Infiniti introduces new luxury SUV
Dubai, March 3, 2013
Japanese automotive brand Infiniti has rolled out the all-new Infiniti QX56, a luxury full-size SUV, which has established itself as a frontrunner in its category with consistent performance in different terrains.
It has proved its capabilities both on and off-road, with its unparalleled combination of power, strength and luxury style – capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings in absolute luxury everywhere, a statement from the company said.
Now in the third year of the current generation design, the 2013 Infiniti QX56 stands out in the luxury full-size SUV class with its unique combination of inspired design and performance.
“The QX is recognised as an iconic model in the Infiniti line-up in the Middle East. Customers in the region have accepted the QX56 as an offering of world-class performance and luxury.” said Juergen Schmitz, general manager, Infiniti in the Middle East.
“The luxury full-size SUV has consistently delivered a first-class travel experience in both urban and off-road terrains, and we have witnessed tremendous response to the model since its introduction to the region.”
The company also recently witnessed its highest-ever monthly sales for the Infiniti QX56 in the Middle East. In December 2012, sales of the full-size SUV renowned for its superior performance and first-class luxury peaked, with sales of the model going up by 47.5 per cent in comparison to the previous month.
The 2013 Infiniti QX56 has been designed with a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness.
The 5.6-liter V8 engine combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti's variable valve event & lift (VVEL) technology with the efficiency of direct injection gasoline (DIG) to produce 400 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque, delivering efficient power performance.
All 2013 QX56 come equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control (ASC) and manual shift mode with downshift rev matching (DRM). QX56’s four-wheel drive transmission, featuring Infiniti's proven all-mode 4WD system with Auto, 4H and 4L which allow it to tackle any incline or decent, adds to its robust off-road capabilities.
In addition, an advanced hydraulic body motion control system is available. It helps to reduce body lean in turns, resulting in improved ride comfort for passengers in all three rows.
The Infiniti QX56 is designed to attract and hold viewers' attention with its masculine appearance, conveying its underlying sense of power and strength. The bold front chrome grille is flanked by automatic on/off bi-functional xenon headlights with windshield wiper interlock and integrated front fog lights.
Adaptive front lighting system (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights are also available, it said. Other exterior features include LED taillights, power-folding sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals, courtesy lights and reverse tilt-down feature, body colour running boards, body colour integrated front and rear splashguards built into the wheel arches, roof rails, power sliding tinted glass moonroof and a power rear liftgate.
The QX56 interior is long on luxury and comfort, including standard Infiniti hard drive navigation system, Bose 13-speaker premium sound system and available 15-speaker Bose cabin surround sound system, and around view monitor which has been enhanced with the addition of the moving object detection (MOD) to the 2013 model.
Among the QX56's standard premium entertainment and technology features are an 8-inch WVGA colour touch-screen display, Infiniti controller for use with vehicle information systems and comfort and convenience features.
The 2013 QX56's extensive list of standard safety features includes an advanced air bag system (Aabs), front seat active head restraints; zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones and steel side-door guard beams.
The QX56 includes both available lane departure warning (LDW) and lane departure prevention (LDP) systems. Blind spot warning (BSW) and blind spot intervention systems are also available. – TradeArabia News Service
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