Infiniti has announced the introduction of a new hybrid version of the 2014 Infiniti QX60 crossover, which will be unveiled later this month at the New York Auto Show. In case you missed the news, for the 2014 model year Infiniti is changing the names of all of its models. The QX60 is the new name for the JX35.
The 2014 QX60 Hybrid will be powered by a 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor that is mated to a CVT transmission. The hybrid system puts out a total 250 horsepower. Based on technology found in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid, the QX60 Hybrid's Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system uses a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide supplementary power through its one-motor/two-clutch system. The result is a delivery of power equivalent to the 3.5-liter V6 but with 4-cylinder fuel economy. An Intelligent Regenerative Braking system partially recharges the battery during vehicle braking.
Infiniti anticipates that the new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will have a 26 mpg combined fuel economy rating, which is a 24 percent increase over non-hybrid QX60 models and is projected to have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the segment. Most significantly, it does so with absolutely no compromise of performance, interior roominess or cargo space compared to non-hybrid QX60 models. The new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to be priced about $3,000 above the non-hybrid models.
The 2014 QX60 hybrid will be available this summer.
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