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    1. Member DrewSXR's Avatar
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      02-08-2017 07:03 PM #1
      Definitely liking what I see here.

      I could see this becoming their best seller.

      http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...py-photos-news

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      What It Is: Infiniti’s second-generation QX50 crossover, caught testing in Arizona wearing black camouflage disguising its exterior styling. The QX50—originally known as the EX35, for the few people who’ve heard of it—is Infiniti’s compact two-row SUV, slotting in above the subcompact QX30 co-developed with Mercedes-Benz and above the three-row QX60, which shares most of its mechanicals and platform with the Nissan Pathfinder. Today’s QX50 dates all the way back to the 2008 model year.








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      02-08-2017 07:06 PM #2
      Hot cakes. Will be the best looking car in the segment.


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      02-08-2017 07:15 PM #3
      So Nissan is really committed to this Infinity thing huh?
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      02-08-2017 08:08 PM #5
      Previewed by this concept: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ze-premium-SUV

      It's gonna sell like crazy. Can't wait to see how that engine really does.
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    6. 02-08-2017 08:11 PM #6
      Getting tired of all this "same shape different headlights" new crop of SUVs. They all looks exactly the same.

      I'll take a fricking Crosstour over this, because at least it's different and sort of creative even if fell on its face. But at least Honda tried.

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      02-08-2017 08:13 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Getting tired of all this "same shape different headlights" new crop of SUVs. They all looks exactly the same.

      I'll take a fricking Crosstour over this, because at least it's different and sort of creative even if fell on its face. But at least Honda tried.
      What the **** are you talking about?
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      02-08-2017 08:14 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      But at least Honda tried.
      We work like that sometimes.

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      02-08-2017 08:21 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      So Nissan is really committed to this Infinity thing huh?
      No, they are not committed to the speaker company.

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      What the **** are you talking about?
      Yes, this.

      Honda tried to make a failure? Wow, great accomplishment.

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      02-08-2017 08:23 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post

      Honda tried to make a failure?
      Hey now.

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      02-08-2017 08:33 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Getting tired of all this "same shape different headlights" new crop of SUVs. They all looks exactly the same.

      I'll take a fricking Crosstour over this, because at least it's different and sort of creative even if fell on its face. But at least Honda tried.
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      02-08-2017 08:34 PM #12
      A little disappointed they're moving from RWD to FWD architecture, but I understand why.

      I'm curious to see the final look, curious as hell about the engine and performance, and agree this thing will sell like crazy.
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    13. 02-08-2017 08:58 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      A little disappointed they're moving from RWD to FWD architecture, but I understand why.

      I'm curious to see the final look, curious as hell about the engine and performance, and agree this thing will sell like crazy.
      We say the same thing about every Infiniti and yet they don't.

      I have seen QX30 in person. Looks like a turd unless Sport (not sure which of the 3) front bumper. Supposed to be a stunner but doesn't quite work.

      Q60 coupe - supposed to be a stunner yet looks dull.

      Interiors are about on par with higher end Hyundais/Toyotas of 3-5 years ago.

      Then there's crazy prices. I think QX30 is more expensive than MB GLA, not sure but definitely close. They're like in mid 40k.

      That's about $1 per body crease.

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      02-08-2017 09:01 PM #14
      Only 10 years for the old bodystyle QX50? Come on, I was finally starting to like it (sort of....well not really).

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      02-08-2017 09:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      We say the same thing about every Infiniti and yet they don't.
      2016 was Infiniti's best year ever in terms of sales.

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      I have seen QX30 in person. Looks like a turd unless Sport (not sure which of the 3) front bumper. Supposed to be a stunner but doesn't quite work.

      Q60 coupe - supposed to be a stunner yet looks dull.
      What do you mean by "supposed to be a stunner?"

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Interiors are about on par with higher end Hyundais/Toyotas of 3-5 years ago.
      That's certainly not true.

