Infiniti, the luxury line for Nissan, has brought out their 2016 QX50 model. Along with the change for the code (it is formerly known as EX35) is a new, longer carriage. If you want to know if it has updated its powertrains or enhanced its cosmetics, you’ll be dismayed. But the company is all convinced that the longer body will make it this time.
Longer and Roomier
QX50 may not be occupying the top rank under its category but what it assures its passengers is a long and lithe body just like of a runway model. Thus, it comes with comfortable confines of roomier cabin that is 8.3 cubic feet more. For the chauffeured class, this is a big plus since they will be driving in style and comfort, stretching their legs instead of feeling confined within a pretty box that is friendlier to their drivers instead of them.
Bits of upgrades include the newly designed grille more in tough to the brand’s current design language. Of course, it joins the craze over LED lamps for headlamps, tail lamps, fog lamps, daylight running lights and turn signals. Standard model also comes with the moonroof, heated front seats and the revamped rear bumper.
2016 Infiniti QX50 competes with the likes of Porsche Macan S, BMW X3 & X4, Mercedes- Benz GLC class, and Audi Q5 under the division of compact luxury crossovers and SUVs. Though the company pinpointed Lexus RX and Acura RDX as their direct competition.
- Engine : 3.7L DOHC 24-valve V-6, front placement
- Transmission : 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : RWD or 4WD (AWD)
- Power : 325hp
- Torque : 267 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 5.7- 5.8 seconds
- Top Speed : 145 mph
- Mileage : (city) 17 MPG; (highway) 24 MPG
- Base Price : $35,445 to $36,845 ($44,935 as tested)