Monday, April 1, 2013

Infiniti presents the 2014 QX60 Hybrid

The atmosphere was more New York night spot than traditional press conference as Infiniti Motor Company Limited debuted its new 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid model on the floor of the New York International Auto Show at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center. There was also a decidedly worldly flavor with Infiniti's South Africa-born President Johan de Nysschen presenting the company's new vehicle lineup, with the soundtrack provided by internationally known DJ EROK.

Infiniti, which experienced a global sales increase of 17 percent in 2012, is celebrating its expanded presence, now in nearly 50 countries worldwide, and a transformation in its model lineup marked by the two spotlight models at this year's New York show – the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and the new hybrid version of the popular Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover. Both vehicles are set to go on sale at Infiniti retailers in the United States later this summer.

Watch the announcement here.

"We have clarified our brand and product vision as an aspirational, global provider of premium design and craftsmanship, relevant performance, innovative technology and Japanese hospitality," s
aid de Nysschen.  "Nowhere is this more beautifully expressed than in the new Q50 sports sedan or innovatively embodied in the new QX60's advanced hybrid powertrain."

de Nysschen announced that the new Infiniti Q50 will have an introductory starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) for pre-orders of $36,450 in the U.S. This starting price is $900 lower than the base M.S.R.P of the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is sports such features as the world's first Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control. The Q50 is offered with a choice of a 3.7-liter V6 or new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Infiniti also launched a new microsite today,, where customers can learn more about the vehicle and "configure and reserve" their own Q50.

Also, the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to realize 26 miles per gallon fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) – a 24 percent increase over standard QX60 models and is expected to have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the premium segment. The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to be priced about $3,000 above the 3.5-liter V6 equipped models.

In place of the standard QX60's 3.5-liter V6, the QX60 Hybrid utilizes a supercharged 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and an electric motor powered by a compact Lithium-ion battery pack located under the 3rd row seat – maintaining a flat rear floor for easier passenger access to the rear seats and no impact to passenger or cargo room versus standard QX60 models. Net system horsepower is estimated at 250 horsepower.


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