Infiniti Celebrates 30 Years of Luxury and Performance

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The Infiniti brand first appeared on the scene 30 years ago back in 1989. That year marked the debut of The Simpsons and the fall of the Berlin Wall. You could fill up your tank for about $1 a gallon and the median price of a new house was only $125,000. The world has changed a lot in thirty years. The automotive industry has changed, too, and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Infiniti is ready for those changes with its range of coupes, sedans, and SUV for the 2020 model year.

Sedans were all the rage when the Infiniti Q45 sedan went on sale on November 8, 1989. Today, consumers crave crossovers and SUVs so the Infiniti lineup reflects those changing tastes. The Infiniti FX crossover made its debut in 2003 and that legacy is carried on with the QX50, QX60, and QX80.

2020 Infiniti QX50

This 5-passenger mid-size crossover showed off an all-new look for 2019, but that hasn’t stopped Infiniti from adding even more features for this model year. It now includes the latest generation of Infiniti InTouch infotainment with dual HD screens. There’s an 8-inch upper screen and 7-inch lower screen along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

New standard safety features include lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, and high beam assist. Combine this with an overall 5-stary rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests and you have a premium crossover you can drive with confidence.

Looking for a new or used Infiniti QX50? Check out BestRide’s listings search here.

There five-trim lineup now includes two new offerings at the top of the range – Autograph and Sensory. All are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined in front-wheel drive models.

Look for the 2020 Infiniti QX50 in dealerships now at a starting price of $37,250.

2020 Infiniti QX60

Those who need a larger option have the 2020 Infiniti QX60 to consider. This 7-passenger SUV is the brand’s top-selling model.

It offers room for the whole family in a luxurious interior with available features including leather seats for the first and second row and maple wood trims. Third row access is made easier thanks to wide door openings and a second row that slides forward, even with an empty child seat installed.

Looking for a new or used Infiniti QX60? Check out BestRide’s listings search here.

Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined making it easier on your wallet for those family road trips.

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 is available now in a range of two trims with pricing from $44,350.

2020 Infiniti QX80

Sitting at the top of the SUV lineup is the 2020 Infiniti QX80 with room for seven and plenty of cargo. This year it gets key enhancements including a revised ProPilot Assist and Sensory package.

It also gets a technology update. The new infotainment system features latest version of Infiniti InTouch, which includes an 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Looking for a new or used Infiniti QX80? Check out BestRide’s listings search here.

The QX80 will be available in a range of three trims with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Expect to see pricing announced closer to its on-sale date this November.

2020 Infiniti Q50

The 2020 Infiniti Q50 isn’t just a sedan. It’s a sports sedan. That may sound like splitting hairs, but it makes a big difference. While many sedans are simply designed to carry people from one place to the next, a sports sedan aims to let the driver enjoy the trip.

Base models are powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque with a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Those are strong performance numbers, but if you crave a bit more, then look to the Red Sport 400 trim. It comes with a more powerful version of that V6 offering 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Looking for a new or used Infiniti Q50? Check out BestRide’s listings search here.

The Q50 also gets the updated, dual-screen Infiniti InTouch infotainment system along with a comfortable and beautiful interior. Standard features include dual zone automatic climate control, leatherette seating surfaces, 8-way power driver and front-passenger seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The four-trim lineup starts at $36,400 and is in dealerships now.

2020 Infiniti Q60

The 2020 Infiniti Q60 sports coupe offers sleek styling, luxury amenities, and two powerful engine options. Like the Q50 sedan, there are two version of the 3.0-liter V6 offering either 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower.

Looking for a new or used Infiniti Q60? Check out BestRide’s listings search here.

There’s a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and inside, the updated Infiniti InTouch system with its dual screens dominates the dashboard. Those who frequently plan on having passengers in the rear seat will want to stick with the Q50 sedan, but if that’s not an issue, then the Q60 is a fantastic choice.

It’s available in a range of three trims priced from $41,350 and is available in dealerships now.

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Nicole Wakelin

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