Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is the new name for the previous Infiniti model, the JX35, after the company-wide rebranding that commenced with all of the 2014 Infiniti models. The assigned task of the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is to be a competitor to the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. One key difference between the QX60 Hybrid and its competitors is that it uses a front-drive car-based platform borrowed from the Nissan Pathfinder. Base MSRP $45,400
Some changes from the previous JX model that are new for 2015 are the sleek and stylish accents such as the hood and trunk like that make the new QX60 Hybrid look really modern. New additions include a Backup Collision Intervention system, which has been seamlessly integrated into the rear of the car. Other features include Lane Departure Warning and Around View Monitor so occupants can keep an eye on the exterior from inside the car. Other standard equipment includes a moonroof and rearview mirror glass display.
The cabin of the QX60 Hybrid features upscale materials along with elegant styling, pushing the luxury leagues beyond the old JX. Its spacious cabin includes a roomy third row that is incredibly easy to access for extra passenger space. Standard equipment includes a USB port, push-button start, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Some other interior features include navigation, 13- or 15-speaker Bose stereo systems, and adaptive cruise control.
The engine in the QX60 Hybrid is a supercharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter inline-4 cylinder that, on its own, produces 230 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. This is then combined with a permanent-magnet/ AC synchronous electric motor that makes 20 horsepower and 29 lb-ft of torque, so when combined, the QX60 Hybrid makes a total of 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque on a 0.6-kWh lithium-ion battery.
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