2016 Infiniti q60 Concept – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Infiniti q60 release date, price, specs – The new and upcoming 2016 Infiniti Q60 is set to continue with top notch performance and curb appeal. Some of the highlights will include a powerful and efficient V6 engine, updated technology and a refined cabin that will certainly make the Q60 a solid choice within its segment of premium sport coupes.

The vehicle comes with several novelties which include new interior and exterior styles and technology, and an improved V6 engine. Going by what Infiniti people are saying, the Infiniti Q60 concept car is set to evolve from a concept car to a production one almost unchanged.

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In such a scenario therefore, we should be expectant of something revolutionary and will certainly be among the sharpest-looking new sports coupes since the Audi A5. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and admittedly some of the cues in the concept are overwrought: the Formula 1-style front airdam, the gaping grille, the bodacious wheels, etc.

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However, the taut lines stretching from the front fascia to the rear fenders, and the hood position and low grille, may make the whole process of transforming those features to a production vehicle difficult especially with today’ pedestrian impact safety standards.

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But despite my reservations, if only 5% of what the concept displays will make it to the production model, the new Q60 will admittedly be a head-turner.

Engine Specs – 2016 Infiniti Q60

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a turbocharged 3L V6, which will be a replacement for the naturally aspirated V6 model in the existing vehicle. The new 6-cylinder promises to offer exemplary power and efficiency unmatched by today’s V6. That said, the output is projected at around 330 hp and 270 pounds of torque and has a fuel return of 22 mpg when combined.

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Speculated to return as standard equipment will be the 7-speed auto transmission system, but whether Infiniti repetitions the existing 6-speed manual will be anyone’s speculation. Given the emphasis Infiniti has put on the Q60, we have no choice than to be hopeful.

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The Concept coups spy photos we are displaying show a RWD configuration, however, judging from previous models, we should expect the redesigned line-up to also include a convertible and an optional AWD system.

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No confirmations have been made as to whether the refreshed Q60 will offer an optional 4-cylinder powerplant, as all of our inquiries and calls went unanswered. However, some officials are on record saying that the Q60 will be among the most competitive in the segment. It is no secret that a new 211 horsepower 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder is bound for China and Europe.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 112.2 ”
Length: 183.7 ”
Width: 71.8 ”
Passenger volume: 92.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 7.4 ft³
Curb weight: 3,708 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Blue Slate, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Venetian Ruby…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Exterior News & Interior Spy Photos of the New 2016 Infiniti Q60

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Both the current Infiniti Q50 and Q60 lag behind in terms of features and available options, but that is poised to change with the entry of the 2016 Infiniti Q60.  The next-gen Q60 will follow closely the sedan’s offering, with standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlights, dual touchscreen displays and smartphone integration and Infiniti’s InTouch entertainment system, among other additions. Some of the safety features will include lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and lane keeping assist. Also, we should expect Direct Adaptive Steering to be bundled in one of the upper trim packages.

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This system is especially handful since it removes the physical link between the front wheels and steering wheel and substitutes it for an electronic system. We have found its delay and absence of feedback disturbing and not worth of the cost factor.

Sadly, it may not come as a surprise when its bundled with packages that are meant to offer high-end security features. Admittedly, we don’t have the slightest idea as to the Q60 coupe’s dimensions, and we therefore, don’t know if the new model will address key flaws in the current model.

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Price & Release Date – 2016 Infiniti Q60

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The vehicle is planned for 2016 year release, but no exact details have been divulged to the public as yet. Would-be buyers can expect a base price of around 40,000 USD and up to $50,000. With that price range the Q60 will be left squarely to its traditional rivals, the BMW 4 series and Audi A5.

The later packs aggressive looks and an almost perfection, while the former may turn out to be the sharpest suit in the group, whilst immersed in cutting-edge personal technology. There isn’t a bad choice in the bunch, literally.

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2016 Infiniti QX50 – Release Date, News and Rumors

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2016 Infiniti QX50 Release Date, Review, MSRP, Specs, Interior – Dealing with a highly competitive luxury crossover market, Infiniti had no choice but to update and jumpstart the QX50 brand and they have finally presented their release at the New York Auto Show this year. With an overall facelift, some added room on the inside,  a longer wheelbase and some gadgets here and there, the QX50 is ready to take on the competition and fair itself much better in this highly competitive segment.

