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Updated 2016 Audi A6 Got Good Result in IIHS Small Overlap Test

For those who are in the market of buying the Audi A6, if the bigger discount on the 2015 model seems tempting to you, you may want to think twice now, since the 2016 model has some fundamental enhancements which you should seriously consider.


You may have already known major changes in the 2016 A6 are in:

– Upgraded engine output (2.0T: 220hp => 252hp, 3.0T: 310hp => 333hp)
– Minor tweaks to the exterior styling
– Better graphic chips for the LCD display

However, there is at least one more critical improvement made to the 2016 model: the front-end and passenger cabin structure are strengthened, and are more stiff to achieve the “Good” rating in the latest IIHS small ove...

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Infiniti Offers Free Maintenance Program for Q50L in China

The most famous free maintenance program in the auto industry is propably BMW’s 4-year/50k-mile program. However, BMW has “secretly” downgraded the program since last July (see our report here). Basically speaking, if you are the 2nd owner, even your BMW is still within 4yr/50k miles, you are not eligible for the free maintenance any more. However, currently Infiniti starts to offer a similar program in China, for the Q50L sedan.


According to Infiniti China, the factory warranty runs for 48 months/100,000 km. During that period, all routine maintenances are all free...

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Impression: The 2015 Infiniti Q70L

I am pretty sure you will not see the 2015 Infiniti Q70L on the road very easily. People who are looking for a full-size luxury sedan will typically go for the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and also the Lexus LS. The Infiniti Q70L is actually based on a mid-size sedan with stretched wheelbase to make it qualify for the “full size” category.


I have checked out the 2015 Q70L during last month’s Orange County auto show.


From the outside, you can tell it is a long-wheelbase Q70 by: 1. the “Q70L” badge on the rear trunk lid; 2. the visually long length of the car body’s side profile.


The 2015 Infiniti q70L has a wheelbase of 120...

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2015 Infiniti Q70 and Q70L Pricing Released

The 2015 model year Q70 comes with several key changes and enhancements, highlighted below:

– added LWB model Q70L, which increased the wheelbase by 5.9-in, which contributes to a total of 120.1-in of wheelbase
– Q70L is available on all Q70 trims except the Q70 Hybrid
– 2015 models has active noise control system, extra noise insulation materials, better sealing and other enhancements, so it runs quieter than before
– Q70L comes with rear automatic-closing doors as standard

The 3.7L V6 version has 330hp, the V8 models has 420hp (416hp in the Q70L model) and the Q70 Hybrid has a combined rating of 360hp.

You can get more details in the below official press release.

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Yes, Infiniti Will Also Make The Long Wheelbase QX50L

Maybe you are thinking making long wheelbase version of a sedan is a normal thing for car manufacturers these days, how about making a LWB version of a crossover?

Well, you may cite the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL as an example. But please be reminded that those are body-on-frame trucks, and it is much easier to extend the frame’s wheelbase than an unibody-structured automobile.

For Infiniti, we have known it is making the Q50L and Q70L (the later one will come to US market for the 2015 model year). But today Infiniti dropped us another bomb, which is saying it is also working on a LWB QX50, a.k.a QX50L...

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