2019 Infiniti QX50 Will Look Just Like the Concept
First previewed as a concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti will show the production 2019 QX50 next week in Los Angeles.
The latest teaser image gives us a look at the upcoming crossover’s front end, with thin headlights featuring four square-shaped LEDs. The stylish concept will feature a design consistent with the rest of the automaker’s lineup, and it will likely introduce Infiniti’s 2.0-liter VC-T four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged gasoline powerplant with a variable compression ratio. According to Infiniti, the VC-T engine features the power of a six-cylinder engine while returning fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine. Look for it to generate around 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque in the QX50.
Overall, don’t be surprised if the QX50 looks like a smaller version of the QX60 when it debuts at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show. Along with being the first model to feature the VC-T engine, the new QX50 will be the first model to wear the latest evolution of Infiniti’s Power Elegance design language.
If you are a fan of the concept’s design from earlier this year, you will be pleased to hear Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s executive design director, has confirmed that almost 90 percent of the exterior design will carry over to the production model.
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