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2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid aka JX Hybrid to Bow at NY Auto Show

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Infiniti will unveil an all new crossover model at the New York International Auto Show in just a few weeks, expanding its hybrid range and continuing its new naming strategy.

Called the QX60 Hybrid, the QX was launched as the JX in 2012 but gets a name change for 2014, as do all new Infiniti models.

Surprisingly this hybrid does not use the brand’s 3.5-liter V6 hybrid setup, but the first use of its new supercharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid. With total system output of 250 hp, Infiniti expects performance of a V6 but with 4-cylinder fuel economy.

Using an adapted version of the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system, this is the first time it is being used in an all-wheel drive model.

Infiniti claims the QX60 Hybrid will offer a best-in-class 26 mpg on average, up 5 mpg from the standard model.

Set to go on sale in the summer, the hybrid option will cost a $3,000 premium over the V6 model, which currently retails for $41,250.
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Going from a 3.5 Liter V6 engine to a 2.5 Liter Inline Four Hybrid is quite the drop in engine size. Current JX owners that love the JX as it is may not like how the QX60 aka JX drives with a 2.5 Liter hybrid engine.
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