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  • INFINITI has extended the Q70 family with the introduction of a long wheelbase version
  • Q70L wheelbase is 5.9 inches (150mm) longer than the standard variant, providing even more spaciousness and flexibility
  • Intuitive technologies help owners become safer and better drivers

New York – Blending evocative design, invigorating performance, innovative technology and superior craftsmanship, the new INFINITI Q70 offers a unique alternative in its class.

For 2015, INFINITI is extending the Q70 family with the introduction of a long wheelbase variant. With its compelling design and premium interior ambience, the Q70L broadens INFINITI’s offerings for those who desire enhanced spaciousness and versatility, appealing to the sporty sedan fan that also requires executive levels of interior room. The additional 5.9 inches 150 mm in the wheelbase not only increases the knee and leg space in the back but also greatly augments the athletic presence of the sedan.

On top of the fresh exterior and long wheelbase version, the INFINITI Q70 is also available with new intuitive technologies, which help owners become better and safer drivers, such as:

  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning, which warns the driver of risks beyond the driver’s field of view
  • Around View® Monitor, which shows a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle in relation to parking lines. The system also includes Moving Object Detection which alerts the driver to moving objects around the vehicle
  • Backup Collision Intervention® that helps detect crossing traffic as well large, stationary objects behind the vehicle and can apply the brakes momentarily to help avoid a collision
  • Forward Emergency Braking that detects danger of collision with a vehicle ahead and warns the driver with visual and audible warnings

Also offered are an advanced INFINITI Hard Drive Navigation System, Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention systems, Enhanced Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.

Enhancements to the 2015 Q70 include increased quietness in the cabin and improved ride comfort across the lineup.

Sleek lines, seductive curves

With its flowing and emotional lines, the refined elegance of the INFINITI Q70 now takes on an even more upscale image.

INFINITI’s signature LED headlights, which evoke inner intelligence and human insight, make an immediate and indelible first 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 LED 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 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels have also been updated, with designs unique to the two wheelbase versions respectively.

The optional Sport Package features a specially designed front bumper that gives an even lower and wider stance, and 20-inch wheels and tires. The triangular cutouts in the bumper are inspired by racecar wings to give a sporty and bold presence. The lower part of the rear bumper is also 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 a low coefficient of drag of just 0.26 for the Q70 Hybrid model, 0.27 for the standard version.

Standard exterior features include automatic on/off LED headlights with windshield wiper interlock, a power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, power-folding heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal with reverse tilt-down feature, rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers and courtesy lamps built into the outside door handles, rear window defroster with timer, dual exhaust with polished tips and auto-trunk cincher. An Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights is available as part of the Deluxe Touring & Technology Package.

The 2015 INFINITI Q70 is available in eight exterior colours: Hermosa Blue (new), Chestnut Bronze (new), Malbec Black, Platinum Ice, Asgard Grey, Storm Front Grey, Black Obsidian and Aspen Pearl.

Premium quality, meticulous 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 Japanese Ash wood trim, attention to detail, and user-centred 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 intuitively located that the driver does not have to change driving posture to access them.

The instrument panel consists of Fine Vision gauges – gear-like rings on the instrument cluster meters, a 7-inch full colour vehicle information display and INFINITI analog clock. Leather, climate-controlled 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats, including 2-way power lumbar support are standard, along with a dual occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, which can be linked to the individual Intelligent Keys.

In addition, each Intelligent Key remembers the last-used climate control, audio and navigation settings. An entry/exit assist system for the driver’s seat and steering wheel, sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system and dual-zone automatic temperature also add to the Q70’s exceptional level of standard premium appointments.

Standard technology equipment includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, INFINITI Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition, HomeLink™ Universal Transceiver, RearView Monitor, INFINITI hard drive navigation system, streaming audio via Bluetooth, INFINITI Voice Recognition for audio, navigation, and video information system as well as INFINITI Connection™ services, which include the INFINITI Personal Assistant™, a 24/7 personal concierge service.  . Other interior highlights include power windows with one-touch up/down and auto-reverse feature, power door locks with automatic locking feature, retained accessory power for windows and moonroof, and Bose 2-channel, 10-speaker Premium Audio system, data system (RDS) and speed sensitive volume control, USB Connection Port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, steering wheel audio controls and speed-sensitive volume control.

Also standard on all 2015 Q70 models is Active Noise Control, which monitors cabin noise levels using two microphones in the Q70’s ceiling and generates “canceling” sound from four door speakers (and subwoofer for models equipped with a Bose® sound system) to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics. This makes it easier to hold conversations in the car or to better enjoy the music. The new Q70 is also quieter than before, even at high speeds, contributing to the cultivated in-car atmosphere. INFINITI engineers have added noise insulation materials, increased the sealing, and stiffened the wheels, resulting in a reduction of road noise on urban roads.

Taking it a step further, the Deluxe Touring & Technology Package adds notable features such as the Bose® Studio Surround™ sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and 16 speakers (including two personal speakers mounted in the shoulders of each front seat), power rear sunshade, unique quilted seat pattern with additional seat bolstering, suede-like headliner and a premium stitched meter hood. Also featured are White Ash silver-powdered wood trim, semi-aniline leather seating, and specially developed soft touch material for the armrests, door inserts, centre console and kneepads.

