Spring Service Tips for Your INFINITI

Spring Service Tips for Your INFINITI | Toronto, ON

Now that winter has passed and spring is upon us, it is a great time to check up on your INFINITI. Here are some spring service tips to consider as you schedule routine maintenance for your vehicle.

Do a walk-around

The first thing to do is check the external components of your vehicle, including the tires, wiper blades, headlights, and brake lights. If anything looks damaged, have that item repaired or replaced.

Fluid fill-up

Your INFINITI needs a variety of fluids to work properly. An oil change will clean up the engine parts and ensure that your vehicle is running efficiently. You can also bring your car to our team at INFINITI Downtown to check the wiper fluid and brake fluid.

Brake check

With slippery roads causing us to brake quicker and more often, now is a good time to check on the brake pads. If you notice that it’s harder to stop or if you hear a squeaking sound, it might be time to replace the brake pads.

Give it a wash

Get rid of all of that winter grime by taking your INFINITI through a car wash. Be sure to choose an option with an underbody wash to remove all of the salt from the roadways.

For any service needs for your vehicle, contact our team or visit us at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Meet the 2022 INFINITI Q60 Coupe

Meet the 2022 INFINITI Q60 Coupe | Toronto, ON

The stylish and turbocharged 2022 INFINITI Q60 is here, and it’s better than ever before. With new tech upgrades, an award-winning turbo engine, and a head-turning exterior, it’s easy to see why so many are choosing the new INFINITI Q60 — available at INFINITI Downtown.

Performance

Under the hood of the new Q60 is a VR-series 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that generates a thrilling 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque when paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. For even more performance, opt for the Q60 RED SPORT I-LINE that increases output to 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Technology

One of the new tech features for the 2022 Q60 is the inclusion of standard wireless Apple CarPlay® compatibility, making it even more convenient to use your favourite apps on the go. Every model is also equipped with a high-resolution INFINITI InTouch dual touch-screen display and INFINITI InTouch Services telematics that comes with a convenient Wi-Fi hotspot.

Style

Available in eight colours, like Grand Blue and Dynamic Sunstone Red, you’ll catch the attention of everyone in the 2022 INFINITI Q60 coupe. The standard 19-inch wheels create a dominating stance, but you can go even bigger on the Q60 RED SPORT I-LINE and its exclusive 20-inch aluminum-alloy sport wheels. In the back are dual exhaust tips with chrome or brushed satin finishers.

You can experience the luxury and exhilaration of the 2022 INFINITI Q60 Coupe at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Upgrade Your 2020-21 INFINITI to Wireless Apple CarPlay® at INFINITI Downtown

Upgrade Your 2020-21 INFINITI to Wireless Apple CarPlay® at INFINITI Downtown | Toronto, ON

If you drive a 2020-21 INFINITI vehicle, you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Wireless Apple CarPlay®. Select models from the previous two model years can receive the free update by scheduling an appointment at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

The free upgrade to Wireless Apple CarPlay® is available through March 31, 2022, for the following models:

  • 2020-21 INFINITI Q50
  • 2020-21 INFINITI Q60
  • 2020-21 INFINITI QX50
  • 2020-21 INFINITI QX80

INFINITI recently launched the latest version of the connectivity feature on the all-new 2022 INFINITI QX55 and 2022 INFINITI QX80. Wireless Apple CarPlay® will also come standard on the 2022 INFINITI Q50, 2022 INFINITI Q60, and all-new 2022 INFINITI QX60.

“Customer satisfaction has always been one of the highest priorities at INFINITI, and we are pleased to bring wireless Apple CarPlay® to owners of the majority of our 2020 and 2021 vehicles,” said Steve Rhind, Managing Director, INFINITI Canada. “More than 80 percent of INFINITI owners use Apple products, and now they can go wireless while using CarPlay in their vehicle.”

Wireless Apple CarPlay® is offered as part of INFINITI InTouch™, which also includes Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM®.

If you have a 2020-21 INFINITI vehicle that’s eligible for a free upgrade to Wireless Apple CarPlay®, schedule a visit to INFINITI Downtown in Toronto or be sure to mention it during your next service visit. 

Try These Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Spring Car Cleaning Tips | Toronto, ON

The cold of winter is finally going away, which means it’s time to think about the fresh start that the new season provides. If you’re not sure where you should start, why not give your car a cleaning? Here are some spring car cleaning tips to get your ride looking like new.

Scrub it up. Winter can damage your car’s exterior, whether it’s coatings of ice or excessive road salt grime on your paint job. Start your spring cleaning with your car’s exterior, giving it a good scrubbing. Make sure you don’t forget your car’s undercarriage, since road salt can cause it to rust over time. Use tire-cleaning spray on your tires. Afterward, wipe your vehicle down with a clean microfiber towel so you don’t leave streaks behind.

De-clutter the interior. No one wants to clean their car when it’s freezing out, which is why your interior likely has more litter inside than normal. Bag up all of this winter trash and give your cabin a vacuuming as well.

Don’t forget about your floor mats. Dried mud, leftover snow sludge, and rock salt can do a number on your floor mats, so pay extra attention to them while you’re cleaning. Take them out and use carpet cleaner if you have carpet mats. If your floor mats are rubber, wipe them down with warm soapy water and hose them off.

Once you’ve cleaned your car for spring, you may also need to bring it in for scheduled maintenance. Contact our service department at INFINITI Downtown to learn how we can help.

