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The new Infiniti Q70 has been launched today at the Infiniti Centre on Jalan Tun Razak. The brand’s flagship performance luxury sedan sits on top of the Q50 in the model lineup, with three variants on offer – 2.5 V6, 3.7 V6 and 3.5 Hybrid.

Similar to its sport sedan sibling, the Q70 adopts a more sinister profile, with a pair of sleek LED headlights, the trademark chrome double-arch grille with waved mesh insert and integrated LED fog lights. The rear section features LED tail lights, a new trunk lid shape with chrome trims and large dual exhaust tips. Riding on standard 18-inch wheels (20-inch optional wheels are available), the Q70 boasts a drag coefficient of 0.27.

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Additionally, the luxury sedan also sports a power sliding moonroof with one-touch open/close button, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, heated side mirrors that tilt down during reverse, LED turn signals, rain-sensing wipers as well as illuminated door handles.

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In the cabin, the Q70 gets leather upholstery, wood trim, 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats with 2-way power lumbar support and Intelligent Keys with memory function for the seats, steering wheel, side mirrors, audio and air-conditioning system. Each variant can be specced with a Sports Premium package, which adds a Bose 10-speaker sound system, navigation system with an eight-inch touchscreen, a 9.3 GB ‘Music Box’, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, a sportier front bumper and 20-inch wheels with 245/40 tyres.

In terms of drivetrain, the 2.5 gets a 2.5-litre V6 engine with 218 hp and 253 Nm of torque, which is enough to propel the sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds while the 3.7 variant goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds thanks to a 3.7-litre V6 mill that churns out 320 hp and 360 Nm.

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The 3.5 Hybrid, meanwhile, benefits from a 3.5-litre V6 engine and a Direct Response Hybrid electric motor for a total system output of 360 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Dubbed as more of a performance hybrid rather than a fuel efficient one, the vehicle takes only 5.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

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Regardless of variants, the Q70 channels the output to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode. Smooth downshift and precise gearing are provided by the unit’s Downshift Rev Matching function. Estimated fuel economy is rated at 12.1 km per litre for the 2.5, 11.8 km per litre for the 3.7 and 14.5 km per litre for the Hybrid.

The long list of safety equipment includes Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control, six airbags, pre-crash front seatbelts, Active Front Head Restraints, Isofix system as well as laser-welded architecture.

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The new Infiniti Q70 is available in five colours: Hermosa Blue, Malbec Black, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow and Moonlight with pearl finish. Prices start from RM295,000 for the 2.5, RM375,000 for the 3.7 and RM420,000 for the Hybrid (on-the-road without insurance).



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