The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid (formerly the Infiniti JX35)
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid (formerly the Infiniti JX35) not only becomes the third hybrid in the Infiniti lineup when it goes on sale in late summer 2013, it adds a second powertrain choice for buyers of Infiniti’s popular premium crossover vehicle. Along with the Q70 Hybrid (currently available as the M Hybrid) and previously announced Q50 Hybrid, Infiniti will have a trio of advanced Direct Response Hybrids for the 2014 model year.
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid features Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® one-motor/two-clutch system adapted to front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive
The new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to realize 26 miles per gallon fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) – a 24 percent increase over non-hybrid QX60 models and is expected to have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the premium segment.* Most significantly, it does so with absolutely no compromise of performance, interior roominess or cargo space compared to standard QX60 models. The QX60 Hybrid is projected to be priced about $3,000 USD above the non-hybrid models, providing reduced emissions, enhanced fuel economy and extended driving range of more than 500 miles** without a major price premium.
The QX60 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Net system horsepower is estimated at 250 horsepower.
The new QX60 Hybrid is designed to balance driving enjoyment with fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Its 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) produces estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg Combined for both the front-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive models. Range, with the standard 19.5-gallon fuel tank, is rated at more than 500 miles**.
The gasoline engine is rated at 230 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor is rated at 20 horsepower, with net system horsepower estimated at 250 hp. These figures compare to 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft or torque for the standard QX60’s 3.5-liter V6 internal combustion engine. Fuel economy (2013 EPA ratings) with the 3.5-liter V6 is rated at 24 mpg Highway, 18 mpg City and 21 mpg Combined for the FWD model and 23 mpg Highway, 18 mpg City and 20 mpg Combined for the AWD model.
The QX60 Hybrid, like the standard model, includes an Infiniti Drive Mode Selector, which uses a rotary switch mounted in the center console to allow the driver to choose between four drive modes – Standard, Sport, Eco and Snow – depending on road and climate conditions. The system varies throttle response and shift schedules to optimize performance.
Based on technology found in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid, the QX60 Hybrid’s Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system uses a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide supplementary power through its one-motor/two-clutch system. The result is best-in-class fuel economy without compromise of performance. An Intelligent Regenerative Braking system partially recharges the battery during vehicle braking.
In addition, with use of the compact Li-ion battery located under the 3rd row seat, the QX60 Hybrid maintains its flat rear floor for easier passenger access to the rear seats and no reduction of cargo room.
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations with five available equipment packages: Driver Assistance Package, Maple Interior Trim, HEV Premium Package and HEV Deluxe Touring Package.
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