Infiniti QX50 petrol targets diesel dominated SUV sector

Infiniti QX50 petrol targets diesel dominated SUV sector

After almost a year of teasing, Infiniti finally debuted its newest QX50 crossover at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday.

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 follows each and everything that the brand stands for including design, advanced technologies and top of the line performance.

THE latest SUV from Japanese premium marque Infiniti will feature a world first in engine technology when it arrives next year.

There's no word yet on price for the QX50 but it should go on sale early in the new year.

The new mid-size QX50 features the first-ever variable-compression engine.

The 2019 QX50 closely resembles the QX Sport Inspiration and comes with an aerodynamic exterior, which combines its signature design language. It combines a confident stance with deep character lines.

In addition to its fancy new engine, the 2019 QX50 also marks Infiniti's first use of Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous system.

2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50

The engineering design of the vehicle offers new standards of refinement and interior space in the compact crossover segment.

The unrivaled interior space, artistic application of high quality materials, and advanced craftsmanship make the cabin as welcoming and comfortable as it is flexible. Its asymmetric layout and calm, connected ambience is created to meet different needs of the driver and passengers.

Autonomous drive support technologies will also feature heavily on the model, though Infiniti insists that while its ProPilot Assist systems will help with acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane carriageway driving, the driver will still retain ultimate control over the vehicle.

Powering the vehicle is a 2.0-litre VC-Turbo engine engine, which features some new technology that could dramatically improve performance and efficiency.

The technology used in the VC-Turbo engine allows the compression ratio to vary automatically from 8 to 1 for performance to 14 to 1 for economy and although official figures for the QX50 are still to be homologated under the new European test cycle, it is likely the vehicle will average more than 30mpg.

The petrol unit delivers the power of a six-cylinder engine with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder to compete in the diesel dominated SUV sector.