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PostHeaderIcon Pig-Designed Course Becomes The Testing Ground For The Infiniti Q50

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, leave it to the Japanese to open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, or at least in this case, “pig-ssibilities.” Poor attempt at humor aside, Nissan has come out with a new commercial for the Infiniti Q50 (not to be confused by its “Skyline” name in Japan) showcasing the sedan’s supposedly impressive Direct Adaptive Steering System. Not content with just bringing the Q50 to the thousands of test tracks scatter around our beautiful world, Nissan decided to create its own circuit, commissioning a pig to design it.

No, I’m not drunk. I really wrote that last sentence and Nissan actually did exactly that. To be fair, it didn’t just “hire” a normal pig to design the circuit; it actually tapped “Pigcasso,” the famous hog from South Africa who was saved from a slaughterhouse in May 2016 and developed a love for painting. I’m not making any of this up. Living up to his reputation, Pigcasso created what could very well be the single most difficult track design in the world, something that the Q50, with the help of racer Michael Krumm, would have to drive around. Nissan said that Krumm himself wasn’t privy to Pigcasso’s track design, which could explain the startled look on his face as he was trying to get his feel of the course. In the end, he managed to complete a lap of the track on the Q50, doing so while being told mid-lap about the identity of the swine who designed the whole thing. The video makes for a fascinating and admittedly entertaining watch, although having Pigcasso in it kind of pulled the attention away from Infiniti showcasing the Q50’s Direct Adaptive Steering System.

PostHeaderIcon Infiniti To Unveil Retro-Style Concept Car at Pebble Beach

Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti announced plans to unveil a new concept car at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month. But unlike the usual show cars we see from automakers today, it won’t be a futuristic vehicle or a zero-emission prototype. Instead, Infiniti will showcase a heritage-inspired vehicle that captures the “ingenuity and adventure of early motorsports with the brand’s contemporary ’Powerful Elegance’ design language.” It sounds a bit ambiguous, but the teaser photos available right now show a vehicle inspired by Grand Prix cars from the 1930s.

Specifically, Infiniti’s creation seems heavily based on the single-seater designs that companies like Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union raced around 80 years ago. The most famous examples are the Mercedes-Benz W25 and W125 and the Auto Union Type C and Type D. These cars had massive engines mounted either at the front or to the rear, had fusiform shapes when viewed from above, and were nicknamed the Silver Arrows due to their silver paint and racing success at the time. So what’s with Infiniti drawing inspiration from cars that were built with many decades before Nissan launched its premium division?

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Retro Prototype Announced for 2017 Pebble Beach

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Infiniti, the luxury sub-brand of Nissan, is not exactly known for the soul and passion of their products for the simple reason that they are but cosmetically enhanced Nissans. That’s why we were a bit surprised when we heard of the Infiniti Retro Prototype which is set for debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

This Infiniti Retro Prototype concept is inspired by “heritage” which refers to a barn find Japanese race car they came across a while back. They speak of roots and spirit and craftsmanship when discussing this car, which are heavy words for a company founded 1989 to sell modern luxury cars with lots of plastic and industrial leather.

It started as a simple thought– what if we found a car, down at the Southern tip of Japan, buried deep in a barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years. What if in this car we found the seed of passion planted during our first Japanese Grand Prix and the power and artistry of INFINITI today? What would this discovery look like?”

But hey, it is still great that they are getting into this whole passion thing. Hopefully this retro model will affect the look and feel of their future production models.It will affect the technology, no doubt, since Infiniti Retro Prototype, despite being retro, uses an advanced EV powertrain.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Infiniti Q50 MSRP Announced

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Not many of the offerings in the mid-range sedan segment are exciting enough, both to look at and to drive, for us to actually look forward to their launch. The 2018 Infiniti Q50, though, is one of the few exceptions owning to its refreshingly aggressive looks, the high level of standard equipment, and a range of excellent engines and drivetrain options.

All of this means you almost don’t mind that 2018 Infiniti Q50 starts at $34,200 and goes up to a whopping $52,600 for the top-of-the-line model. The 2018 Q50 is available in a total of 12 models — with four powertrain choices and rear-wheel and all-wheel drive available across all trim levels. Available engines include a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo with 300 or 400 horsepower, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged with 210 horsepower, and an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid rated at 360 horsepower. All 2018 Q50 models come equipped with a refined 7-speed automatic transmission and Drive Modes, but all-wheel-drive is optional.

