2016 Infiniti QX50 release date, price
Making its debut at 2015 New York Auto Show, the QX50 has been extensively refreshed by Infiniti. With 2016 Infiniti QX50, they hope to increase sales of this SUV. Initially, it did not sell well because of the highly competitive segment of luxury crossover. Infiniti QX50 was first introduced in 2008, as the EX35 SUV. Name of this model was first changed in 2011 and it was called EX. Entire lineup was renamed for 2014 model year. EX then became QX50, but there were no major changes in vehicle. For 2016 year model, it will finally be getting its first major overhaul.
2016 Infiniti QX50: Redesign Exterior and Interior
When it comes to exterior, 2016 Infiniti QX50 will be getting a coupe like design, thus getting an aesthetic improvement. Other exterior features include lower fascia, new front bumper, restyled grille, updated side sills and plenty more. It will also be having L-shaped headlamps which will be having LED daytime running lights. 2016 Infiniti QX50 will also be having new side mirrors that will be having integrated turn signals.
The wheelbase is 113.4 inches in total, being increased by 3.2 inches. Overall length of this vehicle is 186.8 inches with an increment of 4.5 inches. Ground clearance has also been increased by 0.8 inches and 4 inches for AWD and RWD models respectively.
Interior volume has been increased as a result of increment in exterior dimensions. Interior volume has been increased by 8.3 cubic feet. Additional space is mostly in second row seat, where legroom and knee room has increased by 4.3 inches and 3.9 inches respectively.
2016 Infiniti QX50 has an instrument panel design featuring high contrast gauges and pin LED lighting which is mounted above center console. The instrument panel also has 7 inch color display with integrated vehicle navigation and trip computer. A hard drive navigation system is also available which features a touch screen display, 3D graphics, Lane Guidance, Real time weather updates and plenty more.
2016 Infiniti QX50: Engine and Fuel Economy
There will be the same VQ37HR V6 engine behind redesigned grille. This engine will be having 3.7 liter of displacement and will have capability of producing 325 HP and a maximum torque of 267 pound feet. Engine of 2016 Infiniti QX50 will be paired with a seven speed automatic gearbox with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and manual shift mode.
Infiniti has improved this engine as much as possible, thus creating a front mid ship platform. This is helpful in improving handling. AWD model features an electromagnetic Intelligent All Wheel Drive system having active torque distribution along with active center clutch. As per the fuel economy, there is no information yet, but it is expected to be similar to previous models.
2016 Infiniti QX50: Release Date and Price
Currently unavailable, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is expected to be released in near future. There is no confirmation yet regarding its price. Base price of 2015 model was $ 35 000. Considering changes in 2016 model year, price is expected to increase slightly. Pricing will also vary according to model or package you choose.