2015 Infiniti QX60 | new car review
Infiniti's Dynamic Safety Shield packs in a bunch of interesting features
The QX60 isn't a pretty thing to look at and with a price tag that is higher than a Cadillac's, I'm not sure where Infiniti was headed with this one
It must’ve been difficult, but Infiniti has done it; they’ve taken all the elements of a disastrous design and packaged it into one offering, namely, the QX60. A colossal grille matched with paltry headlamps, the side profile of an MPV and the rear end that resembles a Korean sedan. Oh, and let’s not forget the most unnecessary kink along the window line in modern motoring. Simply put, the QX60 has been around since 2012 and if it hasn’t grown on you already, it never will.
On the inside, the influence of its Nissan Pathfinder underpinnings are more than evident. The dashboard is snatched out of the Pathfinder, dolled up with some nicer trim and then placed into the 2015 Infiniti QX60. As opposed to the straight edged centre stack in the Pathfinder, the designers at Infiniti have decided to spice it up with convex edges, minimalistic but neat.
Infiniti’s Dynamic Safety Shield is a comprehensive 360° safety system that monitors conditions, helps to avoid accidents and assists those in the vehicle should one occur. Included in the package is Backup Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Brake Assist, Distance Control Assist with Forward Collision Warning, and Infiniti’s Advanced Air Bag System.
What’s on offer?
Powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine that churns out 265 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 336 Nm of torque at 4,400 RPM, the mid-size Japanese crossover scampers from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. Mated to a CVT transmission, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 delivers power to all four wheels and runs out of juice at the 200 km/h marker.
You can deny it as much as you want, but the way a car looks is a big enough reason to make, or break the deal. When parked alongside the Cadillac SRX, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 is horrendous and in case you thought it would be cheaper, it isn’t. So just to make it clear, when you go for the SRX, you save a bit and strut the streets with a much better badge up front. Are you still thinking which one is better? I didn’t think so (it’s pretty obvious)…
|Specifications||2015 Infiniti QX60|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.5 litre V6|
|Max Power |
|265 horsepower @ 6,400 RPM|
|336 Nm @ 4,400 RPM|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||8.8 seconds|
|Top speed||200 km/h|
|Price||AED 177,000 - 208,000|