The Infiniti QX70 was first released in 2003. Back then, going by the FX moniker, the luxury model from Nissan’s luxury brand used to rule the new luxury crossover market segment. Its unique exterior profile made it outstanding among the competition. However, the segment has since been overcrowded as automakers strive to get a piece of it. In a bid to take back the helm of the segment once more, Infiniti has hooked its QX70 crossover with extensive redesign including a special package.
The special package makes it the second Infiniti model ever to get a Limited package. The new model dubbed the 2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited made its public debut at last month’s New York Auto show. The new styling cues introduce new exclusivity to a model that was becoming a bit rusty.
2017 Infiniti QX70 Exterior
The grille is the most noticeable feature on the QX70 Limited. The grille is similar to that of the standard QX70 but unlike the standard model’s chromed horizontal louvers, the new grille features a black honeycomb mesh featuring the Infiniti emblem at the center.
We understand that this design will expand to the rest of the QX70 lineup. Its fog lights have also been altered. The new lights are horizontal in shape and feature LED lighting. In comparison, the fog lights on the standard model are round-shaped.
On the sides, you will notice that the side mirrors are darker while the side vents on the front fenders are body-colored. At the back, the vehicle features LED taillights that complement the vehicles gray exterior color. There is a “LIMITED” badge on its rear hatch. Other features are similar to those of the standard model. The QX70 Limited rides on a new set of multi-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels covered in all-season 265/45-series tires.
2017 Infiniti QX70 Interior
The cabin of the 2017 Infiniti QX70 has a special styling compared to standard models. The interior has a Graphite and Stone color theme. This theme features a dark graphite color while stone colored inserts are fitted on armrests, on the center of the seats as well as outside the edge of the seats. Its leather seats also feature a stone-colored stitching.
The seat inserts feature diamond-shaped quilting. Stone stitching is also featured on the shifter and steering wheel which are wrapped in leather. The seats are heated and cooled as a standard feature.
The QX70 Limited also comes with other excellent features available on standard QX70 models including a large infotainment screen display, a premium sound system and connectivity features. Connectivity features include Bluetooth and Smartphone integration. Its infotainment system supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The vehicle also features a dual-zone climate control and cruise control.
For safety, traction control and stability control, as well as ABS, come as standard features. The vehicle also features a full package of driving aids such as parking assist, lane keep assist, lane-change assist, and blind spot monitoring among others.
Sadly, there are no upgrades on its drive-train. I think Infiniti should have used a V-8 mill for this model. The model still features the same engine as the standard QX70.
The mill is a 3.7 L V-6 which puts up an impressive 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission system. Buyers will have an option for either RWD or AWD.
Price and release date
Infiniti didn’t disclose the model’s price during its public debut at the New York Auto Show. The automaker, however, quipped that enthusiasts should expect the model in Infiniti dealerships this summer. As for the price, it won’t come cheap; as such expect to pay over $ 47,000 to get your hands on its wheels.
As said earlier, this segment is very crowded. The new Infiniti QX70 Limited 2017 will have to contend with other impressive luxury crossovers. They include the likes of Porsche Cayenne, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and BMW X6 to name just but a few.