The most recent model from Infiniti named 2018 Infiniti QX50 Concept was introduced back in 2017 and this model was known as the EX until four years ago. Then, the newly model with the new name went on sale in the States in 2014. Two years after that, the vehicle receives a lot of redesigns and modification. We saw a facelift of this model and also improved rear seat legroom. However, this model is often criticized because of its price. A lot of experts said that the price is very high, but they also said that the exterior design of this model needs some changes because it is, according to them, dated. Now, for 2018, the car manufacturer will introduce the second generation of this model, and by them, we can expect redesigned and an exterior design, but also improved interior design and engine capabilities. Maybe this is their response to the criticism.
2018 Infiniti QX50 Concept Exterior design
Do you remember the QX Sport Inspiration? That vehicle was presented last year, and if you look better, the newly QX50 concept is almost identical to the mentioned model. The front side will be eye-catching, with the addition of several features that will be the same as in the Sport Inspiration model. It looks like someone just transfers those features to the newly model. For example, the headlights are exactly the same and the system that powers it will be identical. We, of course, talk about the LED technology and this system will power the rest of the lighting on the vehicle. The shape and the size of the grille are also identical as in the QX Sport Inspiration.
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However, this grille will have a slightly different mesh compared to the mentioned model. The engine bonnet, as well as the vertical intakes at the sides, will be the same. The bumper is slightly different because this one will provide revised air vents, larger skid plate as well as brand new fog lights. From the profile, we can expect some differences. The most notable one is that there are no side cameras, and we can expect the actual mirrors now. If you ask us, we think that the mirrors are quite better. The roof will be also a bit higher. At the sides, we can expect large wheels made from aluminum. Unfortunately, its size is not yet available.
Infiniti QX50 Concept 2018 Interior design
The Company releases the photos of the cabin, and it is almost identical to the interior of QX Sport Inspiration. That means that we can anticipate very futuristic interior design with a lot of standard interiors and high-tech features. However, there will be some differences compared to the mentioned model like for example the steering wheel. Instead of the flat-bottomed steering wheel, the newly model will most likely provide more conventional unit. Also, we can expect different seats, but the upholstery will be the same. We can expect leather for all the seats, as well as leather for the door trims and steering wheel.
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According to some information, the imminent model will provide autonomous drive support technologies(Direct Adaptive Steering, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, and Active Lane Control), wide touchscreen / HMI (human-machine interface), displaying navigation…Some of the other standard interior features of the new Infiniti QX50 2018 will include modern air condition, a lot of safety feature, so many connectivity options, radar and cameras, cruise control, excellent audio system, and so many others as well.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the hood, the resulting model will use new variable compression turbo engine technology from the Infiniti. Named VC-Turbo, this will be the first production-ready variable compression ratio engine. According to the Infiniti, new 2018 Infiniti QX50 mid-sized crossover will have 2.0-liter turbo gasoline performance mill with the efficiency and torque of diesel powertrain, which is amazing. This engine will have liability to change compression ratio in a range from 8:1 to 14:1. Because of that, it puls the max power output of 268 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque. According to Company, we can expect fuel consumption of 31 mpg / 21 mpg in the highway/city.
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Price and Release date
The release date of this model will be most likely by the end of this year. When it comes to prices, there is no official information at this moment. As soon as Company announces some new info, we will let you know.
2018 Infiniti QX50 Photos