Infiniti QX80 named most loved luxury SUV in Customer Love Index

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti has announced that the QX80 leads the luxury SUV segment in the Customer Love Index (CLI), based on Strategic Vision’s quantitative 2015 New Vehicle Experience Study (NVES) of over 44,000 new vehicle owners. The CLI identifies the vehicles that are doing the best job creating love with owners and thus, outperforming the competition in a particular segment.

Findings of the overall Customer Love Index, indicate that buyers under 40 in particular were more passionate and felt more enthusiasm towards their vehicles. Younger Infiniti QX80 buyers reported that they felt secure in their vehicle because of the innovative safety features and overall quality of the product, leading to more love for their vehicle.

“Infiniti is proud to have a customer base that feels passionate about our brand and advocates for our products,” said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “The luxury SUV segment is very competitive, but the QX80’s performance and design continues to attract customers looking for a well-appointed luxury utility vehicle.”

The QX80 offers a unique combination of inspired design and performance that makes it stand out in the luxury performance SUV class. Offering accompaniments such as the standard Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD) system, available Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System and available Bose® Cabin Surround® Sound System with digital 5.1 decoding and 15 speakers, the QX80 also has a rugged practicality that comes with a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine capable of hauling up to eight passengers and towing up to 8,500 pounds.

Infiniti QX80 rated most appealing Large Premium SUV in 2015 JD Power U.S. APEAL Study

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2015 Infiniti QX80 has been named the highest ranked Large Premium SUV in the annual JD Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM. The 2015 Infiniti Q70 ranked third in the Midsize Premium Car category. The study asks owners to evaluate their vehicles across 77 attributes, which are then combined into an overall APEAL Index score measured on a 1,000-point scale. The QX80 had a 2015 score of 877 – an improvement of 23 points over 2014 – to lead its segment. The Q70 premium sedan had a 2015 score of 873 points.

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“The JD Power APEAL Study represents a deep dive into every aspect of what owners appreciate about their new purchases or leases – from appearance, driving performance and safety features to all the little details that make you fall in love with, or out of, a vehicle,” said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “The large premium SUV segment includes some very impressive competitors, so it is especially gratifying to have our owners rank the QX80 at the top of the segment.”

Exterior styling, interior roominess, and ride/handling were ranked as the top reasons owners purchased the QX80. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 offers a unique combination of inspired design and performance that makes it stand out in the luxury performance SUV class. It offers a standard Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD) system, available Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System and available Bose® Cabin Surround® Sound System with digital 5.1 decoding and 15 speakers.

The QX80 also has a rugged practicality that comes with a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine capable of hauling up to eight passengers and towing up to 8,500 pounds.

Infiniti Q50, QX60 and QX80 receive top honors from Edmunds.com

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Infiniti announced today that Edmunds.com has named the 2014 Infiniti Q50 among its “Top Rated Vehicles.” The QX60 was also awarded as one of its “2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Midrange Luxury SUVs” and the QX80 was named as one of its “Most Popular on Edmunds.com Premium Luxury SUVs.” Each of the vehicles was recognized during a presentation at the 2014 New York International Auto Show where Michael Bartsch, vice president of Infiniti Americas, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

The Edmunds.com testing team evaluates about 200 cars per year. Each vehicle is driven on a standardized road-test loop and evaluated on a test track for instrumented testing in controlled conditions. Edmunds.com uses its findings to grade how a car stacks up against its direct rivals in its size and price class. Infiniti’s Q50 luxury sedan received an “A” rating when compared to its direct competitors in its class.

Building on Infiniti’s legendary sports sedan styling, performance and technology leadership, the 2014 Infiniti Q50S is designed to create a new, distinct level of customer engagement. This luxury sports sedan helped establish a fresh new design, performance and technology direction for the brand when it debuted in early 2014 and offers a choice of powertrains including 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter gas-electric hybrid V6. The Q50 also features world’s first technologies designed to enhance the driver’s experience, including Direct Adaptive Steering™, Active Lane Control™ and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

First introduced for the 2013 model year, Infiniti’s QX60 shook up the status quo with its innovative style, interior flexibility, innovative safety features and advanced hospitality features. Today, continues to offer real-world three-row utility, as well as all the premium features, performance and technological innovations Infiniti has become known for worldwide. In addition to Infiniti’s signature emotive styling and craftsmanship, the 2014 QX60 also features segment-leading passenger and rear cargo volume, and extensive safety and security technologies, including Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection and an available world’s first technology, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system.

