INFINITI Unveils Sporty 2022 QX55 SUV

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INFINITI recently unveiled the all-new 2022 INFINITI QX55 in a way that fits this one-of-a-kind ride. The QX55 was unveiled during a unique streaming concert performance from superstar Aloe Blacc. As Blacc performed in the iconic Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, the statement-making SUV took center stage.

The 2022 QX55 is the successor to the INFINITI FX. It prevents a daring profile, a sleek roofline, and a modern look to stand out from the rest of the premium compact SUV segment. The signature double-arch grille is highlighted with an origami-inspired mesh pattern and flanked by standard LED headlights that have a shape similar to the human eye.

This luxury compact SUV also utilizes subtle design details to highlight its minimalistic style. Its “piano key” taillights use 45 LEDs in a single housing to give it an elegant look. Inside, the QX55 comes with INFINITI’s dual-screen InTouch infotainment system, which gives you wireless Apple CarPlay® connectivity and Android Auto™. A Bose® audio system comes available, giving you 16 speakers to create a concert-like listening experience.

Under the hood, you will find 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, thanks to the Variable Compression Turbo four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission with manual shift mode. The QX55 comes standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

The all-new INFINITI QX55 is expected to arrive at INFINITI Downtown here in Toronto later this spring, so stop in when the weather warms up to check out this fastback compact SUV.

Vehicle Resolutions to Start Your New Year Right

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The end of 2020 is thankfully just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can start 2021 on the right foot. One way to do so is to make some car-related New Year’s resolutions. Following up on these resolutions will help your vehicle run more reliably and give you an advantage in tough situations.

Learn how to change a tire.

Do you know how to change a tire? If not, 2021 is the perfect time to learn. Armed with this skill, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck on the side of the road with no assistance in sight.

Discover how to jump start a car.

A dead battery can hit you out of nowhere. To avoid being stranded on a blustery winter day, educate yourself on how to jump start a car. Once you learn how, you’ll be able to help others who are stranded, too.

Keep up with regular maintenance.

Life gets busy, and it’s all too easy to forget to keep up with your vehicle’s routine maintenance. From oil changes to tire rotations, make a resolution to remember these vital service milestones.

For assistance with all your vehicle resolutions in 2021, be sure to give us a call here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.

 

INFINITI Unveils QX60 Monograph Concept

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INFINITI has given us a glimpse into the future. The premium carmaker recently unveiled the INFINITI QX60 Monograph concept, presenting an even more upscale and advanced exterior design for the brand’s three-row luxury SUV.

“The QX60 Monograph embodies the Japanese concept of ‘Ma,’ a sense of minimalism where designers seek harmony, adding just the right amount of elements with very specific meaning to create something special,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design.

Designers widened the Monograph’s stance, made the shoulder line higher and more pronounced to raise the vehicle’s visual center of gravity, and gave the greenhouse a more open look. A raked roof, muscular fenders atop large alloy wheels, and a longer wheelbase give the Monograph an especially action-oriented attitude. Platinum body paint contrasts with a black roof and creates a dramatic, shadowy effect.

Up front, the grille mesh is inspired by origami, while the panoramic roof features “kimono fold” patterning. The front and rear headlamps flaunt a “Digital Piano Key” design that incorporates an illuminated INFINITI emblem.

The Monograph is just a concept vehicle for now, but its regular QX60 sibling is built to impress as well — and it’s available for you to test-drive right here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.

 

What INFINITI Model is Best for Your Family?

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Having a family in Toronto means you need a vehicle that can not only handle the unpredictability of your schedule, but also maneouvre easily in city streets. Luckily, INFINITI has a range of vehicles that offer you family-friendly features, ample interior space, and luxurious appointments to help make your family life easier.

2020 INFINITI QX50

The 2020 QX50 offers versatility, efficiency, and performance wrapped in a stylish package. This five-seat luxury crossover comes standard with advanced safety features, including blind-spot warning and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, allowing you to feel confident behind the wheel in city traffic.

Its compact size lets you easily fit into tight parking spaces, while its ability to fit up to 889 litres of cargo behind the second row make it easy to pack up your family for a weekend getaway – or simply to head to hockey practice. Add luxury features like available semi-aniline leather-appointed seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a built-in navigation system, and this is one good option for your family.

