Grubbs Infiniti Reviews the All-new 2014 QX50

Grubbs Infiniti new car dealer near Dallas TX 2014 QX50 in EulessCompact luxury crossover vehicles are in high demand both here in Dallas, Texas and nationwide as well, and Grubbs Infiniti is proud to offer its brand new 2014 QX50! In a recent review of the new QX50 provided by TheCarConnection.com, some notable comments are that “It overdelivers on responsiveness, driving dynamics, and decidedly non-crossover looks, while offering an intimate cabin look and feel that feels anything but mass-market . . . In style and performance, the QX50 is a very satisfying [selection] . . . ” Here at Grubbs Infiniti, we couldn’t agree more! The QX50 is a phenomenal vehicle, and we believe there’s no better choice in compact luxury crossover vehicles, across the board! Why not take this opportunity to check out the new Infiniti QX50 for a free, no obligation 24 hour test drive brought right to your home or work location, exclusively by the Grubbs Infiniti Valet Plus program?? Or, start your purchase now by applying for vehicle financing online now! We hope you do! As an authorized Infiniti dealer in DFW, TX, we appreciate you making us your choice, and we can’t wait for you to contact us about your interest in the new QX50! Thank you!

Infiniti Timeline on Wikipedia

While looking for some information on the evolution of the Infiniti QX56 I came across a great info graphic on Wikipedia that details the Timeline of all Infiniti vehicles.

If you have ever seen an Infiniti G20 or Infiniti Q45 and wondered what ever  happened to that model you can see on the Timeline when it was introduced, phased out or transitioned to a new model.

This Timeline of Infiniti vehicles has links to each vehicle’s Wikipedia page and some great information about each vehicle.  Check out the original Wikipedia page for the image with the links embedded.

 

 

Here are a few of the links to some of the other popular Infiniti pages on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiniti_QX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiniti_EX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiniti_JX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiniti_M#Fourth_generation_.282011.E2.80.93.29 

Infiniti Announces U.S. Pricing on 2012 QX and EX

– QX Becomes Second Infiniti to Feature Advanced Blind Spot Intervention™ System –

Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing for the 2012 Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV and 2012 Infiniti EX luxury crossover. Both are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

2012 Infiniti QX
Following record sales for the totally redesigned 2011 Infiniti QX, pricing for the 2012 model year remains unchanged. It is once again offered in two fully equipped models – Infiniti QX56 2WD and Infiniti QX56 4WD. Several option packages have been modified to make some features more accessible in lower-level packages, and new features have been added to the Deluxe Touring and Technology Packages.

One of the major enhancements to the QX for 2012 is the addition of Blind Spot Intervention™ to the Technology Package. A world’s first system, Blind Spot Intervention™ helps alert the driver to vehicles in the blind spot area, then actively assists the QX back to the center of the travel lane if the driver begins to move over.

Other revisions for 2012 include:

  • The Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system receives two additional speakers (15 speakers total) and is now part of the Deluxe Touring Package
  • Heated 2nd row seats with remote tip-up function move to the Theater Package (from the Deluxe Touring Package)
  • Headlight washers are added to the QX56 2WD Deluxe Touring Package

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti QX56 2WD 5.6-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $58,700 USD
Infiniti QX56 4WD 5.6-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $61,800 USD

2012 Infiniti EX
The 2012 Infiniti EX is available in four models: EX35 RWD, EX35 AWD, EX35 RWD Journey and EX35 AWD Journey. Enhancements for 2012 include the addition of HomeLink® Universal Transceiver as standard equipment on the EX35 Journey (previously part of the Deluxe Touring Package).

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
EX35 RWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $35,600 USD
EX35 Journey RWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $37,900 USD
EX35 AWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $37,000 USD
EX35 Journey AWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $39,300 USD

About the 2012 Infiniti QX
Following its total redesign for 2011, the Infiniti QX has experienced record sales and strong media and consumer reviews. The Infiniti QX is designed to attract and hold viewers’ attention, conveying its underlying sense of power and strength. The styling is dynamic, its size capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings with spacious elegance, and its drivetrain rugged enough to handle tasks such as towing boats or trailers (8,500-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped), while also offering 14% better fuel economy (EPA Combined) than the previous generation QX.

The QX offers a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness, a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine rated at 400 horsepower and 413 lbs-ft of torque that combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™), and 7-speed automatic transmission.

The QX interior remains long on luxury and comfort, including standard Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View™ Monitor, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, available perforated semi-aniline leather-appointed seating and an available Theater Package with dual 7-inch color monitors.

About the 2012 Infiniti EX
The 2012 Infiniti EX35 once again combines a sleek, sculpted, elegant skin, exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior environment – along with a suite of technologies such as an available Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system and the Around View® Monitor, which utilizes four small cameras located front, sides and rear to give the driver a “top-down view” of the outside of the vehicle and help reduce blind spots when parking.

Key highlights of the Infiniti EX include a standard 297-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine matched with a responsive 7-speed automatic transmission, available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and available 19-inch wheels and tires (Deluxe Touring Package), standard leather-appointed seating and available power up-folding 2nd row seat.

