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2019 Infiniti QX50 starts fresh with a new face and trick engine

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/24/2019-infiniti-qx50-revealed/

 

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Last week, Infiniti rolled out the refresh of the big daddy QX80 in Dubai. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese automaker is poised to reveal something that's bound to be far more mainstream: the 2019 Infiniti QX50 and its trick variable compression turbocharged engine, or VC-T. In addition to the new engine, the QX50 drops rear-wheel drive in favor of an all-new front-wheel-drive platform and gets the new ProPilot assist technology that debuted on the Nissan Leaf. 

 

The QX50 may be the headliner, but the engine is the really interesting bit. This 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four can adjust the the stroke of the pistons on the fly, varying the engine's compression from 8:1 to 14:1, and giving the new midsize crossover improved efficiency and diesel-like torque. It's rated at 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, down 57 horses but up 14 pound-feet. Front-wheel-drive models hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. That drops to 6.2 seconds with all-wheel drive.

 

Combined fuel economy is 27 mpg for front-wheel-drive QX50s and 26 mpg for all-wheel-drive variants, both up from the abysmal 20 mpg combined rating of the current model. Power is sent through a continuously variable transmission. If it's like other Nissan and Infiniti CVTs, it will be inoffensive if a bit lifeless. We've covered the details of this powertrain extensively already, but it's great to see companies giving more life to the internal combustion engine. 

 

The new platform marks a big improvement over the outgoing QX50 in terms of platform rigidity and space efficiency. Rear-wheel drive might be fun, but it's never ideal from a packaging perspective. Cargo capacity is up from 31.6 cubic-feet to 37 cubic-feet. With the seats down, the space expands to 60 cubic feet, up from 50.1 cubic feet. That's not exactly class-leading, but it's no longer among the class-worst. The 2019 QX50 will use a new type of high-tensile steel, improving torsional rigidity by 23 percent and shaving overall weight.

 

Last week, Infiniti rolled out the refresh of the big daddy QX80 in Dubai. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese automaker is poised to reveal something that's bound to be far more mainstream: the 2019 Infiniti QX50 and its trick variable compression turbocharged engine, or VC-T. In addition to the new engine, the QX50 drops rear-wheel drive in favor of an all-new front-wheel-drive platform and gets the new ProPilot assist technology that debuted on the Nissan Leaf. 

 

The QX50 may be the headliner, but the engine is the really interesting bit. This 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four can adjust the the stroke of the pistons on the fly, varying the engine's compression from 8:1 to 14:1, and giving the new midsize crossover improved efficiency and diesel-like torque. It's rated at 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, down 57 horses but up 14 pound-feet. Front-wheel-drive models hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. That drops to 6.2 seconds with all-wheel drive.

 

Combined fuel economy is 27 mpg for front-wheel-drive QX50s and 26 mpg for all-wheel-drive variants, both up from the abysmal 20 mpg combined rating of the current model. Power is sent through a continuously variable transmission. If it's like other Nissan and Infiniti CVTs, it will be inoffensive if a bit lifeless. We've covered the details of this powertrain extensively already, but it's great to see companies giving more life to the internal combustion engine. 

 

The new platform marks a big improvement over the outgoing QX50 in terms of platform rigidity and space efficiency. Rear-wheel drive might be fun, but it's never ideal from a packaging perspective. Cargo capacity is up from 31.6 cubic-feet to 37 cubic-feet. With the seats down, the space expands to 60 cubic feet, up from 50.1 cubic feet. That's not exactly class-leading, but it's no longer among the class-worst. The 2019 QX50 will use a new type of high-tensile steel, improving torsional rigidity by 23 percent and shaving overall weight.

 

 

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When is this launching?

 

Already updated on Infiniti SG website.....

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Hopefully by next month motor show.

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if the specs on sgcarmart are correct, this car is really heavy at 1840kg. GLC and F pace are at 1710kg

 

though it has a VC turbo engine, not sure how's the FC in real world.

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there's quite a few reviews on YouTube.

 

Generally, seems taken a step back.

 

Mating a laggy CVT with a turbo engine? It doesn't seems to go well with end users. I think the biggest turn-off is the infotainment system that look so dated and weird (2 screen). 

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there's quite a few reviews on YouTube.

 

Generally, seems taken a step back.

 

Mating a laggy CVT with a turbo engine? It doesn't seems to go well with end users. I think the biggest turn-off is the infotainment system that look so dated and weird (2 screen).

Unlikely to excite our market if priced too close to the luxury brands.

 

Car was launched in US 2 years ago.

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At least 200k for this QX50?

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there's quite a few reviews on YouTube.

 

Generally, seems taken a step back.

 

Mating a laggy CVT with a turbo engine? It doesn't seems to go well with end users. I think the biggest turn-off is the infotainment system that look so dated and weird (2 screen). 

 

Blame Nissan's obsession with their CVTs.

 

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When is this launching?

 

Already updated on Infiniti SG website.....

