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2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario
  • - The Q70′s new looks underscore the prestige the performance sedan offers
  • - Long wheelbase version introduced to provide even more spaciousness and flexibility; an additional 5.9 inches over the standard variant
  • - Intelligent technologies that make driving safer and more intuitive

New York / Hong Kong – With a fresh new exterior and available long wheelbase version, the new 2015 Infiniti Q70 targets a new vehicle class by fusing the emotion-packed character of a performance vehicle with the comfort and exclusiveness of an extended sedan.

Its evocative design, expansive rear space, invigorating performance, innovative technology and superior craftsmanship combine to make the new Q70 a strong offering in this category.

Brimming with personality, the Q70 is boldly original, standing out from competitors by providing true-blue sport performance with genuine prestige and user-friendly technologies. It has consistently delighted both the enthusiast driver and connoisseur of fine things with Infiniti’s renowned engaging performance that never compromises on ride comfort.

Infiniti is now extending its Q70 family with the introduction of a long wheelbase variant, as well as the regular version, to Canada and other markets. The additional 5.9 inches in the wheelbase not only increases the knee and leg space in the back but also greatly augments the athletic presence of the sedan.

With its compelling design and premium interior ambience, the long wheelbase Q70 broadens Infiniti’s offerings for those who desire enhanced spaciousness and versatility, appealing to the sporty sedan fan who also requires executive levels of interior room.

“We know our customers desire more choice and prestige. The long wheelbase Q70 is our offer to them,” said Stephen McDonnell, Managing Director, Infiniti Canada. “The Q70 delivers on all accounts – attention to detail, highly crafted materials, rear roominess, comfortable ride, and superior levels of interior quietness.”

Seductive lines, dynamic curves

The refined elegance of the Q70 takes on a new dramatic design, which gives the premium sedan an even more upscale image. Its flowing, emotional lines evoke a premium sleekness.

At first glance, the new headlights impress immediately. Infiniti’s signature LED headlights imply inner intelligence and human insight, leaving an unforgettable impression. The distinctive headlights accentuate the new double arch grille, which now takes on a more three-dimensional look due to the elaborate detail of the high-quality waved mesh finish and chrome surround. The same solid feel is echoed in the new front bumper with integrated fog lights, giving the Q70 a dignified presence on road.

From the front, a strong body line rises from the grille, flowing through the bodyside like a wave and blending into the shape of the new rear LED combination lights, forming a compelling profile that highlights the Q70′s sporty stance.

At the rear, the new design of the taillights creates a horizontal flow in motion while the high-quality lighting signature evokes a fresh and classy image. The top line of the trunk lid has been flattened while the rear bumper has been slimmed down to create a longer and lower visual impression, further emphasizing the premium sedan’s sporty and powerful styling. The chrome rear finisher adds a touch of class to the entire rear view.

The Sport Package features a specially designed front bumper that gives an even lower and wider stance, and 20-inch wheels and tires, while the lower part of the rear bumper is finished in high-gloss black paint to make it look even more athletic.

The design of the new Q70 continues to offer enhanced airflow over the body, resulting in zero front and rear lift as well as a low coefficient of drag of just 0.26 for the hybrid, 0.27 for the standard version and 0.28 for the Sport Package model.

Premium quality, detailed craftsmanship

Reflecting the sensuous lines of the exterior, the new Infiniti Q70 continues to serve up a well-appointed and inviting interior with high-quality materials such as handcrafted wood accents and custom leather appointments, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, as well as user-centered technologies.

Infiniti has always paid special attention to the driver and, in the new Q70, the interior is designed to “fit like a glove”, so that the carefully tailored and crafted cockpit becomes an extension of the driver. Important controls and switches are so intuitively located that the driver does not have to change driving posture to access them.

The instrument panel consists of Fine Vision gauges and a 7-inch full colour vehicle information display, while the driver and front passenger’s seats are heated and feature 10-way power adjustment, including 2-way lumbar support. Leather-appointed seating is offered with the Premium Package.

While the Q70 is known to have a roomy interior, the additional 5.9 inches in the long wheelbase version takes the extended sedan’s rear roominess beyond what competitors offer. Rear ingress and egress is among the top in the segment, which makes traveling in the back of a premium sedan a more enjoyable experience for taller passengers.

On top of offering rear door auto closure, the long wheelbase version of the new Q70 also provides additional features for rear passengers such as heated seats, reading lights, and a 12V power outlet.

