NASHVILLE, Tenn. – INFINITI U.S. sales of 153,415 in calendar year 2017 set an all-time record, fueled by an aggressive portfolio of performance luxury sedans and SUVs. The positive sales trend is expected to continue throughout calendar year 2018, thanks to the all-new midsize luxury crossover, the 2019 QX50, which went on sale in April 2018.
The QX50's advanced variable compression ratio (VC-Turbo) engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, providing both dynamic and efficient performance. The QX50 also offers available ProPILOT Assist driver-assistance technology, which includes steering assist and advanced Intelligent Cruise Control with full speed range and stop-and-hold capability, which can help relieve driver stress in stop-and-go highway traffic situations.
Following is a brief model-by-model overview of what's new for INFINITI's 2019 lineup. Additional information will be available closer to each vehicle's on-sale date, and, as always, stay tuned to www.infinitinews.com for all the latest product news and updates.
2019 INFINITI Q50 – Available fall 2018
The enhancements to the popular Q50 sport sedan continue in 2019 with a revised model lineup, updated package content and the addition of standard Forward Emergency Braking and Predictive Forward Collision Warning across the model range. These changes follow extensive updates for 2018 that included revised styling and model nomenclature.
For 2019, the Q50 model lineup has been streamlined with the elimination of the 3.5-liter hybrid powertrain, as well as the Q50 2.0t LUXE. The 2019 Q50 will be available exclusively with the 3.0-liter V6 (300 horsepower or 400 horsepower) or 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engines.
The 2019 Q50 lineup includes:
- Two 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder models: Q50 2.0t PURE and Q50 2.0t PURE AWD
- Four 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo models: Q50 3.0t LUXE, Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD, Q50 3.0t SPORT and Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD
- Two powerful 400-horsepower models, the Q50 RED SPORT 400 and Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD
Among the standard features for Q50 3.0t LUXE models are power sliding moonroof, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Maple wood interior trim. The Q50 3.0t SPORT models now include INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation, INFINITI InTouch™ Services, heated front seats, Around View® Monitor, Dynamic Digital Suspension, Bose® Performance Series Audio with 16 speakers, Advanced Climate Control System and more. The Q50 RED SPORT 400 model adds a newly available quilted Gallery White semi-aniline, leather-appointed interior color with red contrast stitching, as well as the addition of black painted mirror caps.
In addition, the list of available packages for the 3.0t SPORT has been reduced since much of the previous package content is now included as standard equipment. Full details will be provided closer to the 2019 Q50's fall 2018 availability.
2019 INFINITI Q60 – Available fall 2018
Now in its third year, the iconic INFINITI Q60 performance coupe features a simplified lineup for the new model year. The previous Q60 2.0t LUXE and Q60 3.0t SPORT models are no longer offered, with some of the key features of both included on the Q60 3.0t LUXE and Q60 RED SPORT 400 respectively.
A total of six 2019 Q60 models are offered:
- Two 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo models: Q60 2.0t PURE and Q60 2.0t PURE AWD
- Two 300-horsepower, 3.0t twin-turbo V6 models: Q60 3.0t LUXE and Q60 3.0t LUXE AWD
- The 400-horsepower Q60 RED SPORT 400 and RED SPORT 400 AWD
Among the new standard features for Q60 3.0t LUXE models are Bose® 13 speaker Performance Series Audio and an auto-dimming interior mirror with compass. The Q60 RED SPORT 400 models again feature INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation, INFINITI InTouch™ Services, heated front seats, Dynamic Digital Suspension and more. In addition, the list of available packages has been reduced since much of the previous package content is now included as standard equipment. Full details will be provided closer to the 2019 Q60's fall 2018 availability.
2019 INFINITI Q70 – Available now
The 2019 INFINITI Q70 and Q70L (long wheelbase) performance luxury sedans bring together unparalleled levels of style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology. For 2019, the Q70 and Q70L are available exclusively with 3.7-liter V6 or 5.6-liter V8 engines – the previously available Q70 Hybrid is no longer offered.
The 2019 Q70 is available in four models – Q70 3.7 LUXE, Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD, Q70 5.6 LUXE and Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD.
For 2019, all Q70 3.7 LUXE content from the previously complimentary Essential package is now standard. The new standard features include:
- INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation with InTouch™ Services
- Bose® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers
- Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection
- Front and Rear sonar system
- Leather-appointed seating
- Climate-controlled front seats
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Front and rear sonar system
The Q70L, with an additional 5.6 inches of rear seat legroom, is offered in four models – Q70L 3.7 LUXE, Q70L 3.7 LUXE AWD, Q70L 5.6 LUXE and Q70L 5.6 LUXE AWD.
More details on the 2019 INFINITI Q70 and Q70L are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX30 – Available fall 2018
The INFINITI QX30 once again is marked by a balance of coupe sportiness, crossover utility and 5-door versatility. The QX30 comes standard with a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission. For 2019, it is offered in four front-wheel drive models: QX30 PURE, QX30 LUXE, QX30 ESSENTIAL and QX30 SPORT, plus two Intelligent All-Wheel Drive equipped models: QX30 LUXE AWD and QX30 ESSENTIAL AWD.
