Infiniti QX70 S Design joins Australian model range

Infiniti QX70 S Design

Infiniti today announced the addition of a special edition to its QX70 crossover range: the QX70 S Design. Based upon the V6-powered variants of the top-grade QX70 S Premium, this  newest version of Infiniti’s performance crossover adds a number of stylish  touches to both its athletic exterior and its premium interior.

The QX70 S Design has a shadowy, stealth-like appearance courtesy of various  dark highlights, which comprise:   – 21-inch six-spoke light alloy wheels in black   – Black and dark chrome front grille, air vents and side vents   – Black-coloured exterior rear-vision mirrors   – Black-coloured roof rails   – Dark chrome tailgate finishers   – Dark chrome front fog lamp housings

The driver-oriented interior of the QX70 S Design features purple stitching on  the leather steering wheel and gear-shift lever and, when the interior is specified  in the colour of Graphite, this purple stitching extends to the seats, doors and  centre armrest.

“Together, these detail touches enhance the QX70’s already expressive design,”said Infiniti Cars Australia’s Managing Director, Jean-Philippe Roux. “The QX70 is  one of the most recognisable crossovers on the market and this new S-Design’s  added hint of aggression speaks directly to the performance credentials of this  vehicle.”

Because the QX70 S Design is based on the range-leading S Premium model  grade, customers will enjoy a raft of standard-fitment comfort and safety  features as well as great driving dynamics.

Powering the QX70 S Design is the choice of either a 235kW 3.7-litre petrol V6  or a responsive 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 that delivers 175kW of power and  550Nm of torque. The smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission with  manual mode connects to an advanced all-wheel drive system that features  intelligent torque split technology to enhance driving performance.

The QX70’s Front Mid-Ship (FM) chassis architecture underpins its dynamic  properties by ensuring a balanced front-to-rear weight distribution for  exceptional handling.

And the QX70 S Design comes comprehensively equipped with advanced  technologies such as Infiniti’s Forward Collision Warning system, Intelligent  Brake Assist system and other driver assistance facilities including the Around  View Monitor, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention  (LDP) systems.

The arrival of the QX70 S Design will be the first in a series of new-model  additions for Infiniti in Australia. This year and next, a number of all-new models  are scheduled to be released: the QX80 SUV, the Q30 active compact, the QX30  active crossover and the production version of the evocative Q60 Concept 2+2  coupe, which made its world premiere at this year’s Detroit Motor Show in  January.

“Expanding the Infiniti vehicle range is a key part of our plan for sustainable  growth in Australia,” Roux said. “These next four new models to join our range  will see the Infiniti brand cover a much broader range of the local premium  market. And we have even more all-new models planned.”

Pricing: The Infiniti QX70 S Design   The QX70 S Design is on sale now and is available with a special drive-away  pricing offer. Until 30 September this year, customers will enjoy free on-road  costs for the QX70 S Design. These prices, along with the QX70 S Design’s standard prices, are summarised in the tables below.

Special offer prices until 30 September 2015

ModelMSRP*Estimated Driveaway**
Infiniti QX70 S Design V6 petrolN/A$85,900
Infiniti QX70 S Design V6 turbo-dieselN/A$87,900

Standard prices from 1 October 2015

ModelMSRP*Estimated Driveaway**
Infiniti QX70 S Design V6 petrol$88,900$90,174
Infiniti QX70 S Design V6 turbo-diesel$90,900$92,174

* Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) are provided  for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road  costs.

  ** Maximum recommended drive-away price for vehicle in Victoria  including 12  months’ registration, 12 months’ CTP and applicable  statutory charges, dealer  delivery and administration charges. Price is based on a  private owner aged 40  with a good driving record and the vehicle being garaged in  Victoria. Prices may  differ depending on State purchased, individual’s personal  circumstances and will vary from dealer to dealer. Premium paint is  available at additional cost