Infiniti range overview as strong 2016 sales cement its status as a powerful, prestigious, force in motoring.
UK Infiniti sales January to April 2016
Infiniti's prestigious range is now so popular that it is the fastest growing automotive brand in the United Kingdom, the manufacturer confirmed. Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders figures show that between January and April 2016, registrations increased 111% compared to the equivalent period the previous year.
Furthermore, April 2016 new vehicle registrations increased 91% compared to the same month in 2015. Barry Beeston, Country Director for the United Kingdom commented: “It’s great to see such strong growth. Leading the market in terms of percentage increase during the first 4 months of 2016 shows Infiniti’s continuous momentum.”
He added: “As we grow, we naturally push further into all channels in the UK to gain market share. Early signs show we have an even sales split between fleet and retail, which is a good indicator that Infiniti is heading in the right direction for future growth.”
UK Infiniti range overview
The Infiniti Q30 is a “premium active compact” and costs from £20,550, the manufacture said. It has 5 doors, 5 seats and a hatchback-style boot. Engines include the: 1.6-litre 122PS petrol, 2.2-litre 170PS diesel and the 2.0-litre 211PS petrol. Pick from front/4-wheel drive, plus 6-speed manual/7-speed auto transmission.
The Infiniti Q50 is a larger “technologically refined sports saloon” and costs from £29,320, the manufacturer argued. Engines include a 3.5-litre 364PS Hybrid. The headline feature is its Direct Adaptive Steering that minimises vibration and enables drivers to “tailor the steering sharpness” according to preference.
The Infiniti Q70 is a “pulse-racing luxury saloon” and costs from £33,750, the company revealed. Its stand out strength is the 4-wheel steering that makes cornering “more immediate, stable and exciting”. Engine highlights include the 3.5-litre Hybrid 364PS; and every model has 7-speed auto transmission and rear-wheel-drive.
The QX30 is a “premium active crossover”, Infiniti said. Power – which is sent to all 4 wheels - come from a 2.2-litre, 170PS, diesel engine teamed with 7-speed automatic transmission. The QX30 stands out thanks to sharp styling that includes: a curved c-pillar, big grille and “eye-inspired” LED lights. All from £29,490.
The QX50 is a “compact performance crossover”, Infiniti argued. In optimum conditions, it sends 100% of its power to the rear wheels for a sporty feel, but can flick to 4-wheel to enhance traction as required. Engines include the 3.0-litre, 238PS, diesel plus the 3.7-litre V6 320PS petrol (both auto). The QX50 costs from £34,490.
The Infiniti QX70 is the manufacturer's “formidable crossover force”. A notable strength is its 5.0-litre, V8, 390PS petrol engine that propels it to 62mph in 5.8 seconds. Every version has 4-wheel-drive, 7-speed automatic transmission, bold styling and commendable equipment specification. New prices start from £43,630.