For Infiniti, the brand new 2019 Infiniti QX50 is the most important model every unveiled by the Japanese automaker. It is therefore not surprising in the least that it features some pretty impressive technology including a revolutionary engine that will make it a standout it is competitive segment.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is quite the showstopper
When seeing the 2019 Infiniti QX50 in person at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, the first thing that strikes you is the design. Infiniti has been showing off its QX Sport Inspiration Concept for many months now as a precursor to the new QX50, but rarely have the design traits of a concept vehicle been so well preserved in the production version. In other words, the Infiniti QX50 is absolutely gorgeous, and was unanimously praised by the media present at the L.A. show.
But beyond its looks, the QX50 also packs some pretty impressive technology starting with its brand new VC-T engine. The VC-T stands for variable compression turbocharged engine, and as the name suggests this is a powertrain that has the ability to modify its compression ratio, something you will not find on any other engine in the industry at the moment.
Sophisticated and very advanced, the 2019 Infiniti QX50’s VC-T engine develops 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and yet its fuel economy numbers are improved by 30 % over a comparable V6 engine.
The VC-T can vary the compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1 depending on what is needed by the driver. So, when power is needed, the compression ratio is lowered and you get more punch from the engine. When you don’t need power, the compression ratio increases to promote better fuel economy.
In other words, you really get the best of both worlds with the Infiniti QX50 and its VC-T engine. When you are cruising along at a constant speed, fuel economy is much lower than what you would normally expect from a compact luxury SUV with 268 horsepower. That said, when power is needed to pass or accelerate with confidence, the compression ratio lowers and you get an instant reaction from the QX50.
A new platform for better comfort and performance in the 2019 Infiniti QX50
Along with its revolutionary engine, the brand new 2019 Infiniti QX50 also gets a brand new platform that makes extensive use of SHF steel (Super High Formability) which reduces the weight of the structure while also improving rigidity. This translates into a more balanced vehicle that is also safer and more comfortable.
Combine the VC-T engine with this new platform and a host of advanced driving technologies like the brand new ProPilot automated driving system that allow the new QX50 to shine in every category, and you get one of the most anticipated new luxury SUVs of 2018.
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