According to Christian Meunier, Infiniti’s Global Division Vice President, the new Infiniti QX50 is quite simply “the most important vehicle we have ever launched.” It embodies everything the brand stands for: “beautiful design, advanced technology and empowering performance.” While the industry trend might be more focused on compact and performance SUVs at the moment, a premium mid-size SUV makes a lot of sense for Nissan’s luxury division which debuted in North America in 1989. Of course, the QX50 boasts world-first technology, outstanding design and incomparable interior space, all on an entirely new platform.
Based on the QX50 Concept and QX Sport Inspiration that Infiniti developed prior to the new vehicle’s release, the QX50 personifies the brand’s signature “Powerful Elegance” design language. The innovative front-engine, front-wheel drive-based layout, with a wider stance and cabin forward silhouette, was engineered for maximum flexibility, setting new standards for refinement, rigidity and interior space in its segment. Craftsmanship and materials put it firmly in the luxury sphere, and it’s no slouch in the powertrain department either, featuring a VC-Turbo under the…