New sa­loon goes far beyond In­finiti

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te,nlotr­wyeprrice CO2, ex­tra equip­ment in­clud­ing full LED front and rear light­ing, and a sharp new fam­ily look sum up In­finiti’s pre­mium Q70 sa­loon range for 2015, prices for which have been con­firmed.

The up­graded line-up, on sale across Europe from Jan­uary, starts with a new Q70 2.2d model, pow­ered by a four-cylin­der diesel en­gine de­vel­oped as part of In­finiti’s strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion with Daim­ler.

Mated to a stan­dard seven-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion with avail­able pad­dleshift (de­pend­ing on model), the new 2.2 diesel unit in

Nthe Q70 emits just 129g/ km of CO2 while of­fer­ing stir­ring per­for­mance thanks to 170PS and a gen­er­ous 400NM of torque.

Re­plac­ing the 3.0-litre V6 diesel in the Q70 range, the new Q70 Pre­mium 2.2d is priced from £32,650.

The car comes as stan­dard with full LED head­lights, chromed ac­cents on the front grille, a rear-view cam­era, front and rear park­ing sen­sors, with stan­dard Con­nec­tiv­iti+ nav­i­ga­tion, 18-inch wheels and leather seats with ven­ti­la­tion, in what is a typ­i­cally gen­er­ous In­finiti stan­dard spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

It is ex­pected that such at­trac­tive pric­ing for a large pre­mium sa­loon en­dowed with ex­cep­tional tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment will make the new Q70 2.2d model the most popular Q70 vari­ant in the UK mar­ket.

Other ver­sions in the new line-up com­prise ‘Sport’, with an even more ex­pres­sive look to the front bumper, up­rated brakes and 20-inch wheels, among other changes.

Avail­able with se­lected Pre­mium and Sport mod­els, Tech mod­els come with In­finiti’s Dy­namic Safety Shield (in­tel­li­gent cruise con­trol, lane de­par­ture preven­tion and blindspot in­ter­ven­tion), Bose Pre­mium Sur­round Sound with 16 speak­ers and Around-View Mon­i­tor with Mov­ing Ob­ject De­tec­tion and For­est air-con­di­tion­ing.

As well as the new 2.2 diesel en­gine, the Q70 for 2015 is avail­able with both 3.7-litre V6 petrol power and, for the flag­ship, the award-win­ning In­finiti Di­rect Re­sponse Hy­brid pow­er­train. Ben­e­fit­ting from the en­hance­ments in­tro­duced on the Q50S Hy­brid, the lat­est Q70 Hy­brid of­fers even more per­for­mance – ac­cel­er­at­ing from 0-62mph in just 5.3s – and bet­ter ef­fi­ciency, with CO2 emis­sions at 145g/km.

Mark­ing their Euro­pean de­but at the Paris Mo­tor Show last Oc­to­ber, the lat­est Q70 mod­els are up­graded both un­der the skin (with im­prove­ments to re­fine­ment and ride com­fort) and above it.

A new, more chis­elled look to front and rear bumper sec­tions en­hances the se­duc­tive shape while bring­ing the Q70 closer to the new fam­ily look in­tro­duced with the Q50. The head­lights re­tain the dis­tinc­tive In­finiti de­sign but, for all mod­els in the range they are full LED, like the rear lights.

The new Q70 will ar­rive in the In­finiti net­work from Jan­uary.

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