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.