With its large petrol engine, the Infiniti Q70 is forced to compete at the upper end of the executive saloon market but value for money is still integral to its strategy. There's a lot of equipment as standard that should help the car stack-up well on paper alongside other big saloons with potent diesel engines or petrol units with more than 300PS. Most will opt though, for the 170PS 2.2d diesel model, which should make this car more attractive to business buyers with its greater efficiency and lower up-front cost, priced from just over £32,000.
Equipment levels are lavish of course. Most models get niceties like climate controlled seats, bi-Xenon adaptive headlights and a range of Bose stereo options amongst the available features. The upmarket sound systems have Active Noise Control. It detects unwanted low frequency noise in the cabin and plays sound waves of the opposite phase to cancel them out. There's also a Forest Air climate control system which gives an extremely high level of control over temperature, humidity and pollution levels.
Safety equipment provision is equally comprehensive. As well as the full complement of crumple zones and airbags, there's a raft of electronic aids including Intelligent Cruise Control and a Forward Collision Warning system.