Model Infiniti QX50 Engine 3.7 V6
Max Power 326 HP at 7,000 rpm
Max Torque 361 Nm at 5,200 rpm
0-100 6.3 Sec
I don’t know what it is about the Infiniti but it never really brings out much passion or enthusiasm from me. I think it’s the concept. Why not just call them Nissans? I’ve never disliked a Nissan even the Micra. I don’t think I could fit in one but it has its place and its customers. I know I’m not alone on this. So it was with a heavy heart that I checked out the Infiniti QX50.
Looking at the exterior it is an impressive long body and the headlights have an impressive glare thanks to the Adaptive Front Light System especially useful when driving at night. The QX50 is definitely more a luxury sports crossover than a hard working four wheel drive. That’s doesn’t mean it’s not a good ride. The 3.7 litre V6 produces 326hp. It definitely holds its own on performance and you can’t fault the handling either.
It is definitely one of the safest crossovers on the market thanks to the Infiniti Safety Shield and parking is easier thanks to the 360 degree camera view. My favourite part of the QX50 is the interior. It has one of the most eye catching interiors on the market. I particularly love the electroluminescent gauges on the dashboard. Very cute. Also as summer approaches and our cities are becoming more and more polluted the Advanced Climate Control system closes when it detects harmful fumes and constantly monitors the air removing up to 99.5% of allergens.
Whilst the Infiniti is not going to set the world on fire, it is a good solid choice and is constantly evolving into an impressive sporty luxury crossover. There is enough to impress your neighbours and the spectacular Bose sound system might wake them up.
Photography: Moh’d Alkhaja – At Novotel Hotel & Resort