Infiniti QX4 (since 1996 of release)
To Infiniti QX4 for the first time it was presented in Detroit in 1996. All cars of this brand differ prestigious image and class "luxury" equipment. The most part of the Infiniti models has primogenitors in Nissan scale. Not the exception and QX4 is the upgraded and richly issued version of the Nissan Terrano SUV known in the USA as for Pathfinder.
In comparison with Terrano the car possesses more impressive dimensions, moldings over thresholds, overlays dilators of the wheel arches, a little changed front bumper in which cut four additional headlights - head light and antifog. Supplement a picture ψθλόδθκθ on a cowl and rims.
Design of the first generation of QX4 standard for this class of SUVs of the middle of the 90th years. A bearing body with the powerful integrated stretcher, it is longitudinal the established engine, a base drive on the back wheels, an independent forward suspension bracket (spring), the rigid back bridge on springs with system of five longitudinal and diagonal levers.
Powerful stabilizers of cross-section stability ahead and behind give controllability of the car almost automobile character, but seriously limit possibilities on off road terrain.
In furnish of salon skin dominates. By her seats, a steering wheel, the check point selector lever, door panels and partially a tunnel on a floor are trimmed.
Seats have two-regime electroheating. The joysticks operating forward seats, and the keys regulating an inclination of backs are successfully executed. They on a configuration correspond to a chair form so, moving them up-down and forward-back, it is easily possible to achieve ideal landing. And here back seats luxury you will not call: hardish, with an undeveloped relief, without heating. Though pillows are sewed perfectly, the back is regulated on an inclination, there are armrests with nut inserts and a lot of empty seat.
The steering column is regulated only on height, but in so wide range that the driver of any build of discomfort will not feel.
In the Torpedo center, creeping on "beard", the smart nut panel settled down. It frames a control panel with climate control with automatic and manual modes and the audio system of Bose firm. Under "music" the switch allowing under way to choose full or only back drive is established and to block interaxal differential. Inclusion of the lowered number of transfers is carried out by the lever to the left of the check point selector. The chosen mode of transmission is displayed by the pictogram on a tachometer scale. Over a salonny rear-view mirror there is the liquid crystal display showing temperature in salon and behind a board, and also time.
In a big cargo compartment for a jack and a quantity of wrenches special niches are provided. The luggage carrier can be fenced off a grid entering into a set.
Along all body there passes a wide footboard which not only facilitates an entrance in salon, but also perfectly protects the lower part of a body from water and the dirt, flying from under wheels.
Doors when opening are fixed in three provisions. The back door rises in almost vertical situation, allowing to approach to the car closely when loading or unloading luggage. If necessary it is possible to lift back glass for ventilation or transportation of lengthy subjects.
Under a cowl V6 engine in volume of 3,3 l in capacity of 168 h.p. This rather tyagovity power unit does the car in a sports way temperamental.
For the American car at Infiniti QX4 absolutely not characteristic suspension bracket - rigid and elastic.
When overcoming defects of a covering, tram ways, snow brustver and other obstacles shock-absorbers instantly extinguish any push. Maneuver is facilitated by that the surrounding situation is well supervised thanks to high landing, the big area of a glazing and large mirrors.
Infiniti QX4 of the first years of release the excellent car which fully met the requirements, shown to luxury range. Hε in vain company J. D. Power included it in the list of the best compact SUVs of America of 1997.
In 1999 the company carried out restyling.
On Infiniti QX4 began to establish system of a full drive of All-Mode 4WD of the torque-on-demand type (the moment on demand). In usual conditions the car zadneprivodny, and at accelerations or pro-slipping of wheels electronics will involve the interaxal differential throwing to 50 % of a torque on forward wheels depending on speed of rotation of forward wheels.
Salon, beginning from design and finishing the equipment, one of strengths of Infiniti QX4 and the main difference from more available at the price of Nissan.
From a nut tree, furnish by expensive genuine leather and the suede, the rich list of standard equipment, a 150-vattny stereosystem of the class hi-fi from Bose it is possible to add panels with firm navigation system Birdview with the 6-inch LCD display.
Since 2001 of QX4 received 3,5 l the engine (VQ35DE) which with a mechanical box develops capacity of 250 h.p. and a torque of 325 Nanometers. With "machine gun" indicators slightly others - 240 h.p. and 360 Nanometers.
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