Infiniti Q70: Amazes with its evocative design, invigorating performance

Roundup Monday 25/December/2017 17:58 PM
By: Times News Service
Infiniti Q70: Amazes with its evocative design, invigorating performance

Muscat: Refined elegance, distinctive design and user-centred technologies - the luxury sedan Infiniti Q70 is about these attributes and much more. Infiniti Q70 amazes with its evocative design, invigorating performance, innovative technology and superior craftsmanship.
A senior official at Infiniti, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles, Oman said, “The exquisite full-size performance sedan Infiniti Q70 epitomises luxury and excellence. Featuring a different design, improved ride comfort and intelligent safety technologies, it offers our perceptive customers wholeness of what they want in a premium vehicle. Raising the bar in the segment with a host of outstanding features, Infiniti Q70 offers a drive that is both invigorating and satisfying consistently.”
The Q70 is equipped with the 3.7-litre V6 engine, rated at 329 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 363 Nm of torque. The refined aluminium-alloy DOHC 24-valve engine is equipped with Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) that combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. Also available is the 5.6-litre V8 engine that delivers 402 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 550 Nm of torque.
Excellence, luxury, sports grade
The Q70 is available in Oman in various grades and engine sizes, and also in a Sport Grade with a sport body design. The sport body design features a specially designed front bumper that gives an even lower and wider stance. The trapezoidal bumper intake and apron shape inspired by racecar splitters give an athletic presence and bold impression. Black painted turn and fog finishers, as well as the rear bumper, finished in high-gloss black paint reinforce the sporty appearance.
Dramatic design
What gives the premium sedan an even more upscale image is the refined elegance of the Q70’s dramatic design. Its flowing, emotional lines evoke premium sleekness. Infiniti’s signature LED headlights to imply inner intelligence and human insight, leaving an unforgettable impression. The unique design draws attention to the double arch grille, which now takes on a more three-dimensional look due to the elaborate detail of the high-quality waved mesh finish and chrome surround.
The design of the tail lights creates a horizontal flow in motion while the high-quality lighting signature evokes a fresh and classy image at the rear. The top line of the trunk lid has been flattened while the rear bumper has been slimmed down to create a longer and lower visual impression, further emphasising the luxury sedan’s sporty and powerful styling.
Mirroring the opulent lines of the exterior, the Infiniti Q70 continues to serve up with a well-appointed and inviting interior with high-quality materials such as handcrafted wood accents and custom leather appointments, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, as well as user-centred technologies. Important controls and switches are so intuitively located that the driver does not have to change driving posture to access them.
Innovative technologies
The instrument panel consists of Fine Vision gauges and a 7-inch full-colour vehicle information display, while the driver and front passenger’s seats are leather and feature 10-way power adjustment, including 2-way lumbar support.
Positively adding to the cultivated in-car atmosphere, the Active Noise Control feature monitors cabin noise levels and generates “cancelling” sound from four door speakers to reduce noise, so it’s easier to hold conversations in the car or to better enjoy the music. Premium audio systems include the Bose Studio Surround sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and 16 speakers, two of which are mounted on the shoulders of each front seat. Other additional options include the Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and available next-generation Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA colour touch-screen display.
All the engines in Q70 are matched to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission, which allows for sportier shifts during spirited driving. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are also available. Further customization is obtained from the unique Infiniti Drive Mode Selector that allows drivers to select from varied driving modes – Standard, Eco or Sport – and the integrated control system will adjust throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping to help optimise performance.
Safety features
The Infiniti Q70 also comes equipped with the latest in safety advancements that help drivers avoid a collision and further help protect the vehicle occupants if one occurs. The Q70 offers a segment first with Predictive Forward Collision Warning, that anticipates the speed and distance of two vehicles in front to ensure that in the event of an emergency, the vehicle comes to a safe stop. Other safety features such as Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist take the stress out of driving so the driver can arrive at his destination relaxed.
360-degree view
Yet another first for this segment is the innovative Around View Monitor system shows a birds-eye view of the vehicle in relation to parking lines, creating a 360-degree surrounding view. This system also includes Moving Object Detection and Backup Collision Intervention, which alerts the driver to moving objects around the vehicle when pulling out of a parking space or backing up.
Both the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems help keep the Q70 from unintentionally drifting into an adjacent lane in case the driver is distracted. Blind Spot Warning helps alert the driver to vehicles detected in the blind spot area, while Blind Spot Intervention actively intervenes by selectively braking if the driver ignores both visual and audible warnings and attempts to steer into the path of the vehicle in the blind spot.
SBA is largely committed to supporting Infiniti Oman’s growth in the Sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman.