The Chicago Auto Show is underway, and companies are announcing new or revamped products at a lighting pace. The latest bit of news from the Windy City comes courtesy of Infiniti. Last year Infiniti released a ‘Signature edition” of the QX80, and 2017 will see that label expand. First with a modified Signature Edition QX80, and then with a Signature Edition model for the 2017 Q50 3.0t.
For the QX80 we see the return of some Signature Edition pieces like the dark 22-inch alloy wheels, but for 2017 we get a new interior color options with exclusive Saddle Tan leather. The Signature Edition also comes standard with every major safety feature Infiniti currently offers on its largest SUV. Things that are not changing include the choice of seating for seven or eight, and the 400 Horsepower V8 found under the hood. 2WD and 4WD configurations are both available.
The bigger news here is the Q50. It marks the first major addition to the car since the new engines launched, and it is the first model outside of the QX80 to get a Signature Edition. It is only available on the middle-range Q50 3.0t, and it brings some extra luxury options to the car with exclusive alloy wheels, tinted sunroof, an advanced climate control system, and LED lighting front and rear. You can take it with AWD or RWD. Power from the 3.0L turbocharged V6 is unchanged at 300 horsepower.
For those wanting the Q50 Signature Edition, orders start this month, and pricing begins at $38,700. The QX80 Signature Edition goes on sale a few months later in May. Pricing has yet to be released.