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Infiniti QX50 revealed ahead of LA debut

Infiniti QX50 revealed ahead of LA debut

The single frontal image doesn't offer any surprises, looking very much like a toned-down version of the QX50 concept revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier this year (below).

Infiniti's corporate grille will be the center piece of the 2019 QX50's front fascia, hinting that its going to look like a shrunken QX60. The second-generation Infiniti QX50 promises world-first technologies, stand-out design and class-leading interior space - it will take on class incumbents BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Audi Q5.

It is the first mass production vehicle in history to boast a variable compression ratio engine. The new QX50 uses a CVT gearbox and is most efficient in front-wheel-drive form, although all-wheel-drive variants still offer a 30 percent improvement.

Due in the United Kingdom late 2018, the SUV will feature petrol engine technology that can adjust its compression ratio to meet efficiency and performance demands as required.

As for the interior, Infiniti says it features high-quality materials and "advanced craftsmanship" to make it welcoming and comfortable for its passengers.

New Infiniti QX50 – official image and details revealed

Under the hood of the new Infiniti QX50 will be the automaker's revolutionary variable compression 2.0-liter turbo-4 that maximizes fuel economy and low-end torque, depending on driving conditions. A multi-link system continuously raises or lowers the pistons' reach to transform the compression ratio.

The new QX50 will come with Nissan's ProPILOT driver assistance technology, as seen on the latest Nissan Leaf.

Infiniti has announced the 2019 QX50 SUV that is a mid-size SUV on an all-new platform using new engine tech for the first time in the automotive world. It will also debut a new interpretation of the brand's design language.

The new QX50 sits on an all-new platform, which Infiniti says has a layout allowing for abundant passenger and cargo space. With the All-wheel drive model, drivers can hit the same speed at 6.3 seconds.