Infiniti Brings QX Sport Inspiration, Q60 3.0T Sport And VC-Turbo Engine To LA Show

Infiniti has detailed its lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 which will include a number of North American debuts for the company.

First off the bat will be the QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled earlier in the year at the Beijing Auto Show. The model previews a next-generation mid-size SUV from the brand and incorporates the firm’s bold design philosophy.

The LA concept will be finished in a special shade of matte grey and fitted with a set of 22-inch bronze wheels with matching brake calipers.


Also set to be displayed in LA will be Infiniti’s advanced variable compression VC-Turbo engine. Detailed just a few months ago, the engine is a world first and is able to alter its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 depending on whether the driver wants high performance or maximum fuel efficiency. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 268 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque and is both lighter and more compact than comparable V6s.

The brand is also bringing along the 2017 Q60 3.0t Sport to the show, complete with a host of upgrades over the 2016 model. Most importantly, these changes include three new turbocharged engines for different spec levels.

As its name implies, the 3.0t Sport bound for LA is powered by a new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivering 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The model also adopts a number of components found in the range-topping Q60 Red Sport 400 such as sport-tuned Dynamic Digital Suspension and carbon fiber trim.

Last but not least for Infiniti at LA will be the Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition, created for the luxury retailer’s annual Christmas Book. Priced at $63,000, the model includes a plaque of the vehicle’s VIN number, a Neiman Marcus-branded indoor car cover and a leather weekend bag from the retailer. The model itself is based around the Red Sport 400 and therefore utilizes a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 400 hp on tap.

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