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      Then there's crazy prices. I think QX30 is more expensive than MB GLA, not sure but definitely close. They're like in mid 40k.
      The QX30 starts at $29,950, the GLA starts at $32,850. Try again.
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    16. 02-08-2017 09:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      2016 was Infiniti's best year ever in terms of sales.
      And comparably (to competitors) how many units are they moving? Q50 to 3 series etc?

      What do you mean by "supposed to be a stunner?"
      It's not quite stunning in person as pictures and early feedback led one to believe. It actually looks quite awkward. I guess a million creases can only do so much to awkward GLA body.

      The QX30 starts at $29,950, the GLA starts at $32,850. Try again.
      Decontented base model, yes. Loaded they're actually exactly the same with MB possibly being a few grand cheaper (without the interior stitching package or sport body package) than loaded Q30 AWD Premium trim.

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      02-08-2017 09:48 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      And comparably (to competitors) how many units are they moving? Q50 to 3 series etc?
      It doesn't really matter how they're doing compared to other brands if they are just doing well, but here you go, from goodcarbadcar:

      Acura TLX: 37,156
      Audi A4: 36,987
      BMW 3-Series: 70,458
      Cadillac ATS: 21,505
      Infiniti Q50: 44,007
      Jaguar XE: 6656
      Lexus IS: 37,289
      Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 77,167
      Volvo S60: 14,218

      That's pretty damn good.

      The QX80 and QX60 also did well last year, as did the QX50 which had a huge boost in sales compared to 2015.

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      It's not quite stunning in person as pictures and early feedback led one to believe. It actually looks quite awkward. I guess a million creases can only do so much to awkward GLA body.
      Oh, so you just THOUGHT they were going to look better based on pictures. Got it.

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Decontented base model, yes. Loaded they're actually exactly the same with MB possibly being a few grand cheaper (without the interior stitching package or sport body package) than loaded Q30 AWD Premium trim.
      You called them expensive. Obviously they're not, they're bang-on for the segment that they're in. Anything gets expensive when you start loading it up with options.

      The QX30 Premium AWD starts at $37,700, and the QX30 Sport starts at $38,500. A loaded Sport is about $44k, but a loaded GLA250 is over $50k. The Infiniti is still cheaper.
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    18. 02-08-2017 10:12 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      The QX30 Premium AWD starts at $37,700, and the QX30 Sport starts at $38,500. A loaded Sport is about $44k, but a loaded GLA250 is over $50k. The Infiniti is still cheaper.
      QX30 Sport is FWD.

      Also, I can't spec up GLA250 to 50k. I top off at 45k with pretty much everything unless I go for AMG styling package (unnecessary) or 2 sets of their $2000 wheels. To get above 50k you must be thinking GLA45AMG.

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      02-08-2017 10:20 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      QX30 Sport is FWD.
      And a loaded FWD GLA is still more expensive. A loaded AWD GLA is also more expensive than a loaded AWD QX30, I got a QX30 Premium AWD to $45,495 (before accessories).

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Also, I can't spec up GLA250 to 50k. I top off at 45k with pretty much everything unless I go for AMG styling package (unnecessary) or 2 sets of their $2000 wheels. To get above 50k you must be thinking GLA45AMG.
      You just said that you can't spec it up to $50k, and then you also said that you didn't add every option...

      I got a GLA250 4MATIC to $51,570, and that's still without every option.
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      02-08-2017 10:34 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      We say the same thing about every Infiniti and yet they don't.
      Like what was mentioned before, Infiniti had their best ever January sales last month for the brand since inception.

      They also had their best sales year ever in the United States and globally last year.

      Those are the FACTS, that can't be disputed, whatever your opinion or hatred you have inside for the brand may be.

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      02-08-2017 10:36 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      Those are the FACTS, that can't be disputed, whatever your opinion or hatred you have inside for the brand may be.
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      02-09-2017 02:39 AM #23
      Damn. Chocofrappe55 just got a beat down.
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      02-09-2017 06:49 AM #24
      I like the last 2 pics and how the guy in the passenger seat is holding up his hands trying to tell the photographer to stop
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