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2018 Infiniti Q50 MSRP Details (excluding the $905 USD Destination and Handling fee):

Model Engine/Drive MSRP
Q50 2.0t PURE 2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD $34,200 USD
Q50 2.0t PURE AWD 2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD $36,200 USD
Q50 2.0t LUXE 2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD $36,550 USD
Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD 2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD $38,550 USD
Q50 3.0t LUXE 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD $38,950 USD
Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD $40,950 USD
Q50 SPORT 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD $40,650 USD
Q50 SPORT AWD 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD $42,650 USD
Q50 RED SPORT 400 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 400 hp / RWD $51,000 USD
Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 400 hp / AWD $53,000 USD
Q50 Hybrid LUXE 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / RWD $50,600 USD
Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / AWD $52,600 USD

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 hit the market for the 2014 model year, and just two years later, Infiniti refreshed it for the 2016 model year. Well, instead of ushering in a new generation, Infiniti has decided to do another mild update for the 2018 model year, which includes a slightly different look outside, a revamped interior, and some new driver assistance features not previously available. Engine options include a 2.0-liter gasoline mill, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, the 3.5-liter V-6, and a hybrid setup that combines a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 50-kW electric motor – giving the car a power output range of anywhere between 168 horsepower and 400 horsepower. The Q50 also makes use of Direct Adaptive Steering, a feature that Infiniti says is a “key building block to achieving fully-autonomous driving.” But, what is more important, is that each trim level will have its own stand-alone features and styling that will help it stand out in the lineup.

Roland Krueger, the President of Infiniti, said, “Infiniti seeks to empower our customers on their journey through their experience with us – whether it is our products, our technologies, our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the Infiniti brand than the Q50 saloon.”

Now that the 2018 Infiniti Q5 has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, we have lots to talk about, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it and how it compares to the competition.

Update 7/21/2017: Infiniti has announced pricing for the 2018 Infiniti Q50. It starts out at $34,200, a $150 increase over last year’s model, and increases to as much as $53,000 for the Red Sport 400 – an increase of $2,300 over last year’s model. Check out the prices section below for all of the details.

PostHeaderIcon Is The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Headed For A Production Run?

When Infiniti presented the Q60 Project Black S at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it was tipped to be nothing more than a concept vehicle, a muscle-flexing opportunity of sorts to show what Nissan’s premium brand is capable of. Three months later, the Q60 Project Black S is back in the news, only this time it’s been loaded with appropriate Formula One technology that’s opening the door to the possibility of a production version in the future.

Does it mean then that we’ll see more of the Q60 Project Black S soon? That’s still a matter of debate, but the recent return of the concept sporting specially developed Pirelli P Zero rubber tires is an indication that something’s brewing within Infiniti that’s giving execs reason to reconsider its position on the 500-horsepower coupe concept. Even Tommaso Volpe, the head decision-maker of Infiniti’s motorsport division, isn’t shutting the door on the concept’s production future. “Pirelli’s input and knowledge, both motorsport and automotive, will be invaluable,” he said, referring to Infiniti exploring the feasibility of the Q60 Project Black S. It’s easy to get optimistic, especially with all the activity surrounding the concept these days. But like everything else, it might be best to not get those hopes up just yet. Remember, we all know what Infiniti’s recent history with these things has been. Shout out to the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. We’re still waiting for you.

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PostHeaderIcon What’s The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

At its most basic, a sport sedan should be a happy balance between two competing philosophies. The “sport” half of the equation should make it engaging, both in the way it drives, and the way it looks. A sport sedan should issue a dose of adrenaline when the hammer is down, and be a willing dance partner in the corners. It’s also gotta draw attention, turning heads as it goes, making its owner pause momentarily after exiting and locking the doors. Then there’s the “sedan” bit. A sport sedan isn’t supposed to be stripped down and basic – practicality and comfort are paramount. Often used as a daily driver, backside coddling should be there in abundance, complementing the car’s speed potential, rather than taking away from it. All told, it’s a big ask, but this segment has plenty of contenders vying for the title of best. In this comparison, we look at six of the top entries and sort them out, from first to last.

