2016 Infiniti QX50

When the Infiniti QX50 was originally introduced (as the Infiniti EX35), it was one of the first personal crossovers, foreshadowing what has become the hottest segment in the auto industry. It featured Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, one of the most powerful engines in its class and a full-feature interior. It was also the first vehicle to offer technology features such as Infiniti's innovative Around View® Monitor.

Today, the QX50 remains one of the most powerful and versatile personal crossovers in the segment. But a lot changed for the 2016 model year – starting with the addition of 80mm (3.2 inches) to the wheelbase and a revised exterior that brings its design closer in look and feel to other Infiniti models such as the Q50 sports sedan. Standard content was increased, including the addition of a moon roof for all grade levels. Additionally, a new Hagane Blue exterior colour is now offered.

A New, Fluid Appearance with Unique Personality
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 luxury crossover provides a unique combination of a right-sized exterior with a luxurious interior environment and suite of advanced technology features.

The QX50's coupe-inspired luxury crossover design – a fusion of coupe and sport utility vehicle – has been enhanced for 2016 with a new front bumper and lower front fascia, new LED Daytime Running Lights, new signature Infiniti-style double-arch front grille, new side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, updated side sill styling, and new rear bumper and lower fascia. New 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are added as part of the Premium Package.

A Versatile Interior Designed for Personal Use
The 2016 QX50's dramatic interior again offers an invigorating and engaging environment, one that is both indulgent and inspiring. The driver-focused cabin layout features an Infiniti signature "double-wave" instrument panel, easy-to-read high-contrast gauges, hospitality lighting with a pin LED light mounted over the centre console and Infiniti signature analog clock.

The instrument panel also features a 7-inch colour display with Infiniti controller for the trip computer and additional vehicle information. The available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System includes a colour touch-screen display, Lane Guidance and 3-D building graphics, NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather Information and 3-day forecast (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® wireless technology. Other technology systems include Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Advanced Platform and Powertrain
Under the QX50's dramatic body is an equally advanced platform and powertrain. The FM (Front Midship) platform helps provide high levels of handling performance. Every 2016 Infiniti QX50 comes with a VQ37VHR 3.7-litre V6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

The engine is matched with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and Adaptive Shift Control. Official Canadian fuel economy numbers are 13.7L/100km City, 9.7 L/100km Highway and 11.9 L/100km Combined.

Models and Packages
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 is available as one model, the QX50 AWD, with three option packages available.

The Premium Package includes Around View™ Monitor (AVM), Bose® Premium Audio System with 11 speakers, including 2 subwoofers, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, dual occupant memory system for driver's seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, entry/exit assist for driver's seat and steering wheel, outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver Maple interior accents, power tilt and telescopic steering column,  19-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 245/45R19 all-season performance tires, High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, 2-way power driver's seat lumbar support, coat hanger on driver's seat head restraint, 8-way power passenger's seat, power up-folding 2nd row seats, meter hood with premium stitching.

The Navigation Package adds the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation, Around View® Monitor (AVM) and Front and Rear Sonar System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth wireless technology. 

The Technology Package features Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW).


-  Infinti News

CarAndTruck.caAug. 4, 2017