Infiniti recently announced that it will raise the MSRP of the all-new 2010 Infiniti QX56 2WD by more than $1,000. In addition, the price for Infiniti auto parts is on the rise as well.
One can only speculate as to the reason for the price increase. Perhaps it is an attempt to recover from price increases for raw materials, distribution, or employee wages. Then again, Infiniti marketing experts may assume that, by hiking the price on the latest model, consumer will be enticed to purchase the lower-priced 2009 models, thereby making way in the showroom. Perhaps the price hike can be attributed to new governmental emission requirements, all of which cost the manufacturer more money in the long run. Or, maybe the reason for the price increase is old fashioned… greed.
While standard maintenance Infiniti auto parts will be available, consumers can expect to pay a higher price for them. Likewise, as the old Infiniti models are replaced by the new, recycled or used parts may prove difficult to find at a reasonable price.
What can consumers expect to receive from the higher priced, new 2010 model? Nothing, except for the higher payments. The only difference between the newer model and the older versions is one color deletion, Serengeti Sand, which was offered for the last time in the 2009 edition. So, if you fell in love with this color, it will not be available in the future for this make and model.
Despite the increase in price, the MSRP for the Infiniti QX56, both in the 2WD and the 4WD versions, remains lower than the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator, the model’s major competitors. And, while Infiniti auto parts may increase in price as well, the price will still remain less than the price of comparable parts for competitor’s models.