Infiniti QX60

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Infiniti QX60
2013 Infiniti JX -- 06-14-2012.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
Also called Infiniti JX35 (2012–2013)
Production 2012–2013 (JX35)
2013–present (QX60 and QX60 Hybrid)
Model years 2013–present
2014-present (Hybrid)
Assembly United States: Smyrna, Tennessee (Smyrna assembly)
Designer Naoyuki Ohkoshi (2009)[1][2][3]
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan D platform
Related Nissan Pathfinder
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor 20 hp (15 kW) (Hybrid 2015)
Transmission CVT automatic
Hybrid drivetrain Parallel hybrid
Battery 0.6 kWh lithium ion (Hybrid)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 114.2 in (2,901 mm).
Length 200.1 in (5,083 mm).
Width 77.2 in (1,961 mm).
Height 67.8 in (1,722 mm)
Curb weight 4,280 lb (1,941 kg) (FWD)
4,419 lb (2,004 kg) (AWD)
4,625 lb (2,098 kg) (Hybrid, AWD)
Chronology
Predecessor Infiniti QX4
Infiniti QX70

The Infiniti QX60 body code L50 (formerly called the Infiniti JX until 2013) is a seven-passenger Mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the Infiniti division of Japanese automaker Nissan. It is underpinned by an elongated Nissan Murano platform.[4]

In keeping with Infiniti's naming scheme for 2014, in which cars begin with Q and SUV's begin with QX, the JX was renamed "QX60." While the number previously denoted engine displacement (for example, 35=3.5L engine), the new number, 60, is largely to do with its place in the product lineup, with larger numbers usually corresponding to more expensive vehicles.[5]

Jean-Philippe Roux said that the QX60 had previously been under consideration for Australia, but the numbers for right-hand-drive re-engineering and local homologation did not add up. This results that the Infiniti QX60 won't be sold in RHD markets like Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.

History[edit]

The Infiniti QX60 was announced in April 2012 in the United States as a 2013 model. A concept version debuted at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event, while the production model was unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The QX60 was the first three-row crossover to be released by Infiniti. Design work was done through 2009, by Naoyuki Ohkoshi under Shiro Nakamura. In 2012 Nissan announced that its Full-size SUV Pathfinder will also have the same platform as the QX60 for the 2013 model year.[6]

Drivetrain and engine[edit]

Infiniti QX60 3.5L VQ35DE V6

The QX60's 3.5 liter V6 engine produces an output of 265 hp (198 kW) and 248 pound-feet (336 N⋅m). The QX60 uses a continuously variable transmission.[7] For the 2014 model year, a hybrid version was introduced. The hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter twin-cam 16-valve four cylinder engine with an electric motor and a compact lithium-ion battery pack that is located under the 3rd row seat. The new supercharged inline-four (QR25DER) is rated at 230 hp (170 kW) and 243 pound-feet (329 N⋅m), while the 15-kW electric motor kicks in 20 horsepower and 29 lb-ft. Claimed total system power stands at 250 hp (190 kW) and 243 pound-feet (329 N⋅m). The QX60 Hybrid was discontinued in Summer 2017 for the 2018 model year, 3 years after the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid was discontinued in Fall 2014 after the 2014 model year. Hybrid versions will be reintroduced in 2021 as part of Nissan's electrification plans. The QX60 and QX60 Hybrid were the first vehicles in Infiniti's North American lineup to use Nissan's Continuously Variable Transmission.

The 2017 QX60 is now powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected V-6 that makes 295 hp (220 kW) and 270 pound-feet (366 N⋅m) of torque.

