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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two INFINITI models — the 2018 QX60 and 2018 QX80 — were selected as segment leaders in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, which recognizes new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs.

Kelley Blue Book chose the 2018 QX60 for the Luxury Mid-Size SUV category, and the new 2018 QX80 was selected for the Luxury Full-Size SUV segment. Winners of the 5-Year Cost to Own Awards were chosen based on factors such as depreciation, state fees, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, as well as maintenance and repair costs.

The popular and highly awarded QX60 crossover is one of the most versatile 3-row/7-passenger vehicles on the market today, offering a combination of family oriented features as well as a welcoming, carefully crafted design inside and out.

For the 2018 model year, the QX60 introduced a breakthrough technology designed especially for active families – Rear Door Alert. The new Rear Door Alert system, standard on all 2018 QX60 models, can help remind customers of anything that may be forgotten in the rear seat, such as pets, valuables, dry cleaning, groceries and more.

Other available security features and driving aids include: Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection; Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention; Backup Collision Intervention; Blind Spot Intervention; Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range); Distance Control Assist; Active Trace Control; and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts. Also offered are the advanced Predictive Forward Collision Warning system and Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection feature.

Further advancing INFINITI's presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the company introduced in December the new 2018 QX80, which takes INFINITI's Powerful Elegance design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.

The 2018 QX80 stands apart with a refined and spacious cabin that features high-quality materials, a hand-crafted finish, and advanced drive-assist technologies – all combining to promote a sense of inclusive, modern luxury and set new standards for upscale sophistication for both the driver and passengers.

With a taut yet comfort-oriented suspension and ample performance from its 5.6-liter V8 engine, the new QX80 gives drivers an assured feeling of control and confidence at the wheel.

For additional information on the QX60, QX80 and the recognition other INFINITI models have received, visit

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 premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom 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 daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. 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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Vanessa Bohlscheid
Senior Manager, INFINITI Product and Brand Communications 

Paige Presley
Manager, INFINITI U.S. East Region Communications

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