Infiniti Brand Expanding to the UK
Ever wondered what that car was when it drove past you, and thought, i liked that ??
Well most probably it was an Infiniti Q50 or Q70 or another from the range in the brand hitting the UK with more dealers in supplying first class vip customer service.
The facelifted Infiniti Q70 is set to take the fight to luxury rivals from Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.
The revised version of Infiniti’s luxury saloon. Revealed at the Paris motor show last year, the Q70 was previously known as the M35, but Infiniti’s rebranding strategy means a change in name to go with its updated range of engines and styling.
What engines do they have?
The biggest seller in the UK is expected to be the 2.2-litre diesel, which has been designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz. It produces 168bhp and 295lb ft, with CO2 emissions of 129g/km.
There’s a 3.7-litre V6 petrol producing 316bhp and 266lb ft, plus a hybrid option using an electric motor and a 3.5-litre V6, with total outputs of 359bhp and 403lb ft. Infiniti claims this will deliver a 0-62mph time of 5.3sec and CO2 emissions of 145g/km.
What equipment does the Q70 come with?
Four trim levels are available on the Q70. All models, starting with the entry-spec Premium model, feature LED headlights and tail-lights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, sat-nav, ventilated leather seats and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Premuim Tech and Sport Tech trims include additional items such as adaptive cruise control, a Bose premium audio system, lane departure with blind-spot warning and a 360deg surround-view camera system.
Buyers are able to order the diesel engine in all four trims levels, while the hybrid is limited to Premium or Premium Tech models. The 3.7-litre petrol is available in Sport Tech trim only.
How much does the Infiniti Q70 cost?
The entry-level Q70 costs £32,650, but prices rise to £44,100 for a top-spec version.
More About Infiniti:
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989.
Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
- New Infiniti Q70 range to cost from £32,650
- 129g/km CO22 diesel engine replaces 3.0 V6 diesel
- Full LED headlights among equipment enhancements
- Q70 Hybrid now faster and more efficient than ever
Rolle – An attractive new entry price point, lower CO2, extra equipment including full LED front and rear lighting, and a sharp new family look sum up Infiniti’s premium Q70 saloon range for 2015, which is now on sale in the UK.
The upgraded line-up starts with a new Q70 2.2d model, powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine developed as part of Infiniti’s strategic cooperation with Daimler.
Made to a standard seven-speed automatic transmission with available paddleshift (depending on model), the new 2.2 diesel unit in the Q70 emits just 129g/km of CO2 while offering stirring performance thanks to 170PS and a generous 400NM of torque.
Replacing the 3.0-litre V6 diesel in the Q70 range, the new Q70 Premium 2.2d is priced from £32,650. The car comes as standard with full LED headlights, chromed accents on the front grille, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, with standard Connectiviti+ navigation, 18-inch wheels and leather seats with ventilation, in what is a typically generous Infiniti standard specification.
It is expected that such attractive pricing for a large premium saloon endowed with exceptional technology and equipment will make the new Q70 2.2d model the most popular Q70 variant in the UK market.
Other versions in the new line-up comprise of ‘Sport’, with an even more expressive look to the front bumper, uprated brakes and 20-inch wheels, among other changes.
Available with selected Premium and Sport models, Tech models come with Infiniti’s Dynamic Safety Shield (intelligent cruise control, lane departure prevention and blind-spot intervention), Bose Premium Surround Sound with 16 speakers and Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Forest air-conditioning.