Listed in alphabetical order, this comparison will take a look at the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Chrysler 300, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. We’ve evaluated each in terms of exterior aesthetics, interior comfort and technology, powertrain and drivetrain specs, and chassis and handling. We’ve also included a glut of info in chart and graph form to help you make a quick comparison. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the best sporty luxury sedan you can get for less than $50,000.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Infiniti QX30 MSRP Announced

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The most refreshingly unique player in the busy crossover segment is coming back in May with a new modelyear which starts at $29,950. That means the 2018 Infiniti QX30 costs the same as it did last year, which is fair enough because they haven’t changed anything!

Not that we’re complaining, of course. The 2018 Infiniti QX30, even if it’s literally the same as last year’s model, is a fine car and a joy to look at. The highlights of the Q30’s design include dramatic curves and turbulent, sculpted character lines, with signature LED daytime running lights and available LED headlights and LED fog lights. Let’s check these out in this video:

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As for the technical specs, 2018 Infiniti QX30 comes with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit rated at 208 horsepower and mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission on all models, but AWD is not standard, however, unless you choose one of the top models. The standard kit on models include Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor, INFINITI Intelligent Key, three 12-volt power outlets and Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control. QX30 Luxury and Premium grades offer Nappa leather-appointed seating. And depending on the trim level you can get Intelligent Park Assist system, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Emergency Braking.

2018 INFINITI QX30 MSRP:

Model Engine/Drive MSRP
QX30 2.0L I4 Turbo / FWD $29,950 USD
QX30 Luxury 2.0L I4 Turbo / FWD $32,600 USD
QX30 Premium 2.0L I4 Turbo / FWD $35,300 USD
QX30 Sport 2.0L I4 Turbo / FWD $38,500 USD
QX30 Luxury AWD 2.0L I4 Turbo / AWD $34,400 USD
QX30 Premium AWD 2.0L I4 Turbo / AWD $37,700 USD

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX80 Monograph Unveiled in New York

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On the eve of the 2017 New York Auto Show we’re being offered a peek into the future of Infiniti SUV design with this, the Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept. The design study previews what the brand’s future full-size luxury SUV will look like, and it is rather good.

So the makers of large, luxury SUVs, especially in America, should start worrying right about now. The Infiniti QX80 Monograph manages to look both luxurious and high-end, and really gangsta at the same time!

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The highlights of Infiniti QX80 Monograph design include a mix of geometric and organic shapes to combine power with elegance, all reinforced by the sheer size of the thing which stands two meters tall and five meters long. The headlights are another nice feature that extend into thin lights that wrap around the front corners of the hood and run along the wings. The unique‘double-arch’ front grille with its fancy little details, the rear apron with equally fancy tailpipes, brushed aluminium sill step, pop-out door handles, ‘frosted’-effect paint finish, and 24 inch wheels are among the other notable features of the Monograph. Not all of these will make it to the production model, of course.

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“The QX80 Monograph provides the opportunity to reimagine INFINITI’s signature design DNA on a totally different scale. We sculpted our body pure, straight and horizontal, the muscularity both brute and sensual; part Rodin’s Thinker, part Michelangelo. INFINITI ‘carrozzeria’ used svelte satin copper skin, set off by an ultra-powerful double arch grille with abstract structural mesh, distinctive and focused human eye signature headlamp, and iconic fender vent. Our designers continue to impress by finding new avenues for INFINITI artistry.” Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design

 

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX80 Monograph Unveiled in New York

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On the eve of the 2017 New York Auto Show we’re being offered a peek into the future of Infiniti SUV design with this, the Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept. The design study previews what the brand’s future full-size luxury SUV will look like, and it is rather good.

So the makers of large, luxury SUVs, especially in America, should start worrying right about now. The Infiniti QX80 Monograph manages to look both luxurious and high-end, and really gangsta at the same time!

Photo Album:

The highlights of Infiniti QX80 Monograph design include a mix of geometric and organic shapes to combine power with elegance, all reinforced by the sheer size of the thing which stands two meters tall and five meters long. The headlights are another nice feature that extend into thin lights that wrap around the front corners of the hood and run along the wings. The unique‘double-arch’ front grille with its fancy little details, the rear apron with equally fancy tailpipes, brushed aluminium sill step, pop-out door handles, ‘frosted’-effect paint finish, and 24 inch wheels are among the other notable features of the Monograph. Not all of these will make it to the production model, of course.

