2017 Infiniti Q60 – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sedan offers an enduring curb appeal and a satisfying performance, but it lacks practicality and refinement relative to its competitors. Some of its strengths include user-friendly controls, a sharp handling, muscular V6 engine, and a sharp handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017 if online rumors are to be trusted.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

As far as performance goes, the new sedan meets our expectations of a luxury sport coupe. It is blessed with an athletic and engaging handling that’s among the industry’s best. When you give the 330-hp V6 engine the crop, it reaches 60 mph in just 6 seconds. This coupe certainly earns its sporting credentials.

2017 Infiniti Q60 auto show, side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

In a world of relentless advancing technology, a car that has rested on its laurels even for two years without any major redesign might seem hopelessly outdated. However, the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 still has some life left.

2017 Infiniti Q60 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

New features to expect from the rejuvenated 2017 Infiniti Q60 include a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alerts, an upgraded navigation system, four-zone climate control, high-quality leather surfaces, and a genuine wood trims. The Q60 is also known for its user-friendly control layout.

2017 Infiniti Q60 front angle, headlights and grille

While we acknowledge the efforts Infiniti has invested in reviving the Q60, the vehicle seems to suffer from a rather strained engine sound. Also, its practicality is compromised especially if you plan to use the vehicle for more than just weekend joyrides. If space is atop your priorities, we recommend you check its competition first.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Once such vehicle that will offer a more useful rear seat and trunk, and a quicker acceleration is the 2017 BMW 4 Series. Others include the 2017 Lexus RC 350, the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT, and the 2017 Audi A5. Even with so many rivals nipping at its heels, the Infiniti Q60 has several reasons to keep its head high.

Offered Trims – Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q60 Concept exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Four min trims are offered for the 2017 Infiniti Q60: Q60 Journey, Q60 AWD, Q60 Limited, and the Q60S 6MT. the Q60 Convertible is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Exterior Changes

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2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Standard features on the Journey include a leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, heated eight-way power front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED taillights and running lights, rearview auto dimming mirrors, a six-CD changer, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, exterior heated mirrors, an auxiliary audio jack input, a rearview camera, a folding rear seatback, and an iPod/USB audio interface.

2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

The only difference between the Q60 Journey and the Q60 AWD trim models is the latter exclusive all-wheel drive system. It also gets everything above.

Opting for the Q60S 6MT gets you front sport seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, voice controls, a navigation system, driver memory settings, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, a firmer sport-tuned suspension, a quicker steering ratio, and larger brakes.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels and taillights

The Q60 Limited begins with what the Q60S 6MT offers and further adds paddle shifters, a black trunk lid, 19” gloss-black alloy wheels, interior contrast stitching, four-zone automatic climate control, and wood trimmings.

Several optional packages will also be offered for an extra cost, however, the details are either scanty or missing as of this writing. Therefore keep checking the post for additional info as its release date nears.

2017 Infiniti Q60 Engine Specs

A 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque inspires the 2017 Infiniti Q60. A seven speed is standard, as is the rear wheel drive save for the Q60 AWD model version. Preliminary reports allege the Q60S 6MT requires a segment-average 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2017 Infiniti Q60 engine

EPA also estimates the RWD automatic-equipped Infiniti Q60 versions should be able to return 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/20 mpg for the AWD version. Manual models are rated at 17/25/20 mpg.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Release Date

2017 Infiniti Q60 Release date

The Q60 Coupe should be expected to cost about $40,950, the Convertible $48,550, and the Q60 Convertible IPL an MSRP starting from $62,100. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

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2017 Infiniti Q70 Release Date, Info & Specs

The new 2017 Infiniti Q70 falls short of our expectations and doesn’t come with the standard set by other leading midsize luxury sedans in the segment. Some of the defining features for the fresh Q70 include strong crash-test scores, plenty of high-tech safety features, and an admirable fuel economy. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

Apart from a few changes, the new Infiniti Q70 returns unchanged.