2020 INFINITI QX60

When you need ample interior space, then consider the 2020 QX60. This three-row SUV will allow you to pack up to seven passengers. If you need to store a lot of cargo, simply fold down the back seats and utilize the maximum cargo capacity of 2,159 litres. You will even be able to keep your kids entertained on the go when you opt for the available Theatre Package. This package adds two eight-inch monitors and a 120-volt power outlet to the cabin, allowing your backseat passengers to stream their favourite movies and TV shows on the go.  

2020 INFINITI QX80

As the largest option in the INFINITI SUV lineup, it’s no surprise that the QX80 goes big when it comes to family-friendly features. It has ample space with the ability to sit up to eight passengers. It comes available with heated second-row seats, wireless headphones, and comes standard with heated front seats, leather upholstery, and tri-zone automatic climate control.

You can find these family-friendly INFINITI models right here at Downtown INFINITI in Toronto.

3 Car Care Tips for Your Autumn To-Do List

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The leaves have started to change colour and the air has that crisp edge to it, which can only mean one thing: It’s almost fall in Toronto. As the weather starts to cool down, it’s important to start thinking about autumn car care. Here are some of the maintenance tips to keep in mind as you get your car ready for colder weather.

Get new windshield wipers and wiper fluid. Whether it’s leaves on your windshield or a fall rainstorm, your wipers will get a lot of use during the autumn season. If you haven’t changed your wipers in the last six months, now is the time to do it. Switch out your old blades for new ones, and make sure you top off your windshield wiper fluid while you’re at it.

Examine your headlights. With autumn comes short days and long nights. The darkness of the colder months makes your headlights all the more important. Make sure that your headlights are all in working order and replace any burnt out ones. Also, clean your headlight casings if they look foggy, so you can have the best visibility possible when the sun goes down.

Check your battery. Cold temperatures can cause your battery to become less efficient. This means you might find yourself stranded with a dead one, which is never good. Check your battery’s efficiency and get a new one if it’s older than five years. Also, clean off any signs of corrosion on the cable connectors and posts.

For all your car care needs this fall or during any other season, get in touch with our experienced service department here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.

Toronto Parks You Should Explore This Weekend

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Are you ready for some outdoor fun? Luckily, Toronto is filled to the brim with green spaces for you to visit. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and take in the beauty of nature at these outstanding Toronto parks.  

 

Toronto Island Park

Hop on a ferry and experience over 600 acres of natural beauty on the Toronto Islands. This park, which stretches across a group of 15 islands, will not only help you forget about any stress you’re feeling at the moment, but it will also give you a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline. Explore the beaches, check out the trails, and enjoy the Franklin Children’s Garden as you socially distance.

 

High Park

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning High Park. As the largest public park in the city, this option has a number of hiking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and more. You can take a stroll by the lake, enjoy the Cherry Blossoms if it’s the right time of year, or simply sit and have a picnic.

 

Rouge Park

Just outside of the city limits lies Rouge Park, a well-kept secret. This green space feels far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, making it a peaceful getaway for city dwellers. It has the opportunity for a number of outdoor pursuits, whether you’re looking to head out on a hike or simply want to swim in the lake.

 

Here at INFINITI Downtown, we love taking part in Toronto’s bountiful outdoor offerings — and we encourage you to do the same!

Canadian Museums You Can Explore Online

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Throughout Canada, people are staying at home to stay safe. If you find yourself missing in-person visits to our country’s amazing museums, here’s a roundup of online museum tours that you can enjoy from your home.

 

Art Gallery of Ontario

Brush up on your favourite artists at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). This museum’s entire collection is available online, allowing you to search for specific paintings and artists. You can even check out multiple exhibits that AGO is hosting, including the incredible Boxwood Project.

 

Canadian War Museum

Discover new information about formative wars in our history at the Canadian War Museum. You can even check out the War of 1812 exhibit, which not only goes in-depth into the war, but also highlights four perspectives of it: Canadian, British, American, and Indigenous.

