Infiniti Q70 Hybrid
The Q70 is Infiniti’s flagship luxury sedan, and fittingly, this year the Q70 gets a long-wheel base model and a hybrid model to compete against BMW and Jaguar. The Q70 remains one of the most elegant and lavish large sport sedans, even when compared to the stiff competition form America and Germany. With hybrid technology improving every year, Infiniti decided to take the leap with its largest sedan and give it hybrid power. Base MSRP $55,900
Striking curves and complex surfaces compliment the voluptuous curves of this luxury sedan. The new headlight and taillight design along with the redesigned ‘double arch’ grille are some of the most evident exterior changes. The front bumper has been reworked to feature new-design fog lights, a flattened trunk lid at the rear, plus a revised rear end including a new chrome bar. The only way to tell the difference between a standard Q70 and Q70L and the Q70 Hybrid would be the badging located at different points of the car, indicating that it uses hybrid technologies.
The Q70 Hybrid offers an incredible amount of headroom that even the tallest people will be comfortable inside, while the legroom is equally generous in the front and back seats. The seats are wrapped in fine leather and are ventilated and heated. The rest of the interior is filled with semi-aniline leather, warm wood trim or fine ash trim, and considerably more personality than you might find in some European or American alternatives. Technologies including the Bose audio system and RearView Camera and Rear Sonar assist are featured in the Q70 Hybrid as well.
The combination of a 3.5-liter petrol engine and an electric motor makes for incredible acceleration when the driver needs it, but the linear power delivery means that the power band is very smooth and produces tremendous torque. 0 to 60 can be done in just 5.3 seconds, which is considerably faster than the 3.7-liter alternative.
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