MUSCAT: The INFINITI QX70, the brand’s iconic performance crossover, continues to impress auto enthusiasts by bringing an unprecedented dimension to its class. Its refined elements, style, sport and sensation, have been making INFINITI fans rediscover the appeal of QX70.
INFINITI QX70’s elevated design expression, luxurious versatility and innovative technologies particularly adds to its allure. Remaining INFINITI’s most audacious design craft the QX70 with its sporty-crossover traits makes it perfect for anyone who aspires to own a sports vehicle designed with roomy interior comfortable for the whole family.
A favourite among customers in Oman, the INFINITI QX70 has a sports car inspired silhouette, with a sloping roofline that smoothens the airflow resulting in inefficient aerodynamics that reduces turbulence for lower fuel consumption and quieter ride, which leaves an impression that is instantaneous and unforgettable.
The 3.7L sport pack and 5.0L V8 come with an athletic stance 21-inch Alloy wheels which not only complement the muscular proportions of the INFINITI QX70 but they are designed to make handling more responsive. Its quicker turn-ins is due to its lightweight component.
The luxury multipurpose INFINITI QX70 which combines exceptional elegance and tremendous performance is a perfect combination of sports vehicle and multipurpose SUV. The crossover continues to prove that luxury doesn’t have to be dull – in look, interior indulgences or the driving experience.
Stronger and Lighter
The QX70’s aggressive silhouette is highlighted by a strong front-to-rear shoulder line, tight greenhouse, kicked-back roofline and integrated rear spoiler, while its large LED taillights extend beyond the body, helping create aerodynamic downforce. Large dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers cap the action-ready appearance.
The special QX70 Sport Package provides an added level of stealthy performance appearance with a dark finish front grille with dark finish upper and lower surrounds, and dark finish fog light surrounds, outside mirror housings, side air vents, lower side moldings, roof rails, and upper and lower trunk finishers
The INFINITI QX70 is offered in eight exterior colors: Graphite Shadow, Malbec Black, Umbria Twilight, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Midnight Mocha, Moonlight White and Iridium Blue.
Under the polished, assertive exterior is an equally advanced body structure, offering room for five adults and the capacity to hold four full-size golf bags. QX70 utilizes the rigid FM (for Front Midship) platform architecture, with a balanced front-to-rear weight distribution to help provide exceptional handling performance. Weight reduction and body strengthening efforts include the use of aluminum doors and hood.
The INFINITI QX70’s interior includes a command center-style cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. The high-tech interior design includes an Infiniti signature double-wave instrument panel and Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges.
The standard leather-appointed front seats offer 10-way driver’s side (including power lumbar)/8-way passenger side power adjustments and are available with a heating and cooling function for maximum comfort in any season. Heated front seats are standard on all models.
The interior’s array of comfort and convenience equipment ranges from a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to dual front and rear cupholders, four 12-volt power outlets, power windows with front one-touch auto-up/down function, power door locks and available tonneau cover and aluminum pedal accents.
Every INFINITI QX70 comes equipped with an advanced Bose® Premium Audio system, acoustically engineered to optimize sound within the interior. The system features 11-speakers, an AM/FM/CD player and USB connection port for iPod® Interface and other compatible devices.
Also, standard is SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), diversity antenna and steering wheel-mounted remote audio controls.
Advanced 3.7-liter V6 VVEL Engine
All QX70s come equipped with an advanced 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with INFINITI’s Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) valve control technology, which continuously adjusts valve timing and lift amounts, enabling higher fuel efficiency with higher torque and improved emissions over conventional variable valve designs. The VVEL intake camshafts, which feature continuously variable lift control teamed with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allow for a 6,800-rpm redline.
The engine includes an aluminum block and heads and electronically controlled throttle system and has been tuned specifically for use in the QX70. The engine is rated at 325-horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Along with VVEL, the advanced V6 engine design also features a silent timing chain for quiet operation, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and resin-coated lightweight pistons, a dual exhaust system with equal length exhaust manifolds and low muffler exhaust pressure to help improve engine breathing.
Only one transmission is offered – a refined 7-speed transmission that features a wide ratio of coverage and wide lock-up area, as well as a manual shift mode, Downshift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). The standard ASC system adapts the transmission’s shift timing depending on driving style. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available with the Sport Package, while INFINITI’s advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with Traction Control System (TCS) is standard on all models.
