Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Announced
At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Infiniti reveals a new hybrid SUV called the QX60. It is actually a hybrid version of the JX crossover, but under the naming policy, that car is now called the QX60. This car will complement Infiniti’s hybrid range, including the Q50h and M35h (to be renamed).
The QX60 Hybrid will boast a system consisting of a 2.5 liter supercharged petrol engine and an electric motor, coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Combined output of this system is about 250 horsepower, and it will be able to return 26 miles per gallon.
The car will have all-wheel-drive and regenerative brakes, but there will be no zero-emission all-electric mode, probably because that 15 kW electric motor cannot cope with the QX60′s mass. The battery pack is located in the floor beneath the third-row seat, so it has no negative effect on the cargo space.