A hybrid version of the 2014 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover utility vehicle (formerl called JX35) will make its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on March 27.
The Q60 Hybrid will arrive in Infiniti dealerships in Canada this summer.
It will be the third hybrid in the Infiniti line-up, joining the Q70 Hybrid (currently available as the M Hybrid) and the previously announced Q50 Hybrid.
The new QX60 Hybrid is projected to acieve 9.05 L/100 km fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) – a 24 percent increase over non-hybrid QX60 models. The company anticipates that it will have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the segment.
Packaging of the hybrid system will require no compromise in performance, interior roominess or cargo space compared to non-hybrid QX60 models, the company says.
Launched in 2012 as the Infiniti JX35, the renamed Infiniti QX60 has become one of Infiniti’s best-selling models, with its advanced 7-passenger/3-row seating and attrctive exterior and interior styling.
Power for the QX60 Hybrid will come from a 2.5-litre supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Net peak system output is estimated at 250 horsepower.
The new vehicle's Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system is based on technology found in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid. It features a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide supplementary power through its one-motor/two-clutch system.
The result power output is equivalent to that of 3.5-litre V-6 but with four-cylinder fuel economy. An Intelligent Regenerative Braking system partially recharges the battery during vehicle braking.
More details will be available after its official media unveiling at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.