2019 Infiniti QX50 Brings Advanced Four-Cylinder, Semi-Autonomous Driving Aids

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Infiniti's VC-Turbo engine combines turbo-four performance with diesel-engine efficiency.

Infiniti has updated its QX50 crossover for 2019, and the automaker is packing it with a host of new technologies. The 2019 QX50 rides on a new front-engine, front-wheel-drive-based platform. All-wheel drive is available.

Under the hood is Infiniti's new VC-Turbo engine, which is a variable compression ratio engine. The 2.0-liter engine can adjust compression on demand to optimize power and efficiency. The engine works by a system that continuously raises and lowers the pistons' reach to transform the compression ratio, which ranges between 8:1–for performance–and 14:1 for efficiency.

The Infiniti VC-Turbo engine makes 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 QX50 should return 27 miles per gallon combined for the front-wheel-drive version while the all-wheel-drive version should return 26 mpg combined.

A continuously variable transmission is standard. Sprinting to 60 miles per hour from a standstill takes an estimated 6.3 seconds with the FWD model and 6.7 seconds with AWD.

Infiniti's ProPilot assisted-driving technology will also be available on the new QX50. The system assists drivers in controlling acceleration, braking, and steering during single-lane highway driving.

It should come as little surprise the 2019 Infiniti QX50 receives new styling, which follows the automaker's Powerful Elegance design language. The grille is large and upright while the headlights are thin slits.

Inside, there is a sliding rear bench to enhance cargo flexibility. The trunk's cargo space grows from 31.6 cubic feet to 37 cubic feet when slid all the way forward. Fold the rear seats and cargo space expands to 60 cubic feet.

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 goes on sale next year.

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Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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