While the BMW X6 is heralded as being the first vehicle to combine the raised ride height of an SUV with the sloping roof and sporty proportions of a coupe, Infiniti was already offering such a vehicle five years before its German rival. The vehicle we’re talking about is the FX, which today is in its second generation and referred to as the QX70.
The second-generation QX70, which originally debuted in 2008, is soldiering on for another year. Infiniti has confirmed that a 2017 QX70 will be shown this week at the 2016 New York Auto Show, though the only major news for the vehicle is the availability of Infiniti's luxury-oriented Limited trim, currently found on the QX80.
Among the exterior changes are LED daytime running lights instead of the regular QX70’s foglights, dark accents, body-color side air vents, unique 21-inch wheels, and “Limited” badges. Inside, there’s special open pore wood trim, deep pillow quilting and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
No changes are made to the powertrain. That means you’ll find Infiniti’s older 3.7-liter V-6 under the hood. It delivers 325 horsepower and spins the rear wheels only as standard. All-wheel drive is available, though. The sole transmission is a 7-speed automatic.
The 2017 Infiniti QX70 range reaches showrooms in early summer.
The 2016 New York Auto Show gets underway Wednesday, March 23. For more from the show, head to our dedicated hub.