There are a few QX50 on the roads.

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Coz its expensive for a Datsun?

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Hi there!

Any QX-50 owners here???

Is there a group that I can join???

 

Cheers

 

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Just a heads up...

Looks like not much interest in this car? [bounce2]

It looks decent, but I won't touch this v1.0 VC Turbo engine with a 10 foot pole. Edited by t0y0ta

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Hi there!

Any QX-50 owners here???

Is there a group that I can join???

 

Cheers

 

If you need to join a group, can search for Infiniti Owners & Fans Club Singapore in Facebook and apply to the Admin. Once in, give an intro of yourself.

 

Hope this helps.

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If you need to join a group, can search for Infiniti Owners & Fans Club Singapore in Facebook and apply to the Admin. Once in, give an intro of yourself.

 

Hope this helps.

 

I was also looking for QX50 what'sapp group that we can share information.

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I was also looking for QX50 what'sapp group that we can share information.

Let's start one??

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Lol!

Lexus also expensive Toyota what.

Agree, dun buy Lexus as they all using same Toyota Parts but parts are all made in Multi-International Countries such as China, Vietnam and India etc so one car are made of parts from different countries but charging end users at a Super Premium Price.

 

Nissan and Infiniti will be different as they have stricter QC with parts from Japan or Thailand only.

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Hi guys, I'm a new member. I want to buy a car via https://incacar.com/used/cars/infiniti/q50/2015-Infiniti-Q50-Premium-566129/ but I´m a bit worried about that, just if they are reliable. Is there someone who knows them, or bought a car from them?

What do you think about that? Thanks for answers.

Dude, you do know this is a Singapore car forum, not a US car forum, right? So its best for you to check directly with your US counterpart instead.

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I took Infiniti QX50 for some ice cream.

 

I joined my journalist last weekend to collect the QX50, and at the same time, we had some ice cream while finding out what this Luxury SUV can do. This is not a professional review. So take my pointers with a pinch of salt ya!

 

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First look for the INFINITI QX50!

 

The Infiniti QX50 really is a luxury SUV.

 

Many people, including me, will not associate Infiniti with luxury. Usually, when it comes to luxury, the Germans will have a more knitted impression with luxurious. Like when you think of buying a quality, long-lasting AA battery, most of the time, I can only think of Energizer.

But that is not the case for Infiniti QX50. This majestic ride does have some fine touches to make the car luxurious. And then it is also equipped with techs that will make you a smarter driver.
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Here's are what I like about the QX50 like I like my B&J's, Cherry Garcia.

 

1) Gigantic sunroof.

I am not a big fan of a sunroof; for me, this is optional. But when I seated inside Infiniti QX50, with the sunroof up, the car seems more airy and bigger. It does complement the vehicle very well. It is good to have feature for this sort of car as most probably you are fetching your kids around and the can get to see more at the back. 

 

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2) Pull up privacy curtains

I know there is a lot of cars at this price range might have this, but personally I like this a lot. It gives a VIP touch to the rear passenger. Is much like the "Do not disturb" mode on your iPhone. You might no use it so frequently, but it is good to know that you have these features. 

 

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3) Pleasantly refined 4-cylinder engine

For those who don't know this yet, the Infiniti QX50 is mated with an all-new VC-Turbo inline-four engine that can generate 268 bhp and 380nm of torque. A very decent pick up for its size. And for those who have driven long enough, you know that usually, an inline-four engine will lose out to v6 engine in-term of refinement due to the imbalance rotation. Usually manufacturers will use a balancing rod inside the engine to help with this imperfection.

 

But after we have driven quite a bit before we settle down for ice cream, we realise that the engine is quite pleasant. So I did my research and understand that there is an "Active Pod System" thatmount within the engine mount that can isolate and dampen engine harshness and noise by counter-balancing the vibrations. I give kudos to Infiniti for this remarkable features. This really add some luxury's points for me.

 

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And for those who wanna find out more about this marvellous VC-Turbo engine, we have a MCF HangOut event on the 24 Aug this month!

Click here to register!

 

4) Matchy sliver wood trim with leather and Alcantara all around the dashboard.

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Aiseh, matchy with my iPhone cover! [:p]

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5) Four USB port inside the car for many possibilities!

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One at the back.

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two more at the front centre storage

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One more inside the armrest!

 

6) Bose soud system is very decent.

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The sound system is really decent. If you are joining the test drive on 24th Aug, remember to give it a blast.

 

7) Aircon Ventilated Seats.

Okay lah, a lot of the cars already have this feature. But I really like it alot. So I will mention here. The front two driver and passenger seats have air-con ventilated seats. Ever imagine before someone keep blowing cold air into your butt? [pirate]

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8) The front bumper duct is real!

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I think it does helps to cool down the brakes.

 

Alrighty! Here's are my personal opnions of what I like about the Infiniti QX50! If you like what I have just shared you can praise and comment! Let me find some of my thoughts about what are the stuff I dislike and post it here!

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