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Nissan to Unveil Infiniti QX60 at the New York Auto Show

Nissan Infiniti JX (also called QX60) | Wikipedia

Nissan Infiniti JX (also called QX60) | Wikipedia

It was reported that a hybrid version of Nissan’s Infiniti JX, dubbed as the QX60, will make a debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show later this month. Additionally, the seven-seater crossover will go on sale this summer.

Infiniti QX60: Features and Availability

The Infiniti QX60 features a combination of supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 15 kW electric motor. It can produce 25 hp, and is expected to get 26 mpg in combined city/highway drivers. Moreover, its lithium-ion battery pack is mounted beneath the third-row seat. The regenerative braking also helps to recharge the battery.

According to Infiniti, the hybrid powertrain will put an additional $3,000 on top of the crossover’s sticker price. What’s cool about this though is that users choose between front-drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

The Infiniti QX60 will be the third hybrid in the automaker’s renamed product lineup. It will join the Q70 Hybrid sedan that is now the M35h, as well as the Q50 Hybrid that is now the redesigned G37 sedan.

Changes and Renaming

It appears that Infiniti is renaming its units for the 2014 model year. In fact, all cars are getting the Q badge, while all crossovers and SUVs will have the QX badge. The renaming and changes are part of Brand President Johan de Nysschen’s strategy to boost Infiniti vehicle’s global sales. Other noteworthy changes are as follow:

  • The G37 sedan becomes the Q50 and is redesigned for the 2014 model year.
  • The G37 coupe and convertible become the Q60.
  • The M35/M50 sedan becomes the Q70.
  • The EX37 crossover becomes the QX50.
  • The JX35 crossover becomes the QX60.
  • The FX37/FX50 crossover becomes the QX70.
  • The QX56 SUV becomes the QX80.

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