Infiniti offers a glimpse of the all-new, Mexico-made QX50
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Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti announced it will present an “all-new vehicle” at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show coming next week. Even though no detailed information was provided, the automaker released the teaser along with a glimpse of what clearly is the front fascia of the 2019 Infiniti QX50, which is about to go officially into production at the Aguascalientes plant.
The company will reveal the all-new model, “the most advanced Infiniti in our history”, on November 28 at 5 p.m. local time (PST), with what it promises to be “world-first technologies, stand-out design and class-leading interior space.”
“The new model will see a fresh interpretation of Infiniti's distinctive Powerful Elegance design language, characterized by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions – presenting a purposeful aura, while hinting at its dynamic capabilities,” says the brief statement.
According to Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s Global Design Senior Vice President, the all-new QX50 was “inspired by our desire to drive, expressed with power and artistry. With this all-new model, inspiration comes from striking the perfect balance between lust and logic. At a glance, seamless and sculptural, getting closer to the car reveals an ingenious blend of proportion and space.”
Last month, Infiniti started production test runs for the QX50 at COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), a facility built in association with Daimler AG, which will manufacture Mercedes-Benz cars at the same site in 2018.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be the first model to feature the groundbreaking 2.0-liter VC-T four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged gas mill with variable a compression ratio. Infiniti claims that it will have the power of a six-cylinder (268 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque) and the fuel economy of a four-cylinder.
The 2019 QX50 with the VC-T should get “about 26 mpg in combined fuel economy, and it will get to 60 mph almost one second faster than its four-cylinder counterparts,” Nissan's chief powertrain engineer, Shinichi Kiga, told Automotive News recently.