The 2014 QX80 stands out in the full-size luxury SUV class, offering a unique and unmatched combination of the inspired exterior design, luxurious amenities for its 8-passengers inside and brute performance from a 5.6 liter V8 that’s rugged enough to tow boats and trailers weighing up to 8,500-pounds (when properly equipped). As with the QX60, the QX80 incorporates a number of exciting standard features, such as Infiniti’s Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and the advanced BCI, available in the Technology Package for the 2014 model year.

Edmunds.com’s recognition of the QX80 follows the global debut of a heavily refreshed QX80 at the New York International Auto Show for the 2015 model year. The 2015 QX80 offers many interior and exterior styling updates and for the first time ever, a new variant will be introduced. The QX80 Limited offers an extensive menu of exclusive ultra-luxury features and exterior styling updates that are part of an upgraded level of craftsmanship surpassing even the high standards of standard QX80s.

The New 2015 Infiniti QX80

Infiniti QX80 recibe una apariencia renovada y mejoras interiore

The Infiniti QX80 offers a fresh new exterior design and a more crafted interior for 2015, plus additional standard features and technology, bringing Infiniti’s premium full-size luxury SUV closer in look and feel to the dramatic new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan. The new Infiniti QX80 made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show prior to going on sale at Infiniti retailers in the United States in fall 2014.

The extensive exterior design refinements focus on the QX80’s frontend appearance, with the new upper grille shape and added lower grille mirroring the bold style of the popular Q50. The revised front fascia also features new LED high/low beam headlights, LED turn signals, LED fog lights and a new bumper with flush-mounted sonar sensors. Chrome-plated outside rear mirror caps have been added to the QX80 Deluxe Technology Package.

In the rear of the QX80 a larger, standard bumper protector helps reduce potential damage when loading or unloading recreational gear or bulky cargo. There are also three new exterior colors among the seven total color choices: Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow and Majestic White.

Two new wheel designs are also added – standard machine-finished 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 14-spoke 22-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels (the largest available in segment) available with the optional 22-inch Tire and Wheel Package.

The 2015 QX80’s interior refinements and revised grade level content reflect input from current owners, who have requested greater visual differentiation between color/wood trim offerings and more choices in the optional technology groupings.

As in the 2014 model year, two interior color atmospheres are available – Wheat or Graphite leather-appointed seating – along with two interior finisher colors. The previous Tuscan Burl trim has been replaced with a darker Mocha Burl with a heavier, richer and more reddish wood grain. Also added as part of this interior is new steering wheel trim.

The previous Deluxe Touring Package’s Mocha Burl finisher package receives a new Stratford Burl with a heavier, fine furniture-like appearance, along with new leather-appointed upper door panel design with a fresher, more cut look. Now named the Deluxe Technology Package, it also features semi-aniline leather seating surfaces and Stratford Burl-trimmed steering wheel.

All Graphite-colored interiors feature new silver contrast stitching (previously black stitching) and the center stack and steering wheel switches receive new silver color accents.

Several new technologies have been added for 2015, starting with the Q50’s advanced High Beam Assist and Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW). The High Beam Assist headlight function, which is standard on all models, utilizes a forward camera to read oncoming or upcoming traffic and automatically dips the high beams to the low beam setting. The high beam setting is restored when the traffic is clear.

The Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system warns the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver’s field of view. It not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle travelling in front of the preceding one. Also added are standard 3-Blink one-touch turn signals

An extensive suite of advance technology systems is again available with the QX80, but where last year the major systems were combined in the Technology Package (which also required the Deluxe Touring Package), for 2015 the previous content is split into a new Driver Assistance Package and the Deluxe Technology Package.

Included in the Driver Assistance Package are Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Emergency Braking and the new Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Backup Collision Intervention® (BCI), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and steering wheel switches for the Safety Shield technologies.

The Deluxe Technology Package now includes Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP). As in previous years, the comprehensive package also offers Front Pre-Crash Seatbelts, Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers, Hydraulic Body Motion Control system, climate-controlled front seats, semi-aniline leather seating surfaces, the Stratford Burl trim, 2nd row footwell courtesy lights, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS), chrome mirror caps, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights and headlight washers.

About the 2015 Infiniti QX80

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 again offers a unique combination of inspired design and performance that makes it stand out in the luxury performance SUV class. The QX80’s unmatched combination of power, strength and luxury style makes it capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings with spacious elegance.

