2016 Infiniti QX70 redesign, price, 0-60 – After recent changes in both design and naming patterns, most of Infiniti’s should carry over into the next year unchanged. This goes for QX70 as well since midsize luxury crossover SUV probably won’t offer a single significant change. The new Infiniti QX70 2016 is getting ready for a refresh. This is evident thanks to powertrain discontinuation when it comes to consuming V-8 units. However, current model is solid enough and offers premium refinement coupled with great driving dynamics.
2016 Infiniti QX70 redesign
Where 2016 Infiniti QX70 really excels is its design. This is not an off-road, towing-ready crossover, but elegant, luxury vehicle which offers fun driving dynamics and great looks. Long and flat nose gets Infiniti’s signature hourglass stripe grille and modern headlamps up front. Lower air intake seems uninspiring, but to be fair, it doesn’t get a lot of space to experiment to begin with. Arching roofline ends with thick pillars, roofline spoiler and angled, small rear window. Tailgate gets a set of lights which resemble those up front, and same can be said for the bumper as well.
Interior can be had in few color options, but in general, it features the same design whichever of these you choose. Accents come in aluminum and piano black on lower grades, while optional mahogany veneers really kick things up. While 2016 Infiniti QX70 is a comfortable, luxury crossover, it still doesn’t excel when it comes to available space, and it doesn’t get third row of seats as well. Slightly heavy dashboard features protruded control panel with 7-inch display in its middle, while 8-inch touch screen display with 3-D navigation can be ordered. Bose 11-speaker premium sound system is responsible for audio and rest of the tech features that are equally impressive.
Infiniti QX70 2016 0-60 specs
As of this year, all the new Infiniti QX70 2016 will feature the same 3.7-liter V-6 engine under the hood. This mill generates 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque while being offered in both front- and all-wheel drive modes. V-8 has been discarded completely and we can only expect further downsizing in the future. For now, however, V-6 is paired with 7-speed automatic transmission which helps ride being smooth and acceleration being quite good (0 to 60 mph in around 7 seconds).
2016 Infiniti QX70 mpg, price & release date
The new Infiniti QX70 2016 with FWD is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive lowers the figures by a point in former and couple of points in latter category. Prices start from around $45,500 and depend on included packages like all-wheel drive config which costs additional $1,450. We expect that the 2016 Infiniti QX70 release date will be in second half of this year or early 2016.