INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR EXPANDED 2015 Q70 LINEUP By: Infiniti
◾New extended wheelbase Infiniti Q70L is priced just $1,500 USD above Q70 standard wheelbase model
◾Premium Package content added as complimentary on Q70 3.7-liter V6-equipped models
◾2015 Infiniti Q70 lineup now features nine distinct choices, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and 3.7-liter V6, 5.6-liter V8 and advanced 3.5-liter hybrid powertrains
◾U.S. sales begin later this month
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for the 2015 Infiniti Q70, Q70 Hybrid and new Q70L models of its flagship performance luxury sedan. They are scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide beginning late September.
The new Infiniti Q70L broadens Infiniti's offerings for those who desire enhanced spaciousness and versatility, appealing to the sporty sedan fan that also requires executive levels of interior room. The additional 5.9 inches in the wheelbase not only increases the knee and leg space in the back, but also greatly augments the athletic presence of the sedan.
On top of the fresh exterior and long wheelbase version, the Infiniti Q70 is also available with new intuitive technologies, which help owners become better and safer drivers, such as:
◾Predictive Forward Collision Warning, which warns the driver of risks beyond the driver's field of view
◾Around View® Monitor, which shows a bird's-eye view of the vehicle in relation to parking lines. The system also includes Moving Object Detection which alerts the driver to moving objects around the vehicle
◾Backup Collision Intervention® that helps detect crossing traffic as well large, stationary objects behind the vehicle and can apply the brakes momentarily to help avoid a collision
◾Forward Emergency Braking that detects danger of collision with a vehicle ahead and warns the driver with visual and audible warnings
Also offered are an advanced Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention®, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention systems, Enhanced Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
Enhancements to the 2015 Q70 include increased quietness in the cabin and improved ride comfort across the lineup.
About the 2015 Infiniti Q70
As Infiniti's halo sedan, the Infiniti Q70 embraces the essence of all things Infiniti – style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology.
Both the standard and long wheelbase 3.7 and Q70 5.6 models are offered with rear-wheel drive or Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. The Q70 3.7 and Q70L 3.7 feature a 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine, while the Q70 5.6 and Q70L 5.6 offers 5.6-liter V8 rated at a 420 horsepower for the Q70 and 416 horsepower for the Q70L. All four models are equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission.
At the core of the 2015 Q70 Hybrid (rear-wheel drive only) is the advanced Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system – an advanced one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system. Its precise, high-speed motor control technology, enabled by the powerful Lithium-ion battery, allows power to be delivered directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission. The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid's exhilarating driving performance also greatly benefits from use of Infiniti's proven 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which paired with the 50 kW electric motor, provides a hybrid system net power of 360 horsepower. Torque figures are equally impressive, with the V6's 258 lb-ft of toque combining with the electric motor's immediately available 214 lb-ft of torque to provide strong performance.
With its redesigned exterior styling for 2015, the refined elegance of the Infiniti Q70 now takes on an even more upscale image.
Infiniti's signature LED headlights, which evoke inner intelligence and human insight, make an immediate and indelible first impression. The distinctive headlights accentuate the new double arch grille, which now takes on a more three-dimensional look due to the elaborate detail of the high-quality waved mesh finish and chrome surround. The same solid feel is echoed in the new front bumper with integrated LED fog lights, giving the Q70 a dignified presence on road.
From the front, a strong body line rises from the grille, flowing through the bodyside like a wave and blending into the shape of the new rear LED combination lights, forming a compelling profile that highlights the Q70's sporty stance.
At the rear, the new design of the taillights creates a horizontal flow in motion while the high-quality lighting signature evokes a fresh and classy image. The top line of the trunk lid has been flattened while the rear bumper has been slimmed down to create a longer and lower visual impression, further emphasizing the premium sedan's sporty and powerful styling. The chrome rear finisher adds a touch of class to the entire rear view. The 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels have also been updated, with designs unique to the two wheelbase versions respectively.
The optional Sport Package features a specially designed front bumper that gives an even lower and wider stance, and 20-inch wheels and tires. The triangular cutouts in the bumper are inspired by racecar wings to give a sporty and bold presence. The lower part of the rear bumper is also finished in high-gloss black paint to make it look even more athletic.
Standard exterior features include automatic on/off LED headlights with windshield wiper interlock, a power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, power-folding heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal with reverse tilt-down feature, rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers and courtesy lamps built into the outside door handles, rear window defroster with timer, dual exhaust with polished tips and auto-trunk cincher. An Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights is available as part of the Technology Package.
Reflecting the sensuous lines of the exterior, the new Infiniti Q70 continues to serve up a well-appointed and inviting interior with high-quality materials such as Japanese Ash wood trim, attention to detail, and user-centered technologies.
Standard technology equipment includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Infiniti Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition, HomeLink™ Universal Transceiver and RearView Monitor.
Other interior highlights include power windows with one-touch up/down and auto-reverse feature, power door locks with automatic locking feature, retained accessory power for windows and moonroof, and 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM/CD, Radio Data System (RDS), USB Connection Port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, steering wheel audio controls and speed-sensitive volume control.
Also standard on all 2015 Q70 models is Active Noise Control, which monitors cabin noise levels using two microphones in the Q70's ceiling and generates 'canceling' sound from four door speakers (and subwoofer for models equipped with a Bose® sound system) to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics.
The new Q70 is also quieter than before, even at high speeds, contributing to the cultivated in-car atmosphere. Infiniti engineers have added noise insulation materials, increased the sealing, and stiffened the wheels, resulting in a reduction of road noise on urban roads.
While the Q70 is known to have a roomy interior, the additional 5.9 inches in the Q70L takes the extended sedan's rear roominess beyond what competitors offer. Rear knee room is at a superior 32.5 inches in the Q70L, while rear leg room is at an outstanding 41.8 inches, so rear seat passengers can comfortably cross their legs. The excellent rear ingress and egress make traveling in the back of a premium sedan a more enjoyable experience for taller passengers.
Additional standard features on the Q70L include rear door auto closure, rear reading lights, and a 12V rear power outlet. Rear heated seats are available with the Premium Package.
Eight equipment packages allow owners to custom fit their vehicles to their exact tastes: Premium Package, Deluxe Touring Package, Sport Package, AWD Sport Package, Sport Touring Package, Technology Package, V8 LWB Deluxe Technology Package and Performance Tire & Wheel Package.
For full information on the 2015 Q70, Q70 Hybrid and new Q70L, please go to InfinitiNews.com.