Infiniti’s 2019 QX50 Takes On BMW X3 From $36,550, On Sale This Spring

Since the 2019 QX50 crossover won’t make it into Infiniti retailers nationwide until Spring 2018, the automaker is also introducing a new reservation program.

This gives customers the opportunity to reserve their car during the pre-launch phase, but also to receive tech, audio or home-themed luxury gifts as the reservations increase.

“The 2019 QX50 is one of the most significant product launches in INFINITI’s history, which is why we created a reservation program as sophisticated and innovative as the vehicle itself,” said Infiniti marketing exec, Phil O’Connor.

“We know that our customers want more than just material things, they want meaningful experiences. That’s why the rewards are more than just incentives. The gifts are well-suited for the luxury lifestyle, and the reservation program is designed to help build a sense of community.”

The program has been split up into tiers, so that the more people who reserve a car, the greater these incentives will be. The first tier has already been unlocked as reservations exceeded 4,000. The second tier will be unlocked at 8,000 reservations, while the third tier needs 12,000 reservations.

Prices for the all-new 2019 QX50 start at $36,550 if you go for the Pure FWD model, and will climb all the way to $45,150 for the flagship Essential AWD version.

On-board the QX50 you’ll find the available ProPILOT Assist as well as the first FWD application of Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering system. Additional tech includes Distance Control Assist, Back-up Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

As for what’s underneath the hood – it’s the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo petrol.

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  • gor134

    I’d rather get a X3 or GLC than this CVT-equipped “luxury” SUV.

    • Kash

      I’d take a Buick Envision over this just because I don’t wanna buy the guinea pig for the VC-Turbo’s longevity and reliability. I can’t wait to see the reviews of these things in 5-10 years and see what the ownership costs are out of warranty.

    • TechLegend

      New RDX all the way… will have more power than most compact SUVs in it’s class, better interior, AWD, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, around view camera, and one of the best driver assistance systems for 20k less than a loaded up X3. Also, it’ll hold it’s value.

  • ctk4949

    Still no Android Auto?!?!?! Whack!!

    • Jay

      Yea Infiniti/Nissan has lost their mind not included it after all this time.

      • ctk4949

        Makes no sense, especially since some Nissan cars have Android Auto!!

  • REASONABLY GOOD LOOKING. STILL HAS A LOT OF TODAY’S AFFECTATIONS THAT GET PASSED AROUND BY DESIGNERS BUT TO A MINIMUM.

  • alexxx

    Very nice

    • dtd

      We need to see the interior. I would like to make sure it is nice inside and out.

  • ME

    Nice design but it will end up on the expensive side.

  • SteersUright

    Take on a BMW X3?!?! What are you smoking? This is a slightly larger X1 or X2 competitor at best. The X3 is natively RWD, 50-50 weight distribution and is coming close to rivaling the Macan in dynamics. This Infiniti is an entire class below. That said, it certainly seems nice enough on its own and Im curious what the reviews will reveal.

    • TechLegend

      It’s def not an X3 competitor. X3 is also way more expensive… shopped for it and it’s like 60k for the trim I want. The lower level models are also not so great looking on the outside. Wife did not approve so we scracted it off of our list.

  • BlackPegasus

    No V6 option? No thanks…

    • TechLegend

      in this class, it’s mostly Turbo 4s… Audi Q3, Merc GLC, Lexus NX, new RDX, Jag E-Pace, and Volvo XC40 all rock turbo 4s.

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