The 2016 New York auto show is already underway with the previews going on. The 2017 Infiniti QX70 was officially launched at the event and it is the Limited version from the company with exclusive design elements.
Infiniti has a lineup of Limited vehicles and this is the second one in the list featuring a unique front fascia. Other exclusive changes that could be spotted in the car include brand new grille, LED DRLs, side air vents painted to match the body color, stainless steel rear bumper protector, mirror housing with dark colored finish and matching rear lamps. The cars in the lineup are all matched with a ‘Limited’ edge badge.
At first look, all the changes made in the 2017 Infiniti QX70 might sound completely cosmetic and it is true to an extent. The graphite and stone colored variant coupled with dark colored headliner stands out of the crowd. Buyers who like to showcase themselves out of the crowd will definitely appreciate the color choices. The model uses an aluminum flake trim with pillow quilting on the center console and aluminum trimmed pedals. The stone colored quilting and shades can be spotted in the seats and piping.
Commenting on the launch, Randy Parker, vice president of Infiniti in the North American region said, “The QX70 have a huge fan base among buyers in New York and the surrounding region. With an already existing customer expectation, it is obvious that we wanted to debut the car at the New York auto expo. It allows us to reach our target audience immediately. The idea behind the Limited edition is to offer amazing exterior and interior changes which should surprise them all. The model not only adds a sense of exclusivity to the owner but dramatically stylizes the crossover.”
On the powertrain front, the 2017 Infiniti QX70 is more of the same. The vehicle uses the same 3.6-liter V6 engine. It delivers 325 horsepower and is coupled with a seven speed automatic transmission. The adaptive shift control integrated in the car enables better gear shifts and faster response. Safety features found in the model includes lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control, lane departure prevention and moving object detection.
The car will be available for the public viewing at the New York auto show which officially opens on March 25 and extends through the first week of April. Pricing and launch dates could probably be announced on the show floor.