Infiniti announced pricing for its 2015 Q70, which receives numerous updates for the new model year meant to keep this midsize luxury sedan fresh. Prices start at $50,755 (including destination) for the base 2015 Infiniti Q70 with the 3.7-liter V-6 and rear-wheel drive.
A carryover engine, it produces 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque in the Q70, and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Adding all-wheel drive brings the starting price to $52,905. The 5.6-liter V-8 also returns for 2015, with 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. It comes with the same seven-speed automatic as the V-6, and starts at $63,755 with rear-wheel drive, and $66,255 with all-wheel drive.
For those interested in fuel economy, Infiniti also offers a Q70 Hybrid with a powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V-6 teamed with a single electric motor for a net power output of 360 hp. Available only with rear-wheel drive, it starts at $56,805.
A major part of the Q70's 2015 revamp is the introduction of a long-wheelbase Q70L model, boasting an extra 5.9 inches of legroom and 32.4 inches of knee room. That comes at a $1,500 premium over comparable V-6 and V-8 standard-wheelbase models (the Q70L isn't offered as a hybrid).
Aside from the stretched version, the Q70 gets revised styling that aligns it more closely with the smaller Q50. A bolder version of Infiniti's double-arch grille is the standout feature. On the inside, increased sound insulation, improved sealing, and stiffer wheels help to further dampen noises, as does an Active Noise Control system.
Other available technology includes Nissan's Around View Monitor 360-degree camera system, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and Backup Collision Intervention.
The 2015 Infiniti Q70 arrives in showrooms later this month.