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.