2019 Infiniti QX50 Uncovered Before LA Premiere

The first official image of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 mid-size SUV has been published before the vehicle’s launch at the LA Auto Show.

In designing the QX50, Infiniti has kept the styling eerily similar to the QX50 Concept from earlier this year. In fact, the only significant differences on the front fascia are unique headlights, fewer chrome accents and a set of small faux air intakes under the headlights.

Like the concept, the side of Infiniti’s new QX50 features black wheel arch trim, chrome accents around the side windows and a pair of seductive lines running horizontally along the doors.

Beneath the sleek bodywork of the QX50 sits a new front-wheel drive platform that’s 23 per cent more rigid than the old model.

The headline of the new Infiniti QX50 isn’t the platform, however. Instead, what really sets the SUV apart from any other production vehicle is the VC-Turbo four-cylinder, featuring a continuously adjusting compression ratio between 8:1 for maximum performance and 14:1 for increased efficiency. At full chat, the engine delivers 268 hp and 380 Nm of torque. When mated to a CVT transmission, front-wheel drive variants will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds. All-wheel drive models will slash that time to 6.3 seconds.

Like many other new models from Nissan, the Infiniti QX50 includes the company’s ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving technology, capable of controlling steering, acceleration, and braking on single-lane highways.

Stay tuned to Carscoops in the coming days as more photos and details about the QX50 are released.

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  • WG

    The frontal design gives a bulky feel to the car. Now i just need see the interior…

    • NissLover

      Based off of some of the spy photos, the interior looks 95% of the concepts interior.

  • Gor Mirzakhanyan

    I know this car will be better, but I feel like it will lose the character of the current QX50. The current model has RWD and a beautiful sounding V6. Now it’s a Turbo I4 FWD suv like any other.

    EDIT: Also, the wheels look a bit small.

    • donald seymour

      Really? The previous gen was a soft turd to look at.

      Edit: I didn’t know that it was rear wheel drive. So on that note, we are taking a lost.

      • gor134

        Yup, it was one of the ugliest Infinitis in my opinion, but it sounded amazing. According to Caranddriver, it’s one of the sportiest SUVs, only behind to the Porsche Macan. Very underrated suv.

        • MarketAndChurch

          Our very own Zac Estrada had a similar impression of the current Q50 too.

    • Benjamin B.

      more disappointed about the CVT

  • Six_Tymes

    this looks their best so far. and the VC-Turbo sounds interesting

    • Chris Fame

      Yea but it’s mated to a cvt. I thought that was only for Nissan not infiniti. Why they use that when not one in the competition uses it and it’s pretty horrible for even a luxury Crossover? Really need a explanation.

  • ErnieB

    Love the look!

  • Zandit75

    It’s stayed true to the concept quite well. Just a horrible colour to have shown it in.

  • SteersUright

    Looks, um, competent…

  • An Existing Person

    It looks really good, but i’m more eager to see the interior because that could make or break this car. The transition from a RWD V6 with a 7-Speed to a FWD 4-Cylinder with a CVT is tought to swallow.

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    Lexus cars look horrible compared to this

    • no25

      maybe in your eyes. the LC is a gorgeous car compared to this bulgy, wavy, jagged design.

  • Mark S

    Going in the right direction at least. The CX5 and CX9 still look better.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    Japanese mercedes rip off
    The brand’s last original model was Q50

  • ediotsavant

    Looks much better than the decade old one. Only sore part is the Audi Q3 influenced rear.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish they had made it look more like the concept. Or… at least bring out the concept as a 100k dollar Range Rover rival and suv flagship. But make it longer, taller, wider, to match the Range Rover in size. It would sell very well.

  • Lyonel Baratheon

    I like Infiniti and have one in my garage but this is a facelifted Mazda CX-5.
    Fail!

  • Althea Later

    What is with the brownish grey colors on these Infinitis? Haven’t people had enough of these depressing funeral procession colors already? Yuck.

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