Infiniti QX70 S Design goes dark in the City of LightThu, 02 Oct 2014 10:41:00 EST
As Infiniti continues its attempts at making inroads in the European market, it's showing off a sharper-looking version of its QX70 crossover. Much as it does in the US market, the CUV, formerly known as the FX, is adding an S Design trim.
The new trim pack adds plenty of dark chrome to the exterior of the fashion-forward QX70, with the stuff finding its way onto the grille, foglight surrounds and side grilles. While not dark chrome, the 21-inch alloys, mirror caps and roof rails are now painted black, while the headlights are smoked. Black lacquer trim, black leather and purple stitching stand out in the S Design's cabin.
Hop up top for our full gallery of live photos of Europe's new, dark-chrome-adorned QX70, and then head below for the original press release, issued by Infiniti earlier this month.
NEW INFINITI QX70S DESIGN: MORE HEAD-TURNING THAN EVER
Rolle - Dark chrome is the new black for the Infiniti QX70S Design which has its premiere at the Paris Motor Show.
Adding a definite bad-boy spirit to the elegant sportiness of the QX70, the new S Design edition builds on the provocative, design-led ethos of the standard QX70 – the original full-size luxury crossover to embody the athletic dynamism of a sports car.
The antidote to SUV boxiness and blandness, the QX70 in new S Design form features everything that has made the QX70 such a global hit – including its long-bonnet proportions, flowing lines and powerful stance – but with a designer twist for a bespoke new look.
Dark chrome is the key to unlocking the QX70's dark side. It is used for the grille, foglight surrounds, side air scoops, side sills and rear numberplate surround, endowing the shapely body with a technical finish that perfectly complements the car's seductive character. The headlights have a new smoked finish while wheels for the S-design are 21-inch six-spoke alloys finished in black, to match the black roof rails and black mirrors.
In S Design form the Infiniti QX70 is more head-turning than ever, making a striking and very singular SUV statement.
The S Design theme continues in the cabin with black lacquer finish on the centre console and purple stitching for seats, steering, wheel, armrest and door trims. With the lavish equipment of the S-Premium model included as standard in every S Design version, the cabin's luxury character is enhanced while retaining all the driver focus and intuitive control for which the Infiniti QX70 is known.
Power, response and agility characterize how the QX70S Design is to drive, its athletic bearing extending to a real athlete's ability on the most demanding of roads. Powerful V6 engines, in either petrol or diesel forms, advanced chassis, balanced handling, and precise steering and gear control – the latter via Infiniti's much imitated but never bettered magnesium paddle shifters on the steering column – guarantee every drive is a rewarding drive.
The Infiniti QX70S Design range goes on sale in selected countries in West Europe immediately following its première at the Paris Motor Show, putting Infiniti on course to set more sales records this year.
By Brandon Turkus
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