The new Q70 is now quieter than before, even at high speeds. Infiniti engineers have added noise insulation materials, increased the sealing, and stiffened the wheels, resulting in a reduction of road noise on urban roads. The isolation feel at highway speeds on the long wheelbase version is also enhanced.

Contributing to the cultivated in-car atmosphere, the Active Noise Control feature monitors cabin noise levels and generates “canceling” sound from four door speakers to reduce noise, so it’s easier to hold conversations in the car or to better enjoy the music. Premium audio systems include the Bose® Studio Surround® sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and 16 speakers, two of which are mounted in the shoulders of each front seat.

Other features include Enhanced Intelligent Key, which remembers last used audio, navigation and climate control settings for each key, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and available next-generation Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA colour touch-screen display. Building on Infiniti’s focus to make owners’ lives easier, the Q70 comes with available Infiniti Connection™ telematics services, which include the Infiniti Personal Assistant™, a 24/7 personal concierge service.

Intelligent performance, composed comfort

Staying true to its roots of sporty precision, the new Q70 is the result of methodical calibration by Infiniti engineers who have utilized smart technologies to achieve the exact balance of ride comfort and handling, performance and fuel economy.

A range of powerful and highly efficient powertrains is available, starting with the 3.7-litre V6 and 5.6-litre V8 gasoline engines, both of which are equipped with Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®) that combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response.

The refined 3.7-litre aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 is rated at 330 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm, while the powerful 5.6-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) aluminum-alloy DOHC 32-valve V8 is rated at 420 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque for the standard model and 416 horsepower and 414 lb-ft of torque for the long wheelbase version.

Also available is an advanced hybrid powertrain featuring the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control.

It combines a 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system’s V6 is rated at 302 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. Infiniti’s approach to gasoline-electric hybrids is to use the electric motor to boost performance and power, much like how a traditional supercharger would function. This gives the Q70 an immediate surge of torque in the low revs before the 3.5-litre V6 kicks in to push the overall power output to 360 horsepower.

This hybrid powertrain propelled the then Infiniti M® Hybrid into the Guinness World of Records® as the world’s fastest accelerating full-hybrid car in September 2011, and went on to be the only hybrid named to the prestigious “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list in 2012. Known as a “driver’s hybrid,” the powertrain delivers speeds that appeal to the sporty driver, and clean power that pleases everyone.

All the engines are matched to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission, which allows for sportier shifts during spirited driving. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are also available. On most models in Canada, customers can benefit from Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels according to road and driving conditions, helping ensure sure-footed road holding at all times

In line with the focus on the driver, the new Q70 features technologies that enable individuals to customize the driving feel. The unique Infiniti Drive Mode Selector allows drivers to select from four driving modes – Standard, Eco, Sport or Snow – and the integrated control system will adjust throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping to help optimize performance. To encourage eco-driving behavior, the available Eco Pedal provides feedback directly through the accelerator by giving a slight pushback if driving inefficiently.

The new Q70 utilizes the advanced Front Mid-ship (FM) platform, which positions the engine behind the front axle, resulting in an optimized front-to-rear weight balance. Laser welding is carried out at critical locations to help enhance lateral bending stiffness, torsional stiffness and suspension mounting point stiffness.

Precise handling is provided by an independent double-wishbone design at the front and multi-link independent suspension in the rear, along with front and rear stabilizer bars. The rear suspension geometry has been designed to provide a quiet, comfortable ride. The available double-piston shock absorbers control damping force according to the frequency of input from the road surface for a smoother ride. To increase ride comfort on the new Q70, Infiniti engineers have further tweaked the shock absorbers to respond with greater precision to inconsistences in the road surface so as to minimize uncomfortable “shaking and bobbing” as well as reduce the vibrations when driving on uneven roads.

The steering system on the new Q70 is an electronically controlled speed-sensitive variable-assist power rack-and-pinion design. Helping the driver to maintain control of the vehicle at all times is Infiniti’s advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. The available Active Trace Control feature also adjusts engine torque and braking at each wheel to help enhance cornering performance.

Advanced safety, trusted security

Infiniti places maximum value on integral safety, going above and beyond the measures assessed by safety institutions. A core element of that strategy is the Infiniti Safety Shield, a comprehensive approach to safety that offers layered technologies to help provide safety and convenience by monitoring conditions, helping drivers avoid a collision, and helping protect vehicle occupants if one occurs.

Infiniti adds three innovative technologies to the Q70′s long list of safety and security systems, which are available depending on the series.

