Infiniti prices updated 2016 QX50 crossover

Infiniti's QX50 was popular years ago when it was called the EX (and a number like 350 or 37 noting engine size). It was stylish and had class-leading performance, but the back seat legroom was practically non-existent. In the Chinese market, that won't do, so Infiniti extended the wheelbase by 3.2 inches and overall rear legroom jumped almost 4 inches to make the (now) QX 50 (number now denotes vehicle size and class) competitive with vehicles like the Acura RDX and various luxury compact crossover models. The wheelbase extension makes the QX a little less sporty looking and more, well, like the competition. The fact that the QX 50 still looks good says a lot about the original design (see side views of old and new models after the jump). Your $34,450 (plus taxes, license, fees, options, packages, and destination) gets you a rear-wheel drive QX50 with leather, the 325 hp V6, 7-speed automatic, push button ignition, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, rear-view monitor, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a power sliding tinted glass moonroof and more. Your $35,850 (plus) gets you the all-wheel drive QX50. A new Premium Plus Package has been added to the previously available Premium, Deluxe Touring, and Technology packages. For more info check out the press release after the jump. I have included the first in a long list of videos (after the jump) that are available to explain various aspects of the new QX 50. The automatic link to YouTube will let you watch as many as you like. Enjoy.

Source: Infiniti - Press release after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
Infiniti announces U.S. pricing for new, more spacious 2016 QX50 luxury crossover

Infiniti today announced U.S. prices for the new, redesigned, longer wheelbase 2016 QX50 luxury crossover, which goes on sale in this month at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Pricing begins at $34,450 for the rear-wheel drive QX50 and $35,850 for the all-wheel drive QX50.

For 2016, the QX50 includes more than $1,700 worth of added standard features at a more accessible price when compared to the 2015 QX50, along with very attractive value for the high-content option packages.

The Premium Package, for example, is priced at $500 and includes a Bose® 11-speaker Premium Audio system, advanced Climate Control System, Maple interior accents, aluminum roof rails and much more. The overall improved value of the well-equipped Premium Package model is approximately $4,500 (RWD), positioning the new QX50 in the heart of the luxury crossover segment.

For 2016, the QX50 wheelbase has been extended by 3.2 inches and overall length has increased 4.5 inches – resulting in 8.3 cubic feet of additional interior volume. Most of the increase in interior space can be felt in the second row. Rear seat legroom grows by 4.3 inches and rear knee room is boosted by 3.9 inches.

Along with increased roominess, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 features a revised exterior, which borrows design cues from other recent Infiniti models. In addition, ride height has been increased by 0.8 inches for a more SUV-like appearance. The exterior look is further refined by a new design for the available 19-inch wheels. Standard content has also been increased; a moonroof is now included on all grade levels, as are heated seats. A new Hagane Blue exterior color is also now offered.

Optional equipment packages have been revised for 2016, with a new Premium Plus Package added to the previously available Premium, Deluxe Touring and Technology packages.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2016 Infiniti QX50 are:

QX503.7-liter V6 / RWD$34,450 USD
QX50 AWD3.7-liter V6 / AWD$35,850 USD
Destination and Handling $995 USD

"The 2016 QX50 offers excellent utility and cargo versatility, and it's also great fun to drive," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas.

About the 2016 Infiniti QX50
The new 2016 QX50 combines a sculpted, elegant exterior design, exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior environment. Each comes equipped with a standard 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 – one of the most powerful engines in its segment – and a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features found on every QX50 include leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, RearView Monitor, eight-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a power sliding tinted glass moonroof.

Other available equipment includes an Adaptive front Lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, Maple interior accents, driver's seat headrest coat hanger, Bose® Audio System with 11 speakers, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, power up-folding second-row seat and 19-inch wheels and tires.

Available technology includes the Infiniti Navigation System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Around View® Monitor with Front and Rear Sonar System, Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning.

About Infiniti
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand's portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the four-time FIA Formula One World Championship winning Team.

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