2013 New York Auto ShowJust 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.
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.