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2016 Infiniti Q50 – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec

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2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0T and 3.0 Twin Turbo – Luxury and Power Drive

One could only dream to test drive sports cars all day as a journalist. While my dream hasn’t exactly been a reality, the Infiniti Q50 did certainly relieve a few itches off my back for a quick road thriller.

2016 Infiniti QX60 – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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A 7-Seater that’s Sleek, Stylish, and Fun

Infiniti was quick to adopt the cross-over trend in its early state of infancy. The FX35 and JX35 was what emerged as a final product of Infiniti’s virgin attempt. With that said, they did a pretty good job in execution from lavish styling, aggressive performance and versatility. As a matter of fact, they did such a great job with the JX35 that they re-introduced three-row 7-seater as the QX60.

2015 Infiniti Q50 – Test Drive, Ratings, Review, Specs, Price

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A Feast for Modern Appetite

As the successor of the well acclaimed performance-inspired Infiniti G37 sedan, the Q50 really does not disappoint. With that being said, Infiniti has done a great job in deciding on what stays and what goes during the migration process.

2015 Infiniti Q70L – Squeezing Out V8 Juice

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There are luxury cars, and there are luxury cars built like a tank. In retrospective of a week’s long trial, the monstrous Infiniti Q70L unmistakably falls under the latter category.

2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Standout tech in a sea of Q cars (CNET On Cars, Ep. 41)

Brian Cooley checks the tech on the new Infiniti Q50S Hybrid, explains the latest in jump start technology and takes you behind the scenes of the visual technology used to create crash test videos.‚Äč







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Big Infiniti QX60 gets renamed, not redesigned

The 2014 QX70′s engine room offers no surprises. The midsize crossover is powered by Nissan/Infiniti’s 3.7-liter VQ-series V-6 engine; the same mill that makes an appearance in nearly every vehicle in the automaker’s lineup smaller than the QX80.

The power plant makes 325 horsepower in this incarnation, sending its 267 pound-feet of torque through a seven-speed automatic transmission on the way to the automaker’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. This rear-biased AWD system defaults to 100 percent rear-wheel drive, but can direct up to 50 percent of available torque on demand to the front wheels when slip is detected on one of the rear wheels. Of course, the QX70 is also available standard with plain-vanilla rear-wheel drive, as well.

That the QX70′s all-wheel-drive system doesn’t feature any special off-road programming or settings and that its torque split is so rear-biased are both indicators that Infiniti wants you to keep this one on the tarmac. There is, however, a switch to activate a “Snow” driving mode on the center console, but this is a throttle control system for carefully creeping through slippery conditions without wheelspin, not a specific traction program.

The single-option seven-speed automatic transmission does have a few extra modes. There’s the standard drive program, a sport program, and manual gear selection. The VQ’s 325 horsepower so… [Read more]

    








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Infiniti gives first look at Q30 hatchback

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FRANKFURT — Five years after crossover vehicles came out in droves, the auto industry is all abuzz over compact SUVs. Similar to a crossover, a compact SUV fits well into the urban environment while offering owners convenient utility.

Infiniti plans to enter this space in 2015 with the Q30 model.

On its way to the production model, Infiniti revealed a concept for the Q30 here at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Infiniti writes in a press release that the Q30 concept defies categorization, sitting somewhere between a “coupe, hatch, and crossover.”

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Giving it the Q30 name, rather than QX30, suggests that Infiniti does not want the vehicle classified with its larger crossovers, the EX and FX, which are undergoing a name change. Currently, the Infiniti’s Q models are all sedans. The Q30 would add variety to that end of the lineup.

Sitting up on 20-inch wheels and with its high sides, it looks taller than a typical hatchback, so would seem to fit the compact SUV category.

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