2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid delivers excellent fuel economy

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2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid front

Some of the crossovers and SUVs on the market are so hard to compete with. One of the finest examples is the arriving 2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid. This model delivers it all. A luxurious mid-size SUV with an astonishing exterior design. You can call it elegant or stylish, however you want. The interior looks even better and even more upscale and premium. Another strong category is the powerful engine. So what else do you need from the QX60 model? Oh yes, a hybrid drivetrain that will deliver astonishing mileage.

However, the 2019 model won’t suffer any significant upgrades. Athletic stance, luxury interior, and brilliant handling will remain, which is a good thing. The interior will get a slight update in the technology department. Still, this SUV can accommodate up to seven passengers over the three rows of seats.

2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid

2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is well-designed

The exterior of the 2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid won’t change at all. It will remain elegant and stylish. The design is very subtle and the stance is athletic. This SUV comes with plenty of aluminum and other lightweight materials. Furthermore, QX60 so well-designed that it hides its weight perfectly. Chrome accents are visible, mostly up front. The most notable is the chrome strip that runs across the side profile.

Infiniti literally took a Q60 coupe and replicate it on a larger QX60 SUV. Sloping roofline is another great piece of styling, next to the beautiful lines and curves. The design is far from aggressive and the front end looks sophisticated. When it comes to upgrades, there will be none of them. However, power tailgate is now available as standard.

2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid interior

2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid interior and technology features

From the inside, the 2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid won’t suffer that much. To be more precise, it won’t change at all. Some of the technology features and systems will get regular upgrades and that’s it. The cabin sports amazing use of upscale materials and surfaces. You won’t find more luxurious SUV on the market with such an affordable price. We like the traditional analog clock and wood trims.

If you want the maximum level of luxury, you’ll have to opt for upper trims such as Luxe or Limited. The base model offers leather seats and top-notch amenities, but there are all optional. That equipment is standard on the upper trim levels, which includes heated and ventilated seats. Comfort is guaranteed and the cabin design is amazing. There is room for seven persons across the three rows.

2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid engine

2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid specs

Yes, the hybrid drivetrain is in the offer. The 2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter turbo engine with the 15kW electric motor. This output isn’t as powerful as the 3.5-liter V6 in the regular QX60, but it delivers better fuel economy. The 3.5-liter V6 generates up to 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, a hybrid variant will deliver 250 horses and 245 lb-ft of torque.

Both variants are offering a CVT automatic transmission. And while the regular V6 delivers 22 mpg combined, QX60 Hybrid will offer 28 mpg. Less power means lower tow rating. The hybrid model will tow 3,500 pounds, which is significantly less than the 5,000 pounds with the base QX60 SUV.

2019 Infiniti QX60 hybrid rear

2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid price and release date

The forthcoming 2019 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will arrive at a significantly higher price than the regular model. The base QX60 starts at $45,000 and the hybrid version will cost $55,000 and maybe even more. This three-row SUV will go on sale by the end of 2018.

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