Despite the rumors, the 2020 Infiniti Q70 won’t receive any notable change. The mid-size SUV may be old, but it will carry on for some more time, probably for another year or two. Still, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The current model has been around since 2011 and most rivals are notably younger. Still, the Q70 still has a couple of great things to offer. Of course, the first one that comes to mind is the models recognizable, super-stylish exterior, but that’s not all.
Spacious and comfortable cabin is what can expect from this model. Also, there are two powerful engine options in the offer, which ensure amazing driving dynamics. All in all, seems more than enough to remain competitive for some time. Still, expect a redesign in a year or two. Until then, the 2020 Infiniti Q70 will continue in the same way, so we don’t expect any earlier arrival than usual.
2020 Infiniti Q70 Redesign
As we already mentioned, this large sedan has been around since 2011. That seems a little bit too long for a segment when you can find excellent sedans like Mercedes Benz E-Class or Audi A6. Still, there were some updates during these years. The last one happened a couple of years ago when we saw a couple of notable styling upgrades. In any case, the styling is the least problem with this sedan.
On the other side, the overall design remained the same as for the initial model. The Q70 still rides on the same FM platform, which definitely needs some updates. The biggest complaint goes for the ride quality, as it can be pretty firm in some situations. That’s not what you would expect from a mid-size sedan, which should be primarily oriented to comfort. Still, we have to say that handling is pretty good, though rivals are better.
The cabin of this sedan looks good, but it started to show its age. On one side, materials are great. Hi-end, soft-touch surfaces are all around the cabin, but aesthetics simply belong to the previous generation of the automotive industry. That’s the main reason why rivals look more opulent, despite the great overall interior quality.
On the other side, the comfort is great. There aren’t many sedans in the class that are so generous in terms of legroom. Both rows offer plenty of legroom, while there is also a stretched version in the offer, which is even better in this aspect. Besides plenty of space, this sedan also comes with amazing seats quality. Front seats are massive and supportive, with amazing comfort and ergonomics. The second row is also pretty amazing in this aspect. When it comes to the cargo area, the trunk is good for about 15 cubic feet, which are pretty average numbers for the class.
This is the aspect where we could see a couple of novelties. Still, the core will remain the same, especially in terms of tech features. This sedan is old, so it’s no wonder its infotainment system isn’t exactly up to date. Compared to rivals, it features lower-quality graphics and lacks some essentials, such as smartphone integration. Still, an 8-inch touchscreen is standard in all models. Other notable tech features are things like Bluetooth, navigation, satellite radio, 10-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone climate control etc.
The list of standard safety feature could be longer. Automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 360-degree parking camera are everything you will get in base models. Still, things are much better in higher trims, as you can count on things like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist etc.
2020 Infiniti Q70 Engines
Under the hood, the 2020 Infiniti Q70 will continue with the same units in the offer. After the recent discontinuation of the hybrid model, there are not just two gasoline options in the offer. Both are very generous in terms of power. Base models come with a 3.7-liter V6, which is good for about 330 horsepower. Seems like a great amount of power, but things are even better with the optional V8. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 5.6-liter unit, which in this case delivers around 420 horsepower. Both units are paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, things aren’t that great. The base engine returns around 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, while the V8 is good for about 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Most rivals feature better fuel economy.
2020 Infiniti Q70 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Infiniti Q70 sometime late in the year. The price shouldn’t deviate too much, so base models will probably go around 50.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range models can go up to 70.000 dollars.