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post #11 of 15 Old 10-30-2019, 11:46 PM
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Jeffpeds - that sounds about right to me. they gotta have a reason for all of us to go out and buy the NEW 2020 now.. <img src="https://www.infinitiqx50.org/forum/images/InfinitiQX50_org/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

IMO, they already know what features will be added to the 2021, 2022, 2023 offerings but they hold them back so there is "a little something" new/better about the newer model.
Great points. Hopefully a retrofit will be available down the road. Not holding my breath though.
Yeah. I’m new here. Just picked up a 2019 and asked Infiniti Canada by email. Received this...

“ The expected released of 2020 QX50 will have Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability. Unfortunately, because this is an entirely new software and headunit that we are outfitting our vehicles with, it will only work on 2020 vehicles and newer.

We are unable to update 2019 vehicles, as they run on a completely different system. For alternate options with using INFINITI InTouch you are able to get assistance from our dedicated team at 1-855-444-7244.”

It seemed like a head unit issue so I sent them an email back asking if I could just pay for the new head unit and here’s what I got...

“ Thank you for your inquiry regarding purchasing a 2020 headunit for your 2019 QX50.

After further internal review, it has been verified that the systems are not the same and would not be compatible.”

I’ll hope for another solution, even Siri eyes free would be something. lol
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This car is such a POS. I've been more disappointed in the Infiniti ownership experience then any other car that I've purchased in a very long time.

Between the incredibly crappy transmission, the schizophrenic engine and the worst infotainment system that I've ever experienced, the only positive thing I have to say about this car is it has really good paint. I've been actively telling people not to purchase it on the leasehackr forums even if they get a good deal.

I was hoping they would at least do the right thing by adding carplay to make up for the horrible infotainment system but clearly that isn't in the cards even though I was told by my sales guy that it would happen when I purchased the car

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Jeffpeds - that sounds about right to me. they gotta have a reason for all of us to go out and buy the NEW 2020 now.. <img src="https://www.infinitiqx50.org/forum/images/InfinitiQX50_org/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

IMO, they already know what features will be added to the 2021, 2022, 2023 offerings but they hold them back so there is "a little something" new/better about the newer model.
Great points. Hopefully a retrofit will be available down the road. Not holding my breath though.
Yeah. I’m new here. Just picked up a 2019 and asked Infiniti Canada by email. Received this...

“ The expected released of 2020 QX50 will have Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability. Unfortunately, because this is an entirely new software and headunit that we are outfitting our vehicles with, it will only work on 2020 vehicles and newer.

We are unable to update 2019 vehicles, as they run on a completely different system. For alternate options with using INFINITI InTouch you are able to get assistance from our dedicated team at 1-855-444-7244.”

It seemed like a head unit issue so I sent them an email back asking if I could just pay for the new head unit and here’s what I got...

“ Thank you for your inquiry regarding purchasing a 2020 headunit for your 2019 QX50.

After further internal review, it has been verified that the systems are not the same and would not be compatible.”

I’ll hope for another solution, even Siri eyes free would be something. lol
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This car is such a POS. I've been more disappointed in the Infiniti ownership experience then any other car that I've purchased in a very long time.

Between the incredibly crappy transmission, the schizophrenic engine and the worst infotainment system that I've ever experienced, the only positive thing I have to say about this car is it has really good paint. I've been actively telling people not to purchase it on the leasehackr forums even if they get a good deal.

I was hoping they would at least do the right thing by adding carplay to make up for the horrible infotainment system but clearly that isn't in the cards even though I was told by my sales guy that it would happen when I purchased the car
Interesting post.

The infotainment system is exactly what you bought. You shouldíve known exactly what it did or did not do. Apple CarPlay is nice but certainly not necessary nor is it a deal breaker.

I researched and test drive cars before I buy them. I had and have no issues with the transmission nor the engine. Now Iím not going to buy a luxury SUV to race. Iím a little disappointed in the gas mileage so far. However itís still best in class.

I cannot understand why anyone would buy a car/SUV and not test drive it and research it.

2019 QX50 Essential, ProActive, ProAssist, ProPilot, Sensory with Bose.
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I hear you. I love the car. So far, no troubles with it and all the technology works exactly as I expected. For me, if there’s opportunity for improvements or feature adds, then all the better. It doesn’t take away from what it is though. It’s a great looking vehicle with a great looking interior and a good feature set.

I consciously bought the 2019 vs waiting for the 2020 because of the deep discount, knowing the biggest difference was CarPlay/AA. “Hey Siri” works fine with the car and gets me most of what I’d want from CarPlay anyways. It’s more of a curiosity for me than a need.

Dollar for dollar, I thought it was the best value for what you got. Now, If I could get some good bolt-on Nismo parts to push another 50 horses out of that motor and get a solid exhaust note, I’d spend the money there rather than on CarPlay upgrades. lol
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I hear you. I love the car. So far, no troubles with it and all the technology works exactly as I expected. For me, if there’s opportunity for improvements or feature adds, then all the better. It doesn’t take away from what it is though. It’s a great looking vehicle with a great looking interior and a good feature set.

I consciously bought the 2019 vs waiting for the 2020 because of the deep discount, knowing the biggest difference was CarPlay/AA. “Hey Siri” works fine with the car and gets me most of what I’d want from CarPlay anyways. It’s more of a curiosity for me than a need.

Dollar for dollar, I thought it was the best value for what you got. Now, If I could get some good bolt-on Nismo parts to push another 50 horses out of that motor and get a solid exhaust note, I’d spend the money there rather than on CarPlay upgrades. lol
Exactly! Could of easily waited for the 2020. However getting almost 10k off a 56k SUV and 2k more for my trade than CarMax offered sold me.

Would I like Apple CarPlay? Heck yes...but in the end no way was I going to get this deal on a 2020.

And yes, the interior is great looking with top notch materials. The exterior is markedly different than other SUV’s and looks sweet. Another 50 ponies would also be sweet but I have another vehicle for that.

2019 QX50 Essential, ProActive, ProAssist, ProPilot, Sensory with Bose.
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