Infiniti announced pricing for the 2015 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid version of its flagship performance luxury sedan.
The 2015 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid will carry an MSRP of $55,900, with destination and handling at $905.
This price puts the hybrid version more or less mid-point in the Q70 lineup, which ranges between $49,850 for the Q70 3.7 and goes all the way to $67,050 for the Q70L 5.6 AWD.
The whole Q70 sedan lineup, wearing a redesigned exterior, is scheduled to go on sale nationwide beginning late September.
Infiniti explained at the core of the rear-wheel drive only 2015 Q70 Hybrid is the advanced Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system – a one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system. Its high-speed motor control technology allows power to be delivered directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission. The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid uses the brand’s 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which paired with the 50 kilowatt electric motor. It delivers a hybrid system net output of 360 horsepower. Torque figures stand at 258 pounds-feet for the V6 and 214 pound-feet of torque for the electric motor.
The Q70 Hybrid can drive on electric power alone, according to Infiniti, at speeds up to 62 mph and can travel on electric propulsion for up to 1.2 miles at a time. The lithium-ion battery pack has a capacity of 1.4 kilowatt-hour.
The company added standard exterior features include automatic on/off LED headlights with windshield wiper interlock, a power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, power-folding heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal with reverse tilt-down feature, rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers and courtesy lamps built into the outside door handles, rear window defroster with timer, dual exhaust with polished tips and auto-trunk cincher.
Also standard on all 2015 Q70 models is Active Noise Control, which Infiniti said monitors cabin noise levels using two microphones in the Q70’s ceiling and generates “canceling” sound from four door speakers (and subwoofer for models equipped with a Bose sound system) to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics.
EPA mileage estimates are 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined.