Yesterday Infiniti debuted its new 2014 QX60 Hybrid on the floor of the New York International Auto Show at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center.
The QX60 identifies within Infiniti’s new begins-with-a “Q” naming convention the SUV currently known as the JX35.
The new hybrid is projected by Infiniti to realize 26 miles per gallon fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) – a 24 percent increase over standard QX60 models and Infiniti expects it will have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the premium segment.
The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, with its reduced emissions, enhanced fuel economy and extended driving range of more than 500 miles, is projected to be priced about $3,000 above the 3.5-liter V6 equipped models.
In place of the standard QX60’s 3.5-liter V6, the QX60 Hybrid utilizes a supercharged 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and an electric motor powered by a compact Lithium-ion battery pack located under the 3rd row seat – maintaining a flat rear floor for easier passenger access to the rear seats and no impact to passenger or cargo room versus standard QX60 models.
For all intents and purposes, this system appears to be the same as the one found within the confines of the QX60 Hybrid cousin, the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, also unveiled in New York March 27.
Net system horsepower is estimated at 250 horsepower.
More information will be released closer to on-sale date.