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“The QX80 Monograph provides the opportunity to reimagine INFINITI’s signature design DNA on a totally different scale. We sculpted our body pure, straight and horizontal, the muscularity both brute and sensual; part Rodin’s Thinker, part Michelangelo. INFINITI ‘carrozzeria’ used svelte satin copper skin, set off by an ultra-powerful double arch grille with abstract structural mesh, distinctive and focused human eye signature headlamp, and iconic fender vent. Our designers continue to impress by finding new avenues for INFINITI artistry.” Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design

 

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX80 Monograph Unveiled in New York

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On the eve of the 2017 New York Auto Show we’re being offered a peek into the future of Infiniti SUV design with this, the Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept. The design study previews what the brand’s future full-size luxury SUV will look like, and it is rather good.

So the makers of large, luxury SUVs, especially in America, should start worrying right about now. The Infiniti QX80 Monograph manages to look both luxurious and high-end, and really gangsta at the same time!

Photo Album:

The highlights of Infiniti QX80 Monograph design include a mix of geometric and organic shapes to combine power with elegance, all reinforced by the sheer size of the thing which stands two meters tall and five meters long. The headlights are another nice feature that extend into thin lights that wrap around the front corners of the hood and run along the wings. The unique‘double-arch’ front grille with its fancy little details, the rear apron with equally fancy tailpipes, brushed aluminium sill step, pop-out door handles, ‘frosted’-effect paint finish, and 24 inch wheels are among the other notable features of the Monograph. Not all of these will make it to the production model, of course.

INFINITI QX80 Monograph-00

“The QX80 Monograph provides the opportunity to reimagine INFINITI’s signature design DNA on a totally different scale. We sculpted our body pure, straight and horizontal, the muscularity both brute and sensual; part Rodin’s Thinker, part Michelangelo. INFINITI ‘carrozzeria’ used svelte satin copper skin, set off by an ultra-powerful double arch grille with abstract structural mesh, distinctive and focused human eye signature headlamp, and iconic fender vent. Our designers continue to impress by finding new avenues for INFINITI artistry.” Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design

 

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX80 Monograph

The Infiniti QX80 was birthed into the world back in 2004 as the QX56. It went through a generational change in 2010 and in 2014 it went through a mid-cycle overhaul and received the QX80 name to go with Infiniti’s new naming structure. Even with the facelift taking place just a few years ago, the QX80 is rather dated for such an overpopulated segment. We were hoping to see a new model for 2018, but instead, Infiniti has been busy working on the QX80 Monograph – a design study that basically displays how the QX80 could evolve in the future. For now, there’s only one image to go by, and it does have an evolutional look to it, but it’s also just as boxy so it’s not quite as modern as some would expect.

As a design study, it’s quite possible that this is the direction that Infiniti wants to go with the next-gen model. But, the problem is that it’s not really all that different from the current model. Sure, it’s got those fancy and futuristic LED headlights and a new nose that sits a bit taller to go with a new front fascia design, but that’s about it. To be quite honest, I doubt Infiniti is going to get a good reaction from this concept as it’s just too boxy for the segment that it competes in, but then again, the QX80 has been known as the model that outsells the rest of Infiniti’s SUVs, so anything is possible. With that said, let’s dive on in a take a closer look at the QX80 Monograph.

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX50

It’s no secret the QX50 hasn’t exactly lived up to the expectations that Infiniti set for it, ultimately prompting an intensive update for the 2016 model year. Come 2017, and we were staring the Infiniti QX50 concept in the face at the Detroit Auto Show. Only a couple months have passed since then, and now we’re looking at spy shots of the first prototype of the next-gen QX50 putting in work on public roads. While it’s heavily covered in camo and padding, we can still make out some styling cues, and as luck would have it, it looks like it will get at least some of the design DNA we saw in the QX50 concept. Of course, it won’t have those cool electronic door poppers and the overall styling will be toned down a bit, but it should be a huge departure from the current model and could very well give the SUV a chance at survival in an overcrowded market.

