Rasamny-Younis Motor Company S.A.L. (RYMCO), exclusive distributor of Infiniti in Lebanon,unveiled the new Q70 sedan during a launch organized at the Infiniti showroom in Dbayeh. Attended by media representatives, automotive experts and Infiniti customers, the guests interacted with the sedan over the course of the evening learning about the range of new features in the 2016 model.
With a fresh new exterior, the latest evolution of the Infiniti Q70 takes the emotion-packed character of the performance sedan up another level. The new 2016 Infiniti Q70 continues to deliver evocative design, invigorating performance, innovative technology and superior craftsmanship.
The Q70 is launched with the Excellence and Luxury Grade that features the Premium body design. As an added alternative, the Sport Grade is available with the Sport body design. The Sport body design features a specially designed front bumper that gives an even lower and wider stance. The trapezoidal bumper intake and apron shape inspired from race car splitters give an athletic presence and bold impression. Black painted turn & fog finishers as well as the rear bumper finished in high-gloss black paint reinforce the sporty appearance.
The refined elegance of the Q70 takes on a new dramatic design which gives the premium sedan an even more upscale image. Its flowing, emotional lines evoke a premium sleekness. Infiniti’s signature LED headlights imply inner intelligence and human insight, leaving an unforgettable impression. The distinctive design accentuates the new double arch grille, which now takes on a more three-dimensional look due to the elaborate detail of the high-quality waved mesh finish and chrome surround.
At the rear, the new design of the tail lights creates a horizontal flow in motion while the high-quality lighting signature evokes a fresh and classy image. The top line of the trunk lid has been flattened while the rear bumper has been slimmed down to create a longer and lower visual impression, further emphasizing the luxury sedan’s sporty and powerful styling.
Reflecting the sensuous lines of the exterior, the new Infiniti Q70 continues to serve up a well-appointed and inviting interior with high-quality materials such as handcrafted wood accents and custom leather appointments, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, as well as user-centered technologies. Important controls and switches are so intuitively located that the driver does not have to change driving posture to access them.
The instrument panel consists of Fine Vision gauges and a 7-inch full color vehicle information display, while the driver and front passenger’s seats are leather and feature 10-way power adjustment, including 2-way lumbar support.
Contributing to the cultivated in-car atmosphere, the Active Noise Control feature monitors cabin noise levels and generates “canceling” sound from four door speakers to reduce noise, so it’s easier to hold conversations in the car or to better enjoy the music. Premium audio systems include the Bose® Studio Surround® sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and 16 speakers, two of which are mounted in the shoulders of each front seat. Other additional options include the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and available next-generation Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display.
Promising performance, the new Q70 is equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, rated at 329 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 363 Nm of torque. The refined aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve engine is equipped with Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®) that combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. Also available is the 5.6-litre V8 engine that delivers 402 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 550 Nm of torque.
All the engines are matched to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission, which allows for sportier shifts during spirited driving. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are also available. Further customization is obtained from the unique Infiniti Drive Mode Selector that allows drivers to select from varied driving modes – Standard, Eco or Sport – and the integrated control system will adjust throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping to help optimize performance.
The new Infiniti Q70, also comes equipped with the latest in safety advancements that help drivers avoid a collision and further help protect the vehicle occupants if one occurs.
The Q70 offers a segment first with Predictive Forward Collision Warning, that anticipates the speed and distance of two vehicles in front to ensure that in the event of an emergency, the vehicle comes to a safe stop. Other safety features such as Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist take the stress out of driving so the driver can arrive at his destination relaxed.
Yet another first for this segment is the innovative Around View® Monitor system shows a birds-eye view of the vehicle in relation to parking lines, creating a 360-degree surrounding view. This system also includes Moving Object Detection and Backup Collision Intervention which alerts the driver to moving objects around the vehicle when pulling out of a parking space or backing up.
Both the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems help keep the Q70 from unintentionally drifting into an adjacent lane in case the driver is distracted. Blind Spot Warning helps alert the driver to vehicles detected in the blind spot area, while Blind Spot Intervention® actively intervenes by selectively braking if the driver ignores both visual and audible warnings and attempts to steer into the path of the vehicle in the blind spot.