Infiniti Motor Company Ltd in Oman today, unveiled the Infiniti QX60 and QX50 premium crossovers at an exclusive event held at its showroom in Muscat. Infiniti is in the midst of a massive product offensive. The introduction of these two models builds on this story with many more announcements in the pipeline.
“The launch of the Infiniti QX60 and QX50 reaffirms our commitment to enhance our product line up in the Middle East and around the world,” said Juergen Schmitz, Managing Director, Infiniti Middle East. “Both the QX60 and QX50 feature an overhaul in exterior design. The QX60 also features a number of interior and technological advancements whilst the QX50 has made significant improvements with particular focus on rear legroom.”
The new Infiniti QX60 is completely redesigned from the exterior and also features a host of new features and technologies that enhance comfort, convenience and safety.
At the front, the redesigned double-arch grille is flanked by standard-fit bi-xenon headlamps. There is greater use of LED lighting, including new LED Daytime Running Lights as well as front fog lamps which feature LED lighting and chrome finishers. It also features the signature brand design cues such as double-wave bonnet, and crescent-cut D-pillar.
On the interior, Infiniti’s QX60 offers the signature driver-oriented cockpit, highlighted by thin chrome accents as well as an upper instrument panel has been wrapped in soft-touch material with contrast stitching.
Infiniti’s QX60 continues to deliver in spades on the technology front. Added in for 2016, is Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with Pedestrian Detection. When combined with the already existing industry first features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View Monitor, it makes for one of the safest 7 seat crossovers in its segment from a technology perspective.
The 2016 QX60’s new suspension components and settings combine to deliver superior levels of both comfort and agility, while a revised steering system delivers greater feedback for a more rewarding drive. Featuring Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the QX60 is offered with a powerful and efficient 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine.
From an exterior design perspective the QX50 LWB has been enhanced for 2016 with a new front and rear bumper and lower front and rear fascia, new LED Daytime Running Lights, new signature Infiniti-style double-arch front grille, new side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and updated side sill styling.
Significant inroads have also been made on its size. The wheelbase increases by 81mm whilst overall length is boosted by 114 mm. The result is an increased interior volume by 235 litres as well as increased 2nd row – rear legroom by 109 mm.
The QX50 LWB also features a host of technological advancements that include; Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Advanced Around View® Monitor (AVM) which includes front and rear sonar, 7-inch colour display with Infiniti Controller. Also available is the optional Infiniti Hard Drive navigation System with a colour touch-screen display that is additionally complimented with the Bose Premium Audio System with 11 speakers.
These premium crossovers are a cornerstone for Infiniti’s business in the region with sales for both models contributing to Fiscal Year 15 results of almost 2,500 vehicles delivered to customers.
“Crossovers and SUV’s continue to be a key driver of our growth in the region,” added Schmitz. “With the introduction of these two premium vehicles to our regional portfolio, we are confident that they will enable us to further deliver our promise of a premium motoring experience to our customers.”
A senior official at Infiniti, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles LLC, Oman said, “We are thrilled to unveil the new crossovers in Oman at a time when Infiniti continues to expand its product portfolio globally. QX60 and QX50 models offer customers more styling, new technology and enhanced driving dynamics. With improved soundproofing, uprated cabin materials and new connectivity solutions, we can assure high user satisfaction and incomparable ownership value. We are sure these models will stand out in the local market.”