The QX30 received a number of significant enhancements for the 2018.5 model year, including:
- Revised model naming – PURE, LUXE, SPORT and ESSENTIAL
- Revised package content and naming, including the ProASSIST Package (previously Technology Package)
- Forward Emergency Braking now standard on all grade levels
- New City Black option package added for QX30 SPORT, featuring graphite leatherette and suede-like seating, purple contrast stitching and 19-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels with purple accents
- Standard panoramic moonroof on LUXE, SPORT and ESSENTIAL grades
- New Pearlescent Black exterior paint color
For model year 2019, the QX30 LUXE is available with the Navigation Package and optional 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/45R19 run-flat summer tires. Full details will be provided closer to the 2019 QX30's fall 2018 availability.
2019 INFINITI QX50 – Available now
The all-new 2019 QX50 offers world-first technologies, standout design, an enhanced interior space and an entirely new platform – providing a new level of versatility, efficiency and performance in luxury mid-size crossovers.
The QX50's aerodynamic exterior reinterprets INFINITI's distinctive “Powerful Elegance” design language and signature design cues. It combines a confident stance with intelligent packaging, while deep character lines highlight the influence of human artistry in the design process.
The 2019 QX50 is built on an all-new platform engineered with versatility of application in mind. Within the unrivalled interior space, an artistic application of high quality materials and advanced craftsmanship make the cabin as welcoming and comfortable as it is versatile.
Among the cutting-edge technologies available with the 2019 QX50 are ProPILOT Assist and the first crossover and first front-wheel drive application of Direct Adaptive Steering. Additional available technologies include Distance Control Assist, Back-up Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention and Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection.
The QX50's advanced VC-Turbo engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. A breakthrough in combustion engine design, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine adjusts its compression ratio to optimize power and efficiency. It combines the power of a high-output 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with the torque and efficiency of a four-cylinder diesel engine.
In operation, the VC-Turbo engine offers any compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The engine delivers 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 QX50 offers class-leading fuel economy rated at 27mpg combined for front-wheel drive and 26 mpg combined for all-wheel drive models.
The 2019 QX50 is offered in three very well equipped models – QX50 PURE, QX50 LUXE and QX50 ESSENTIAL – each in a choice of front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Also available are a number of optional packages, including the Premium Audio Package with Bose® Performance Series premium audio; the ProASSIST Package; the ProACTIVE Package with ProPILOT Assist and Direct Adaptive Steering; the Autograph Package with white semi-aniline leather with quilting; and the Sensory Package with unique cube design LED headlamps, Adaptive Front Lighting System, natural Maple wood interior trim, and black Ultrasuede trim accents.
More details on the 2019 INFINITI QX50 are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX60 – Available now
The award-winning INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover, consistently among INFINITI's two bestselling models, continues into the 2019 model year as one of the most versatile 3-row/7-passenger vehicles on the market today – offering a combination of family features with a welcoming, crafted design inside and out.
For 2019, the QX60 adds a number of significant enhancements, including:
- Revised grade walk with four available models: QX60 PURE, QX60 PURE AWD, QX60 LUXE and QX60 LUXE AWD
- New QX60 LIMITED package with exclusive Stone-colored semi-aniline leather seats, dark silver wood accents, dark chrome exterior trim and 20-inch dark aluminum-alloy wheels
- New option package content, including the ProASSIST Package with added Lane Departure Prevention, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Intervention and High Beam Assist
- Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning now standard on all grade levels
- Three new exterior colors: Deep Bordeaux, Imperial Black and Mocha Almond
More details on the 2019 INFINITI QX60 are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX80 – Available summer 2018
The flagship of INFINITI's SUV lineup, the QX80, received an extensive update for 2018 – further advancing INFINITI's market presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
For 2019, the QX80 boasts a refined, spacious cabin that features high-quality materials, a handcrafted finish and advanced drive-assist technologies. With taut yet comfort-oriented suspension and available Hydraulic Body Motion Control technology that limits excess body roll under more severe cornering, the QX80 gives drivers an assured feeling of control and confidence.
For the 2019 model year, enhancements include new grade and option package nomenclature, along with standard Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning for all models.
The 2019 QX80 is available with a range of safety, security and driver assistance technologies, including Lane Departure Warning and Prevention; Intelligent Cruise Control; Distance Control Assist; Predictive Forward Collision Warning; Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection; Blind Spot Warning; Blind Spot Intervention; and Backup Collision Intervention.
In addition a new QX80 LIMITED 4WD model joins the QX80 LUXE and QX80 LUXE AWD in the lineup. The new 2019 QX80 LIMITED 4WD content includes exclusive exterior and interior treatments such as dark, machine-finished 22-inch forged aluminum wheels; two-tone, quilted semi-aniline leather with Alcantara® seats, contrast piping and stitching; satin chrome exterior trim, roof rails and crossbars. Full details will be provided closer to the summer 2018 availability.
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of luxury automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its industry-leading client services, having received the top overall ranking in the 2018 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index and AMCI's Most Trusted Brand in the luxury segment, as well as its world's first driver assistance technologies and daring designs. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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