The QX70 AWD model comes equipped with INFINITI’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, 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.
An independent suspension is utilized at all four corners, with a double-wishbone suspension design in front and a multi-link design in the rear. Large-diameter stabilizer bars are found front and rear. The suspension system also incorporates special Dual Flow Path® shock absorber technology with rebound springs for responsive yet comfortable ride and firm, tight handling.
Braking is provided by 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
Every QX70 comes standard with 18-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with 265/60R18 all-season tires, while unique five-spoke 20-inch wheels are offered as part of the Deluxe Touring Package. The Sport Package features 21×9.5-inch Enkei six-spoke dark finish aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/45R21 all-season tires.
Drive Assist Technologies
Along with its distinctive appearance, luxurious interior and stellar performance credentials, the QX70 offers a unique perspective on the world with its Around View® Monitor with Moving Objection Detection (MOD) and Front and Rear Sonar System – one of many available advanced technologies.
The Around View® Monitor system, which is available as part of the Premium Package, utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras – mounted on the front, sides and rear of the QX70 – to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, helping the driver see to maneuver it in tight spots. The system uses advanced image processing to combine the images from the four cameras and provide a unique “Bird’s Eye View” of the vehicle’s surroundings.
Moving Object Detection builds on the capabilities of the AVM system, helping enhance the driver’s situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front or back range object detection) if the system detects large moving objects (such as another vehicle) within the displayed image in situations such as when pulling out of a parking space. Using sophisticated image processing technology, the system detects moving objects within the “top view” (when the vehicle is in Park). When starting off or backing up, it detects moving objects crossing within the front or rear views.
The QX70 is also available with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses the laser sensor unit from the Intelligent Cruise Control’s (ICC) system and continuously monitors and analyzes closing speeds to a vehicle ahead. IBA will warn the driver if it determines a frontal collision is imminent. If the driver does not respond to the warning and the collision can no longer be avoided, IBA will automatically engage the brakes to help reduce the impact speed and thus help mitigate the consequences of the accident.
In addition, an available Distance Control Assist (DCA) system helps the driver maintain a distance to the vehicle ahead in traffic conditions that require frequent braking. Whereas Intelligent Brake Assist is on by default, Distance Control Assist is available at the touch of a button. DCA utilizes the accelerator pedal to provide feedback to the driver.
If the distance falls below a certain threshold when approaching the preceding vehicle from behind, when the driver releases the accelerator pedal the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes to help maintain distance to the preceding vehicle. If the driver is on the throttle and the system determines that braking may be necessary, DCA will signal to the driver that the throttle should be released by “pushing back” via the accelerator pedal.
Initially a subtle push can be felt by the driver as a gentle reminder to maintain a more appropriate distance. If the driver continues closing in on the vehicle ahead, a more insistent double impulse from the pedal plus an audible signal will urge the driver to release the throttle. Upon release of the throttle, DCA will automatically engage the brakes. If necessary, the driver can override the system at any time by depressing the accelerator pedal.
The available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) brings the benefit of cruise control to another level, helping to maintain a preset distance to the vehicle ahead whether in heavy traffic or on open freeways. The ICC system operates across a wide speed range and helps the driver manage speed and distance down to a complete stop. This allows the QX70 to flow with traffic even at “crawling” speeds and then resume the desired cruising speed once the road opens up again.
Also available as part of the Technology Package is the INFINITI Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, which takes INFINITI’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system one step further. If the system senses that the vehicle has drifted toward the edge of its lane, LDP utilizes the QX70’s Vehicle Dynamic Control system to gently apply the brakes on the wheels on the opposite side, assisting the driver in returning the vehicle back towards the center of the current lane.
Standard QX70 safety features include a seat belt reminder system; standard INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) including dual-stage front supplemental air bags with occupant classification and seat belt sensors; seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for enhanced outboard seat occupant head protection. Also, standard is 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, ALR/ELR seat belts in all passenger seating positions (driver ELR only), adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system.
The Technology Package offers Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts. Utilizing patented technology, the system automatically retracts some seat belt webbing if the system detects emergency braking or an emergency handling situation. Finally, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) features an individual tire pressure display.
SBA is largely committed to supporting INFINITI Oman’s growth in the Sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman. With a national network of more than 40 showrooms, service centers and parts outlets, SBA has further built upon its legacy of trust, excellent customer service and providing value for money to each of its customers.