Infiniti’s automobiles might pack some correct attractiveness, however they are not at all times on the slicing fringe of new-car tech. Fortunately, that is not the case with the brand new 2019 QX50 crossover, which makes its debut on the 2017 LA Auto Present.
Infiniti began teasing the brand new QX50 again in January, when it debuted the QX50 Idea. Not a lot has modified between that model and the precise manufacturing model — there is a highly effective entrance finish with an enormous ol’ grille, sharp character strains and a touch of additional beefcake from the non-body-color fender trim.
Inside, there is a sliding rear bench that may develop rear cargo capability from 31.6 cubic ft to 37 cubic ft. That quantity grows to 60 while you fold the rear seats down. That is sufficient room for 3 golf baggage, within the occasion you are in control of the carpool.
That is the one image Infiniti’s given out to this point. We’ll get a a lot nearer look as soon as the auto present kicks off on Nov. 29.
However crucial components of the QX60 aren’t remotely associated to aesthetics. Underneath the hood is the primary manufacturing model of Infiniti’s VC-Turbo engine. This fuel I4 is able to altering its compression ratio on the fly by adjusting the pistons’ stroke, producing effectivity or energy when it is wanted.
Internet output is a meaty 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, but it is anticipated to ship 27 mpg mixed (26 with all-wheel drive). For these of you preserving monitor at house, that is a 35-percent enchancment over earlier front-wheel drive fashions (30 p.c with all-wheel drive). The one transmission on provide is a CVT.
Along with its fancy new engine, the 2019 QX50 additionally marks Infiniti’s first use of Nissan’s ProPilot system. ProPilot takes management of the fuel, brakes and steering to carry the automobile in a single freeway lane, shifting with the circulate of visitors. It first debuted within the US on the 2018 Nissan Rogue, and it will seem on the 2018 Nissan Leaf, as nicely.