2017 Infiniti Q70 blue color, alloy wheels

Despite previous efforts of changing its nameplate, the model appears to be showing some greying areas. Some of the ageing features are well pronounced from the feature content and refinement which have fallen from the previous grace. However, it still offers a long-wheelbase variant which, at least, sets it apart from the crowded segment.

The long-wheelbase version which is commonly referred to as the Q70l adds up to 5.9” of additional rear legroom. With such an impressive legroom, it might prove to be a cost effective alternative to large sedans like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

2017 Infiniti Q70 exterior, taillights

Surprisingly, though, the vehicle lacks the extra seat accoutrements that are mostly needed to make it compete effectively with the luxury-themed Mercedes S-Class sedan. Things are a bit lively under the hood of the Q70, as the vehicle comes with a 3.7L V6 engine rated at an impressive 330 hp. Wait! Although the engine suggests an impressive output, the vehicle doesn’t ride and feel energetic.

Fortunately, for those bored with the long list of disappointing Q70 features there is, hopefully, an alternative galore. Some of them include the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Cadillac CT6, and the 2017 Jaguar XF.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q70

The five-passenger 2017 Infiniti Q70 is available in just two trims: a 3.7 (V6) and a 5.6 (V8) engine. Both of which are further available in long-wheelbase Q70l form. You can find the Q70 Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Redesign & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Standard accessories available for the 3.7 and Hybrid trims include power folding mirrors, a sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, 18” wheels, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a soft-close trunk lid, auto-dimming mirrors, leatherette upholstery, a power telescopic and tilt steering wheel, a gearshift knob, an eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, a rearview camera, wood interior trim, driver memory settings, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, and a 7” infotainment system.

2017 Infiniti Q70 interior, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The Hybrid further adds heated rear seats, rear reading lamps, a rear 12-V power outlet, and a soft-close rear doors.

Opting for the 5.6 gets you rear parking sensors, a navigation system, voice controls, an 8” display, Bluetooth streaming, an upgraded 10-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, Infiniti Connection telematics, cooled front seats, and leather upholstery.

2017 Infiniti Q70 steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

The Deluxe Touring package gets you added seat bolstering, a 16-speaker Bose premium sound system, upgraded gauge, upgraded leather upholstery, power rear sunshade, adaptive headlights, silver powdered wood trim, a power rear sunshade, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, lane-change assist, a collision warning system, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

The Performance Tire and Wheel package offers upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, and 20” wheels. Tacking on a sport-tuned suspension, 20” wheels, unique front exterior styling, a leather stitched gauge pod, aluminum pedals, sport seats, paddle shifters, and upgraded brakes is the Sport package.

2017 Infiniti Q70 side angle, silver color

The Premium Select Edition package offers different 20” wheels, dark chrome exterior trim, a rear spoiler, illuminated door sills, aluminum interior trim, simulated-suede headliner, upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, premium leather upholstery, and a dark rear bumper finisher.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Employing a 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. of torque is the base 2017 Infiniti Q70.

Every trim comes fitted with a seven-speed auto transmission system, as is the standard front-wheel-drive. Non-hybrid models have the option of getting the all-wheel-drive system.

2017 Infiniti Q70 engine

During our won test drive, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 3.7 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. According to Infiniti, the Q70 returns fuel economy ratings of 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 5.6 trim comes fitted with a 5.6L V8 engine good for 417 pounds of torque and 420 horsepower. The RWD Q70 returns 16/24/19 mpg, and 16/23/18 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q70l release date

The fresh 2017 Infiniti Q70 sedan goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $49,850. We should expect the vehicle sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

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2017 Infiniti QX30 Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Infiniti QX30 comes with a sharp style, plenty of luxury features, and a turbocharged performance. For those seeking everyday utility and thrills bundled in a sophisticated package, the QX30 hatchback is certainly the ideal fit. In addition to the aforementioned features, the vehicle also comes with a competitive performance and driving dynamics, a bold styling, and a variety of versatility options. Its release date should be expected sometime in January 2017, at least according to latest info reaching our news-desk.

