Posts from ‘Infiniti’
Miles Driven: 247
Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons
Special is a funny word, and it doesn’t always mean something good. One hopes to avoid “special” classes in grade school, for example, and there isn’t a kid alive that looks forward to a bowl of Special K.
Coupes account for only five percent of the premium vehicle market, but they’ve also traditionally been important halo vehicles for their respective brands. That’s certainly been the case at Infiniti, where the Q60 coupe and convertible (and their G35/G37 predecessors) have typically been the most stylish and dynamic vehicles in the marque’s model lineup. After a year’s absence, the Q60 coupe returns for 2017 with a new design that shares elements of its architecture with the Infiniti Q50 sedan. We recently had the opportunity to sample the hottest version of the Q60 on a San Diego-area drive route.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 225
Fuel Used: 10.7 gallons
Class: Premium Midsize SUV
Miles Driven: 358
Fuel Used: 21.6 gallons
Where have these cars gone? There’s no hard science to this–it’s purely anecdotal–but I well remember seeing these vehicles, and I don’t anymore. They’ve seemingly vanished.
It’s entirely possible you have no memory of the TV show “Uncle Buck.” That’s probably fine, as by most accounts, the show was terrible, and unworthy to bear the name of the classic John Candy feature film. Not surprisingly, the “Buck” television show failed to last a complete season.
Infiniti rolled out its new lineup of engines for the 2016 Q50 sedan today at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Replacing the previous 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 in the Q50 are a trio of turbocharged engines: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and two versions of a 3.0-liter V6.
The Q50 2.0t will utilize a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that is shared with German automaker Daimler. The 2.0t puts out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, and will be offered in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.
Introduced on the eve of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Infiniti QX30 gives the Japanese luxury brand a fresh entry in the popular premium compact crossover SUV segment.
I’m pretty good at remembering the cars and trucks made available for sale in the U.S. over the past four decades. I remember well the short-lived (Stateside) Rover 3500, and even spent time in an International Scout Diesel, but what I often forget are the convertible versions of certain vehicles.