Infiniti

L.A. Auto Show 2017: Infiniti QX50's revolutionary new VC Turbo engine

L.A. Auto Show 2017: Infiniti QX50's revolutionary new VC Turbo engine

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...

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