Another advanced technology is the Around View® Monitor system, which minimizes the hassle out of parallel parking. The feature shows a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle in relation to parking lines, using four vehicle-mounted cameras that create a virtual 360-degree view of what surrounds the vehicle and displaying it via the in-dash screen. The system includes Moving Object Detection, which alerts the driver to large moving objects around the vehicle when pulling out of a parking space or backing up.

Adding another layer of safety, the Backup Collision Intervention system is a pioneering technology that intelligently senses what the driver may miss when backing up, and can apply the brakes momentarily to help avoid a collision with vehicles and other large objects crossing its path.

Forward Emergency Braking detects danger of collision with a vehicle ahead and warns the driver with visual and audible warnings. If the driver fails to decelerate, the system will apply the brakes and decelerate to either help avoid a collision or mitigate the damage if the collision could not be avoided.

Other safety and driver assist systems continue to give the driver and passengers peace of mind. Both the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems help keep the Q70 from unintentionally drifting into an adjacent lane in case the driver is distracted. Using a small camera behind the windshield to detect lane markers ahead, the technologies calculate the vehicle’s position relative to those lane markers and warn the driver of a potential unintended lane departure with visual and audible cues. If the driver does not steer the vehicle back toward the center of the lane, the LDP system assists the driver with a gentle application of brakes.

The driver will also have greater confidence when changing lanes with two technologies that target the blind spots. Blind Spot Warning helps alert the driver to vehicles detected in the blind spot area, while Blind Spot Intervention® actively intervenes by selectively braking if the driver ignores both visual and audible warnings and attempts to steer into the path of the vehicle in the blind spot.

Other safety features such as Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist reduce the stress of driving, helping the driver to arrive at his destination more relaxed.

“The new Q70 is a no-compromise premium sedan,” said McDonnell. “It pushes every boundary in performance and comfort, delivering a drive that’s exhilarating and rewarding every time.”

Photo Gallery: 2015 Infiniti Q70

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Introducing the 2015 Infiniti Q70

With a fresh new exterior and available long wheelbase version, the new 2015 Infiniti Q70 targets a new vehicle class by fusing the emotion-packed character of a performance vehicle with the comfort and exclusiveness of an extended sedan.

For More Q70 Information, Contact Us (613)749-3501 at 417 Infiniti in Ottawa, Ontario.

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

For More Q70 Information, Contact Us (613)749-3501 at 417 Infiniti in Ottawa, Ontario.

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

For More Q70 Information, Contact Us (613)749-3501 at 417 Infiniti in Ottawa, Ontario.

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

2015 Infiniti Q70L at 417 Infiniti, Ottawa, Ontario

For More Q70 Information, Contact Us (613)749-3501 at 417 Infiniti in Ottawa, Ontario.

We’re still getting the facts together, but Paul and I JUST got off a conference call for all Infiniti retailers and dealers across the US, Canada, Mexico, the Carribean and more.  This is huge, this is big, this is massive for Infiniti customers and the future of the Infiniti line, and we are just chomping at the bit to get this news out to you.

First off, we learned that Infiniti as a brand has taken a HUGE leap forward in it’s brand satisfaction surveys as measured by J.D. Power and Associates.  At one point, earlier on in the brand’s history, Infinitie was ranked quite low for customer satisfaction among luxury brands, but this is no longer even close to the case – according to the most recent survey, a strong, committed process that focuses fully on customer satisfaction and a stellar guest experience on the Infiniti showrooms has Infiniti positioned in the #2 spot for customer satisfaction across ALL vehicle brands, luxury or not.  This most recent jump in the standings is a historic one, marking the single largest year-to-year jump for any brand, ever recorded in the history of these polls.  It’s stellar news for the Infiniti brand, a point of personal pride for us as an Infiniti dealer in Ottawa, ON, and best of all, it’s great news for our loyal Infiniti customers, who we want to thank for such glowing reviews to J.D. Power.

On that note, let’s get to the announcements.  The naming convention for the Infiniti vehicle lineup has changed, and changed in a big way, and we’re going to lay it out for you as simply as we can.  The punchline is that previous vehicle designations will be completely overhauled, in favour of a new, streamlined naming convention that allows for a more connected, integrated naming strategy.  This new naming strategy accomplishes a couple of goals here – sedans/coupes/convertibles will new be grouped under the ‘Q‘ designation (currently Q50, Q60, Q70), and crossovers/SUVs will now all be grouped under the ‘QX‘ designation (currently QX50, QX60, QX70, QX80).  The 50 / 60 / 70 / etc suffixes should scale and designate the further one travels upward along the curve towards ultra-premium vehicles, and as Infiniti continues to add new products to the lineup, it should be pretty easy to guess where new models will fit in.  For example, it’s easy to guess that a compact SUV or sport wagon might come in under the EX35 (now called QX50) as a new QX40, or a new sport sedan higher up in prestige than the current Infiniti M (Q70 sedan) might be labelled a Q80.

