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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
NEW INFINITI Q70 LAUNCHES IN MALAYSIA
- Infiniti’s Flagship Performance Luxury Sedan
- Muscular, Expressive Exterior And Masterfully Crafted Interior
- Exceptional performance and efficiency with V6 engine available in 2.5L, 3.7L and 3.5L Hybrid
KUALA LUMPUR (9 June 2015) Infiniti Malaysia today unveiled its flagship performance luxury sedan, the Q70, thus extending its current line-up after the successful launch of its Premium Sports Sedan Q50 last year.
The new Q70 embraces the essence of all things Infiniti – style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology.
“We aim to offer to those who won’t settle for ordinary. To those who live, breathe extraordinary and dare to be different; reach for the exceptional with the New Infiniti Q70,” said Mr. Michael Cope, Senior Regional Manager, Asia & Oceania, INFINITI Motor Ltd.
With this introduction, Infiniti is delivering on its strategy to accommodate the sophisticated Malaysia market with three (3) V6 engine variants namely Q70 2.5L, 3.7L & 3.5L Hybrid.
EXPRESSIVE FLAGSHIP DESIGN
The new harmonized details give the premium sedan a muscular, expressive design language which continues to separate itself from more traditional European luxury sedans. The front of the new Q70 adds interestingly sinister LED headlights, Infiniti signature chrome double-arch grille with high-quality waved mesh pattern, sport front bumper and integrated LED fog lights. The rear of new Q70 features LED combination lights, a new trunk lid shape with chrome rear finishers and a rear bumper design with new details around the large dual exhaust with polished tips completes the impression of stability and strength.
The new Q70’s multi-layered exterior combines balanced, rear-wheel drive proportions and stance with a long, low hood and high rear deck; all combining to produce an exceptionally low aerodynamic coefficient of drag of 0.27 while also providing a roomy cabin. The new Q70’s sporty appearance is highlighted by standard 18” wheels (or optional, imposing 20” wheels) and deep body shape of the fenders and doors, which give it a powerful look unlike anything on the road.
The new Q70 exterior features include a power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, power-folding heated outside mirrors with reverse tilted down feature and integrated LED turn signals, rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers and courtesy lamps built into the outside door handles.
AN INTERIOR TO INDULGE
Inside the stunning exterior, the focus of the interior design is centered on the individual driving the car. The goal is to present an elegant yet functional design that combines artistry with precision, comfort with innovation – all in support of enhancing driving performance and passenger enjoyment.
Quilted leather-appointment, climate controlled, 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats including 2-way power lumbar support are standard, along with a dual occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors – which can be linked to the individual Intelligent Keys. In addition, each Intelligent Key remembers the last used climate control and audio. The hand crafted white ash silver-powdered wood makes luxury more sensory and alluring.
The Active Noise Control, which generates “cancelling” sound from four door speakers (and subwoofer for models equipped with a Bose® sound system) to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics. The cabin noise levels are monitored by two microphones located in the Q70’s ceiling, with no action needed from the driver and passengers except to enjoy the quiet, comfortable cabin.
In the BOSE® Premium Sound System, 10-speakers featuring the light yet powerful Neodymium speakers envelops you, creating sound staging with a depth for wider, more immersive experience. The Infiniti Hard Disk Navigation system is displayed through a high resolution 8-inch color touch screen display. Streaming audio via Bluetooth and a Music Box® with 9.3GB space provides a library of personalized tunes.
ADVANCED POWERTRAIN, A NATURALLY DYNAMIC DRIVING FEEL
The new Infiniti Q70’s 2.5L V6 218hp & 253Nm high revving engine is equipped with the CVTCS (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System). CVTCS optimizes opening of intake and exhaust valves to improve response and efficiency.
Q70’s 3.7L V6 is equipped with the VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) system. The VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. The 24-valve DOHC aluminium-alloy V6 is rated at 320hp@7,000rpm, 360Nm of torque @5,200rpm.
The unrivalled performance of Q70 3.5L Hybrid model featuring a 1-motor, 2-clutch parallel hybrid powertrain, generating a combined system output of 360hp and 350Nm. It is able to go from 0-100 km/h in less than six seconds. Masterfully engineered, the high-speed motor control technology enables a seamless transition between the gasoline engine and electric motor, providing a smooth and responsive ride with thrilling acceleration that goes beyond what was thought possible from a hybrid.
All Q70 comes standard with Infiniti’s refined 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode. One of its greatest strengths is its very aggressive Downshift Rev Matching, which rapidly brings the engine up to the correct rpm for a fast and smooth downshift.
Its unique feature such as Drive Mode Selector is an integrated control system that allows drivers to select from four driving modes, depending on mood or driving conditions, with a dial switch located on the center console. Each mode; Standard, Eco, Sport or Snow, adjusts throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping to help optimize performance.
The Sport driving mode is programmed with higher transmission shift points and stronger acceleration for a thrilling drive.
Estimated fuel economy (combined) is rated at 12.1km/L for the Q70 2.5L, 11.8km/L for Q70 3.7L and 14.5km/L for Q70 3.5L Hybrid.
The new Q70’s front-mid-engine layout, with the engine behind the front axle but in front of the driver, results in good front-to-rear weight distribution (53:47). Slightly more weight on the front axle than the rear, results in excellent turn-in response and directional positivity. It’s a thoroughbred sports sedan.
Every Q70 includes Infiniti’s advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS). VDC automatically adjusts brake pressure and engine torque during certain situations where the vehicle is near its handling limit, helping the driver to maintain control of the vehicle.
The new Q70 is equipped with 6-airbags; front air bags, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, and standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.
Also included are Pre-Crash front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters which tighten the seatbelts in certain braking situations while the Active Front Head Restraints help to cushion the head in reducing whiplash-type injuries. Total occupant protection through Zone Body construction with laser welding at critical locations, front and rear crumple zones and Child safety ISOFIX System.
The new Infiniti Q70 is available in five colours: Hermosa Blue, Malbec Black, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, and Moonlight White with premium pearl finish.
Q70 is available for viewing and test drives at Infiniti Center Kuala Lumpur from 10th June.
On-the-road price is inclusive of GST (without insurance):
Q70 2.5L : RM295,000
Q70 3.7L : RM375,000
Q70 3.5L Hybrid : RM420,000