Mississauga, Ont. — INFINITI Canadian sales of 12,433 in calendar year 2017 set an all-time record, fueled by an aggressive portfolio of performance luxury sedans and SUVs. The positive sales trend is expected to continue throughout calendar year 2018, thanks to the all-new midsize luxury crossover, the 2019 QX50, which went on sale in June 2018.
The QX50's advanced variable compression ratio (VC-Turbo) engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, providing both dynamic and efficient performance. The QX50 also offers available ProPILOT Assist driver-assistance technology, which includes steering assist and advanced Intelligent Cruise Control with full speed range and stop-and-hold capability, which can help relieve driver stress in stop-and-go highway traffic situations.
Following is a brief model-by-model overview of what's new for INFINITI's 2019 lineup. Additional information will be available closer to each vehicle's on-sale date, and, as always, stay tuned to www.infinitinews.com for all the latest product news and updates.
2019 INFINITI Q50 – Available fall 2018
The enhancements to the popular Q50 sport sedan continue in 2019 with a revised model lineup, updated package content and the addition of standard Forward Emergency Braking and Predictive Forward Collision Warning across the model range. These changes follow extensive updates for 2018 that included revised styling and model nomenclature.
For 2019, the Q50 model lineup has been streamlined with the elimination of the 3.5-litre hybrid powertrain, as well as all 2.0t models. The 2019 Q50 will be available exclusively with the 3.0-litre V6 (300 horsepower or 400 horsepower)
The 2019 Q50 lineup includes:
- Two versions of the Q50 3.0t LUXE:
- Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD, Essential
- Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD, Essential, Sensory, ProASSIST, ProACTIVE
- One Q50 Signature Edition
- Two versions of Q50 Sport
- Q50 3.0t Sport, Essential (Performance)
- Q50 3.0t Sport, Essential, Sensory, ProASSIST, ProACTIVE
- Two versions of the Red Sport 400:
- Q50 Red Sport 400, Essential, Sensory
- Q60 Red Sport 400, Essential, Sensory, ProASSIST, ProACTIVE
Among the standard features for Q50 3.0t LUXE models include: power sliding moonroof, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Maple Wood interior trim. The Q50 3.0t SPORT models include as standard INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation, INFINITI InTouch™ Services, heated front seats, Around View® Monitor, Dynamic Digital Suspension, Bose® Performance Series Audio with 16 speakers, Advanced Climate Control System and more. The Q50 RED SPORT 400 model adds a newly available quilted Gallery White semi-aniline, leather-appointed interior colour with red contrast stitching, as well as the addition of black painted mirror caps.
Furthermore, the Q50 offers once again this year the Signature Edition. This model provides tremendous value with great visual enhancements: 19" Sport Wheels and performance tires, Leather Sport Seats, Rear Spoiler and Kacchu Aluminum Trim. It also includes driver seat power lumbar, manual thigh extension on both sides, Sport front bumper, unique rear bumper masking, rear decklid spoiler, Silver "S" fender and rear decklid badge for only a $1,000 surcharge.
2019 INFINITI Q60 – Available fall 2018
Now in its third year, the iconic INFINITI Q60 performance coupe features a simplified lineup for the new model year. The previous Q60 2.0t LUXE is no longer offered. A total of six variations for the 2019 Q60 are offered, versus nine for 2018.
- Three versions of the 300-horsepower, 3.0t twin-turbo V6:
- Q60 3.0t LUXE AWD
- Q60 3.0t Sport AWD
- Q60 3.0t Sport, ProASSIST, ProACTIVE
- Three versions of The 400-horsepower RED SPORT 400 AWD:
- Q60 Red Sport 400, ProAssist
- Q60 Red Sport 400, ProAssist, ProACTIVE
- Q60 Red Sport 400, ProAssist, ProACTIVE with Silver Optic Fiber
Among the standard features for Q60 3.0t LUXE models include: Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Bose® 13 speaker Performance Series Audio and an auto-dimming interior mirror with compass, and INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation, INFINITI InTouch™ Services. The Q60 RED SPORT 400 models now feature as standard a Stainless Steel Axle -Back Performance Exhaust and black mirror caps. In addition, the list of available packages has been reduced since much of the previous package content is now included as standard equipment.
2019 INFINITI Q70 – Available now
The 2019 INFINITI Q70 and Q70L (long wheelbase) performance luxury sedans bring together unparalleled levels of style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology. For 2019, the Q70 and Q70L are available with 3.7- litre V6 or 5.6-litre V8 engines (Q70L only).
