2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited debuts at 2016 New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 23, 2016

The new 2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited is making its official debut ay the 2016 New York International Auto Show. QX70 Limited is a specially equipped version of its QX70 performance crossover. It is also the second vehicle to be part of the Infiniti line after the 2016 QX80 Limited.

It will be available in either the all-wheel drive or the rear-wheel drive format. Sales for the QX70 Limited are expected to start in the summer of 2016 at authorized Infiniti retailers across the U.S. Infiniti Americas vice president Randy Parker shared that the QX70 Limited has a wide range of premium treatments both for the exterior and its interior.

The QX70 in particular, he added, has long been popular in the greater New York area and it is but fitting for people to see the QX70 Limited for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.

Similar to the QX70, the Limited version is powered by the 3.7-liter V6 engine with the Variable Valve Event & Lift that delivers 325 horsepower. It is paired with the 7-speed automatic transmission that has the Adaptive Shift Control.

There is also a host of the latest technology systems available like the Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Prevention, Lane Departure Warning, and the Around View Monitor system that has the Moving Objection Detection system.

With regards to the exterior, the improvements include a more distinct front fascia. While the QX70 has the fog lights, the QX70 Limited has replaced it with the LED daytime running lights. There is also a new design for the grille, which will be part of all the 2017 QX70 models.

Other enhancements to the exterior include the body-color side air vents and the stainless steel protector for the rear bumper. In addition, the rear combination lamps and the outside mirror housings have a dark finish. It also has the rear hatch-mounted "Limited" badge.

Completing the enhancements on the exterior are the aluminum-alloy multi-spoke 21x9.5-inch wheels that have premium paint and have the all-season V-rated 265/45R21 tires. For the interior, the QX70 Limited has been given the high-contrast Graphite and Stone treatment.

Aside from the transformative interior elements, the cabon now has a dark-color headliner, aluminum-trimmed pedals, a center console that has deep pillow quilting, and the console having the special open pore wood trim with aluminum flake trim.

Even the seats have had improvements. It now has high-contrast leather appointments with Stone inserts and Graphite outside sections. The seats also have the deep pillow quilting as well as the Stone color stitching and piping. Even the shifter boot and steering wheel have Stone color stitching.

Coming in as a standard feature on the QX70 Limited is the climate-controlled front seats. The 2016 New York International Auto Show takes place at the Jacob Javits Center with the public being allowed to enter on March 25.

Press Release

2017 INFINITI QX70 LIMITED DEBUTS AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

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 21x9.5-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.

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