All-New Luxury-Packed 2015 Infiniti QX60 Revealed
Published December 18, 2014
Known previously as the JX35, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 has been rechristened by Infiniti, this new premium crossover is part the brand-wide terminology change system. But despite the current name change, the company’s crossover lineup still provides a spacious and luxury-packed vehicle. Though it lacks in overall driving excitement compared to other brands in the same segment, aside from a very spacious and comfortable cabin the 2015 version make it up with numerous available technology, entertainment, and a lot of safety features.
Advanced Fluid Design
The coming QX60 sports an Infiniti distinguished look which focuses on fluid design and very distinctive cues primarily a distinct sloping roofline and unique D-pillars. Its cabin features very high quality materials with a Q70 inspired dashboard and center stack. The crossover’s infotainment system comprises with a rotary knob, touch screen, and also traditional buttons. It is easy and straightforward to use, and it features other advanced options like its camera “Around View” system which provides a useful bird’s-eye view during parking maneuvers.
The passenger cabin space of the all-new QX60 is plentiful, the third row seats are even spacious enough for adults. The crossover’s second row seats slides forward 5.5 inches that can easily help provide a wider space for third-row passengers. Each seating row has a split-folding seat function, the second row has a 60/40 function, and the third row has s 50/50. This is primarily to enhance both cargo and passenger carrying ability. The third seat row is easily accessible even if a child-seat is installed in its second seat row. With all its seats normally placed, it provides a total cargo space of 15.8 cubic/feet. When the second and third row seats are folded, the total cargo space increases to a total of 76.5 cubic feet. Infiniti’s lithium-ion battery used for their Hybrid models are mounted beneath the seats in the third row, which doesn’t affect the interior space.
Available Power Plants
Compared to its big and truck-based big brother (QX80 SUV), the Infiniti QX60 is fitted with a uni-body platform which is similar to cars. It is primarily designed to achieve an on-road ride that is very comfortable, and focused on providing predictable handling over towing capability or trail-blazing driving attitude. The standard model’s power plant is a V6 3.5-liter engine that produces 265 horsepower (6,400 RPM), and puts out 248 lbs. / Feet of torque (4,400 RPM) which provides very good acceleration. Standard models are front-wheel-drive, but an all-wheel-drive option is available to get an all-weather traction system. When it comes to fuel economy, it is rated at city driving at 20 mpg and in the highway 26 mpg when it comes to the FWD models, while the AWD models take a 19 and 25 mpg hit respectively. The hybrid model is powered by a 2.5 liter supercharged four-cylinder engine and an 250 horsepower electric motor that is capable of a total torque of 243 lbs. / Feet which are almost the same as what the V6 engine can achieve. In FWD Hybrid gives a 26/28 mpg rating, while its AWD counterpart provides 25/28 mpg. Both of these models will be fitted with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which helps in achieving maximum mileage, but do provoke extended high-RPM engine durations in medium-to-heavy accelerations.
Available Standard Features
The 2015 model will be fitted with leather upholstery, front heated seats that is power adjusted, a power rear lift-gate, a power sunroof, split aluminum-alloy 18-inch five-spoke wheels, rear camera view monitoring system, hands-free Bluetooth phone system, AM/FM/CD six-speaker audio system, XM Satellite Radio, iPod and other devices USB connection port, and also a shift knob and steering wheel that is leather leather-wrapped. It also features a HomeLink garage opener that is introduced as standard this year.
Standard Safety Equipment
All models will come equipped with standard front airbags (dual-stage), curtain side roof-mounted impact air bags that feature rollover sensors specifically for head protection for outboard occupant for all seating rows and also seat-mounted front side impact airbags. Stability and traction control systems, ABS, and also a monitoring system for tire-pressure is standard. Some other safety systems can also be equipped for extra, the Forward Collision Warning system and Backup Collision Intervention helps in applying needed braking in preventing accidents. A Lane Departure Warning system is also available and uses a camera that determines if the vehicle is wandering out of the lane and notifies the driver. This advanced system in the 2015 QX60 even gently corrects the vehicle lane location if ever the driver does not react in time.
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