It might be wearing a lot of camouflage, but this is the next-generation Infiniti QX50.
Spied testing in Europe ahead of its release next year, the new Infiniti QX50 will be strongly influenced by the QX50 Concept that debuted earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. Up front there’s a broad mesh grille and narrow headlights with the LED daytime running lights looking similar to what’s found on the concept. As expected however, the front bumper’s styling has been toned down a bit though the vertical intakes remain and give the QX50 a more aggressive style.
Overall the QX50’s profile is sporty, with the rear end featuring a subtle roof spoiler and thin, horizontal tail lights. The crossover will reportedly take advantage of Infiniti’s new 2.0-liter VC Turbo engine, which has the ability to alter the piston stroke to change the compression ratio. Look for it to deliver around 268 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque.
Although the Japanese automaker hasn’t confirmed when the next-generation Infiniti QX50 will debut, it’s possible the Frankfurt Motor Show will host its unveiling in September.
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