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Infiniti is trying to gain ground in the crowded luxury crossover segment.
Introduced at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 gains a more sophisticated appearance, featuring the brand’s “Powerful Elegance” design language. With a design that’s more in line with the rest of Infiniti’s lineup, the focus of the new QX50 is actually the introduction of the automaker’s variable compression engine. The 2.0-liter turbocharged mill features multi-link connecting rods, which continuously lower and raise the maximum stroke of the engine, resulting in different compression ratios. Generating 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, the engine is mated to a CVT.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 rides on a new front-wheel-drive platform and takes advantage of “Super High Formability” high-tensile steel, which is the first automotive application of the material. Compared to its predecessor, the new QX50 provides a torsional rigidity improvement of 23 percent, while trunk volume has been expanded from 895 liters to 1,048 liters. With the seats folded, it boasts 1,699 liters of volume.
Infiniti expects the front-wheel-drive model to return 27-mpg combined, while the all-wheel-drive version will return 26 mpg.
Look for pricing information to be released closer to the QX50’s launch in late 2018.
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