Hong Kong – As INFINITI prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in November, much has changed in the world and the automotive landscape. At launch in 1989, INFINITI stood out as a brand that does not follow the conventional luxury pack – celebrating its position as a customer-centric alternative with beautiful design, world’s first technologies and breakthrough customer service initiatives at its core.
Entering the 2020 model year, INFINITI continues its commitment to embracing innovation and pushing the limits of what’s possible in product design, innovative technologies and customer care. Looking further ahead into its fourth decade, INFINITI is redefining its product designs, technologies and customer experience for an electrified future.
One of the most notable developments for 2020 is INFINITI’s new-generation infotainment system. The HD twin-screen system, which keeps the name ‘INFINITI InTouch™’, will improve the driving experience and keep motorists better connected while on the road. The platform offers an array of new functionality, including standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™; in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for seven devices; and improved navigation with 3D maps, Street view imagery and Destinations by Google®. The new system will be available on 2020 Q50, Q60, QX50 and the flagship QX80 models.
More information regarding the celebration of the first 30 years – and the continuing brand and customer journey will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please enjoy this preliminary look at What’s New for the 2020 INFINITI lineup.
2020 INFINITI Q50 – Available fall 2019
The iconic INFINITI Q60 performance coupe will also get the new-generation INFINITI InTouch™ System with HD dual-display LCD/VGA 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower touchscreens. Also standard are Apple CarPlay® and **Android Auto™, including Siri® and Google Voice® for the 2020 model year in addition to a new IT system and RED SPORT 400 accent trim colors.
A total of six 2020 Q60 models are offered:
Four 300-horsepower, 3.0t twin-turbo V6 models: Q60 3.0t PURE, Q60 3.0t PURE AWD, Q60 3.0t LUXE and Q60 3.0t LUXE AWD
The 400-horsepower Q60 RED SPORT 400 and RED SPORT 400 AWD
Full details will be provided closer to availability of the 2020 Q60 in fall 2019.
With an all-new QX50 design introduced for the 2019 model year – including world-first technologies, standout design, an enhanced interior space and an entirely new platform – the QX50 instantly became a strong contender in the luxury mid-size crossover segment, including a 50 percent sales increase in calendar year 2018.
The QX50 also received a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was named a 2019 Consumer Guide “Best Buy” in the Premium Compact Crossover category.
For 2020, QX50 enhances its high level of versatility, efficiency and performance with the addition of two new grade levels at the top of the lineup – the QX50 AUTOGRAPH and QX50 SENSORY. Also for 2020, a number of safety, security and driver assistance features become standard on all grade levels, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist. The 2020 QX50 will get the new-generation INFINITI InTouch system™ with HD dual-display 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower touchscreens with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, including Siri® and Google Voice® in addition to several new or revised option packages.
The QX50’s advanced 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine, a breakthrough in combustion engine design, adjusts its compression ratio to optimize power and efficiency. It combines the power of a high-output 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with the torque and efficiency of a four-cylinder diesel engine. The engine delivers 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, along with fuel economy rated at 27 mpg combined for front-wheel drive and 26 mpg combined for all-wheel drive models.
The 2020 QX50 is now offered in five well-equipped models – QX50 PURE, QX50 LUXE, QX50 ESSENTIAL, QX50 SENSORY and QX50 AUTOGRAPH – each in a choice of front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
2020 INFINITI QX60 – Available now
The award-winning INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover, INFINITI’s top-selling model, continues to hone its reputation as a versatile 3-row/7-passenger vehicle, offering a combination of family features with a welcoming, crafted design inside and out. The QX60 remains relatively unchanged for the 2020 model year.
The QX60 exterior fully embodies INFINITI’s dramatic design language, including signature grille, headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Other exterior details range from integrated LED turn signals in the side rearview mirrors to unique 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs. A hands-free Motion Activated Liftgate is available with the Sensory Package.
On the inside, the QX60 continues to offer real 7-passenger/3-row utility, plus all the luxurious features, performance and innovations that INFINITI has become known for worldwide. Among the many luxury features are available leather-appointed seating for 1st and 2nd rows, maple wood interior accents, stitched upper dash and INFINITI InTouch™ with 8.0-inch vehicle information display.
Every 2020 QX60 comes equipped with an advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The QX60 is offered in front-wheel drive or with INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Available security features and driving aids include Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Intervention™ system, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist, Active Trace Control, Lane Departure Prevention and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
2020 INFINITI QX80 – Available fall 2019
The flagship QX80 full-size luxury SUV offers a number of enhancements for the new model year, including revised ProPILOT Assist and Sensory package content, new IT system technology, available 17-speaker Bose® Performance Series Audio system, two new exterior colors and revised interior accent finisher availability. Also added are standard Rear Door Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Backup Collision Intervention and Blind Spot warning.
The 2020 QX80 joins the lineup receiving an infotainment update. The center stack will now feature the new-generation INFINITI InTouch system™ with HD dual-display 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower touchscreens with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, including Siri® and Google Voice®. The instrument cluster will also be refreshed with a new 7-inch color monitor.
The 2020 QX80 is offered in three models: the QX80 LUXE, QX80 LUXE 4WD and the QX80 LIMITED 4WD – which includes exclusive exterior and interior treatments such as dark, machine-finished 22-inch forged aluminum wheels; two-tone, quilted semi-aniline leather with Alcantara® seats, contrast piping and stitching; satin chrome exterior trim, roof rails and crossbars.
Full details will be provided closer to availability of the 2020 QX80 in fall 2019.