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Like what you see? It's the "new" QX50, which while implied as being new in the model's latest ad campaign, is merely a very mild mid-cycle refresh behind its restyled front and rear clips, which also involved the North American adoption of a stretched version previously unavailable here. While we could beat up Infiniti for a lack of investment in this model that has only had minor changes over its eight-year lifecycle, or probably more accurately take a jab at Nissan for failing to adequately invest in Infiniti on the whole since inception of the luxury brand, something I chose to do in a r...
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This is an SUV that turns heads. Truly, even while driving through a BMW dealership for some business I needed to attend to, their own people snapped their necks around to take a closer look while one gave me the nod of approval. I've always had a thing for the QX, even the first generation FX. I was in Phoenix, Arizona for the official launch of that wonderfully sporty ute and remember it vividly. The program was excellent, taking us high up South Mountain Park's lofty summit, which was good from a scenic perspective but daytime traffic limited many opportunities to safely test this 350Z...
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By the way Nissan has treated its Infiniti brand over its quarter-century existence, the now Hong Kong, China-based luxury division might have a case for child abandonment. The majority of its models, which for the most part were style, performance and technology leaders when devised, have been left to languish far past their various shelf lives, the parent automaker seemingly crossing its collective fingers in hopes that premium buyers will purchase their outdated products on traditional luxury features and price. Granted, Infiniti often offers best-in-class value, but you're not going to a...
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Infiniti replaced its much loved and much lauded G37 with the all-new Q50 in late 2013 as a 2014 model, and we covered a number of trim levels. The first one I drove and reviewed was a Q50 Hybrid, while my colleague followed that one up with a Q50 AWD Premium and I followed him up with a different slant on the same car. It took us until February of this year to get my 2015 Q50 3.7 AWD review published, and here we are again with a very nicely equipped 2015 Q50 3.7 AWD Limited Edition. In case you're curious, Infiniti's Canadian division offers the conventionally powered Q50 in five trim l...
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Remaining unbiased in the automotive journalism profession is at times difficult, but it's paramount to delivering reviews that are credible and therefore useful to one's readers. Then again, our enthusiasm and personal perspective is what makes these reviews particularly helpful to new car buyers, not to mention occasionally entertaining, so there seems to be some allowance for opinionated lauding and diatribes alike, as long as we take into consideration that there's a butt for every seat as an old sales manager would constantly remind me way back in the '80s when I was selling cars. Anoth...
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The QX60 hasn't changed one iota since it's JX35 inception three years ago, other than the badges, which means it continues forward as a very good looking large crossover SUV. The model was one of the first to adopt Infiniti's more curvaceous and distinctive new trademark grille design that looks just as good fronting SUVs as it does sport sedans, on this model flanked by reptilian eye-like headlamp clusters that seem like they're staring you down even from the side view. No matter the trim level a nicely detailed lower fascia incorporates circular fog lamps with chrome bezels that imitat...
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In the automotive sector, attaching an "L" to a luxury sedan's backside normally designates a long-wheelbase version, and fortunately in this particular model naming process Infiniti isn't at all confusing. The new Q70L 5.6 AWD is a longer version of the mid-size Q70 four-door, the 150-mm (5.9-inch) stretch not only making the rear quarters more spacious but also adding stateliness to the car's overall design. The longer model's grandeur is appropriate for its role as a flagship luxury car, as is its liberal use of chrome. A thick rim of brightwork surrounding the big double-arch black me...
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If this car looks familiar but the name doesn't come to mind, don't worry because you're not alone. Q70 is the new designation for the updated M series, Infiniti's mid-size entry that has served as its flagship sedan since the Japanese luxury brand abandoned the original full-size Q45 back in 2006. In the Q70's previous generation this particular model was the M37x (x denoting all-wheel drive), whereas it's now referred to as the Q70 3.7 AWD. There's a Q70 3.7 AWD Sport as well, plus a Q70 Hybrid. As for the old M56x, Infiniti has gone a step further by lengthening the wheelbase of this V8-p...
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Infiniti has made a good argument for choosing its Q50 sport sedan over competitors. One glance is all it takes to see that it's a great looking four-door, while a few minutes inside will make you wonder if the best British artisans have left Goodwood, Crewe, Castle Vale and Solihull for Tochigi, Japan. Still, true belief won't set in until after your first stint behind the wheel, at which point you could very well be driving home in a brand new Q50. It's been an entire model year since the Hong Kong-based luxury brand dropped its multi-letter and engine displacement numeric naming sche...
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 For those of us who love true 4x4-capable SUVs, the pickings are thinner than they've ever been from volume brands. Then again, add a willingness to pay for a premium nameplate and a wider variety of top-tier off-roaders become available. Amongst these the full-size Infiniti QX80 is not only one of the nicest, but also one of the segment's best overall values. The QX80 has been given a refresh for 2015, which includes a slightly updated grille with Infiniti's sportier new trademark diamond-pattern mesh insert replacing the six chromed ribs of last year's version (it already rec...
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