Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Introduced as the Infiniti EX, now renamed for 2014 model year Infiniti QX50, the luxury crossover has been known for its uniquely personal style, combining a right-sized sculpted exterior, a rewarding interior environment and suite of advanced technology features including Around View® Monitor (AVM). In early 2013, its rewarding driving and ownership experience was enhanced with the addition of a standard 326-horsepower 3.7-litre V6 (replacing the previous 3.5-litre V6).
Now named the Infiniti QX50, it comes equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift control and manual shift mode as well as downshift rev matching and Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
Personal Style, Inside and Out
The 2014 Infiniti QX50 exterior combines the look and feel of a luxury coupe and a crossover’s flexibility – with sporty proportions, including a long hood, short front and rear overhangs, rearward cabin and smooth coupe-like roofline.
Along with its excellent around town manoeuvrability, the wide rear hatch and low load floor make the QX50 a versatile performer for both everyday and weekend use. The exterior includes many signature Infiniti touches, including a double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights, available xenon auto-levelling headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), integrated fog lights, distinctive LED taillights and “dynamic arch” profile.
Other exterior features include a high-mounted rear hatchback spoiler with integrated brake light, chrome-finished dual exhaust tips, an available power sliding tinted glass moonroof with tilt feature, sliding sunshade, an optional one-touch open/close and available roof rails. The QX50 also features a standard courtesy light integrated in the driver’s outside mirror as part of the hospitality lighting concept. Six exterior colours are offered for 2014: Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian and Moonlight White.
The QX50’s dramatic interior offers an invigorating and engaging environment, one that is both indulgent and inspiring. The driver-focused “wave-inspired” cabin layout features an Infiniti signature “double-wave” instrument panel, easy-to-read high-contrast gauges, hospitality lighting with a pin LED light mounted over the centre console and Infiniti signature analogue clock. The instrument panel also features a 7-inch colour display with Infiniti controller for the trip computer and additional vehicle information, including the available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System. Other technology systems include an available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, and standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition.
The QX50 features aluminium accents, while QX50 Luxury grade offers maple interior accents. There is also a leather-wrapped shift knob, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio and cruise control. The available Bose® Premium Audio System includes 11 speakers (including 2 subwoofers), AM/FM/CD in-dash changer and USB connection port for iPod® and other compatible devices.
The QX50’s advanced Around View® Monitor utilizes four small cameras located front, side and rear to give the driver a “top-down view” of the outside of the vehicle and help reduce blind spots when parking.
Advanced Platform and Powertrain
Under QX50’s dramatic body is an equally advanced platform and powertrain. The FM (Front Midship) platform helps provide high levels of handling performance. Every 2014 Infiniti QX50 now comes standard with a VQ37VHR 3.7-litre V6 engine, rated at 326 horsepower (versus the previous 3.5-litre V6’s 298 horsepower) and 360 Nm of torque (versus the previous 341 Nm). The engine is matched with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), and Adaptive Shift Control.
Superb handling is provided by a subframe-mounted independent front double-wishbone suspension with aluminium-alloy upper and lower links, high-performance Dual-Flow Path® shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
The rear suspension is an independent multi-link design with aluminium-alloy upper and lower links and axle housing, high-performance Dual-Flow Path® shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
Steering is provided by a vehicle speed-sensitive power-assisted steering system. QX50’s standard braking system includes power-assisted front and rear discs (vented front) and standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Also standard is Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS).
Standard wheel and tyre combinations include 8-spoke, 18 x 8.0-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with 225/55R18 V-rated summer performance tyres.
Infiniti QX50 features Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which utilizes an active torque distribution management system with an active centre clutch. The electromagnetic AWD system responds quickly, helping to minimize wheel slip in adverse conditions.
Standard QX50 safety equipment includes an Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS); driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for outboard occupant head protection; and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Also standard are 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver’s side ELR only) and front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints and ISO-FIX system for the rear outboard seating positions. QX50 also features advanced Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones to help disperse crash energy around the passenger compartment.
QX50 is available with power sliding tinted glass moonroof with tilt feature, sliding sunshade and one-touch open/close, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, auto-dimming inside mirror, maple interior accents and power tilt/telescopic steering column
Also available are, the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®; Bose® Premium Audio System with 11 speakers including 2 subwoofers; Around View® Monitor (AVM) including Front and Rear Sonar System; Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, and aluminium roof rails.