The new 2016 Infiniti QX50, which was previously known as the Infiniti EX35, made its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, with some new design enhancements and some significant technology upgrades.
So what’s new for the Infiniti QX50? First and foremost, the Infiniti QX50 has grown 3.2 inches in its wheelbase making it longer than the outgoing EX35. The interior has been significantly upgraded to bring the look and feel closer to other Infiniti models like the Q50 sedan. Last but not least, standard content has also been increased with the addition of a moonroof for all trim levels.
“Even as Infiniti is getting ready to significantly expand its product portfolio in the next few years – including production models based on the Q30, Q60 and QX30 Concepts – we’re also making significant enhancements to our current lineup,” said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “Following the 2015 introductions of the updated Infiniti Q70 and the addition of the Q70L long-wheelbase version and new range-topping QX80 Limited full-size SUV, we’re kicking off model year 2016 with the updated QX50.”
Power for the Infiniti QX50 comes from a 3.7 liter V6 engine making 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and Adaptive Shift Control.
The new 2016 Infiniti QX50 is available in two models including QX50 and QX50 AWD, with four option packages available including Premium, Premium Plus, Deluxe Touring and the Technology Package.
Also making its North American debut alongside the new QX50 was the QX30 Concept which we originally saw at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.