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2016 Infiniti QX50

This car was originally introduced in 2008 under the name EX35. It was only till 2011 when the car received its first name change and went on to become simply EX. The 2014 model sees another name change, which was not followed by any significant style change, so from then on without no apparent reason the car came to be known as the QX50 vehicle. So after changing its name so frequently, it was time that the car changes its style and does something with its looks, thus we represent to you in this review the 2016 Infiniti QX50 vehicle.

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The newest car is available with the RWD and the AWD and comes also available with no less than four option packages. We hope that this gets to be enough to get the vehicle back on its track and allow it to regain some of its former popularity. The price, release date as well as some exclusive pictures of the car are all mentioned and discussed below, so continue reading.2016 Infiniti QX50 trunk

2016 Infiniti QX50 exterior

By adding the coupe like style, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 retains a typical Infiniti styling seen in their other vehicles. The front side of the model has included a new front bumper, L-shaped headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a lower front fascia, side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, a completely restyled grille, it has updated the side sills and added a new rear bumper and a lower rear fascia. The wheelbase is larger and has added 3.2 inches to its lengths and now comes to a total of 113.4 inches. The overall length of the car has been increased by 4.5 inches and comes to a total of 186.8. Ground clearance is raised 0.4 inches for RWD models or 0.8 inch for AWD models.

2016 Infiniti QX50 front
2016 Infiniti QX50 front

A system called the Adaptive Front lighting System has been added to xenon lights which enables auto leveling. It also combines with the integrated fog lights and LED taillights. The back side has a low rear hatch and a lower load floor. You can also see the new high-mounted spoiler with an integrated brake light with chrome-finished dual exhaust tip. On the top the sliding sunshade and available roof rails are added and come with a standard power sliding tinted glass moon roof with tilt feature. This time, there are 7 colors patterns available, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and the new Hagane Blue.

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2016 Infiniti QX50 back

Interior

With the increased size of the car comes the added comfort inside of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 car. The car now has a total of 8.3-cubic-foot increase in interior volume. The most of it went in the back of the car at the second row of seats and it was where it was most needed as it adds both legroom and headroom. The front side of the car actually has a “double-wave” instrument panel design with pin LED lighting mounted above the center console and high-contrast gauges. The instrument panel also comes with a  7-inch color display with an integrated trip computer, which is where the navigation of the car is also placed. It actually uses the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System that includes a color touch-screen display. Other additions also are the Lane Guidance, 3D graphics, NavTraffic with real-time traffic info, NavWeather with real time weather and many many things more.

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The seating for the driver includes eight-way adjustable with memory system, while the people at the back get seats with four-way adjustability. The front seats are heated in all versions while you can easily split the second row of seats to 60/40 by a remote folding feature. A standard trim uses the while aluminum interior accents while the optional ones come with maple accents. Also, the premium leather seats are standard and come available in Graphite, Wheat and Chestnut colors. A special feature for the first four years of ownership is the Infiniti’s Personal Assistant feature which helps with a lot of things concerning the car.

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Engine

The powertrain of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 combines the use of a 3.7 liters VQ37HR V-6 engine, which was also used last year, and a seven-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. This combo enables 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine was moved back as far as possible which makes a front mid-ship platform and helps with the handling. The car comes with both RWD and AWD, while the RWD is a standard choice the AWD uses an electromagnetic Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system adding the active center clutch ability and making possible active torque distribution management.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.4 in. (113.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 6.8 in. (186.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11 in. (71 in.)
Passenger volume: 115.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 18.6 cu.ft. ( max. 47.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3855 lbs.
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.7-5.8 sec
MPG: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

The newly made car with all new specifications and abilities comes to you next year. The 2016 Infiniti QX50’s release date is set for April. The base MSRP price is $34,450, while the AWD version is priced at $35,850. The comeptiion truly holds the cream of the crop when it comes to the segment with such vehicles as the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche Macan, BMW X3 and Audi Q5 which can prove to be tough competitors when it comes to choosing the right model.

