Infiniti is advancing adjacent to a production model of the next-generation QX50, the current model of which has spent on with relatively insignificant changes since 2008 when it was introduced as the EX35. At the 2017 Detroit auto show in January, Infiniti’s QX50 idea will ad what the name-new mid-size crossover will look like and what it might be able of.
It won’t be our first sneak look at the name-new QX50, either, Nissan’s indulgence brand showed an akin idea at the Paris auto show in September, following the QX Sport Inspiration’s first uncovering in Beijing earlier this year. Besides highlighting Infiniti’s strong glamour design communication, including a cabin-forward outline, the idea also ads the brand-new autonomous-driving technology. Unlike self-steering tech pronounced by some manufacturers as possibly making a steering wheel and notes noncurrent, Infiniti says its name-new autonomous tech will ensure motorists be in regulate of the car, as part of what the brand labelled a concentrations on chauffeur engagement. We’ve perceived this before and it translates to a category of semi-autonomous ability wherein ordinary steering work—stop-and-go traffic, freeway slogs, and the like, might be controlled by the computer.
Infiniti is competing modest about the next QX50’s mechanicals, but in a statement, the company conveyed that the name-new SUV could be a time residence for the nearly production-ready variable-compression-ratio four-cylinder (VC-T) that made its beginning earlier in 2016. And even that turbocharged 2.0-liter motor will be shown alongside the QX50 in Detroit. We think the name-new motor’s calculated 268 horsepower makes it a likely furloughed substitution for the actual QX50’s 325-hp 3.7-liter V-6. Infiniti bays the turbo four could offer up to “a 27 proportion transformation in fuel efficiency over V-6 fuel motors of akin energy product.