2019 Infiniti QX50 First Drive: Not Your Everyday SUV


We can't talk about the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 without first talking about its engine.

Stricter regulations on emissions and fuel economy are changing the automotive landscape. As more laws are enacted worldwide, production of internal combustion engines is looking less appealing. This has automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and even Aston Martin all announcing their commitment to future electric or hybrid lineups. Infiniti, however, believes it has extended the life of the dinosaur-powered engine with a technology its engineers have been toiling over for two decades: variable-compression.

Infiniti's new variable compression turbocharged engine (VC-Turbo) works by changing the engine from high-compression (14:1) to low-compression (8:1) depending on a driver's inputs. High compression for efficiency, low compression for performance. Read more about the 2019 Infiniti QX50...

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09 May 2018


By JONATHON KLEIN