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2016 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Price, Review, Specs, Interior – Infiniti continues its launch of the 2016 fleet with the newest version of its Infiniti QX80 automobile. A luxury full-size SUV is one of the needed and most important ones in the segment as it manages to compete against the most luxurious ones in the field. It can rival even the Cadillac Escalade with tis luxury and design and is going to be a hit on the market next year.

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2016 Infiniti QX80

The car is going to mainly carry over its design which is mainly due to the fact that it has already been reshaped with the 2015 version. The redesign brought then was a good and ample one as it brought many innovations and styling features that have shaped the car for years to come. So even the future model will not be eligible for a style update as this one brings a fairly good design offer.

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The car made its debut 5 years ago at the 2010 New York auto show and it was immediately after that offered in Japan of course, but Australia as well. It has managed to make a name for itself on the US soil of course, but the second most cost-effective market for the QX80 is Australia. Currently there are only price ranges available for the Australian market while the US rates will be offered as the car nears its release date.

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2016 Infiniti QX80 exterior

The exterior of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 vehicle has not changed considerably nor dramatically, but has included just enough of the modern cues and changes to make it ready for the next model year. This is a full-size SUV so we cannot expect it to be small thus the car retains its massive look but cuts away the boxy shape from before.

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2016 Infiniti QX80 front

Instead it adopts some curvy lines and nice and stylish angles which make it much more interesting to look at and also makes you feel much more dominant from the inside. The front part of the car has also changed as the nose has been shorten, which was also the case with its QX70 counterpart. The grille is the same premium one seen in the majority of Infiniti vehicles and now also includes some low-swung headlamps. The roofline is a bit arching and accounts for an overall luxury look of the car. The roof actually ends up with a roof-mounted spoiler and has some large taillights which adequately fit into the design. This concludes the changes brought on the outside.

2016 Infiniti QX80 back
2016 Infiniti QX80 back

Interior

The inside of the car is actually a whole other story as the 2016 Infiniti QX80 has ended up with many new details and changes that make it an overall better, comfortable and modern vehicle. With the boxy architecture used for the rear part of the car the dimensions are just enough to provide more space on the inside and bring you an overall comfortable interior. Even the base trim gets a modern and comfortable inside which includes the use of premium leather upholstery and some mocha burl accents. There is also an option of getting the semi-aniline leather seats and Stratford burl accents. But if you opt for the Limited offer you will get an upgrade which includes quilted leather seats and open pore matte finish ash wood.

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2016 Infiniti QX80 interior

The Infiniti QX80 also holds some technological upgrades on the inside as well. The standard trims get a Bose 13-speaker premium sound system which, but the optional choice can sometimes make a lot of different as the higher trims get a premium 15-speaker surround sound system. Add different kind of packages and utilize the 7-inch monitors around the back and heated second row seats option. The front seats are heated which ever you chose it to be as they come as a standard choice for all vehicles. The car has also been upgraded with a large addition of safety equipment which besides the standard offer of safety gadgets also includes a rearview camera, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision warning system, around view monitor and cross-traffic alerts as well.

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Engine

The engine of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is the same one which has been used in the latest QX70 vehicle. Although it provides a massive power boost to the smaller model it does not make the same impression on the larger full-size SUV car, but it is an adequate addition to the car. Thus the power is provided by a 5.6-liter V-8 that makes 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. This engine setup is good enough to provide the acceleration of 0-60 mph of the vehicle in 7 seconds, although it really makes a difference with the mid-sized QX70. The car has the 7-speed automatic transmission as the only transmission choice and has a front-wheel drive standard offer and an optional all-wheel drive for an increased tow rating.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.1 in. (121.1 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 4.9 in. (208.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.9 in. (79.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 151 ft³
Cargo volume: 17 ft³
Curb weight: 5633 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 14/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Dark Currant, Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Smoky Quartz…
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs

Price and release date

The car is going to be available next year when their roster of 2016 Infiniti vehicles gets to be released. We are expecting that the release date arrives somewhere around mid-year next year when the 2016 Infiniti QX80 becomes available for sale. The base MSRP price is already set at $63,000, while the Limited trim can rise to a maximum of $89,000. The model is facing a stiff competition as there are going to be some new models released soon, mainly the 2016 Lincoln Navigator this year and the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport the next one.

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