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Infiniti QX50 debuts in LA

Infiniti QX50 debuts in LA

New ute features breakthrough engine and helps round out SUV portfolio. "As a luxury mid-size crossover, it's the right vehicle at the right time in one of the world's fastest growing segments", stated Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division Vice President.

Infiniti has revealed full details of its all-new QX50 ahead of the official opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Both will be powered by Infiniti's VC-Turbo engine which develops 268bhp with 380Nm of torque giving the 4x4 version a 0 to 60 time of 6.3 seconds.

Christian Meunier, Infiniti global division vice president, said:"The QX50 is the most important vehicle we have ever launched, and it embodies everything the brand stands for: attractive design, advanced technology and empowering performance".

While pricing and full United Kingdom specification have still to be announced, Infiniti says the new QX50 will be available with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive powertrains mated to a CVT gearbox.

LA Auto Show 2017: Infiniti QX50's revolutionary new VC Turbo engine

Making its debut at the LA Motor Show, the most intriguing thing about the QX50 is its revolutionary new petrol engine. It was engineered with flexibility of application in mind, this platform sets new standards for refinement, rigidity and interior space in the compact premium crossover segment.

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.

THe QX50 will sport a 2.0-liter inline-4 VC-Turbo engine that generates 268 HP and 280 pound-feet of torque yet will still provide an estimated 27 miles to the gallon (26 MPG if you turn on the AWD).

Its engine represents a world's first application of a variable compression ratio engine to enter production.

The vehicle also incorporates Infiniti's pioneering ProPilot autonomous drive support technologies to assist the driver when accelerating, braking and steering during single-lane carriageway driving, whilst still allowing them to retain ultimate control over the auto.

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