Hong Kong - Infiniti has released the first picture of its all-new QX50 ahead of its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.
Built on an all-new platform, and featuring a rather distinctive, chiselled design, the new SUV also marks the debut of the world’s first "production ready" variable-compression-ratio engine.
The engine uses a multi-link system to continuously raise or lower the pistons’ reach to vary the compression ratio between 8:1 when maximum performance is needed and 14:1 under calmer conditions when efficiency is desired.
Mated to a CVT gearbox, the 2-litre turbocharged engine produces 200kW and 380Nm and is available in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
The newcomer will be offered with Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technologies, which assist with acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane freeway driving.