Infiniti QX50 revealed with 200kW variable compression engine

26 November, 2017, 02:20 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • New Infiniti QX50 revealed- and the ENGINE'S the star

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 broke cover while most of us napped in a turkey-induced slumber.

Infiniti's corporate grille will be the center piece of the 2019 QX50's front fascia, hinting that its going to look like a shrunken QX60.

The car's new platform enables tighter packaging, which, Infiniti claims, gives its Audi Q5 and BMW X3 rival best-in-class interior space.

Built on an all-new platform, and featuring a rather distinctive, chiselled design, the new SUV also marks the debut of the world's first "production ready" variable-compression-ratio engine.

Due in the United Kingdom late 2018, the SUV will feature petrol engine technology that can adjust its compression ratio to meet efficiency and performance demands as required.

Hooked up to a CVT automatic gearbox, the QX50 does 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) in 6.3 seconds, or 6.7 seconds for the front-wheel drive variant, with a top speed of 230 km/h. According to Infiniti, the unit varies its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 to optimize power and efficiency.

Under the hood of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be the first application of the automaker's 2.0-liter VC-T four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged gas mill with variable a compression ratio.

Could the Infiniti QX50 be the auto to kickstart the brand's United Kingdom growth?

"The QX50 is the most important vehicle we have ever launched, and it embodies everything the brand stands for: handsome design, advanced technology and empowering performance".

Of course, it will also be equipped with the brand's semi-autonomous-driving ProPilot feature.

Ahead of its in-the-flesh reveal at the LA Auto Show, Infiniti has taken the wraps off its new mid-size luxury SUV and the ground-breaking engine technology behind it.

"The QX50 is the most important vehicle we have ever launched, and it embodies everything the brand stands for: lovely design, advanced technology and empowering performance", said Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division Vice President. The all-wheel drive QX50 can reach 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds, while the front-wheel driver version reaches it in 6.7 seconds.



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