2020 INFINITI QX50 Wins Consumer Guide ‘Best Buy’ Award

2020 INFINITI QX50 | Toronto, ON

It looks like the 2020 INFINITI QX50 is making a name for itself. For the second year in a row, the QX50 has been named a 2020 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award winner in the premium compact crossover/SUV category.

“We are honoured to have won the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award for the second year in the row,” said Jeff Pope, Group Vice President of INFINITI Americas. “This award shows that our planners, designers, and engineers understand what consumers want year over year and we are proud to deliver that with the QX50.”

To determine the winners of these awards, Consumer Guide test-drove more than 150 new vehicles. The QX50 stood out with its exceptionally stylish design, efficient powertrain, and advanced technologies.

Each QX50 model boasts standard tech like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, dual touch-screen displays, and the next-generation InTouch infotainment system. Available safety systems include Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, ProPILOT Assist, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

The QX50 presents a versatile interior with a sliding rear bench seat, a panoramic moonroof, and a driver-oriented layout. Under the hood, the innovative 2.0-liter VC-Turbo provides an outstanding mix of efficiency and responsiveness.

Visit INFINITI Downtown to learn more about the award-winning 2020 INFINITI QX50 and take it out for a test drive.

New INFINITI Infotainment System Introduced for Some 2020 Models

New INFINITI Infotainment System | Toronto, ON

Your car’s infotainment system is what keeps you connected when you’re on the go. That’s why INFINITI strives to give you the best system possible. With that in mind, the brand recently announced a new-generation system for the 2020 Q50, Q60, QX50, and QX80. Here’s a look at what the new INFINITI infotainment system has to offer.  

The system will offer an enhanced user experience, thanks to a faster processor, an HD microphone, and a new Bluetooth® module. If your INFINITI model comes with navigation, it can also turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing you to connect up to seven devices at any given moment. The InTouch™ with the Navigation system will incorporate 3D maps, street and satellite view images, and Destinations by Google®.

This updated system will also make Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard features, allowing you to access your favourite smartphone features directly on your car’s touch-screen display. iPhone users will also be able to use their iPhone’s features without taking their hands off the wheel using Siri® Eyes Free.

Finally, this new infotainment system will allow you to update its software over the air when you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi network. Real-time traffic information, navigation rerouting based on live traffic conditions, and seamless turn-by-turn directions will also become the norm.

We’re excited to offer vehicles with this new infotainment system here at INFINITI Downtown, and we invite you to stop in to check it out for yourself.

What’s New for the 2020 INFINITI Lineup?

2020 INFINITI Lineup | Toronto, ON

INFINITI is ready to celebrate its 30th birthday in the best way possible — by offering some exciting changes to the 2020 INFINITI lineup.  

Each model in the 2020 lineup gets a next-generation infotainment system. A high-definition twin-screen system called INFINITI InTouch™ will allow you to stay connected with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, an improved navigation system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to seven devices.

Along with this new infotainment system, you’ll also find a variety of individual model changes for 2020. Here’s a quick look at some of these updates.

2020 INFINITI Q50

Available now, the 2020 INFINITI Q50 sport sedan receives a new 3.0t PURE trim with a standard 300-horsepower 3.0-litre V6 engine. There’s also the new Signature Edition ProASSIST, which features a black spoiler, a double-arch grille with an illuminated emblem, and exterior ground lighting.

2020 INFINITI Q60

Coming in spring of next year, the 2020 INFINITI Q60 performance coupe adds an array of standard safety features on the Sport trim, including front and rear parking sensors, an Around View monitor with Moving Object Detection, and Blind Spot Warning.

2020 INFINITI QX50

At dealerships now, the 2020 INFINITI QX50 crossover offers several newly standard safety features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Automatic Braking, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

2020 INFINITI QX60

Coming soon, the 2020 INFINITI QX60 full-size SUV adds two new exterior colors; a standard Bose® Performance Series Audio System; and newly standard Rear Door Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Backup Collision Intervention.

Test-drive these exciting 2020 models when you visit us here at INFINITI Downtown.

3 Great Reasons to Buy the 2020 INFINITI QX60

3 Great Reasons to Buy the 2020 INFINITI QX60 | Toronto, ON

The 2020 INFINITI QX60 makes everyday luxury simple. This SUV is designed for those with busy lives, providing power, efficiency, and premium features for on-the-go people. Here’s a look at three of the top reasons to buy the QX60. 

  • Power and Efficiency

A 3.5-litre V6 engine comes standard under the hood of the 2020 QX60, producing 295 horsepower and up to 270 lb-ft of torque. Despite this impressive power, the QX60 still manages to boast up to 12.5 L/100 km in the city and 9.0 L/100 km on the highway.

  • Advanced Technologies

Whether you want to feel confident behind the wheel or connected out on the road, this luxury SUV has you covered. It comes standard with safety features like a rearview monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. You can also opt for available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Cruise Control. For connectivity, the QX60 provides key features like the INFINITI InTouch™ infotainment system, standard Bluetooth® and SiriusXM® satellite radio, and Bose® Premium Audio systems.

  • Luxurious Appointments

The QX60 is designed to be both functional and elegant. This SUV can seat up to seven passengers, offering ample space with comfortable leather-appointed seating with option hourglass quilting. Maple Wood accents add warmth, while an available memory system makes it easy to find your perfect seating position every time you get into the car.

Experience the 2020 INFINITI QX60 for yourself — stop in for a test drive here at INFINITI Downtown.

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.