Now, before we go too far into it, the new QX50 will be based on a couple of different models. See, the next-gen QX50 is based on the QX50 Concept, which happens to be based on the QX Sport Inspiration Concept that was showcased at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. So, as you can see, the next-gen QX50 will have some pretty significant DNA heritage when it finally disrobes. There’s no official timetable, so we can’t say for sure when it will make its official debut, but the Frankfurt Auto Show in September isn’t out of the question, with customer deliveries kicking off sometime in the first half of 2018. So, with that said, let’s dive on in and see what we can spot through all over the camo on this prototype.

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 hit the market for the 2014 model year, and just two years later, Infiniti refreshed it for the 2016 model year. Well, instead of ushering in a new generation, Infiniti has decided to do another mild update for the 2018 model year, which includes a slightly different look outside, a revamped interior, and some new driver assistance features not previously available. Engine options include a 2.0-liter gasoline mill, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, the 3.5-liter V-6, and a hybrid setup that combines a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 50-kW electric motor – giving the car a power output range of anywhere between 168 horsepower and 400 horsepower. The Q50 also makes use of Direct Adaptive Steering, a feature that Infiniti says is a “key building block to achieving fully-autonomous driving.” But, what is more important, is that each trim level will have its own stand-alone features and styling that will help it stand out in the lineup.

Roland Krueger, the President of Infiniti, said, “Infiniti seeks to empower our customers on their journey through their experience with us – whether it is our products, our technologies, our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the Infiniti brand than the Q50 saloon.”

Now that the 2018 Infiniti Q5 has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, we have lots to talk about, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it and how it compares to the competition.


PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Project Black S

Infiniti introduced the second-generation Q60 Coupe at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show looking nearly identical to the concept that previewed it the year before. It comes to the market for 2017 with bold and aggressive styling, better efficiency over the outgoing model, and a revised suspension system, among other things. Its revised drivetrain includes two different engines with output ranging from 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque all the way up to 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, the Q60 lost the available option of a manual transmission, leaving just a seven-speed automatic to mate with all engine options.

Now, the Geneva Auto Show is kicking off, and Infiniti as decided to participate in a design study of sorts that takes the Q60 Coupe and adds on a more aggressive body kit and a new high-performance, hybrid drivetrain inspired by Formula One. Dubbed the Project Black S, little is known about it, but Infiniti wants to use it as a basis to gauge customer interest in future high-performance Infiniti cars.

Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, said, “Infiniti is the premium car manufacturer within the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and a technical partner to the Renault Sport Formula One Team, so it is natural that we come together to explore the possibility of bringing innovative, high-performance hybrid technology to our customers. Infiniti has constantly led the way in making innovative new powertrain technology available, and we’re extremely excited by the potential of Project Black S.”

The Project S is set to be revealed at a special event the night before the doors open at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, so let’s take a close look at it before that happens.

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Q60S – Driven

The Infiniti Q60, formerly the G37 Coupe, soldiered on for an absolute lifetime in car years without a substantial update. Finally updated for 2017, the Q60 is much improved.

The Q60 and its competitors exist in a relatively small end of the market, in raw sales numbers. Personal luxury sports coupes aren’t at the top of any automaker’s sales chart. That said, they’re fast, they handle well, and they’re sexier than the models that do top those sales charts.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Infiniti Q50 and QX80 Signature Edition Debut in Chicago

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Following the success of the QX80 Signature Edition Infiniti is bringing back the model for a second year in the market, and not only that, they are also giving the treatment to the Q50. Launched at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the new pair sit at the top of Infiniti’s lineup as most high-end models.

As for what makes the Infiniti Q50 and QX80 Signature Edition worthy of such lofty positions, well it’s all about equipment and unique design features. The highlights of the Q50 3.0t Signature Edition, if we may begin with this, include a power-sliding tinted glass moonroof, INFINITI InTouch Navigation with 3D building graphics, INFINITI InTouch Services including six months of safety, security and convenience services, SiriusXM Traffic, Voice Recognition for navigation functions, Navi Synchronized Adaptive Shift Control, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, and 17-inch bright finish aluminum-alloy wheels with all-seasonl run-flat tires.

Add to that a twin-turbo 300 hp V6 engine and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and you end up with a car for every occasion that costs $38,700 for the rear-wheel drive model and $40,700 for the AWD.

