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Infiniti has announced pricing on the 2010 QX56 full-size luxury SUV. Essentially a carry-over of the model that was last updated in 2008, the base MSRP for the 2WD model is $56,050 (*plus destination and handling of $865), while the 4WD model arrives at $59,150. Loyalists of the brand will recognize this as a $1,000 bump in pricing when compared to last year's model.

All QX56 models share a 320-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. As has always been the case, the flagship truck arrives heavily laden with technology and creature comforts, leaving just a few items on the options list. These include a Technology Package ($1,150), Mobile Entertainment Package ($1,700), and the Tow Package ($350). A split bench seat package is a no-cost option. Infiniti dealers will also gladly sell you splash guards, wind deflectors, and chrome lashes for everything but the front windshield. Check out the press release after the jump.


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Infiniti Announces Pricing on 2010 QX56

Infiniti today announced pricing on the 2010 Infiniti QX56 full-size luxury SUV, which is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The QX56 is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, both equipped with a standard 320-horsepower 5.6-liter DOHC V8, 5-speed automatic transmission, leather-appointed seating and a long list of luxury and technology features. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2010 Infiniti QX56 2WD is $56,050 and $59,150 for the Infiniti QX56 4WD.*

About the 2010 QX56

The 2010 Infiniti QX56 continues to offer an outstanding combination of refinement, roominess, advanced technology and power – providing maximum utility and all-season versatility in a stylish, fully equipped full-size luxury SUV. The QX is anchored by an advanced drivetrain, featuring a high-strength steel frame and standard 5.6-liter V8 engine rated at 320 horsepower and 393 lb-ft of torque. Its sophisticated body design is marked by a distinctive chrome "waterfall" style grille, High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights, Infiniti-style LED taillights, power sliding moonroof and power-operated rear liftgate.

Inside, the exceptionally roomy QX interior features class-leading 2nd row legroom and seating for up to eight with the optional 2nd row split bench seat. Occupants are treated to an array of standard and available technology and luxury equipment, including leather-appointed seating, an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 7.0-inch LCD screen, XM® Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic® with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately), 12-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system with Burr-Brown DAC and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and power-folding 60/40 split 3rd row bench seat.

Optional features include a Technology Package with Intelligent Cruise Control and front Sonar System for parking; and an Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System (MES) with DVD player, 8-inch color screen, two wireless headphones and remote controller. A Tow Package (standard on QX56 4WD) is also optional on QX56 2WD.

The QX's 4-wheel independent suspension includes an auto-leveling rear suspension. Maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped) is rated at up to 9,000 pounds. A 5-speed automatic transmission with tow mode, 4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes and 9-spoke 20-inch chrome-finished aluminum-alloy wheels are standard on both 2WD and 4WD models.

About Infiniti

Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles that inspire at every turn, including the G Coupe, Sedan and first-ever Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.