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Capably Well Equipped: 2019 INFINITI QX50 Crossover

The all-new 2019 INFINITI QX50 offers world-first technologies, standout design, an enhanced interior space and an entirely new platform – providing a new level of versatility, efficiency and performance in luxury mid-size crossovers. With bold exterior styling that remains true to the QX50 Concept and QX Sport Inspiration vehicles, the new Infiniti crossover brings a fresh interpretation of INFINITI's distinctive "Powerful Elegance" design language to the crossover segment.

The 2019 INFINITI QX50 is defined by distinctive proportions, which set the car apart from its competitors. Influenced by the automaker's "Powerful Elegance" design language – characterized by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions – the all-new QX50 has an elevated, commanding crossover stance and strong character lines. Within this design theme, the company's signature design cues make the all-new QX50 instantly recognizable as a modern INFINITI.

Available in PURE, LUXE and ESSENTIAL trim levels, the all-new QX50 is powered by INFINITI's new 2.0L VC-Turbo, the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine. The engine continually transforms, adjusting its compression ratio to optimize power and fuel efficiency. As a result, it combines the power of a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with the torque and efficiency of an advanced four-cylinder diesel engine. A high compression ratio gives greater efficiency, but in certain applications poses the risk of premature combustion (knocking). A low compression ratio allows for greater power and torque and avoids knocking. Torque is delivered to the wheels via an Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is optional.

Inside the passenger cabin, the design of the QX50 deliberately articulates a sense of advanced human artistry. There is also a strong focus on space and functionality, with innovative packaging creating ideal roominess and flexibility.

Utilizing the advantages of the QX50's all-new platform, efficient packaging maximizes the amount of interior space. The body is designed to accommodate both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrains without impacting cabin space. The enhanced interior space is made more flexible with its sliding rear bench. As one of few vehicles in its segment to offer sliding second-row seats, the QX50 boasts rear legroom of up to 38.7 inches – sufficient to let rear passengers cross their legs in comfort.

The trunk accommodates three golf bags, or a stroller situated length-wise, with space for additional cargo. Hidden under-floor storage compartments can be used to stow valuable items, or wet and muddy clothing. The optional panoramic moonroof stretches from the front row through to the cargo area, providing a dramatic view of the sky for all passengers. The moonroof visually enhances interior space, flooding the interior with natural light to accentuate the sense of space.

The QX50's standard Motion Activated Liftgate allows the keyholder to open the tailgate automatically by waving a foot under the rear bumper. This allows them to open the tailgate, even when their hands might be full. The tailgate can also be opened remotely, either from the driver's seat or by pressing a button on the key fob.

Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 110.2; overall length: 184.7; width: 74.9; height: 66.0
All vehicle measurements are in inches.

Engine: 2.0L four-cylinder turbo – 268 hp at 5600 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at 1600-4800 rpm
Transmission: Xtronic continuously variable automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 24 city/31 hwy. (FWD); 24 city/30 hwy. (AWD)
Cargo capacity: 65.1 cubic feet

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Ken Chester, Jr.

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