While the Q70 is known to have a roomy interior, the additional 5.9 inches (150 mm) in the Q70L takes the extended sedan’s rear roominess beyond what competitors offer. Rear knee room is at a superior 32.5 inches in the Q70L, while rear leg room is at an outstanding 41.8 inches (1062.5 mm ), so rear seat passengers can comfortably cross their legs. The excellent rear ingress and egress make traveling in the back of a premium sedan a more enjoyable experience for taller passengers.

Additional standard features on the Q70L include rear door auto closure, rear reading lights, and a 12V rear power outlet and Rear heated seats.

A total of four interior colours are offered – Graphite, Stone, Wheat and Java (availability varies with option packages). Sport models offer a Stone Sport colour treatment with high-contrast carpet and headliner, along with unique front seat designs, sport steering wheel and shift knob stitching, and aluminum-trimmed pedals.

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.

Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with the throttle valve. The VVEL system also offers improved emissions and fuel efficiency (over non-VVEL designs) by substantially reducing the intake resistance that occurs when the engine's throttle valve opening is narrowed and output is low.

The refined 3.7-litre aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 is rated at 330 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 270 lb/ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. It features rigid ladder frame construction, large crank journal and pin diameters, asymmetric piston skirts, twin knock sensors, molybdenum coated lightweight pistons, Iridium spark plugs and a symmetric twin air intake system.

The powerful 5.6-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) aluminum-alloy DOHC 32-valve V8 is rated at 416 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque for the long wheelbase version. The DIG system provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (compared to a non-direct injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offered more precise injection control.

Also available with the Q70 Hybrid model is an award-winning 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 hp @ 6,800 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 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 petrol-electric hybrids is to use the electric motor to boost performance and power. 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 hp.

All the engines are matched to INFINITI’s advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching, which allows for sportier shifts during spirited driving. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are also available on the Sport models. Except for the Hybrid version that is only rear wheel drive, we have standard INFINITI’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system in Canada, which uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road and driving conditions, ensuring sure-footed road holding at all times.

Estimated fuel economy is rated at 13.2 L/100Km city and 9.6L/100Km highway for the Q70 3.7 AWD. The Q70 5.6 AWD achieves fuel economy of 15L/100Km city and 10.2L/100Km highway.

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. The system also adjusts Active Trace Control and Eco Pedal settings (available with Deluxe Touring & Technology Package). To encourage eco-driving behavior, the available Eco Pedal provides feedback directly through the accelerator by giving a slight pushback if driving inefficiently. The Sport mode increases throttle sensitivity and changes transmission shift patterns for sportier driving.

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. To increase ride comfort on the new Q70, INFINITI engineers have changed the shape of the oil seal lip in the shock absorbers to minimize uncomfortable “shaking and bobbing” as well as reduce the vibrations when driving on uneven roads.

The Sport model’s sport-tuned suspension, with upgraded springs, includes double-piston shock absorbers that provide a high damping force at low frequency vibrations for a flat ride and low damping force at high frequency vibrations for a smoother ride.

The INFINITI Q70's large diameter wheels and tires are positioned out near the corners of the vehicle, helping to enhance performance. Standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/50R18 all-season performance tires are offered on all models. Split 5-spoke 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with aggressive 245/40R20 low-profile all-season tires are standard with the Sport model, Deluxe Touring & technology package and on the Long wheelbase model.

Each 2015 Q70 utilizes standard 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The Sport model and the Deluxe Touring Package include larger rear rotors with 4-piston front/2-piston rear opposed calipers.

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 (VDC) with Traction Control System. The Active Trace Control system, available with the Technology Package, 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 four innovative technologies to the Q70’s long list of safety and security systems, which are available with the Technology Package.

The new Predictive Forward Collision Warning system, which debuted on the Q50 and warns the drivers of risks that lie beyond the driver’s field of view, uses a sensor on the front of the vehicle to analyze not only the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one. When the system detects potential risks, the system gives an alert to encourage the driver to decelerate in advance with a signal on the display, audible warning and also by tightening the seat belt. These functions work to help prevent pileup collisions that may be caused by late brake application by the driver.

Another advanced technology is the Around View® Monitor system, which takes 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 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 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 which intelligently detects crossing traffic as well as large, stationary objects behind the vehicle when in reverse. When an approaching vehicle is detected, there will be an audible alert and a flashing light that indicates its oncoming direction. As the vehicle gets closer, the driver will hear three beeps and see a red frame indicator on the in-dash display as an additional warning. If the driver fails to act, the system counteracts by pushing back on the accelerator and even engages the brakes momentarily.

Forward Emergency Braking detects potential forward obstacles and assists drivers in avoiding or mitigating collisions within a 5-to-50 mph range. A camera installed in the front of the vehicle monitors the presence of vehicles or pedestrians ahead and the distance to them. If the system determines there is a high risk of collision, it initially warns the driver with a visual signal and an audible alert. If the driver fails to decelerate, the system will apply an emergency brake 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 take the stress out of driving so the driver can arrive at his destination relaxed.

In addition, all INFINITI Q70 models come equipped with standard INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor; standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; and standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

The 2015 INFINITI Q70 also includes standard 3-point front and rear seat belts, front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, front seat Active Head Restraints with 4-way manual adjustments, along with LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren).

Power of choice

The 2015 INFINITI Q70 lineup has been expanded to four well-equipped models: the Q70 3.7 AWD, Q70 3.7 AWD Sport, Q70L 5.6 AWD (V8 all-wheel drive) and the Q70 Hybrid (3.5-litre Direct Response Hybrid™ System, rear-wheel drive).

One equipment package allow owners to custom fit their vehicles to their exact tastes: Deluxe Touring & Technology package.


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