Performance and safety[edit]

  • 0–60 mph (97 km/h) 8.3 seconds
  • 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine, aluminum-alloy block and heads
  • 12.6 x 1.10-inch ventilated discs/12.13 x 0.63-inch ventilated discs; 4-wheel, 4-channel ABS
  • Automatic-on/off high intensity discharge bi-functional xenon headlights
  • Integrated front fog lights
  • LED rear brake lights and center high-mounted stoplight
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (2016 model year and up)

Safety[edit]

2016 Infiniti QX60 SUV AWD NHTSA[8]
Overall: 5/5 stars
Frontal Driver: 4/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Pole Driver: 5/5 stars
Rollover : 4/5 stars 17.9%
IIHS:[9]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset (2015–present) Good1
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good2
1 vehicle structure rated "Good"
2 strength-to-weight ratio: 4.68

Features[edit]

Infiniti QX60
  • Bose 13-speaker Premium Audio system, AM/FM/CD/DVD/XM (SeriusXM service ) with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume control (If So Equipped)
  • Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology (With Navigation Package) Single in-dash CD player
  • 60/40 Split second row Seats with recline
  • 50/50-split folding third-row seat with recline
  • Power Moonroof (Will be replaced by Tri-Pane Panoramic Moonroof only on QX60 Models Equipped with Deluxe Touring/Technology Package)
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lumbar Support
  • USB port
  • Cupholders
  • AroundView Monitor (If So Equipped)
  • Mobile Rear Seat Entertainment System (If So Equipped)
  • 12v outlet
  • 120v outlet (Equipped Only on QX60 Models with Mobile Rear Seat Entertainment System)
  • Heated and Cooled Front Seats (If So Equipped)
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seats (If So Equipped)
  • HomeLink Universal Transceiver/Garage Door Opener
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Drive (If So Equipped)
  • Hands Free Phone System
  • Remote Engine Start (If So Equipped)
  • Navigation System (If So Equipped)
  • Touch Screen Radio/Display Screen (If So Equipped)
  • Tri-Pane Panoramic Moonroof (If So Equipped)
  • Lane Departure Warning/Prevention (If So Equipped)
  • Backup Collision Intervention/Blind Spot Warning/Intervention (If So Equipped)
  • Roof Rails (If So Equipped)
  • Roof Rail Crossbars (Requires Roof Rails) (If So Equipped)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers (If So Equipped)
  • Driver's Memory Seat System (If So Equipped)
  • INFINITI HYBRID SYSTEM (Hybrid Models Only)

Model year changes and updates[edit]

Infiniti JX35 rear

MY 2013

First introduced as the JX35 and luxury cousin of the Nissan Pathfinder.

MY 2014

Rebadged as QX60, USB port added in center console, now available with 8 inch touch screen and navigation with AroundView Monitor, now available with Forward Braking System, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning/Prevention systems, Rear View Camera now standard, now available with Bose speakers and surround sound, and Hybrid variant added (Limited and late Availability for hybrid).

MY 2015

Receives an updated CVT and now is available with Backup Collision Intervention/Blind Spot Warning/Intervention Systems.

MY 2016 Facelift

For the 2016 model year update, the QX60 received an exterior refresh which featured new front and rear fascias with restyled headlights and taillights (LED Daytime Running Lights are added to the headlight assembly on U.S. QX60 Models and is with the restyled BI-XENON HID Projector Headlamps and Front Turn Signal Lights for 2016), LED Fog Lights, Rear Turn Signal Lights (For 2016 they're now the same color as the Rear Brake Lights "Red"), an interior update which now adds 3 USB ports to all 2016 Infiniti QX60 Non-Hybrid Models versus the 2015 Infiniti QX60 which only has 1 USB port, and updated Deluxe Touring Package. The Technology Package became standard on all 2016 QX60 models equipped with the Deluxe Touring Package and will be renamed Deluxe Technology Package, which includes Pre-crash Front Seatbelts, Front and Rear Sonar System, Backup Collision Intervention, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning/Prevention, Roof Rails with Crossbars, High beam Assist (added mid year into the 2017 model year), Tri-Pane Panoramic Moonroof with sunshade, Climate-controlled front seats switch, Blind Spot Warning/Intervention, Distance Control Assist, BOSE Surround Sound System with 15- speakers and 5.1 channel decoding, Heated Outboard Second Row Seats, Advanced Climate-controlled System, 20-7.5 Inch Wheels, Active Trace Control, Eco Pedal, Unique Seat Quilts (Front and Outboard Second Row Seats), Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Power Fold Third Row Seats (Not available on Hybrid Models), Motion Activated Liftgate (Available for the 2017 model year), and Maple Interior Accents. All 2016 QX60 Models (and its cousin the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder) also have redesigned cup holders and new exterior colors and chassis enhancements.

