Infiniti Refreshes Q70 for 2015; Adds Long Wheelbase Variant

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First luxury sedan in this segment to be offered with a LWB in the US.

Infiniti has refreshed its flagship sedan in time for the New York Auto Show, and has revealed the Q70 sporting the same styling cues as the recently-released Q50. The big news from the luxury carmaker is the addition of a long-wheelbase option, becoming the first carmaker to offer such a vehicle in this segment in the US. The standard Q70 has been stretched from 114.2 to 120.1 inches for the Q70L, lengthening it by 7.3 inches in total. Almost all of that goes to rear-seat legroom, which benefits from a 5.6-inch increase.

Fresh looks for the 2015 Q70 include new head and taillights, with LED accents up front and full LEDs in the rear, and a new ‘double-arch’ grille complete with mesh-finish inserts. Interior changes appear limited to the addition of silver-dust wood trim, while four new safety systems have been added: Predictive Forward Collision Warning, which sees beyond the car ahead to detect a crash, Nissan’s bird’s eye view parking display, Backup Collision Intervention, and Lane Departure Prevention system. Powerplants remain unchanged, with the 3.7-liter V6 delivering 330 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, and the 5.6-liter V8 retaining its 420 hp and 417 lb-ft. Both engines are available on the LWB edition.

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