Infiniti has revealed its new mid-size SUV, the QX50, ahead of its official unveiling at the Los Angeles Motor Show next week. All new from the platform up, the QX50 looks very similar to the concept version revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. The auto, Infiniti says, is "designed to set a new level of refinement, rigidity and interior space in the segment".
But when racing stops and cruising starts, the engine can alter the ratio step by step - i.e., how far down each cylinder moves in order to let in fuel before it is compressed with air and combusts to power the wheels - from a sprightly 8:1 all the way down to 14:1, in effect becoming a virtual diesel engine in terms of fuel economy and torque delivery. Like other Infiniti crossovers, the 2019 QX50 should feature the same swoopy design language, which should help it stand out on the streets where crossovers are a dime a dozen. The turbo four is an all-new type of engine that has been 20-years in the making according to Infiniti. It also has something that is all-new in the automotive industry, an engine that can adjust its compression ratio on the fly for optimized performance and efficiency.
More so, the new VC-Turbo engine is expected to deliver 27 mpg combined with a front-wheel-drive setup, along with 26 mpg combined with all-wheel drive - the new QX50 should arrive with a 35 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the former generation V6.
2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed ahead of its debut next week
"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". On the EV, ProPILOT is a single-lane autonomous driving tech that can automatically control the distance to the vehicle in front using a speed preset by the driver (between 30 and 100 km/h), while steering and keeping itself centered in its lane.
Christian Meunier, Infiniti's global division vice president, said: "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". The new QX50 loses its rear-wheel-drive proportions, but gains roughly 20 percent more cargo volume behind the second row.
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