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2014 Infiniti QX60 Debuts with Hybrid Version

Well in this time of tough competition when all the major SUV brands are coming up with the redesigned or refurbished versions of their previous successful SUV’s, Infiniti has kept its 2014 QX60 exactly the same as its last years JX35, which was actually a new addition in their lineup of SUVs. The new 2014 Infiniti QX60 and last year’s JX are more or less similar with minor shuffles in features and a newly introduced hybrid version. Besides the name change of this three row crossover from Infiniti the new model has come up with nomenclature of QX which Infiniti has kept to denote its range of SUVs wherein the number denotes models standing the Infiniti’s lineup of SUVS.

Just like the last year JX, this time QX60 is related to the Nissan’s Pathfinder because their mechanicals are identical and there is only major difference in their styling, availability of add on features and interiors. The 2014 Infiniti QX60 boasts off more luxurious appeal from inside as well as outside apart from being an ideal vehicle for families in search of as perfect family hauler. Inside its spacious cabin, the QX60 has the potential to provide comfortable seating option to adults in all of its three rows and can seat 7 passengers comfortably. The second row seats can recline and slide nearly six inches back and fro which in turn offers ample legroom to the passengers while making access to the third row seats a breeze simultaneously. The material used for building 2014 Infiniti QX60 SUV’s cabin is luxurious and comes with abundance of safety features inside the cabin. System has some advanced features to handle blind spot collisions and backing up incidents which make it a high on safety vehicle.

To make some changes in this year’s Infiniti QX60, the company has introduced a new V6 powered engine and has come up with the optional hybrid version to look upon. The hybrid version of QX60 comes with 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and an electric motor with a lithium ion battery pack which promises to offer power of a V6 engine with four cylinder efficiency. With its given output figure of 250 horsepower and combined EPA fuel economy of 26 mpg, it looks like the hybrid version is powerful enough to achieve the claimed objectives successfully.

By now, you must have understood that 2014 Infiniti QX60 makes a powerful family rig, but it still has some quibbles which make it standard under the cloud of doubts. The odd pairing of the standard V6 engine and consistent variable automatic transmission are not capable enough to provide refinement and accelerative grunt, which is usually expected from the vehicle of this class. Same ways, the new QX60 lacks the athletic handling which is otherwise comes as a staple with Infiniti SUVs, instead it seems to be on a plusher side.

More or less, your likeness for 2014 Infiniti QX60 depends on your priorities and expectations from a crossover, if you are in search of luxury crossover which is also fun to drive then you have better options available like 2014 Acura MDX and 2013 BMW X5. But for a family hauling crossover that also speaks volumes of style and technology then surely 2014 Infiniti QX60 is an ideal choice.

The 2014 Infiniti QX80

Infiniti QX80 is the newly named 2014 avatar of the Infinity QX56 from last year. One of the best full sized SUV in its niche, the Infiniti QX80 virtually has it all to qualify as the best when one talks about a big, powerful vehicle that looks just at appealing as it rides. The 2014 Infiniti QX80, for the very reason of being super amazing in the first place, remains unchanged for this model year, despite a little addition in its safety system. Back-up Collision Intervention would be the unfamiliar little thing when you lay hand on this year’s Infiniti QX80.

While the beast offers humungous power, rating at around 400 ponies, it keeps the strength of Hercules, towing a whopping 8,500 pounds at once. All the muscle comes from the V8 that sits under the hood of this plush 2014 Infiniti QX80. Just as the strength of the vehicle leaves one in awe, the interiors stand equally breathtaking. Classy and sophisticated, the interior of the 2014 Infiniti QX80 is capable of making at least a sum of 6 people, to enjoy its luxurious ride, together. And since the vehicle seems to be on a spree of acing in every other attribute how could it possible lag behind when it comes to safety. Every possible safety technology one can ever need can be found in at once in the 2014 Infiniti QX80, along with the newly added, back-up collision improvement system.

