It’s designed to give the same power as the 3.5-litre V6 fitted to the previous QX50 sold in the US, but with more torque and nearly 30 per cent better fuel economy

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Infiniti QX50 -2019


Not so fast with the talk about the end of days for the internal combustion engine. Infiniti has just released a revolutionary new motor in the 2018 QX50 that’s been two decades in the making.


There’s no question that the QX50 is an important model for Infiniti as it replaces the outgoing version which has been around for an eternity and sits in the competitive, mid-sized SUV segment. But lift the hood and there’s a whole lot more to this story than just a new model.


Just as we’re about to farewell the petrol burner and switch to electricity, Nissan’s prestige arm, Infiniti has reinvented the internal combustion engine following two decades of development and slipped it under the hood of the all-new QX50 SUV.


The two-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine features a revolutionary variable compression ratio that slides from 8:1 to 14:1 on the move to achieve maximum power, torque and economy at the same time.


With the previous QX50 having been around for almost a decade and Infiniti moving into many new markets since then, the new model will be the first time this badge has been seen on many shores. Slotting between the QX30 and the QX70, it will compete against the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC as yet another entrant in the competitive, premium mid-sized, SUV segment. [To be continued...] 

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