The QX60 Hybrid Models also received a new facelift with restyled headlights and taillights for 2016, just like the gasoline version but has Premium Package, Navigation System, AroundView Monitor, HEV Gauge, Remote Engine Start, Driver's Memory Seat System, Pedestrian Detection, Lithium-Ion Battery (Located under 3rd Row seats), Electric Motor, HCVT with Manual Shift, 250 hp 2.5L I-4 Supercharged Hybrid Engine with INFINITI HYBRID RESPONSE, Active Noise Control, Rear Lithium-Ion Battery air vents, regenerative braking, HYBRID EMBLEM, and Roof Rails without Crossbars as additional standard features added to the QX60 Hybrid versus the Gasoline QX60.

The Facelifted QX60 began production in late 2015 and arrived to dealers in late February 2016.

Infiniti QX60 facelift
Infiniti QX60 facelift

MY 2017

The Infiniti QX60 increased in power to 295 hp (220 kW). Models now have a WI-FI option as part of models with the rear seat entertainment system only and the QX60 Hybrid variant will be available later than the regular variant unlike for the 2016 model year. The models with rear seat entertainment system also received bigger DVD headrest screens unlike in previous model years. Models with the Deluxe Technology Package also received high beam assist and a Motion Activated Liftgate as part of the package which changes the rear bumper by adding a motion sensor for the liftgate. The 2017 Infiniti QX60 also received a new direct-injected V6 Engine with CVT just like the facelifted 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.

MY 2018

The Infiniti QX60 doesn't have major updates. The only changes are that the QX60 will have Automatic Emergency Braking and Rear Door Alert systems added. Also the hybrid variant of the QX60 will be discontinued for the 2018 model year but Infiniti plans to launch a hybrid or all electric version of the QX60 for the second generation in 2020 as MY 2021.

MY 2019

New Limited Edition trim level is now added to the 2019 Infiniti QX60 trim level family along with a new exterior paint color option. The 2019 Infiniti QX80 will also have a new Limited Edition trim level added.

Safety recalls[edit]

On February 13, 2017, Infiniti QX60 hybrid units sold in China that were manufactured between January 19, 2016 and February 5, 2016 were recalled due to certain parts of fuel tanks being thinner than standard, leading to possible fuel leakage under heavy collision and possibly causing a vehicle fire. This affected 205 vehicles that were built in 2016.[10]

In October 17, 2013, Nissan Pathfinder units and Infiniti JX35/QX60 units manufactured between September 15, 2011, and September 20, 2013, were recalled due to the risk of output software on the antilock brake system causing vehicle damage and a crash.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naoyuki Ohkoshi". LinkedIn.com. LinkedIn. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "eSearch for EUIPO database". European Union Intellectual Property Office. 
  3. ^ "Hideo Kodama". Marktplatz-Mittelstand.de (in German). Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2013 Infiniti JX Concept Sketch, Car & Driver; retrieved 04-20-2011
  5. ^ "Infiniti Unexpectedly Changing All Model Names to Q, QX for 2014, Confirms New Range-Topping Sedan". Car and Driver.com. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Tom (August 2012). "2013 Infiniti JX". Road & Track. 63 (12): 43. 
  7. ^ Stoy, Andrew (April 30, 2012). "Leisure & Luxury". Autoweek. 62 (9): 37. 
  8. ^ "2016 Infiniti QX60 SUV AWD". National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2015 Infiniti QX60 Fullsize luxury SUV / 2015 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4-door 4wd". IIHS. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "召回公告". 英菲尼迪. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ https://www.cars.com/recalls/infiniti-qx60/

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