The Infiniti QX50 is getting ready for the 2016 model year and the updated crossover was just introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The first visual impact with the vehicle shows a new front bumper and lower front fascia, new LED daytime running lights, new signature Infiniti-style double-arch fornt grille, new side mirrors and integrated LED turn signals as well as updated side sill styling.
At the rear we find a new bumper and lower fascia. Meanwhile, there are new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels added as part of Deluxe Touring Package. Infiniti says that the wheelbase length was increased by 3.2 inches to 113,4 inches, while the overall length increased by 4.5 inches to 186.8 inches.
As a result, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 offers an 8.3 cubic feet increase in interior volume (115.4 cubic feet total), while the rear legroom grows by 4.3 inches and rear knee room is boosted by 3.9 inches. Furthermore, ground clearance was enhanced by 6.9 inches (+0.4 inches) for rear-wheel drive models and to 6.5 inches (+0.8 inches) for all-wheel drive models.
The updated QX50 will be offered with a choice of seven exterior colours: Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and new Hagane Blue.
Under the hood, we find a 3.7-liter V6 engine producing 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and Adaptive Shift Control. Infiniti will offer the 2016 QX50 in tow models: QX50 and WX50 AWD, with four option packages.
Premium Package includes the Bose Premium Audio system with 11 spealers, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier, dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, entry/exit assist for driver’s seat and steering wheel, outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature, auto dimming inside mirror with HomeLink Universal Transceiver Maple interior accents, power tilt and telescopic steering column and aluminum roof rails.
Premium Plus Package adds the Infiniti Hard Driver Navigation, Around View Monitor (AVW), as well as Front and Rear Sonar System. Deluxe Touring Packages adds 19-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, 2-way power driver's seat lumbar support, coat hanger on driver's seat head restraint, 8-way power passenger's seat, power up-folding 2nd row seats, meter hood with premium stitching.
The Technology Package features Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW).