Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NY Auto Show: Infiniti QX Arrives Early Summer, Nissan JUKE This Fall

The all-new Nissan JUKE sports cross is built on the Versa platform and looks like a smaller version of the Rogue crossover. JUKE is powered by a 180+ horsepower 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline turbo engine delivering 170+ lb-ft of torque. The JUKE will be offered with both front wheel drive and a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system. The two transmissions offered are Nissan’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission on the SV FWD and SL FWD models only. Nissan says that JUKE is expected to start at just under $20,000 when it arrives in showrooms this Fall.

The all-new 2011 Infiniti QX Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle has a new 400 horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine with Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) and Direct Injection Gasoline technologies producing 25% more power and more than a 10% increase in fuel efficiency versus the previous design. A new standard 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching replaces the previous 5-speed automatic.

Features include Standard Around View™ Monitor, upgraded Bose® Premium Audio System, Automatic Temperature Control System. In addition, the new QX offers a new Hydraulic Body Motion Control system, a Theater Package with dual 7-inch monitors, Advanced Climate Control System, Lane Departure Warning , Lane Departure Prevention and new Blind Spot Warning.

The 2011 Infiniti QX will start at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $56,700 for the QX56 2WD and $59,800 for the QX56 4WD, excluding applicable tax, title, license and Destination & Handling fees which is the same pricing as the previous generation QX. The 2011 QX is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in early summer 2010.