2015 Infiniti QX60 OverviewJun 5th, 2018
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 is a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavours of vanilla currently dominating the luxury crossover segment. It is designed to excel in the areas that luxury crossover buyers desire most – interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and advanced hospitality features. The 2015 offers real 3-row utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that Infiniti has become known for worldwide.
“The 2015 Infiniti QX60 continues to embraces family customers in a way no luxury crossover has done before – recognizing their need to grow up, but without growing old,” said Wendy Durward, Director of Marketing, Infiniti Canada. “Responsibility should come as a reward, rather than as a restriction on the things and activities you enjoyed as a single person or a couple.”
Key features of the 2015 Infiniti QX60 include:
- Emotive styling and craftsmanship direction initiated with the Essence concept
- Segment-leading overall passenger volume
- Segment-leading rear cargo volume (3rd row seats folded, 2nd row seats in forward-most slide position)
- Access to 3rd row without removing the 2nd row child seat
- Infiniti Connection telematics system, including 1-year of safety, security, and convenience services
- Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection
- Extensive safety and security technologies, including Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system
- Available Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and an Acoustic Waveguide subwoofer
“Every element of the Infiniti QX60 is designed to connect the driver and passengers to the world, rather than shield them from it as many premium crossovers try to do. Our goal is to heighten awareness of your surroundings, so you can get more out of every day,” added Durward. “Saying ‘no’ to boring luxury starts right here, right now with the inspired design and advanced technology of the 2015 Infiniti QX60.”
A Bold Expression of 7-Passenger Luxury
The demarcation line between the Infiniti QX60 and other 3-row luxury crossovers starts with the idea that 7-passenger seating should actually and easily welcome all seven passengers. Utilization of flat platform floor not only enhances 3rdrow roominess and provides a long 2nd row total adjustment of 5.5-inches fore and aft for versatile roominess and cargo carrying capacity, it also allows use of a more dramatic styling approach.
With a long wheelbase and short overhangs, as well as a low roofline that doesn’t compromise interior headroom, the platform provides the benefits of a large family passenger vehicle without the usual exterior styling restrictions. The aerodynamic shape of the QX60, with a coefficient of drag of 0.34, not only enhances fuel economy but also adds to its emotive styling. A front underbody spoiler, integrated rear spoiler and rear tire deflectors also help contribute to its zero front and rear lift for enhanced road holding.
Combining modern design with a touch of warmth, the QX60 exterior is highlighted by the dramatic, double-arch front grille/headlight shape, double-wave hood, and crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse design.
The automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights feature manual levellers and standard fog lights. Large LED taillights add a distinctive touch to the rear, while a standard power rear liftgate enhances utility.
The QX60 continues to advance the Infiniti design language, sharing signature styling cues of the Infiniti Essence concept, yet interprets those elements in ways suitable to the needs of a family luxury crossover. It stands out without trying to be something it’s not, with good visibility from every seat, easy entry to and exit from all rows and practical access to the cargo area.
Other QX60 exterior features include: flat blade variable intermittent front windshield wipers, available rain-sensing front windshield wipers, rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with timer, power folding heated outside mirrors with available reverse tilt-down feature, front door handle courtesy lights, and UV-reducing solar glass and rear privacy glass.
A power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade is standard, while an available panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade adds an open, airy feeling for rear passengers. The special QX60 exterior colour palette includes new Hermosa Blue, Asgard Grey and Majestic White, along with Platinum Ice, Black Obsidian, Sangria Red, and Infiniti-exclusive Emerald Graphite.
Unsurpassed Luxury and 2nd Row Flexibility
Beyond its stunning exterior, the 2015 QX60 clearly sets the standard for both space and hospitality. Equally important to active families is QX60’s unique flexibility, which starts with nearly six inches of 2nd row seat travel – allowing legroom and cargo space to be conveniently adjusted between the 2nd and 3rd rows as needed. The 3rd row isn’t the typical penalty box either, with ample headroom and knee room for adults or children.
And there are two more unexpected aspects of QX60’s 2nd and 3rd row design – access to the 3rd row is surprisingly easy due to the wide door openings and long forward slide of the 2nd row seat. Plus, the multi-mode 2nd row seat’s unique forward movement function overcomes the typical problem of having to remove a 2nd row child seat for entry or exit.
The installed child seat moves forward with the 2nd row seat (40 per cent side of 60/40 split-folding seat) without limiting 3rd row access. In addition, both 2nd and 3rd row seats are split folding (60/40 2nd row, 50/50 3rd row) and recline for greater occupant comfort as well as power folding access to 3rd row (in Deluxe Touring Package).