 

Canadian Museum of History

Learn about the Canada of the past at the Canadian Museum of History. This museum has a number of available exhibits to check out, including Inuit prints from Cape Dorset in Nunavut and a clickable playhouse that allows you to see old Canadian children’s toys. You can even get a closer look at the “Morning Star” painting from Alex Janvier on the museum’s ceiling. Your online options in this museum are seemingly endless.

 

These virtual museum outings are a great way to get your culture fix from the safety of home. And if you need to buy a new vehicle from home, too, we’re set up to help you do just that here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.

INFINITI Carigami Models Offer At-Home Fun

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Finding ways to stay entertained when you can’t leave the house isn’t always easy. INFINITI is looking to help out, though, with its newest release: INFINITI Carigami.

Carigami combines the brand’s elegant designs and Japanese-inspired craftsmanship to provide you with origami-like designs that you can print off at home and create yourself. There are three INFINITI models that you can choose from, each produced in a 1:27 scale — the Q50 sedan, QX80 SUV, and iconic FX crossover.

“In this unprecedented time where citizens of the world are doing their part to fight COVID-19 by staying at home, we wanted to develop something that will help ease the boredom, while having a bit of fun,” said Phil York, General Manager of INFINITI Global Brand and Marketing. “Our hope is that lovers of cars and crafts alike will enjoy Carigami.”

These Carigami models are part of the brand’s Park It For Now campaign. To complete these unique models, all you need is a printer, paper, craft knife, and glue.

With these model templates, the brand hopes to encourage people around the world to not only stay at home, but also find their artistic sides and try something new to help fight COVID-19.

To download the INFINITI Carigami templates, click here. To learn more about the brand’s real-life models, check out our inventory here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.

3 Service Tips for When Your Car Sits Idle

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If you leave your vehicle parked for long periods of time, make sure you’re taking steps to keep it in smooth working order. As your car sits idle, following these three tips will help you maintain your ride’s drivability for when you’re ready to resume normal trips.

Take care of your tires. Cars that remain in one spot for a long time are at danger of flat spotting. Flat spotting is when the weight of your vehicle flattens the rubber of your tire, and it can occur when your car sits inactive for a long period of time. Regularly check your tires and tire pressure, and occasionally drive your vehicle around the block to prevent this from happening.

Protect your car’s exterior. Drivers without garages need to take special care to take care of their car’s exteriors when the car is sitting idle. These vehicles will likely accumulate debris and dirt, including bird droppings and tree sap. This can cause issues with your paint job in the future, so if your car is sitting outside, invest in a waterproof car cover.

Don’t forget about your battery. Batteries can lose their charge over time if the vehicle isn’t driven, so make sure you don’t have to jumpstart your car when you use it next. Plug your battery into a battery tender or disconnect it entirely to save yourself from a dead battery.

If your vehicle needs repairs or service after sitting for a lengthy period of time, bring it to INFINITI Downtown in Toronto and we’ll help you get it back in good shape.

INFINITI Qs Inspiration Concept Car Makes National Debut

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As part of INFINITI’s move toward a more electrified lineup, the brand recently introduced the INFINITI Qs Inspiration concept car. This model made its national debut at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto.

Based on a sports sedan body, the INFINITI Qs Inspiration concept car combines an elevated driving position and top-notch performance with an all-electric powertrain. It also comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system and has a new body style.

Its cabin is minimalist, combining design and craftsmanship to help it stand out. Its two distinct zones are obvious. The first zone is the cockpit, which remains clutter-free to keep the driver engaged with the road; the second zone is the passenger area, which focuses on relaxation and offering ample space.

The Qs Inspiration Concept is a sign of things to come for INFINITI, which plans to offer five new models over the next five years, including three electrified vehicles.

“The Qs Inspiration Concept precedes a new-generation electrified production model from INFINITI, one of a series of advanced-powertrain road cars to be launched in the years ahead,” said Adam Paterson, managing director of INFINITI Canada. “Electrification presents an opportunity to reinvent the INFINITI brand globally through high-performance, low-emission models which offer a thrilling drive experience and total range confidence.”

The first of INFINITI’s new production models will be the QX55, expected to arrive next year. While not an EV, the QX55 will give customers at INFINITI Downtown and throughout Canada a new option for a sporty, coupe-like SUV.