The QX80’s drivetrain is rugged enough to handle tasks such as towing boats or trailers (8,500-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped), while being equally at home transporting friends and family for a night on the town.

All Infiniti QX80s include a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness. The QX80 is offered in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, with the AWD model featuring Infiniti’s proven All-Mode AWD® system with Auto, 4H and 4L modes.

The proven 5.6-liter V8 engine combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) to produce 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. A smooth 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) is standard on all models.

The QX80’s suspension is an independent double-wishbone design front and rear, with Dual-Flow PathÒ twin tube shock absorbers and an automatic rear leveling system that seeks to maintain uniform ground clearance and departure angle, even when towing or carrying cargo, by automatically adjusting the air pressure in the system’s air bladders. In addition, an advanced Hydraulic Body Motion Control system is available on both 2WD and AWD models as part of the Deluxe Technology Package. The system helps to reduce body lean in turns, resulting in improved ride comfort for passengers in all three rows. Suspension travel is automatically controlled by hydraulic chambers integrated into each shock absorber.

Braking is provided by 4-wheel disc brakes (13.8-inch vented discs front and rear) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 2-wheel or 4-wheel Active Brake Limited-Slip (ABLS) are standard on every QX80, along with engine-speed-sensitive power steering.

The QX80’s world-class inner sanctum offers a comfortable space and personal controls for every occupant. It features standard 7-passenger seating capacity, with 8-passenger capacity available. Leather-appointed seating is standard for all three rows. Even more luxurious semi-aniline leather seating surfaces are offered in the Deluxe Technology Package.

The driver’s seat is 10-way power adjustable, including 2-way power lumbar support. It features a standard dual occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors.

The front passenger’s seat is 8-way power adjustable, including 2-way power lumbar support. Heated front seat are standard, with available climate-controlled (heating and cooling functions) front seats and heated 2nd row seats (outboard positions only when equipped with a bench seat).

The 2nd row captain’s chairs offer a tip-up function for easy 3rd row entry/exit. For those desiring 8-passenger capacity, the Split Bench Seat Package replaces the standard 2nd row captain’s chairs and center console with a 3-passenger bench seat with 60/40-split folding. The 3rd row seat is a 60/40-split power folding design. The 2nd row center console includes two cupholders and two storage bins. Also standard is a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. A 16.6 cubic foot cargo space for luggage is provided with the 3rd row seat up.

The QX80’s long list of additional comfort and convenience features includes nine cupholders and four door-pocket bottle holders, Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges and Infiniti signature analog clock.

Available as part of the Deluxe Technology Package is an Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, Grape Polyphenol filter and auto recirculation.

Among the QX80’s available premium entertainment and technology features are an 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, Infiniti Controller for use with vehicle information systems and comfort and convenience features, and the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System is also standard.

The QX80’s standard Around View® Monitor with Front and Rear Sonar System includes the advanced Moving Object Detection (MOD) system. Around View® Monitor utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras – mounted on the front, side and rear of the QX80 – to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, helping to maneuver it in tight spots. The MOD function helps enhance the driver’s situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front or back range object detection) if the system detects large moving objects within the displayed image in situations such as when pulling out of a parking space.

Two advanced audio systems are offered. The standard Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System includes two subwoofers and rear headliner-mounted 3rd row speakers that help ensure that sound quality is not compromised by obstructions such as luggage or cargo. Also available is the Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers, which is part of the Deluxe Technology Package. Other standard equipment includes a single in-dash CD/DVD player with MP3 playback, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), USB connection port for use with iPod® Interface or other compatible devices and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®. The available Theater Package features dual 7-inch color monitors, two pairs of wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks and 120V power outlet. The system allows playback of games or movies in the rear (games and movies sold separately), while front occupants listen to audio all at the same time. The two 7-inch color monitors include an auto-bright system that adjusts for daytime, clouds/evening and night/tunnel lighting.

About Infiniti:

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.

More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience® and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com. For the latest news on Infiniti in Formula One, visit www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.

Compare Infiniti Models to Competitors

When you are looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle, being able to compare multiple models at once is key to making sure you choose the right vehicle for you and your family.  One of the features that you can find on the Infiniti website is a page that allows you to compare any Infiniti model you choose and with competitor’s models.

At Grubbs Infiniti we want you to have as much information as you need to choose the Infiniti that’s right for you. If you have additional questions about how Infiniti models compare to other vehicles our sales team is well versed in not just Infinitis but our competitor’s vehicles as well.  Try it out..

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