The naming structure is also now no longer tied to engine displacement as they previously were (G37 for 3.7L engines, QX56 for 5.6L), and the engine designations may appear as a separate badging, details are still cloudy about that one.

The launch of the Q and QX lineups will begin with the all-new Infiniti 2014 Q50 sedan (an overhaul based off of the current gen Infiniti G sedan) which will debut at the Detroit International Auto Show sometime in January 2013.  As the year progresses, we believe that we’ll see the rest of the lineup redesigned and re-badged into the new model designations.

We’ve worked up a simple visual aid here to help understand the transition, as well as the new naming structure for each vehicle.

Infiniti Q series sedans, coupes and convertibles (2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan, 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe, 2014 Infiniti Q60 convertible and the 2014 Infiniti Q70 premium sedan):

The current G37, G37x and G37S sedan will now be called the Infiniti Q50 sedan, and the 2014 Q50 sedan will be the first vehicle unveiled to the public at the Detroit International Auto Show this coming January 2013.

2014 Q50 sedan

The G37 and G37x and G37S coupe will now be known as the 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe.  The Q60 coupe shares the same Infiniti Q60 badging with the new Q60 convertible.

2014 Q60 coupe

2014 Infiniti Q60 convertible


The current top of the line Infiniti sedan, the Infiniti M, will now become the new Infiniti Q70 premium luxury sedan.  As beautiful as it is, we have word from Infiniti corporate that a new, ultra premium big brother to the new 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan is also in the works, something that we’d guess is designed to better compete with the top end german brands (BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Mercedes S class, etc.)  For now though, the Q70 remains the top dog luxury sedan in the Infiniti lineup.

2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan

Infiniti QX series crossovers and SUVs (2014 Infiniti QX50 compact crossover, 2014 Infiniti QX60 7-seat luxury crossover, 2014 Infiniti QX70 performance crossover and the 2014 Infiniti QX80 premium fullsize SUV):

First up is what we now refer to as the EX35 – it will become the baseline QX offering in the new naming convention, the Infiniti QX50.

2014 Infiniti QX50 crossover

Next, the new 2013 Infiniti JX35, Infiniti’s latest new product and the new industry standard for the 7-seat luxury segment.  The Infiniti JX35 will now be known as the Infiniti QX60.

2014 Infiniti QX60 7-seat crossover

Infiniti’s current performance luxury SUV, the Infiniti FX35 and the Infiniti FX50 with the larger engine, will now be known as the Infiniti QX70.

2014 Infiniti QX70 crossover performance luxury SUV

And finally, the big Infiniti QX56, will now be renamed to the top of the line Infiniti QX80 luxury fullsize SUV, taking it’s seat at the top of the QX line of Infiniti crossover and SUVs.

2014 Infiniti QX80 fullsize SUV



Please stay tuned to 417 Infiniti NEWS for the latest on this breaking story – over the next couple of weeks you can count on 417 Infiniti for the latest in Infiniti news and updates regarding this monumental change to the Infiniti brand and the renaming and rebadging of all vehicle in the Infiniti lineup.  This is a massive story, and as the new Q and QX redesigns get announced, you can rely on 417 Infiniti to be there with the news you need.

You’ll hear it from 417 Infiniti first, so if you’d like to be notified of new posts and upcoming information regarding the changeup to the model names and badging of the Infiniti vehicles, you can click here to contact us, or call us today at (613) 749-9417 and shoot us your email address to be notified when we post news about this issue.

Happy holidays to our readers and our loyal 417 Infiniti customers, and check back soon for more info on the Infiniti lineup name change!

Summary of changes:

Infiniti Q series
G37  sedan is now called the Q50 sedan
G37 coupe / convertible is now called the Q60 coupe / convertible
M37/M56 sedan is now called the Q70 sedan

Infiniti QX series

EX35 is now called the QX50
JX35 is now called the QX60
FX35 / FX50 is now called the QX70
QX56 is now called the QX80