Infiniti teases first picture of its future QX55 SUV | Automobile Information
The troubles skilled by the latter mannequin coincided with the arrival within the product providing of a variable-compression 4-cylinder turbo engine. Since then its fortunes have crumbled; it was clear that new blood was wanted.
That new blood will course via the veins of the QX55. The primary picture printed exhibits an SUV with a smooth, coupe-style silhouette, at the moment very a lot in vogue within the phase. You’ll recall that was the method adopted by Infiniti again in 2003 for the primary iteration of the mannequin, the FX.
The corporate has clearly come to grasp that with the likes of the BMW X4 M40i and Mercedes-AMG GLC populating the phase, half-measures wouldn’t do. And so whereas the variable-compression engine stays for the QX55, that unit will get a worthy transmission to handle it. By unanimous settlement, a repeatedly variable transmission simply doesn’t minimize it in a luxurious phase. Let’s additionally put in a request for a extra muscular powertrain. The engineers at Infiniti have work to do within the coming months.
The corporate offered no additional particulars to accompany the picture of its future SUV, nevertheless it did say it’ll have extra to share between now and the revealing of the mannequin in 2020.
Dare we make a fearless prediction and say we’ll be seeing the completed product on the Detroit auto present subsequent June? Have we ever been incorrect?