2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid To Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

2013 New York Auto Show


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    2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Picture

    The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show. | March 08, 2013

2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, the hybrid version of the renamed Infiniti JX35, will debut on March 27 at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
  • Official pricing has not been announced, but the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is expected to cost around $45,000, Infiniti told Edmunds on Friday.
  • The 2014 Infiniti QX60 will go on sale this summer.

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, the hybrid version of the renamed Infiniti JX35, will debut on March 27 at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

Official pricing has not been announced, but the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is expected to be priced around $45,000, Infiniti told Edmunds on Friday.

The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, which will be offered in all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, will go on sale this summer.

It further fleshes out Infiniti's hybrid lineup, which also includes the 2014 Q70 hybrid — the renamed M hybrid — and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. There is no hybrid version of the current Infiniti JX35.

The 2014 QX60 is equipped with a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 15kW or 20 horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The QX60 Hybrid features a continuously variable transmission. Net horsepower is estimated at 250, according to Infiniti.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the QX60 Hybrid, but Infiniti said the hybrid is expected to return 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

The QX60 Hybrid will include such options as Back-Up Collision Intervention and an Around View Monitor.

Kyle Bazemore, an Infiniti spokesman, said the QX60 Hybrid targets the Acura MDX and Audi Q7.

Word of a third Infiniti hybrid comes as gasoline prices in the U.S. continue to flirt with the $4-a-gallon mark. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Friday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.71 versus $3.54 a month ago.

Edmunds says: Infiniti clearly is betting on hybrids, as opposed to diesels or pure-electric vehicles, as a main draw for luxury buyers.

Comments

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    The 3.5 liter paired with the current hybrid powertrain and the 7 spd daul clutch trans would have been a better option for this CUV. In addition, the QX 60 may confuse QX56 buyers. The M is going to be the Q70? I swear Nissan's managment must have been drinking more than the UN during their business meeting, coming up with their new Q name plate.

  • lsiii lsiii Posts:

    250 hp?!?!?! That's less than what it already has which isn't enough for this heavy vehicle. In regards to the new naming scheme...I heard someone the other day refer to the G35 as a Q35, LOL! I don't think anyone other than car fans know what cars are actually called.

  • eric_l eric_l Posts:

    Keep in mind folks that this is a FWD platform shared with the Altima/Murano/Maxima, and will not fit any of the powertrains from the G or M. So, it makes sense they would put an Altima-based 2.5 engine as the hybrid for the JX. Doing the math, 26mpg combined isn't terrible, given that the JX weighs 50% more than an Altima, and assuming the Altima will get this powertrain in the near future as well, this suggests the Altima would get closer to ~39mpg overall, which is competitive with Camry/Fusion given the 25% horsepower advantage over the other two. We can question whether 250hp is appropriate for a JX hybrid, but Nissan knows their target audience for this vehicle, and the majority of JX buyers are not speed demons. I think this is a very good decision by Nissan to leverage a mass market powertrain.

  • eric_l eric_l Posts:

    Keep in mind folks that this is a FWD platform shared with the Altima/Murano/Maxima, and will not fit any of the powertrains from the G or M. So, it makes sense they would put an Altima-based 2.5 engine as the hybrid for the JX. Doing the math, 26mpg combined isn't terrible, given that the JX weighs 50% more than an Altima, and assuming the Altima will get this powertrain in the near future as well, this suggests the Altima would get closer to ~39mpg overall, which is competitive with Camry/Fusion given the 25% horsepower advantage over the other two. We can question whether 250hp is appropriate for a JX hybrid, but Nissan knows their target audience for this vehicle, and the majority of JX buyers are not speed demons. I think this is a very good decision by Nissan to leverage a mass market powertrain.

  • eric_l eric_l Posts:

    I may have spoke too soon - the 20hp electric motor suggests a mild hybrid, so any application in the Altima won't come even close to approaching Camry/Fusion hybrid mileage.

  • eric_l eric_l Posts:

    I may have spoke too soon - the 20hp electric motor suggests a mild hybrid, so any application in the Altima won't come even close to approaching Camry/Fusion hybrid mileage.

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