Nissan Developing Supercharged Hybrid Drivetrain

Nissan Developing Supercharged Hybrid Drivetrain

Nissan is developing a supercharged hybrid drivetrain that might make it into the 2014 JX.

It will be an advanced version of the system currently used in the rear-wheel drive M35h hybrid, but adapted for the JX’s front-wheel drive configuration. Nissan is developing it with a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and lithium-ion battery pack that translate power through a CVT.

Despite being expected in the JX, Infiniti could use it in a variety of other vehicles. Power specifications aren’t available yet, but the M35h hybrid system, which uses a 3.5-liter V6, makes 360 hp. It seems unlikely that the four cylinder will make the same power, but it could still pack a decent punch with its supercharger and electric motors at work.

[Source: AutoWeek]