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Infiniti Raises the Bar with Middle East Launch of New QX80SUV

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Dec 7th 2014: Infiniti, the fastest growing premium automotive brand in the region, has launched the latest enhanced version of their flagship full size SUV, the new 2015 QX80 across the region. 

For the coming model year, the Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV offers a fresh new exterior design, a more crafted interior, additional standard features and technology and will come in two Grade levels – QX80 Excellence Grade and QX80 Luxury Grade, both with the option of seven or eight seats.


Juergen Schmitz, Managing Director, Infiniti Middle East, said:”We are very pleased to launch our new 2015 QX80 full size SUV across the Middle East. The new model further enhances the First Class, Every Day character familiar to current QX80 owners and takes it to even greater heights. We have introduced significant changes to the QX80, that give it a more muscular and poised stance from the outside, while a host of new features inside deliver supreme comfort for up to eight passengers alongside the latest safety technologies, which include Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking.”


The extensive exterior design refinements focus on the QX80’s frontend appearance, with new upper grille shape and added lower grille. The revised front fascia also features new LED high/low beam headlights, LED turn signals, LED fog lights and a new bumper with flush-mounted sonar sensors.


In the rear of the QX80 a larger, standard bumper protector helps reduce potential damage when loading or unloading recreational gear or bulky cargo. There are also three new exterior colors among the seven total color choices: Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow and Majestic White.


A new wheel design is also introduced –14-spoke 22-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels.


The 2015 QX80’s interior refinements and revised grade level content reflect input from current owners, who have requested greater visual differentiation between color/wood trim offerings and more choices in the optional technology groupings. Two interior color atmospheres are available – Wheat or Graphite leather-appointed seating – along with two interior finisher colors. The previous Tuscan Burl trim has been replaced with a Mocha Burl with a heavier, richer and more reddish wood grain on the Excellence Grade, while a new Stratford Burl is available on the Luxury Grade.


Several new technologies have been added for 2015, starting with the advanced High Beam Assist and Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) systems. The High Beam Assist headlight function, which is standard on all models, utilizes a forward camera to read oncoming or upcoming traffic and automatically dips the high beams to the low beam setting. The high beam setting is restored when the traffic is clear.


The Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system, which comes as standard on the Luxury Grade, warns the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver's forward field of vision. It not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle travelling in front of the preceding one. Also added are standard 3-Blink one-touch turn signals.


An extensive suite of advance safety systems is standard with the QX80 Luxury Grade including Front Emergency Braking and Front Collision Warning System, alongside available features such as Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP).


As in previous years, all 2015 Infiniti QX80s include a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness. The proven 5.6-liter V8 engine combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) to produce 400 horsepower and 560Nm of torque. A smooth 7- speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.


The 2015 QX80 is offered in two Grade levels: QX80 Excellence Grade and QX80 Luxury Grade, with 7 seat and 8 seat options available in both.


Detailed highlights of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 include:


Body

  • Revised front end appearance with new bumper shape and grille insert/color
  • Infiniti signature automatic on/off LED high/low beam headlights with windshield wiper interlock
  • Available Advanced High Beam Assist
  • LED fog lights and turn signals
  • LED taillights
  • Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights
  • Power folding, auto-dimming, heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, courtesy lights and reverse tilt-down feature
  • Body color running boards with integrated front and rear splash guards built into the wheel arches
  • Stainless steel running board caps with rubber inserts and under running board welcome lighting
  • Roof rails
  • Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade
  • Power rear liftgate 3
  • Front underbody spoiler, rear liftgate spoiler
  • 0.36 Cd and zero lift
  • Seven available exterior colors: Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Dark Currant, Smoky Quartz, Hermosa Blue, Majestic White and Graphite Shadow 




Engine and Driveline

  • Infiniti All-Mode® AWD
  • 5.6-liter 32-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V8 with VVEL and Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG)
  • 400 horsepower, 560Nm of torque
  • Remote Engine Start
  • 7-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)


Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent double wishbone front and rear suspension with Dual Flow Path® twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and automatic rear self-leveling system (air)
  • Hydraulic Body Motion Control system 
  • Engine-speed-sensitive power steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic
  • Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist 
  • A 22 x 8.0-inch, 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/50R22 all-season performance tires


Interior Features

  • Standard 7-passenger seating, up to 8-passenger seating capacity with available
  • 2nd row 60/40-split-folding bench seat (replaces 2nd row center console)
  • Leather-appointed seating for all three rows, available perforated semi-aniline leather seating surfaces
  • 10-way power driver’s seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
  • 8-way power passenger’s seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats, available heated 2nd row seats (outboard only)
  • Available climate-controlled front seats
  • Standard 2nd row captain’s chairs with tip-up feature for easy 3rd row entry/exit, 2nd row center console with cupholders, two storage bins
  • Power 60/40-split fold-flat and reclining 3rd row seat
  • Heated, Mocha Burl and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 9 cupholders and 4 door-pocket bottle holders 4
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation,
  • Grape Polyphenol Filter and Plasmacluster® air purifier
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, Infiniti analog clock
  • 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display
  • Infiniti Controller for vehicle information systems and comfort & convenience features
  • Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with Lane Guidance and birdview. Arabic language support and Qiblah compass featured
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Around View® Monitor with Front and Rear Sonar System and Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, including two subwoofers
  • Available Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers
  • Single in-dash CD/DVD player with MP3 playback capability
  • USB connection port for use with iPod® Interface and other compatible devices
  • Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
  • Rear Entertainment System with dual 7-inch color monitors, two pairs of wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks, 120V power outlet
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Available Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Available Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)


Safety and Security

  • Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Driver and front-passenger front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted side-impact supplemental curtain air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and
  • Tire Inflation Indicator
  • Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Available Blind Spot Intervention®
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
  • Available Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts
  • Available Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)


Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in two Grades, Infiniti QX80 4WD Excellence Grade and Infiniti QX80 4WD Luxury Grade
  • Assembled in Kyushu, Japan

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