It’s difficult to imagine what any automaker could do to goose the midsize sport utility vehicle market. But Infiniti is coming to the 2019 model year with luxury appointments on a new platform with a revolutionary power plant under the hood.
What is it?
Infiniti is adding to its already substantial SUV line with the QX50, a luxury midsize crossover laden with new technology. Built using high-tensile-strength steel and an industry-first variable compression ratio engine, the QX50 is said to be 23% lighter than the current model, and the engine delivers 35% better fuel economy than the V-6 engine it replaces.
Why it matters
The QX50’s new internal combustion power...