By Neil Thomason
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:41
An attractive new entry price point, lower CO2, extra equipment and a sharp new family look sum up Infiniti’s premium Q70 saloon range for 2015
The upgraded line-up starts with a new Q70 2.2d model, powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine developed as part of Infiniti’s strategic cooperation with Daimler.
Mated to a standard seven-speed automatic transmission, the new 2.2 diesel unit in the Q70 emits just 129g/km of CO2 while offering stirring performance thanks to 170PS and a generous 400NM of torque.
Replacing the 3.0-litre V6 diesel in the Q70 range, the new Q70 Premium 2.2d is priced from £32,650. The car comes as standard with full LED headlights, chromed accents on the front grille, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, with standard Connectiviti+ navigation, 18-inch wheels and leather seats with ventilation, in what is a typically generous Infiniti standard specification.
Marking their European debut at the Paris Motor Show last October, the latest Q70 models are upgraded both under the skin (with improvements to refinement and ride comfort) and above it. A new, more chiselled look to front and rear bumper sections enhances the seductive shape while bringing the Q70 closer to the new family look introduced with the Q50. The headlights retain the distinctive Infiniti design but, for all models in the range they are full LED, like the rear lights.Manufacturer Profile Latest Car News