The 2016 Infiniti QX50 version is out. After a struggle making the sales with the past model, Infiniti has finally granted its QX50 vehicle a much needed refresh. The facelift comes at a very appropriate time for the vehicle as it struggled against a very competitive luxury market. The rivals may have gotten better in the past but it appears that the QX50 now comes back with very many things that it has to offer to the buyers. Here is our review:
This vehicle has been introduced for the first time back in 2008 under the name of EX35, it was a very funny looking crossover SUV even upon its release and it prompted a for some change and its first name change as well which was made in 2011 when the car was known as the EX. The 2014 saw the vehicle go through a name change again, but this time only the name was changed as the model was completely carried over. This is when the entire Infiniti line has been reshaped and the car given its current name the QX50. And the 2016 is the year when the car receives a much needed overhaul that will bring it back some fame.
The newest model was already introduced to the audience with its first showcase at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The car is going to come with four different optional packages included and both a RWD and an AWD drive option available. The prices have already been announced and the sales are going to start in the upcoming month nationwide. Study the pictures from the release and read the review so you are prepared for the release of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 car.
2016 Infiniti QX50 exterior
The exterior changes for the 2016 Infiniti QX50 car amount to the introduction of a coupe-like style that brings this car closer to the rest of its Infiniti lineup. The car now has a revised and redesigned front bumper as well as a redesigned front fascia. There are some L-shape headlights added with some LED daytime running lights as well. The front grille has been reshaped and redesigned while the side sills along with the lower bumper and the lower fascia have also been redesigned. Also the side mirrors receive some LED integrated turn signals as well.
The dimensions of the car have changed as well as the wheelbase has been extended for about 3.2 inches, bringing it to a total of 113.4 inches in length. The total length of the car is now 4.8 inches larger which means that the overall length amounts to 186.8 inches. The RWD models also get some higher ground clearance with an 0.4 inches raise, while the AWD have been raised for about 0.8 inches.
The headlights have been made using a new feature called the Adaptive Front lighting System. It actually enables xenon auto-leveling and it also adds the integrated fog lights and LED taillights. The back part has been reshaped in the manner that it has a wider hatch and a lower load floor. There is a high mounted spoiler added and an integrated brake light, while the exhaust tips get some chrome finishes as well. The top side of the car receives a power sliding tinted glass moon roof with tilt feature with sliding sunshade and available roof rails. The vehicle will also come available in seven exterior colors, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and the new Hagane Blue.
The larger exterior dimensions bring more space to the inside of the 2016 Infiniti QX50. It adds both an increase on the inside and the cargo bay and it particularly makes a difference for the second row of seats. The dashboard has been revised and redesigned and now has a “double-wave” instrument panel design that also includes a pin LED lighting mounted above the center console, high-contrast gauges and a requisite analog clock. You can also find a 7-inch color display with an integrated trip computer that also has vehicle navigation mounted there. You also get an Intelligent Key system with push-button ignition and satellite radio capability. The steering wheel has a multifunction while the shift knob has a leather wrap to it.
The seating for the driver has an eight way adjustable setting with memory as well. The passengers, on the other hand get a four-way adjustable setting. But both the driver’s and the passenger’s seats have heating and it comes available in both the RWD and the AWD options. The standard models have interior aluminum accents, while the Premium model besides that also includes a maple accent as an optional one. You also have the use of Premium leather-appointed seating surfaces which come in Graphite, Wheat and Chestnut colors and are available as optional. You have 4 different packages that come with a standard and different set of equipment. You can choose between a Premium Package, Premium Plus Package, the Premium Plus Package and the Technology Package.
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 will continue with the use of a 3.7 liter VQ37HR V6 engine. So the car will this time come with a 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque output and will combine with a seven-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. What they have done with the positioning of the engine was to move it as far back as possible. This is referred to as a front mid-ship platform and it actually helps handling which is even more refined with the use of subframe-mounted independent front double-wishbone suspension with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links.
Price and release date
The new 2016 Infiniti QX50 vehicle comes at a price of $34,450 for the RWD version, but if you want to use the AWD one than a price of $35,850 is a more appropriate one. The release date places the QX50 available on the market at a month or so, so perhaps sometime in January you will be able to get your new Infiniti vehicle at your local dealer.