The new Infiniti QX50 SUV is due to get its public debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show next week, but ahead of that we get our first look at Infiniti’s new crossover – and its very clever new engine.
The new QX50 is built ground-up on an all-new platform. The new platform employs the first automotive use of SHF (Super High Formability) 980 MPa high-tensile steel. This material is lightweight, has a high tensile strength and can be moulded into unprecedented shapes. It also lends the new QX50 23 per cent more torsional rigidity than the current car.
Another new technology that debuts with the QX50 is the latest ProPILOT Assist system. It consists of functions that help the driver accelerate, brake and steer the car in single-lane highway driving conditions, providing autonomous-like functionality, activating at the push of a button.
As for the looks, the finalised QX50 design isn’t a big surprise, looking very much like a QX50 Concept that has been toned down for production. We don’t have official rear or interior shots yet, but you can visualise from the spyshots and concept. Like what you see?