Infiniti’s new Q70 pricing has been announced and offers buyers a chance to see how much their premium 5-series/E-Class/GS/A6 competing car will cost. The entry level, 2.2 litre diesel powered car provides an attractive introduction to the range and is likely to be the most popular model. Meanwhile, the flagship hybrid model will set you back a not too dissimilar amount to Infiniti’s own Q50S Hybrid.
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. So it is much like you’d expect to find in rival company Mercedes-Benz offerings.
The Q70 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.
Available with selected ‘Premium’ and ‘Sport’ models, ‘Tech’ models come with Infiniti’s Dynamic Safety Shield (intelligent cruise control, lane departure prevention and blind-spot intervention), Bose Premium Surround Sound with 16 speakers and Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Forest air-conditioning.
The new 2015 Q70 is available with 2.2 diesel, 3.7-litre V6 petrol and, for the flagship, the award-winning Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid powertrain. Benefiting from the enhancements introduced on the Q50S Hybrid (which AutoVolt reviewed in the Jan-Feb 2015 issue), the latest Q70 Hybrid offers even more performance – accelerating from 0-62mph in just 5.3s – and better efficiency, with CO2 emissions at 145g/km.
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.
|Infiniti Q70||3.5h (Hybrid)|
|Compression Ratio||10.6 : 1|
|Bore x Stroke||81.4 x 95.5mm|
Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Pricing
Pricing for the hybrids is as follows. The Q70 hybrid is available in a choice of two trim levels both being labelled, “Premium”. The 2.2 diesel model is available in all four trim packages, while the 3.7 V6 is only available in Sport Tech trim. The lack of “Sport” trim on the hybrid means that they will have to do without an altered, more aggressively styled, front bumper and 20-inch wheels.
|Q70 3.5h Premium Hybrid||£42,500|
|Q70 3.5h Premium Tech Hybrid||£46,600|
Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Picture Gallery