The entire rumble for an Infiniti Qx80 comes from a 5.6 liter eight cylinder engine, which readily produces about 400 horses and 413 pound feet of twist. The V8 is mated to a seven speed automatic transmission which is standard for the 2014 Infiniti QX80; as is the rear wheel drive. The deluxe sports ute comes with an optional four wheel drive as well. The SUV is capable of reaching a speed of 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of 6.8 seconds, which, as a matter of fact, is quite impressive for a vehicle that big. Even the EPA ratings of this luxury SUV do not fail to impress with a combined 16 mpg that is 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.

The 2014 Infiniti QX80 comes with a fully equipped cabin that is pure delight to look at. The supreme quality materials gone into the making of the interiors of 2014 QX80 surely mark their presence. While the amazing array of gauges and bells and a monitor bring pleasure to those who are in love with technology, the amazingly simple user interface helps those who’re not into it all that much.

2014 Infiniti QX80 impressively justifies its brand name by being amazingly athletic. The buttery smooth shifts, strong acceleration and the agility of a ninja all packs into one brawny vehicle called the Infiniti QX80 that stands proud on 22 inches wide wheels. While the SUV faces a fair amount of competition with models like the Mercedes Benz GL Class and the Escalade or even the 2014 Lexus LX 570, the Infiniti QX80 has something about it.

The 2014 Infiniti QX70

Infiniti rebadged its sporty FX midsized crossover range including the V6 powered FX37 and V8 engined FX50 as the QX70 as a part of the manufacturers new Q-based nomenclature system. The new sports beauty is due in late 2015 or early the following year. Proudly maintaining the bold styling of its predecessors the 2014 Infiniti QX70 will be the crossover’s third iteration. The changed name is no reason to be fooled for apart from the new moniker, the QX70 still remains identical to the last years FX and hence is still one of the most drover-focused crossovers in the market all credits to the platform shared with the agile and sporty Nissan 370Z sports car. A few welcome changes, however, will include more interior space in order to alleviate one of the main drawbacks of the current model. Along with that a cushier cabin is also a plus point for the new SUV.

For a change, it is sometimes alright to judge a book by its cover. The new QX70’s muscular lines and aggressive stance speaks all about the crossover and suggests that this little monster is all about performance and it certainly carries under its metal veils just the right stuff to back up that impression. Strengthened by a version of the RWD-based architecture shared by the 370Z, the QX70 is nimble with its responses to control inputs and offers a taut, yet not uncomfortable ride. Offering its customers a choice between couple of stout powerplants, QX70 comes in a standard and an optional engine variation. The standard motor which is a 3.6 liter V-6 engine generates 325 horsepower and 267 pound feet of torque. The optional engine is a 5.0 liter V8 which elevates the output by 65 generating about 390 ponies and impressive 369 pound feet of twist which, in fact, is enough to cruise up the vehicle to 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of just over 5 seconds. Both the engines are mated with a seven speed automatic transmission. While the V6 is based on rear wheel drive as standard but can be optioned with all-wheel drive, the V8 is available exclusively with all wheel drive. Fuel economy for the FWD V6 and AWD V6 is rated as 17/24 city/highway mpg and 16/22 mpg respectively while the V8 returns 14/20 mpg.

On the inside, the new QX70 welcomes its passengers with a sybaritic cabin manifested with plush materials like soft leather, brushed aluminum and genuine wood trim. Since there is no iDrive-style infotainment controller, conventional buttons flourish. Sadly, offering just 24 cubic feet of trunk room, which is less than some “compact” crossovers like the Honda CR-V, a compromised cargo space disappoints. However, folding the rear seats down, swells up the storage to 62 cubic feet!

Both the versions come with a myriad of additional optional feature that help customize the 2014 Infiniti QX70 according to its owner. Once unique among luxury crossovers due to its wild styling over interior space, the QX70 now competes with even more radically styles “coupe-crossovers” like the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX.

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