“With the 2015 QX60 you are able to leave a child seat securely latched to the 2nd row while getting in or out of the 3rdrow – just another example of the vehicle’s inspired flexibility and versatility,” added Durward. “It might seem like a small detail, unless you’ve ever tried to use a 3rd row in a vehicle with child seats, and then it’s ‘why didn’t someone think of this before?’”
Beyond the practical innovations, the QX60’s interior design combines elegance and fine craftsmanship. Key design features include the signature driver-oriented cockpit, thin chrome accents, and an interior colour palette that provides an elegant colour harmony – Wheat, Graphite or Java leather appointments with Kasane Washi trim accent, or Maple interior accent, available through the Deluxe Touring Package.
Along with its wave-like flow, the QX60 instrument panel is highlighted by Infiniti Intelligent-View display in the centre meter cluster, along with large, easy-to-read Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, and standard 7-inch colour vehicle information display.
Leather-appointed seating is standard, along with heated front seats with 8-way power driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, and 6-way power front passenger’s seat. Climate-controlled front seats (heating and cooling) are optionally available, as well as heated 2nd row outboard seats. Also offered is a dual occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors. An Enhanced Intelligent Key that stores an occupant memory position and last-used audio, climate control and navigation settings is also available (an Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition is standard). Keeping all occupants comfortable regardless of the temperature outside are a Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with microfilter, rear-seat heater ducts under the 1st and 2nd row seats, and rear console-mounted and 3rd row side trim air vents.
Available as part of the Deluxe Touring Package is an Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster™ air purifier, Grape Polyphenol filter and auto recirculation.
Other interior comfort and convenience items include: RearView Monitor®, sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system, eight cupholders and six bottle holders, front and 2nd row armrests with storage, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, USB Connection Port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), power windows with one-touch up/down with auto-reverse feature, power door locks with automatic locking feature, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and much more.
A Connection with a Human Touch
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 also offer technologies designed to make owners’ lives a bit easier and more efficient, such as an available 15-speaker Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and an innovative Infiniti Connection telematics system including 1-year of safety, security, and convenience services.
The Infiniti QX60 is the first vehicle in the lineup to offer Infiniti Connection services, which will be added to other Infiniti navigation-equipped models in the near future. Infiniti Connection services include 24-hour Automatic Crash Notification, Emergency Call, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, stolen vehicle reporting, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Alarm Notification, Maintenance Alert, Scheduled Maintenance Notification and My Schedule (via Google Calendar™).
The system also allows owners to set up Drive Zone boundaries and Speed Alert, which parents will find useful in monitoring young drivers’ vehicle usage. Infiniti Connection will send a notification via text, e-mail or phone if the boundary has been crossed or the speed exceeded. In addition, owners can route road trips with a Journey Planner and personalize news, sports and stock reports via Mobile Information Services. Both Infiniti Connection and Infiniti Connection Plus are included complimentary for the first year of ownership.
The World’s Only Back-up Collision Intervention
The Infiniti QX60 continues Infiniti’s tradition of developing world’s first technologies, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system.
With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the QX60 will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind the QX60, and, if necessary, the system can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.
“This innovative Back-up Collision Intervention system can detect vehicles approaching from either side when you back up. If a vehicle appears to be entering your path, it provides three layers of warning – visual, audio and gas pedal force feedback – and ultimately can apply brake pressure to help you avoid a collision if you don’t take action yourself,” said Durward. “It’s just one of many ‘tomorrow’s technologies’ that Infiniti is proud to lead the industry on today, and one of the many ways Infiniti sees the world differently.”
Another advanced system utilized as part of the all-around protection philosophy is the Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD). Building on the capabilities of the AVM system, which shows the driver a virtual 360-degree image of the area around the QX60, the MOD function helps enhance the driver’s situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front or back range object detection) if the system detects moving objects within the displayed image in situations such as when pulling out of a parking space. Using sophisticated image processing technology, the system detects moving objects within the “top view” (when the vehicle is in Park). When starting off or backing up, it detects moving objects crossing within the front or rear views.
The addition of BCI is the latest of nine technologies that comprise the “All-around Safety Shield” of the QX60. Other available technology includes both Infiniti’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems. The LDW and LDP systems use a small camera installed behind the windshield to detect lane markers in front of the vehicle, calculate its position relative to those lane markers and help warn the driver of a potential unintended lane departure with a visual indicator and audible buzzer. If the driver does not return the vehicle back toward the centre of the travel lane, the LDP system assists the driver with a gentle application of the brakes on the opposite side of the drift.
A Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system is also available. It illuminates an indicator light if another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area. If the driver then activates the turn signal, the indicator flashes and an audible warning sounds. In addition, the available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system provides selective braking if the vehicle approaches an adjacent lane while another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area to help the driver return the vehicle back toward the centre of the lane of travel (BSI only activates if another vehicle is detected and the driver uses a turn signal in that direction).
