The Franco-Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance has been actively working on the expansion of cooperation in terms of technology with the German Dailmer manufacturer for a long time. The partnership on mutually beneficial terms has already yielded a significant result – an entirely new turbocharged power unit has been developed for the Infiniti Q50.
The Dailmer Company has also presented the platform from the Mercedes A-class to his companion. The development of a brand new common platform will be the next creation of the joint venture.
In the future, the German and the Japanese companies are planning to establish even closer relationships with each other. Particularly, the new cars will be based on a single platform, in the engineering of which both companies’ specialists are actively involved.
The Updated QX70 Release
In a special interview with a prestigious newspaper Washington, the Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen reported that already four new models would be based on the new platform. The head also told about an interesting event, scheduled for 2017 – the company would surprise the public with the updated crossover 2017 Infiniti QX70 release.
According to Johan, the new coupe will be more practical, spacious and comfortable as compared to its previous versions of the FX37 and the FX50, which are also indicated as the QX70.
At the moment, there is no other information with regards to this novelty, but there is a perception that the car will have a little bit similar look as the four-door Q50 sedan.
The QX70 is very popular on the domestic market today. The 2015 Infiniti QX70 is perfectly bought even today, but comparing to its competitors, this coupe is a little outdated. For the most part, this concerns only to the technical stuffing. And as for the interior and the exterior, this model will still look modern and elegant for a long time.
Despite of the fact that the QX70 appearance has virtually no differences from the previous models, the car dimensions are kept the same. Nevertheless, the QX70 appears to be dynamic, sporty and memorable.
The model interior is designed for five seats, comfortable and very spacious, maintained with the leather trim as well as having wood inserts. The company is positioning this car interior to be the most environmentally friendly, as it features modern special filters and air ionizers.
The base power plant for 2017 Infiniti QX70 is the V – shaped six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3.7 liters, which is able to deliver an impressive 333 hp of the maximum power. This engine accelerates the car up to the first “hundred” in just 6.5 seconds. The eight-cylinder five-liter petrol engine, producing 390 hp, is the top one. The acceleration from 0 to 100 takes only 5.8 seconds, being a great result for a large crossover.
The Other Novelties of the Company
Some Western publications managed to get information about the other future Infiniti updates. There is also data about the timing of the official announcements as for the 6 new Nissan vehicles.
Initially, it is necessary to talk about the QX30 crossover and a small Q30 hatchback, being actively discussed by the fans of the brand for a long time.
The unveiling of these models, developed on the Mercedes MRA platform, will supposedly be held in the second half of 2016. It should be added that these cars will be also equipped by the turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine from Mercedes.
The “supercharged” Q50 Eau Rogue is scheduled for the 2016 launch, the concept version of which was demonstrated at the beginning of the last year. The limited version of this car will be equipped with a six-cylinder 3.8-liter V-shaped power unit with a capacity of 555 hp, borrowed from the GT-R.
By 2017, the Infiniti manufacturer will be fully ready for an electric car release. Two years ago, the company introduced a concept version of its predecessor, which is planned to put into mass production. But after careful thinking, weighing all the pros and cons, the company management has decided to delay the process by giving all the efforts to its improvement.
The coupe and sedan flagship will become the most striking and anticipated surprise for the fans of the brand, which apparently will be unveiled in 2017.
This car will also be based on the Mercedes platform. This vehicle will be powered by a hybrid engine, consisting of a turbocharged six-cylinder power unit and an electric motor. This installation under the hood will generate over 700 HP.