But if you want the more established QX80 Signature Edition you will get with the 2017 modelyear Saddle Tan interior, chrome outside rearview mirror caps, clear High Mounted Stop Light and dark-finish 22-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/50R22 all-season performance tires, plus tech features such as Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI), Land Departure Warning (LPW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP).

Powered by a 400 hp 5.0 liter V8, the QX80 also comes with a choice of 2WD or 4WD. Pricing will be announced closer to launch in May.

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Infiniti Q50 and QX80 Signature Edition-12

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PostHeaderIcon Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition

One of Infiniti’s newest nameplates, the Q50 was launched for the 2014 model year and it has already received a facelift for 2016. Changes included minor nips and tucks, a new adaptive steering, and a Red Sport 400 trim with more power and aggressive looks. Alongside the in-house made 3.0-liter V-6 and hybrid drivetrains, the Q50 also uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas unit and a 2.1-liter diesel engine, both borrowed from Mercedes-Benz. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Infiniti introduced the Signature Edition, a limited-edition model based on the 3.0t trim.

The second model to get the Signature Edition package after the QX80 SUV, this new Q50 adds a few extra standard features, while its pricing was set below that of the model it is based on.

“Building on the Q50’s, award-winning performance and engineering excellence, we saw an opportunity to combine our sport sedan’s most popular features with even more distinguished style,” said Randy Parker, vice president of Infiniti Americas. “We are continuously looking for ways to empower the drive for our customers, and we did just that with the addition of the Q50 3.0t Signature Edition to the 2017 Q50 lineup.”

The Q50 3.0t Signature Edition went on sale in February 2017, joining a comprehensive lineup that includes four trims in various configurations.

Continue reading to learn more about the Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition.


PostHeaderIcon Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition

The second-generation QX80 came to be in 2010, when it still had its original name, the QX56. The company’s largest crossover yet was renamed in 2013, when it also gained a significant facelift. Seven years old as of 2017, the QX80 is living its final years on the market, but Infiniti is putting a great deal of effort into keeping it relevant against the competition. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the luxury brand launched a new special-edition model, called the Signature Edition.

Essentially a reheated soup – a Signature Edition version was also offered in 2016 – the limited-edition model aims to offer a blend of “popular equipment and unique design features.” While there aren’t many unique design features to talk about, the Signature Edition is indeed equipped with many tech features that are optional on most QX80 trims. The reasons why Infiniti brought it back are very simple. Not only the Signature Edition was a big success in 2016, it also helped the QX80 set an all-time U.S. sales record of more than 16,700 units last year.

“Infiniti’s Signature Editions signify something special for our customers and deliver on our promise to provide an unparalleled level of sophistication with exclusive new content,” said Randy Parker, vice president of Infiniti Americas. “This year, these unique models feature the most sought-after selections to enhance the driver’s experience for our ever-popular Q50 sport sedan and QX80 full-size luxury SUV.

Milking it for all it’s worth is the way to go in today’s industry and I can’t really blame Infiniti for doing this. Let’s see what this “new” Signature Edition is all about.

Continue reading to learn more about the Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition.


PostHeaderIcon What The Heck Is Variable Compression, How Does It Work, And Why Does It Matter?!

Infiniti just debuted the QX50 crossover concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show last week, and in case you didn’t get the memo, it’s a mid-size SUV with sleek styling and a few interesting autonomous driving tricks. However, one of the most interesting features is its engine, which Infiniti touts as an internal-combustion lump with turbocharging and variable compression – that is, the compression ratio can change while the engine is in use. Variable compression is a technology that many have sought to perfect, but Infiniti is the first to claim a production-ready iteration destined for dealerships. The benefits include that idealistic combination of high efficiency matched with high power levels, and in fact, the Japanese automaker boasts the engine will be able to offer the fuel economy of a hybrid four-cylinder, as well as the power output of a modern V-6. Sounds like the usual concept smoke and mirrors, doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not, variable compression just might be coming to a crossover near you.

Infiniti calls its forthcoming engine the VC-Turbo (Variable Compression Turbo), and despite the relatively uncreative name, the VC-Turbo is getting a lot of interest from car geeks the world over. And why not – the pressure is on to extract as much energy as possible from every last drop of gasoline, and technology like this promises to do just that without neutering performance.

But what is variable compression exactly, and how does it work? And more importantly, should we even care? Read on to find out.

Continue reading for the full story.


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