Dubai, UAE, 20 April 2016
Infiniti in the Middle East, together with Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group today unveiled the Infiniti QX60 and QX50 premium crossovers at an exclusive star studded event in Dubai.
Infiniti is in the midst of a massive product offensive. The introduction of these two models builds on this story with many more announcements in the pipeline.
“The launch of the Infiniti QX60 and QX50 reaffirms our commitment to enhance our product line up in the Middle East and around the world,” said Juergen Schmitz, Managing Director, Infiniti Middle East. “Both the QX60 and QX50 feature an overhaul in exterior design. The QX60 also features a number of interior and technological advancements whilst the QX50 has made significant improvements with particular focus on rear legroom.”
The premium crossovers are a cornerstone for Infiniti’s business in the region with sales for both models contributing to Fiscal Year 15 results of almost 2,500 vehicles delivered to customers.
“We are extremely proud to launch these two new vehicles with Infiniti Middle East,” said Michel Ayat, CEO Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive distributor for Infiniti in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. “We had excellent results for the first 3 months of the year so far at a growth of 17% and we are confident that these two models will further help propel our business.”
The new Infiniti QX60 is completely redesigned from the exterior and also features a host of new features and technologies that enhance comfort, convenience and safety.
At the front, the redesigned double-arch grille is flanked by standard-fit bi-xenon headlamps. There is greater use of LED lighting, including new LED Daytime Running Lights as well as front fog lamps which feature LED lighting and chrome finishers. It also features the signature brand design cues such as double-wave bonnet, and crescent-cut D-pillar.
On the interior, Infiniti’s QX60 offers the signature driver-oriented cockpit, highlighted by thin chrome accents as well as an upper instrument panel has been wrapped in soft-touch material with contrast stitching.
Infiniti’s QX60 continues to deliver in spades on the technology front. Added in for 2016, is Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with Pedestrian Detection. When combined with the already existing industry first features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View Monitor, it makes for one of the safest 7 seat crossovers in its segment from a technology perspective.
The 2016 QX60’s new suspension components and settings combine to deliver superior levels of both comfort and agility, while a revised steering system delivers greater feedback for a more rewarding drive. Featuring Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the QX60 is offered with a powerful and efficient 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine.
The 2016 Infiniti QX60 is available across the UAE from AED 185,000.
From an exterior design perspective the QX50 LWB has been enhanced for 2016 with a new front and rear bumper and lower front and rear fascia, new LED Daytime Running Lights, new signature Infiniti-style double-arch front grille, new side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and updated side sill styling.
Significant inroads have also been made on its size. The wheelbase increases by 81mm whilst overall length is boosted by 114 mm. The result is an increased interior volume by 235 litres as well as increased 2nd row – rear legroom by 109 mm.
The QX50 LWB also features a host of technological advancements that include; Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Advanced Around View® Monitor (AVM) which includes front and rear sonar, 7-inch colour display with Infiniti Controller. Also available is the optional Infiniti Hard Drive navigation System with a colour touch-screen display that is additionally complimented with the Bose Premium Audio System with 11 speakers.
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 LWB starts at AED 143,000 subject to availability across the Middle East.