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2007 Infiniti Q series

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  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I was thinking somewhere in between a Lexus LS430 and the BMW 745i. More like the Audi A8...
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    I think that the next Q is going to have trouble. Infiniti hasn't gained the rep. for sport that BMW currently enjoys, so it will be hard "getting away" with a 7-Series-esque car. I have no doubt that it will be more expensive than the previous Q. I personally like the current Q, but it is sandwiched in an uncomfortable marketing postion pricewise between the American fullsizers (DeVille, Town Car, yuck) and the big European metal (S, 745, A8, Phaeton, Quattroporte, XJ.) The fact that the oh-so-smooth-like-butter Lexus LS is right in it's price range is the reason that the Q isn't selling too well.

    They have to make it a little more dynamic for the next gen, and then as soon as they're seen as serious game by BMW enthusiasts, THEN they redesign for a 7-Series feel. In other words, they should take small steps into this super sport sedan market, not a huge jump.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Maybe something that feels more like an Audi A8?
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Maybe something that feels more like an Audi A8?

    Exactly! I forgot all about the A8 in my earlier posts about what kind of car Infiniti should come up with for the next Q45. The A8L kinda sits in between the S/LS/XJ and the 7-Series in the sport/luxury compromise.

    M
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Infiniti be tempted to build an AWD model?
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    The Q isn't exactly the best seller, so I doubt that Infiniti would sell a seperate AWD model. However, if they are going to be like the A8, which is probably the best target to aim for, AWD is almost necessary. They can't aim for the LS, as LS buyers are pretty likely to buy another LS. It would be awful difficult to hit an XJ target, as the XJ has an aura about it. Not exactly sure why it would be hard. Also, the XJ isn't exactly the highest target, or the best selling. The S would be the safest target, but the A8 is the best rounded to be competed against. No pun intended.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Infiniti is trying to build two model lines- RWD models and AWD models, seperated by an x on the end of the name. (G35x, M35x, etc)
  • andy2343andy2343 Posts: 1
    I'm assuming you're talking about the old M45. Because Infiniti's been pretty big on advertising the new M. And before they cut the I35, it was Infiniti's best selling model.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    it was the best selling model, at least until the G35 came out...

    And yes, I was talking about the old M45.
  • jasonnbjasonnb Posts: 4
    I love my 2002 Q45. I also created a personal website on my car, which I think is one of the few, or only one out there. I'm sure you've seen it at the get.to addy.

    Love this car, and it gets look every day.

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  • Looks like this thread died last month. I'm also curious about the fate of the Q. I currently lease a 2003 Premium. Just coming up on 24th month of a 48 mo. lease...figured they should do something by 10/07...dump it or improve it. Not that I dislike the car...it's great...looks fantastic (did it really need more lights in the front in 2005?) but has flaws, i.e., lousy economy due to lack of 6-speed...won't hold the selected gear in M - mode (might have been fixed already)...trunk is too small...performance a bit sluggish for the price point. (Wife's car is 7-series...my toy is a C-6...so I am familiar with performance.) Always wanted a Q since day one...lease on my '95 Maxima came up in '98...test drove the Q...Maxima would out perform it. Passed on the '02 as I was leery of 1st year...when they put deep discounts and great financing together in lease pkg in 10/03 I signed on. I'm with Jason A8 is next fav...but don't need/want AWD...there will never be RWD A8 alone. Hope Ghosn greenlights something amazing...but price point getting crowded. Last time I looked Q sales down to under 150/month in US.
  • When is the current Q Series scheduled for an update / remake? Is it for the 2007 model year? Are there any spy shots or renderings floating around?
  • shankarshankar Posts: 1
    Recently did an update on my 2002 Q45.. Infiniti calls it the ITB-02048 update.
    Like it is night and day. reprograms the Engine Control Module. Shifting and acceleration are totally different. changes shift points, spark firing timing, and fuel injection timing. Now in town I get about 19 mile per gallon. No more hesitation on takeoff. first part of the fix replaces the accelerator pedal. The othetr is all prgramming.
    My car has 81000 miles and what a refreshing change.. :P :P
  • larry45larry45 Posts: 1
    how do i get access to the web page for the Q45? I own a 2002 Q45 and am very happy with it. contact me at devilsfeather@aol.com
  • Well, this thread really seems dead... I mean the future of the Q will be interesting to watch, I can't wait until they present the next generation model, if there's going to be one... I wonder if Infiniti even has a plan to redo their Q ? After all, they've already got the M series that seems quite successful, why would they bother making a more upscale car ? I don't think customers will be ready to spend 20k more than a M to get a car with slightly better luxury features and more interior space, without forgetting that Infiniti isn't a 'great' car company, people buying luxury cars often want some recognition, that's why they go with brands that have cachet, like Mercedes, BMW, Lexus. Anyway I still hope there will be a next Q.
  • mevandemevande Posts: 190
    I think the BMW 7 series is a great balance of a nice ride (don't get bounced around) with a sporty feel. It took BMW a long time to get it right. I had a 740i (1999) and it was a fantastic car (wish I still had it!). I think Infiniti should shoot for the sporty side for it can't afford to be labeled as a "Japanese Buick' again.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Well the current Q just got a facelift for either 2005 or 2006 so I think the next one is quite a ways off. Nissan has so much on their plate now so replacing a slower than slow selling high-end Infiniti has to be of low priority right now, IMO. I think they should go for something between the A8 and 7-Series, but this time with the performance to back up the image. Something totally different looking wouldn't hurt either because the current car is just dumpy as hell to look at. No one wants a 50K+ car with mud flaps!

    M
  • I just read in October issue of Road & Track that the Q45 is "taking a sabbatical from the US market".

    So apparently there will not be a 2007 model. Maybe they'll come out with a 2008 model in Feb. of 2007, like they did with the M model.
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