The new gasoline electric hybrid 2014 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover will be revealed this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The addition of the QX60 Hybrid to the Q70 Hybrid and previously announced Q50 Hybrid, Infiniti brand will make a trio of advanced Direct Response Hybrids for the upcoming model year.
To be more precise the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid has 26 miles per gallon fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) which is circa 25 percent enhancement over the non-hybrid QX60 model. More importantly, this improvement is with no compromise on performance, interior roominess or cargo space.
In fact, this Infiniti model has a huge popularity, because of its advanced 7-passenger/3-row seating and stunning exterior and interior styling. In addition, the new version is powered by a 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
The amount of horsepower is estimated at 250 which are equal to 184 kW. QX60 Hybrid’s Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system is based on technology found in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid. It utilizes compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor. They both deliver additional power through its one-motor/two-clutch system.
The end result is a delivery of power equivalent to the 3.5-liter V6 but with 4-cylinder fuel economy. In addition, an Intelligent Regenerative Braking system is what recharges the battery during vehicle braking.
The highlight here however, is the compact Li-ion battery which is positioned under the third row seat. The model has a flat rear floor which allows easier passenger access to the rear seats and no impact to cargo room.
What is more, this Infiniti hybrid model also offers included advanced technologies, such as Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) and Around View® Monitor. Additional information about 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will be undisclosed veiled after the official media unveiling on March 27th at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.