Future Hybrid Cars: the 2013 Edition

Future Hybrid Cars: the 2013 Edition

Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

Following in the footsteps of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, the more luxurious Infiniti QX60 will be getting the same powertrain, instead of  the V6 hybrid setup that’s already available in the impressive M35h hybrid sedan. The hybrid option is expected to add a reasonable $3,000 premium, and will net the same 24 percent improvement in fuel economy. The QX60 Hybrid will stand next to the old M35h Hybrid in the Infiniti lineup, and uses a similar lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide power through its one-motor/two-clutch system.

This hybrid powertrain should suit the Infiniti well. Hybrids are known for their quiet operation and smooth power delivery. By use of a CVT, the new QX60 should be a smooth and fuel efficient luxury crossover.