The Infiniti Q70 isn’t a big seller, so the brand tends to be hesitant about making big changes. As we roll toward the 2017 model year, we expect this lack of change will continue, meaning the Q70 should be a carryover once again.
The body of the Q70 hasn’t seen any changes since its renaming from the M back in 2014. Infiniti has been focusing its development efforts on better selling models like the Q50 sport sedan and soon-to-be-released QX30 crossover.
Inside, things should continue unchanged, for the most part, save for a few tech upgrades to align it with the rest of its class. We could see the infotainment system get a much-needed refresh to bring it visually up to speed with its rivals, plus the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should be a no-brainer for the new model year.
The under-hood bits should remain unchanged as the Q70 enters 2017. The current base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that cranks out 330 horsepower while the range-topping gasoline engine will remain the 5.6-liter V8 with 420 horsepower. Buyers looking for a hybrid get a 3.5-liter V6 with electric motor that pumps out 360 ponies. While the base engine gives the Q70 a competitive edge against the BMW 528 and the 535, its V8 comes up a little short against the 445-horsepower 550.
Like many cars in its class, the 2016 Q70 received a five-star rating from the NHTSA, and this looks to carry into 2017 as the safety features will likely remain the same. These features include standard front-side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, and a rearview camera.
Pricing and Release Date
The 2017 Infiniti Q70 is on sale now and beginning to arrive at dealers nationwide. Based on our analysis, deals on the outgoing car have been quite attractive, with a number of unadvertised incentives meant to help dealers lower prices considerably.
Official 2017 pricing starts at $51,005 with destination, topping out at $66,605 with the Q70 5.6X with all-wheel drive.
Pictured: 2016 Q70