Infiniti Reveals QX50 SUV prior to LA

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Infiniti Reveals QX50 SUV prior to LA

New ute features breakthrough engine and helps round out SUV portfolio.

Built using high-tensile-strength steel and an industry-first variable compression ratio engine, the QX50 is said to be 23% lighter than the current model, and the engine delivers 35% better fuel economy than the V-6 engine it replaces.

The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 has been revealed, sporting all-new styling cues that debuted with the Q50. The VC Turbo is also 20 kilograms lighter than the engine it replaces, Kiga said, but costs no more to manufacture.

"The 2019 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".

Infiniti is adding to its already substantial SUV line with the QX50, a luxury midsize crossover laden with new technology.

Infiniti QX50 2018 revealed
Infiniti QX50 2018 revealed

The 2019 QX50, which rides on an all-new front-wheel-drive-based platform, looks nearly exactly like the concept auto that preceded it, sporting Infiniti's signature "Powerful Elegance" design language and some distinctive proportions. Wide beam LED headlights similar to those used on the new Infiniti Q60 sports coupe are also fitted. Created to set a new level of refinement, rigidity and interior space in the compact premium SUV segment.

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 brings Infiniti's latest "Powerful Elegance" design language to the crossover segment.

Habib said the interior space, artistic application of high quality materials, and advanced craftsmanship make the cabin as welcoming and comfortable as it is flexible.

Its engine represents a world's first application of a variable compression ratio engine to enter production. The VC-Turbo in the 2019 QX50 may only be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but Infiniti claims that - with 268 HP at 5,600 rpm and 280 lb-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm - it's closer to a V6 gas engine in grunt.

The "ProPilot" drover assistance technologies available on the QX50 react to certain driving situations, supporting the driver with a range of empowering driver assist features, placing them in total control.

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