NY SOV? Share of Voice was the original acronym above.
But NY State of Mind seems like a better headline for the new QX70 Limited’s moody, modern aesthetic.
The Infiniti QX70 Limited is fresh for 2017 with a slew of design and luxury modifications to the original super-SUV shape.
Rear-drive or AWD and running a V6 exclusively these days, the new QX70 Limited debuts the fresh grille that will adorn all QX70’s from mid-summertime… and more.
A new lower fascia in contrast bright pewter is eye-catching, as are the new LED DRLs taking the spot of the round foglamps on the current truck.
Giant graphite-colored 21-inch alloys complete the look nicely, along with body-color for the sills and fender vents, dark finishes for the mirrors and taillamps and even a stainless steel rear kickplate.
It is not enough to fully relaunch the QX70 into primetime consideration with the upcoming F-PACE, Levante and hot-to-trot Macan… but it is a good trigger for those who might have written-off the QX70 as unfresh this year.
Inside, the QX70 sticks with its familiar and easy-to-use tech — aka, dated — but adds a huge dose of plush mood for the Limited model. Dark headliner, contrast stitching and a black/white motif are joined by open-pore woods and myriad other unique touches. In the flesh, if this new QX70 Limited is anywhere near as impressive as the QX80 Limited we love so much… it will be a new dawn for the once-mighty FX shape on high streets worldwide.
NEW YORK – Infiniti today announced that the new 2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited, a specially equipped version of the iconic QX70 performance crossover, will make its world debut this week at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, it is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide beginning in summer 2016. The QX70 Limited is the second in the Infiniti lineup, joining the 2016 QX80 Limited.
“The QX70 Limited offers a range of premium exterior and interior treatments, adding an extra touch of exclusivity to the dramatically styled crossover,” said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “The QX70 has always been a popular model in the greater New York area so it’s fitting that visitors to the New York International Auto Show will be the very first to see this beautiful new QX70 Limited model.”
The Limited model’s exterior enhancements begin with a unique front fascia, LED daytime running lights replacing the standard QX70 fog lights and a new grille design (coming on all 2017 QX70 models). Other changes include body-color side air vents, dark-finish outside mirror housings, dark finish rear combination lamps and a stainless steel rear bumper protector. Capping off the exterior are a rear hatch-mounted “Limited” badge and unique 21×9.5-inch multi-spoke premium paint-finished aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with 265/45R21 V-rated all-season tires.
Inside, the QX70 Limited features a special high-contrast Graphite and Stone-colored interior treatment. Among the transformative interior elements are a dark-color headliner, special open pore wood trim with aluminum flake trim on the console, deep pillow quilting on the center console and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
The seats themselves include high-contrast leather appointments with Graphite outside sections and Stone inserts. The seats include deep pillow quilting and Stone color stitching and piping. The steering wheel and shifter boot also feature Stone color stitching. Climate-controlled (heating and cooling) front seats are standard with the QX70 Limited.
Like all Infiniti QX70s, the new QX70 Limited will be powered by a 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift). The engine is matched with a 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Its array of available advanced technology systems will include an Around View® Monitor system with Moving Objection Detection (MOD), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP).
Public days for the 2016 New York International Auto Show, held at Jacob Javits Center, run from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, April 3.
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, United Kingdom and China. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, Infiniti is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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