Infiniti just laid out their plans for the 2016 Model Year which sees the Q30 join ranks.
Replacing the last gen G37-rebadged-Q40 will be a new 2.0T option for the Q50. Infiniti expects the new engine and the new Q30 to act as their new entry level offers. U.S. sales of the Q30 are expected to begin in late spring or early summer 2016.
Joining the Q30 as all new will be the Q60 coupe which Infiniti showed us at the Detroit Auto Show back in January. Expect to see the coupe available with a 3.0L TT V6 and the above mentioned 2.0T. Unclear if they will still offer the NA V6.
The 2.0T on offer in Q30, Q50 and Q60 is the same mill in the Mercedes CLA/GLA tandem. Infiniti will detail specs later on in the year, but considering they share an assembly line in Tennessee I wouldn't expect much difference from the 211 hp and 258 ft-lb figures it makes in the European Q50.
Rounding out the details, a revised QX50 is expected in September 2015, in October the QX80 Signature Edition will hit stores and in November the Q70 will gain a Premium Edition.
Production of the Q40 ceased in 2015. The Q30 premium compact will be the new entry-level model for the Infiniti brand when it arrives in showrooms in late spring/early summer 2016.
2016 Infiniti Q50
Enhanced powertrain and model offerings, including a new 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine
Additional details to be announced later in 2015
Expected availability: Winter
There will be no 2016 Q60. The 2017 Q60 – based on the Q60 Concept shown in early 2015 – will be available in late-summer/early fall 2016.
2016 Infiniti Q70
New Premium Select Edition available on standard wheelbase models (except Hybrid)
Offered in five Q70 models: Q70 5.6, Q70 5.6 AWD, Q70 Hybrid, Q70 3.7, Q70 3.7 AWD
Offered in four Q70L Long- Wheelbase models: Q70L 5.6, Q70L 5.6 AWD, Q70L 3.7 and Q70L 3.7 AWD
Expected availability: November 2015
2016 Infiniti QX50
Standard wheelbase extended by 3.2 inches, resulting in significantly increased rear seat roominess – including 4.3 inches of additional legroom and 3.9 inches of added rear knee room
Overall, passenger volume has been increased by 8.3 cubic feet, including an additional 2.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity
Revised exterior with new LED Daytime Running Lights and LED fog lights, a new side sill design, a new rear fascia and LED side mirror turn signals
New 19-inch wheel design
New Premium Plus option package added, featuring Infiniti Navigation System, Around View® Monitor (AVM), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, and Front and Rear Sonar System
Power moonroof now standard on all models
Heated front seats now standard on all models
One new exterior color added (seven total): Hagane Blue
Offered in two models: QX50 and QX50 AWD
Expected availability: September 2015
2016 Infiniti QX60
Details of the 2016 QX60 will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January 2016
Expected availability: Spring 2016
2016 Infiniti QX70
No major enhancements for new model year
2016 Infiniti QX80
New QX80 Signature Edition – includes Driver Assistance and Split Bench packages, Saddle Tan high-contrast interior, bodyside moldings, chrome mirror caps; limited to 1,000 units (late availability)
One new exterior color for QX80 Limited: Hermosa Blue (replaces Liquid Platinum)
Offered in three models: QX80, QX80 AWD and QX80 AWD Limited
Expected availability: October 2015