Yeah I heard about this issue even though it is more fuel efficient there will be a sacrifice in space for the interior. something to do with the battery pack and the charging components for the hybrid system. No word yet exactly on how much space will be sacrificed but I would take the hybrid QX60 over the JX day.Another point to make, is there will be no loss of interior space between the QX60 hybrid and its predecessor. Often with a hybrid conversion, there is a sacrifice of seat space or cargo room in order to add the hybrid system. Fortunately, not in this case.
I will miss that iconic 3.5L engine the VQ35DE sound. It was unique and one of the best v6s ever made. But you have to let go to get better. The one thing I hated was how bad the fuel economy of a v6 was other than that everything else was great power delivery, the torque from the get go.The JX35 also had a 3.5 liter engine compared to the QX60's 2.5 liter. Aside from this, exterior wise, nothing has changed.
What's going to change as Infiniti removes the JX35 badge from the back of the vehicle and replaces it with a QX60 badge? The short answer is not a lot. Except of course there's going to be a hybrid version - that's a big change.
First, the exterior - no new colors. There will now be a "3.5" badge added to the front fender of the gasser, and a "Hybrid" badge on the hybrid.
Interior - the Deluxe Touring package will add a power return third row seat.
Infiniti will be splitting the Premium package into Premium and Premium Plus. Remote Start and Heated steering wheel moved to the Premium package (was part of Driver's Assistance in JX35). Rain sensing wipers are moved to the Premium Plus package.
What's the difference b/w Premium and Premium Plus? Easiest way is to answer what does Plus add:
- Navigation, including NavTraffic, NavWeather and Zagat Guide
- Voice Command
- Infiniti Connection telematics system
- Around View Monitor w/ Moving Object Detection and front/rear sonar
- In-dash CD/DVD player
- Rain sensing wipers
You will be able to get Driver's Assistance package w/out Premium Plus package. In order to get Theater, you'll need to get Premium and Premium Plus packages - same for Deluxe Touring.
Other packages and contents remain the same.
For the Hybrid version, things are a bit more streamlined. There will basically be two package options - a la the current JX.
- HEV Premium Package - Includes contents of Premium and Premium Plus packages.
- HEV Deluxe Touring Package - Essentially loaded. Includes what in JX is called Premium, Deluxe Touring and Technology packages. It is unclear right now whether Theater is required with HEV Deluxe Touring, but it wouldn't surprise me if it is. Also, I'm not certain that the power 3rd row seats are available in the hybrid.
You can get HEV Premium and add Driver's Assistance package. With HEV Deluxe Touring, Driver's Assistance changes names to "Tech Package" and is included in the Deluxe Touring.
I've been told no loss of space from the batteries. I asked twice for clarification when I was told that, and the answer confirmed, no loss of space.
Unless people are opting for the hybrid. It probably makes more sense to get the last model JX35 instead. Prices should be dropped since its on the way out.
Well that is expected for the V6 I just might have to see how the hybrid model is to conserve a bit of fuel.if you drove a VQ35 like a normal person it was possible to get around 30MPG's combined, but being in a sporty sedan it's hard to drive like a normal person. Driving semi aggressive I think people got around 25MPG combined which still isn't that bad.
yea that will be the best time to find a already under MSRP and even the chance to negotiate it down more. they will be desperate to get them off the lots to bring in 2014's