New Infiniti QX56 for 2012
Infiniti has ramped up the technology and luxury for the 2012 Infiniti QX56 after the car's major redesign in 2011. It is available as 2WD and 4WD models that comfortably seat 8 adults and their gear with market-leading legroom. Updates include intelligent lane correction, 2 more speakers for the Bose sound system (bringing the total to 15), headlight washers for the 4WD model and heated seats for the second row.
The new 2012 QX56 boasts a powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine with the newest in valve control technology to provide smooth acceleration. The body-on-frame construction combined with 400 horsepower and 8500lbs of towing capacity (not to mention over 3000 litres of cargo space after the seats automatically fold away) make the Infiniti QX SUV a serious workhorse as well as a pretty face. The 4WD intelligent terrain control adjusts for ice, gravel and any other fun you might find if you use it for something besides driving to work. Controversially, the car is only available as an automatic, but the intelligent transmission senses the driver's style and adjusts accordingly to provide the smoothest ride. For the unconvinced there is also a limited manual shift mode.
What really sets the 2012 model apart is the technology. The Around View Monitor provides 360-degree cameras and the intelligent cruise control system assists with changing lanes and brakes automatically engage if you get too close to the car ahead. As for luxuries, the QX56 boasts a Bose surround sound system, 9GB of internal music storage, Bluetooth connectivity and an iPod USB port. Each row of seats has its own entertainment system and climate controls, and noise insulating glass rounds out this roster of luxuries.
The 2012 Infiniti QX56 comes in six colours in a range from white to black as well as sage green and a rich warm brown.
The 2WD retails from $58,700 and the 4WD from $61,800.