The 2019 Q70 is available in four models – Q70 3.7 AWD LUXE, Q70 3.7 AWD SPORT, Q70L 3.7 AWD LUXE and Q70L 5.6 AWD LUXE.
For 2019, all Q70 3.7 LUXE standard features include:
- INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation with InTouch™ Services
- Bose® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers
- Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection
- Front and Rear sonar system
- Leather-appointed seating
- Climate-controlled front seats
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
The Q70L, with an additional 5.6 inches of rear seat legroom, is offered in two models – Q70L 3.7 LUXE AWD, and Q70L LUXE AWD.
More details on the 2019 INFINITI Q70 and Q70L are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX30
Direct carryover from MY18
2019 INFINITI QX50 – Available now
The all-new 2019 QX50 offers world-first technologies, standout design, an enhanced interior space and an entirely new platform – providing a new level of versatility, efficiency and performance in luxury mid-size crossovers.
The QX50's aerodynamic exterior reinterprets INFINITI's distinctive "Powerful Elegance" design language and signature design cues. It combines a confident stance with intelligent packaging, while deep character lines highlight the influence of human artistry in the design process.
The 2019 QX50 is built on an all-new platform engineered with versatility of application in mind. Within the unrivalled interior space, an artistic application of high quality materials and advanced craftsmanship make the cabin as welcoming and comfortable as it is versatile.
Among the cutting-edge technologies available with the 2019 QX50 is ProPILOT Assist. Additional available technologies include Distance Control Assist, Back-up Collision Intervention and Lane Departure Warning and Prevention.
Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection are standard.
The QX50's advanced VC-Turbo engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. A breakthrough in combustion engine design, the 2.0-litre VC-Turbo engine adjusts its compression ratio to optimize power and efficiency. It combines the power of a high-output 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with the torque and efficiency of a four-cylinder diesel engine.
In operation, the VC-Turbo engine offers any compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The engine delivers 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 QX50 offers class-leading fuel economy rated at 9.0L/100 km combined.
The 2019 QX50 is offered in five very well equipped models – QX50 LUXE, QX50 ESSENTIAL, QX50 ProACTIVE, QX50 SENSORY and QX50 AUTOGRAPH.
Fitted as standard on the QX50 Sensory version is Bose® Performance Series premium audio,the ProPILOT Assist and Direct Adaptive Steering unique cube design LED headlamps, Adaptive Front Lighting System, natural Maple wood interior trim, and black Ultrasuede trim accents The Autograph version adds white semi-aniline leather with quilting.
More details on the 2019 INFINITI QX50 are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX60 – Available now
The award-winning INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover, which is INFINITI's best-selling model in Canada, continues into the 2019 model year as one of the most versatile 3- row/7-passenger vehicles on the market today – offering a combination of family features with a welcoming, crafted design inside and out.
For 2019, the QX60 includes:
- Revised grade walk
- New option package content, including Leather Appointed Seating to Essential Package, Unique Hour Glass Seat Quilting to Sensory Package.
- Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning now standard on all grade levels
- Three new exterior colours: Deep Bordeaux, Imperial Black and Mocha Almond
More details on the 2019 INFINITI QX60 are available on www.infinitinews.com.
2019 INFINITI QX80 – Available summer 2018
The flagship of INFINITI's SUV lineup, the QX80, received an extensive update for 2018 – further advancing INFINITI's market presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
For 2019, the QX80 boasts a refined, spacious cabin that features high-quality materials, a handcrafted finish and advanced drive-assist technologies. With taut yet comfort-oriented suspension and available Hydraulic Body Motion Control technology that limits excess body roll under more severe cornering, the QX80 gives drivers an assured feeling of control and confidence.
For the 2019 model year, enhancements include new grade and option package nomenclature, along with standard Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning for all models.
The 2019 QX80 is available with a range of safety, security and driver assistance technologies, including Lane Departure Warning and Prevention; Intelligent Cruise Control; Distance Control Assist; Predictive Forward Collision Warning; Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection; Blind Spot Warning; Blind Spot Intervention; and Backup Collision Intervention.
In addition, a new QX80 LIMITED AWD model joins the QX80 LUXE AWD in the lineup. The new 2019 QX80 LIMITED AWD content includes exclusive exterior and interior treatments such as dark, machine-finished 22-inch forged aluminum wheels; two-tone, quilted semi-aniline leather with Alcantara® seats, contrast piping and stitching; satin chrome exterior trim, roof rails and crossbars.
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