2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Aka JX Hybrid to Bow at NY Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Mar. 8, 2013) a Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. today announced that a new gasoline electric hybrid model will join the 2014 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover lineup in the United States this summer, following its world debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. With the addition of the new QX60 Hybrid to…

Infiniti will unveil an all new crossover model at the New York International Auto Show in just a few weeks, expanding its hybrid range and continuing its new naming strategy.

Called the QX60 Hybrid, the QX was launched as the JX in 2012 but gets a name change for 2014, as do all new Infiniti models.

Surprisingly this hybrid does not use the brand’s 3.5-liter V6 hybrid setup, but the first use of its new supercharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid. With total system output of 250 hp, Infiniti expects performance of a V6 but with 4-cylinder fuel economy.

Using an adapted version of the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system, this is the first time it is being used in an all-wheel drive model.

Infiniti claims the QX60 Hybrid will offer a best-in-class 26 mpg on average, up 5 mpg from the standard model.

Set to go on sale in the summer, the hybrid option will cost a $3,000 premium over the V6 model, which currently retails for $41,250.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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