1. home
  2. news
  3. 2016 Infiniti QX50 Coming to New York with New Look, Longer Wheelbase

2016 Infiniti QX50 Coming to New York with New Look, Longer Wheelbase

Big changes for the luxury crossover.

A new version of the Infiniti QX50 -- formerly known as the EX -- will make its debut at next week's 2015 New York auto show. The 2016 Infiniti QX50 is said to benefit from new front and rear fascias, restyled wheels, a higher ride height, and a 3-inch wheelbase increase to improve interior room.

It's unclear whether the 2016 Infiniti QX50 will receive any significant powertrain changes. The current QX50 (pictured) uses a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated for 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, with a 7-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels by default, although all-wheel drive is optional. Pricing for the 2015 Infiniti QX50 runs from $35,845 (with a $995 destination charge) for a base RWD model to $39,595 for the fully loaded Journey AWD.

The Infiniti QX50 is generally the slowest-selling model in the Infiniti lineup. In all of 2014, it sold just 2,164 copies, while Infiniti's second-worst selling car, the Q70, sold 5,034. So far this year, Infiniti QX50 sales are down 12.5 percent year-over-year to just 365 through first two months of 2015.

Like every other model, the Infiniti EX35 saw its name changed to comply with a new naming scheme that orders cars by their relative size and price in the company lineup. Sedans and coupes receive a "Q" prefix while crossover models have "QX," by a two-digit number.

The 2016 Infiniti QX50 makes its public debut in New York on Wednesday, April 1.