this model with longer wheelbase, dubbed 2015 Infiniti Q70L.
New model comes with refreshed front end, it received new LED headlights, new grille with chrome lines used as its frame and redesigned bumper with fog lights integrated. When looking at its profile it is easy to notice new character line going from its grille to its taillights and making it look more slick and sporty. In the rear there are new LED taillights, redesigned rear bumper that looks much slimmer than in earlier models and flattened deck top.
Review Of 2015 Infiniti Q70
Since Infiniti is considered to be a luxury brand, 2015 Infiniti Q70 interior was built to reflect that. Number of quality materials were used, some of them being natural like leather upholstery or wooden trim. When it comes to audio, this model offers premium stereo surround sound system as part of its base package. There are also numerous hi tech features, like for example Infiniti Connection service that’s offered with concierge feature. New model also come with much better soundproof then in some previous model years. New Q70L version offers much more leg room and the heated back seat (standard version has only front seats heated), reading lights, automatically closing back doors and 12 Volt power outlet that can be used for recharging your phone.
The 2015 Infiniti Q70 comes with the same engine solutions like last year’s Infiniti Q70. Although its engines have been refreshed so now they come with increased power, more torque and better acceleration we do not have fuel consumption numbers. In standard package you will get a 3,7 liter V6 engine that can deliver 330 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque. There is also a more powerful 5,6 liter V8 available as an additional option with 420 horsepower and 417 pound feet of torque.
Hybrid version is part of this lineup since Infiniti M Sedan and in this year’s model it comes with combination of 3,5 liter V6 and 67 horsepower electric motor. There are still no official figures on the fuel consumption but we do expect that the hybrid will be significantly better than other two options. All versions come with seven-speed automatic transmission and Drive Mode Selector in which you can choose from: standard, eco, sport and snow modes of driving. Standard package comes with front wheel drive, but all wheel drive is available on all versions.
2015 Infiniti Q70 Release Date
Price of 2015 Infiniti Q70 hasn’t been announced yet. Since this model was almost completely redesigned we figure its price is going to rise but nothing drastically so it would stay competitive. Last year model’s price was $49,600 and this year version could be offered with a price tag of up to $51,000. It was already introduced but we are still waiting to see other main details and this could happen in the next couple months.