New INFINITI QX55 Promises Coupe-Like Design

INFINITI QX55 | Toronto, ON

The INFINITI luxury crossover and SUV lineup is about to gain a new member. The premium car brand recently announced that it will be introducing a new luxury sport utility coupe to its lineup: the INFINITI QX55.

While the brand has released no information about the vehicle beyond its name, it did release a brushstroke image that highlights the new crossover’s roofline. The roofline appears to be inspired by the brand’s first-generation FX performance crossover.

“Customers will appreciate the distinctive design of the QX55, which features a sporty coupe-like roofline,” said Mike Colleran, INFINITI Motor Company’s Deputy Chairman. “We know customers and retailers are eagerly looking forward to the QX55, which will be available next year.”

Based on the new vehicle’s nomenclature, we can guess that it will sit between the current QX50 and QX60 in the INFINITI crossover and SUV lineup. With the promised coupe design, expect the QX55 to be a compact, sporty vehicle — one that might compete with the likes of the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and other models in the increasingly popular crossover coupe segment.

You can expect the QX55 to arrive on dealership lots across North America — and here at INFINITI Downtown — sometime during the summer of 2020.

Great Fall Festivals to Enjoy in Toronto

Toronto Fall Festivals | Infiniti Downtown | Toronto, ON

Fall is a wonderful time of year in Toronto. The city’s trees begin to change colour, and the streets come to life with a variety of fun activities. Here, we take a look at some Toronto fall festivals that you won’t want to miss. 

The Word on the Street Festival

Spend some time outdoors while celebrating the written word with The Word on the Street festival. This free event takes place on the shores of Lake Ontario on Sept. 21-22. Here, you’ll have the chance to meet over 200 authors. You can also shop at the world’s largest outdoor bookstore in the Marketplace for your next good read. It’s the perfect fall event for readers of all ages.

Toronto Oktoberfest

Grab your lederhosen and get ready for a taste of Germany with the Toronto Oktoberfest event. Set to take place Sept. 26-28 at Ontario Place, this event will celebrate German culture with delicious authentic food, live music, and, of course, good brews. People of all ages are welcomed and there will be a wide range of entertainment options to enjoy.

Nuit Blanche Toronto

Take a step into the world of contemporary art during Nuit Blanche Toronto. This event, which will take place Oct. 5, will transform Toronto’s streets and public spaces into art installations, live performances, and creative programs. This is the 13th year for Nuit Blanche Toronto, and this year’s festival explores the theme “You Are Here.” Discover more about this event on its official website.

While you are checking out the festivals in Toronto stop into INFINITI Downtown and test drive a new INFINITI.

3 Great Reasons to Buy the 2019 INFINITI QX50

2019 INFINITI QX50 | Toronto, ON

The all-new 2019 INFINITI QX50 leaves an initial impression of sleek power — but look closer, and this luxury crossover becomes even more compelling. Standard all-wheel drive, advanced safety tech, and a versatile interior are just three of the reasons you’ll want to check out the QX50.

Standard AWD

All five 2019 INFINITI QX50 trims feature a standard Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, giving you the ability to drive confidently even when road conditions aren’t friendly. Intelligent AWD maximizes performance for the QX50, sending power to the front wheels when the terrain is favorable and distributing it to the rear to improve traction when surfaces are slick.

Visionary safety tech

Enjoy peace of mind with the visionary safety tech provided by the INFINITI QX50. All models come with Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, and the INFINITI Advanced Airbag System. Upgrade to the ProACTIVE model for even more protection, including Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Intervention®, and Lane Departure Warning and Prevention. You’ll also get the ProPILOT Assist suite with Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist — perfect for commuting and long drives.

Versatile, spacious interior

The INFINITI QX50 delivers comfortable surroundings that you can easily adapt to load up passengers or cargo. Fit five occupants in the vehicle’s two roomy rows, which include sliding and reclining rear seats. Or fold the back seats flat, and pack up to 1,822 litres of luggage. The interior is luxurious, too, with premium materials and components engineered for a greater sense of quiet.

To learn more about the 2019 INFINITI QX50 and experience its best qualities with a test drive, visit us here at INFINITI Downtown.

Canadian Student Named 2019 INFINITI Engineering Academy Competition Winner

2019 INFINITI Engineering Academy Competition Winner | Toronto, ON

INFINITI has recognized a Canadian student for his engineering prowess. Matthew Kemp, an engineering student from Calgary was recently named the 2019 INFINITI Engineering Academy Competition winner, giving him a career boost like no other.

The 20-year-old will begin this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in January 2020, when he moves to the United Kingdom to work at the Renault F1® Team’s Technical Centre for six months and at INFINITI’s European Technical Centre for another six months. Travel, accommodation, access to a company car, and a competitive salary will also be included in the prize package — not to mention the chance to work with world-leading engineers.

He earned this recognition after being selected by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, and Harvard University. Kemp beat out nine other finalists and hundreds of applicants from around Canada to earn this opportunity.

The INFINITI Engineering Academy looks for engineering talent around the world to work across automotive and Formula One™. With 50% of past winners of this program securing full-time roles at either INFINITI or with F1® following their placement, this program is considered the most successful recruitment initiative of its kind. This is the fourth year in a row that the Academy has recruited student engineers in Canada.

INFINITI Downtown is always proud to support these students who are making amazing efforts in the engineering industry.

Summer Car Care Tips You Shouldn’t Forget

Summer Car Care Tips | Toronto, ON

Summer is a time to sit back, relax by the pool, and enjoy warmer weather. It’s also a prime time to give your vehicle a look-over. Here at INFINITI Downtown, we’ve gathered some summer car care tips to help keep your car running smoothly through the hotter months.

Check your tires. When the temperature outside fluctuates, so does the pressure of your car’s tires. Over- and under-inflated tires can lead to worse fuel efficiency and could potentially cause an accident. Make sure your car’s tires are within the recommended tire pressure range and either fill them up or let some air out to ensure they are.

Change your windshield wipers. Your windshield wipers should be changed every year or six months. If you don’t remember the last time you changed them, summer is as good a time as any to do it again. You should also change your wipers if the rubber seems cracked, worn, or if they leave behind streaks.

Get your air conditioning serviced. No one wants to get stuck in the summer heat without any air conditioning. That’s why you should get your air-conditioning system serviced every three years — especially if it’s not putting out as much cold air as it once did.

If you are out enjoying the summer road, stop in the Infiniti Downtown and get you car checked out.

Luxury Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Luxury Car Maintenance Tips | Toronto, ON

Luxury cars frequently require more and better maintenance than regular cars. To help make keeping your car running smoothly, we’ve put together some luxury car maintenance tips.  

Keep up with the recommended maintenance schedule

Every car comes with a recommended routine maintenance schedule from the manufacturer. If you want to keep your car running smoothly, we suggest you follow this schedule. Also, make sure an expert in your car’s make and model is taking care of your vehicle. That way, you can ensure your technician knows what he or she is doing.

Don’t cut corners on cleaning materials

You spent a lot of money on your car, so why would you look to save when it comes to the cleaning products you choose? Opt for the best cleaning products to ensure that your car won’t be affected by low-quality materials.

Give your car a thorough cleaning on the regular

Over time, the dirt and grime of the road can build up on your car’s exterior. This can cause a variety of problems, from rusting to paint wear. If you want to keep your luxury car in top condition, have your car thoroughly cleaned and waxed every few weeks. Also, make sure to give the interior a deep clean as well. This will ensure your car continues to look great.

For more questions regarding luxury car maintenance contact us at Infiniti Downtown.