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2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with ground-breaking new turbo engine

2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with ground-breaking new turbo engine

The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 has been revealed, sporting all-new styling cues that debuted with the Q50. It also features a fresh engine with nifty new engineering.

The new “VC-Turbo” engine is touted as the world’s first production-ready variable compression-ratio engine. Making 268 hp and 380 Nm of torque, the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine adjusts its compression ratio to optimise power and efficiency, purportedly combining the power of a turbo petrol engine with the torque and efficiency of a diesel engine.

The engine is mated to a CVT automatic, and can be mated to front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Front-wheel drive models offer a 35% improvement in fuel efficiency over the previous V6, while all-wheel drive models offer a 30% improvement.

New ProPILOT Assist technologies can “control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving,” and are available at the push of a button. We assume this is some form of basic autonomous-driving feature.

The cabin has a sliding rear bench for a choice between cargo flexibility and rear legroom. Under-floor storage areas in the boot allow stowage out of sight.

Expect the new model to hit UAE, KSA and other GCC showrooms by the end of 2018.

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. I liked the new design and specs… till I read “cvt”

  2. Don’t tell me they gonna put this turbo engine on the next Z. Please.

  3. I think infiniti needs to hire a new designer since the current designer have lost his sense by designing the same look cars since 2009.

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