Other advanced technologies range from standard RearView Monitor to available Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning.

Infiniti EX35 tops in safety

Infiniti EX35

Infiniti EX35 - Dallas

Infiniti’s EX35 compact crossover has earned the coveted Top Safety Pick designation for 2011 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent testing agency that is funded in part by auto insurers.

The rating is a result of the EX35 earning the top score, “Good,” in separate front-, rear- and side-impact and roof-strength tests conducted by the institute, which has standards that generally are more stringent than those of the federal government’s testing program.

Vehicles also must have electronic stability control to qualify for the institute’s special designation.

Also on the list of Top Safety Pick vehicles this year is the Infiniti M sedan, which comes in two versions, the V-6 powered M37 and V-8 powered M56.

Standard safety features on the EX35 include dual-stage, dual-threshold front air bags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors, roof-mounted side-curtain air bags for both rows of seats, front seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact air bags, and front-seat active head restraints.

Among other standard safety items are child-seat anchors and tethers, tire-pressure monitoring, traction control and four-wheel antilock disc brakes.

The EX35 has a long list of optional safety equipment as well, although the Top Safety Pick designation was not based on any of these extra-cost features. Those include the Infiniti lane-departure-prevention system, intelligent cruise control, distance-control assist and intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning.

Also available is a blind-spot warning system, which signals the driver with a light if another vehicle is detected in the blind-spot area on either side of the car. If the driver activates the turn signal with another vehicle in the blind spot, the indicator flashes and a warning tone sounds, as well.

The EX35, introduced for 2008, has a base price range of $35,200 to $38,800 (plus $895 freight) for model year 2011. It’s one of the most popular models in the Infiniti lineup, offering sporty performance in a car that has seating for five and SUV-style cargo-carrying capability.

Based on the chassis of the Infiniti G sedan, key competitors include the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Cadillac SRX and Audi Q5. But the EX also competes with sedans in the entry-premium segment as well.

The EX is a junior version of the larger Infiniti FX crossover and has essentially the same engine as the FX35 (V-6) model — but with a starting price that is $7,400 less. The FX35 begins at $42,600, while the V-8 powered FX50 begins at $57,600. The EX is not available with a V-8 engine.

For 2011, the base rear-wheel-drive EX35 model lists for $35,200 (plus freight), while the fancier Journey model with rear drive is $37,400. All-wheel drive is offered on two models: The base version starts at $36,600, while the Journey is $38,800.

Even the base EX has leather seats, a rear-view camera, rear climate-control vents and polished aluminum roof rails. Other standard features include heated front seats on all-wheel-drive models, heated outside mirrors on all models, automatic headlights, Bluetooth hands-free phone system on Journey models, and a USB port for iPods.

Under the hood is the same engine used in the earlier G35 sedans, a 297-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6. EPA ratings are 17 mpg city/24 highway with rear-wheel drive and 16/23 with all-wheel drive.

The rear-drive system helps give the EX its sporty handling. The EX35 is the only vehicle in its segment with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, however. The all-wheel-drive system is useful in snow and rain, but it also helps guide the car through curves on dry pavement. It’s not intended for serious off-road driving.

EX35 changes for 2011 include a new seven-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels and more high-tech equipment options. Dual-zone automatic climate control also became standard this year, and there is now an option for 19-inch wheels and tires.

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2011 Infiniti EX Recognized as Best Luxury Compact Crossover for the Money

2011 Infiniti EX

Based on an analysis of 37 published reviews and test drives, the Infiniti EX has been recognized by US News and World Report as “2011 Best Luxury Compact Crossover for the Money.” Due to its rear-wheel drive and powerful engine, reviewers have noted that the EX drives more like a sports sedan than other SUVs.

As noted by Us News and World Report, “…The EX has a lot going for it. Reviewers love its luxurious interior. The front seats are comfortable and supportive enough to hold you in place while you attack twists and turns. Reviewers also love the high-tech features you can get on the EX, like a hard drive for music and Infiniti’s innovative around view system. Instead of a plain rearview camera, the Around View System gives drivers a nearly-360-degree view of the area around the EX. Safety features are even more impressive, and include things like lane departure warning, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation. All in all, reviewers say the 2011 EX is a great crossover SUV…”

Infiniti Photo Shoot

If you are a fan of Infinitis or an auto enthusiast you are going to enjoy this behind the scenes video of what goes into an auto photo shoot.  The video provides some great details on how they capture such great images for use in brochures, television and more.  The video is art itself and worth a look.

Infiniti M35 Hybrid

The models featured in the video are the Infiniti EX30D (that’s the diesel version of the EX30 just released in Europe) and the Infiniti M35 Hybrid (also making it’s debut in Europe).

From time to time we shoot video at Grubbs Infiniti but we can’t come close to this type of work since we don’t have a studio that’s set up to specifically shoot vehicles.  We do a great job with what we have but you can tell that this is a very high quality shoot.  Enjoy the video.

Shooting Infiniti M35 Hybrid from Martin Steimann on Vimeo.

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