THE latest SUV from Japanese premium marque Infiniti will feature a world first in engine technology when it arrives next year.
Launching a new model promising both fuel economy but performance, at a time when increasingly buyers are turning away from diesel cars, could be just what Infiniti needs to unlock significant United Kingdom growth.
Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division vice president, described the QX50 as a luxury crossover with cutting edge technologies, standout design and unrivaled interior space, riding on an entirely new platform.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 follows each and everything that the brand stands for including design, advanced technologies and top of the line performance.
The new engine will be matched to Infiniti's Xtronic "shift by wire" continuously variable transmission and will now have the power transmitted to the road via a front-wheel-drive based configuration with an available intelligent all-wheel drive system.
The 2019 QX50 has an aerodynamic exterior that reinterprets the automaker's distinctive Powerful Elegance design language and signature design cues for the crossover segment.
Internal storage and cabin space has been increased significantly with the interior cabin being more refined with the use of high quality materials. Its asymmetric layout and calm and connected ambience that is created to meet different needs of the driver and passengers.
ProPILOT Assist technologies react discreetly to certain driving situations, supporting the driver with a range of empowering driver assist features, placing them in total control.
The 2.0 liter engine has the capacity to adjust its compression ratio to optimize power and efficiency.
Powering the auto is a 2.0-litre VC-Turbo engine engine, which features some new technology that could dramatically improve performance and efficiency.
Named VC-Turbo, the engine tech aims to combine the best aspects of both petrol and diesel cars - bringing good performance and smooth operation, but with much-improved efficiency over its equivalent conventional sibling. A compelling alternative to diesel, it challenges the notion that only hybrid and diesel powertrains can deliver high torque and efficiency.
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