2017 Infiniti QX30 auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Inasmuch as we have referred the 2017 QX30 as a hatchback, Infiniti says that the new model is in fact a fusion of crossover, coupe, and hatchback body styles. If you ask me, I’d say Infiniti is hedging its bets in the upcoming five-door luxury compact segment, which is still reeling from uncertainty. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes for Infinity in the long run.

With its prominent headlights, sculpted sides, low and angular rooflines, and long hood, the vehicle under review compares similarly to the outlandishly-styled Nissan Juke. Despite its meager dimensions, the new model offers moderate off-highway ability, a higher driving position, and a reasonable ground clearance.

2017 Infiniti QX30 exterior, rear view, taillights

The new model stays true to the original QX30 Concept design that boasts of elegant ad powerful design cues. The design-led approach to product development is also exemplified by the unique asymmetric cabin and crossover stance design. Furthermore, the Infiniti QX30 2017 is able to maneuver comfortably in suburban, urban, and winding rural roads thanks to the intelligent all-wheel drive system, versatile attitude, inspiring handling, and the aforementioned ride height elevation.

2017 Infiniti QX30 spy shots

Just like the Infiniti QX30 Concept design that was unveiled during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new model creates a striking visual impact thanks to the combination of the crossover appearance, elevated stance, and a low-slung roofline. The design results in a premium-look, which to begin with, was Infiniti’s main objective.

2017 Infiniti QX30 front view, grille and badges

Under the hood, the new 2017 Infiniti QX30 will come equipped with a 208-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that Infiniti borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. An intelligent AWD system is available, as is a seven-speed automatic transmission system.

Based on the pricing structure alone, the new 2017 Infiniti QX30 will be up against rivals such as the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, Buick Encore, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Audi Q3, and the Mini Cooper Countryman.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti QX30 release date

Pricing info is still under wraps at least as at the time of this review writing. Nevertheless, those in the know claim the new model will be offered for an MSRP starting from around $32,000 for the base model and up to $40k for the well-equipped model. As regards the 2017 QX30, expect the vehicle to go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Exterior

2017 Infiniti QX30front angle, headlights and grille

As already mentioned above, the new QX30 2017 comes with the same design cues that were highlighted on the 2015 Geneva Motor Show QX30 concept. It perfectly balances striking aesthetic elements with a low-slung roofline and an elevated stance. This exterior expression added to other distinctive features such as an intelligent all-wheel drive system and around 7-inches of ground clearance give it a “go-anywhere” attitude without making any concessions on the finish and refinement of the whole vehicle.

2017 Infiniti QX30 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The QX30 also an emotional creation courtesy of the turbulent, sculpted character lines, and dramatic curves that endow its exterior design. Up front, the overall design gets an organic shape thanks to the double-arch grille that joins the headlamps via the flowing, fluid link. The contents of the color palette are offered on the specifications area.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Interior

2017 Infiniti QX30 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The bold statement that manifests on the exterior also continues inside the QX30 interior. The result of this is an interior that is not only dynamic and modern, but is also expressive. Some of the features to expect include Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a navigation package, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, text-messaging capability, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Infiniti QX30 interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

No details about trims has been offered by Infiniti yet. Updates concerning the same, if any, will be made once the info is confirmed. Check back sometime closer to its release date.

2017 Infiniti QX30 auto show, front view, grille

Engine Specs

Different markets will get different engines. For the U.S market, it is highly anticipated that Infiniti will offer a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine – the same mill that lurks beneath the hood of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. The output therefore, should be expected to be 208 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Infiniti QX30 engine

Safety

A slew of driver-assistance and safety technologies are available. Such items include a forward collision warning, a blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, 360-degree rearview display, and an autonomous parallel parking. Government crash impact safety results should be expected soon.

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2017 Infiniti QX30 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

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2017 Infiniti QX30 trunk, cargo space

2017 Infiniti QX30 auto show, interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Infiniti QX30 interior, leather back seats