The 2015 QX60 also offers an advanced Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), which, using a combination of laser sensors, throttle and brake actuators and the QX60’s braking system, measures the distance to the vehicle ahead and automatically adjusts the vehicle speed to help maintain a pre-selected following distance.
Distance Control Assist (DCA), which intuitively prompts the driver to release the throttle and applies the brakes in slowing traffic, is also offered – along with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
The Infiniti QX60’s extensive list of standard safety features includes: an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners, load limiters and seat belt reminder; 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants (including centre position); and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) includes an individual tire pressure display and Tire Inflation Indicator. Maintaining proper tire pressure helps to maintain handling performance, achieve good fuel economy and long tire life. The Tire Inflation Indicator provides both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge. While the owner inflates the tire, the hazard lights flash letting the customer know to continue filling the tire. When the tire reaches the appropriate pressure, the horn will sound letting the owner know to stop filling the tire. Drivers can also monitor individual tire pressures from the interior display.
The Infiniti QX60 also offers a Remote Engine Start System, which allows the owner the option of starting the QX60 remotely using the remote keyless entry system. The system is ideal for warming or cooling the interior, prior to driving, as desired.
A Powerful and Efficient Drivetrain
Offered in FWD or available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the QX60 addresses the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency.
The standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 is mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting feel – the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient CVT. The transmission can mimic a step transmission when the Sport mode of the Infiniti drive selector is engaged. The CVT design also features a wide gear ratio and low friction design.
The engine is rated at 265 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The design includes a variable induction control system to improve volumetric efficiency at low and middle speed ranges, while an efficient belt layout improves maintenance and fuel economy. Fuel economy is estimated to be rated at 8.5 L/100km highway, 11.8 L/100km city and a real-world 10.3 L/100km combined for the FWD model and 8.9 L/100km highway, 12.2 L/100km city and a real-world 10.7 L/100km combined for the AWD model.
“While many ‘people movers’ drive more like a van or bus, we heard from potential buyers that they didn’t want to give up the driving feel of their previous sports sedans just because they have growing families,” explained Durward. “For the QX60, we again focused on applying advanced technology, such as the sport CVT, to meet the demand for better fuel economy without sacrificing driving pleasure.”
Another welcome feature of the QX60 is the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector, technology exclusive to Infiniti vehicles. Using a rotary switch mounted in the centre console, the driver can choose between four drive modes – Standard, Sport, Eco and Snow – depending on road and climate conditions. The system varies throttle response and shift schedules to optimize performance.
Responsive handling and flat ride comfort is provided by an independent strut front and multi-link rear suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars, which combine with the high stiffness/low vibration sensitivity body to help create a quiet, comfortable interior environment for all occupant. Linear, easy-to-operate steering comes from the vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering system.
The available Active Trace Control system utilizes the QX60’s standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system to help improve cornering feel, such as at freeway speeds, by automatically applying the brakes or smoothing engine torque characteristics while accelerating.
The QX60’s braking system is a 4-wheel vented disc design with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Stylish 18-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/65R18 T-rated all-season tires are standard on every QX60, with 20-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 H-rated all-season tires are standard on DLX Touring.
Choose to Be Inspired
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 is offered in two models – the QX60 3.5 FWD and AWD and the QX60 Hybrid AWD – which some are available with up to four equipment packages, allowing customers to custom-equip their vehicles to precisely meet their family driving and budget needs.
The Premium Package includes an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA colour touch-screen display, Infiniti Voice Recognition, XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Infiniti Connection, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and front and rear sonar sensors, and Bose® 13-speaker Premium sound system, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, and remote engine start.
The Premium Package also includes a dual occupant memory system front driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, entry/exit assist for driver’s seat and steering wheel, Enhanced Intelligent Key and outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature.
The Deluxe Touring Package adds Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding, Maple interior accents, 20-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 tires, panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto recirculation, Plasmacluster™ air purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter, climate-controlled front seats, heated 2nd row outboard seats, dual 7-inch colour monitors, two wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, 120V power outlet and rear headphone jacks with volume control.
Also offered is the Driver Assistance Package with Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Distance Control Assistance (DCA), Active Trace Control, Eco Pedal and heated steering wheel.
Finally, the Technology Package includes all of the features of the Driver Assistance Package, as well as Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system and front Pre-Crash Seatbelts.
“The 2015 QX60 is true to both the Infiniti brand and to Infiniti design,” concluded Durward. “Infiniti has always been about standing out from the crowd, combining intelligent technology, refined performance, and sophisticated craftsmanship. That’s exactly what the 2015 QX60 achieves.”