Nissan and Renault both have 1.55% stake each on Daimler, while the Mercedes-Benz owns 3.1% of both brands. Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, has began producing QX50 at a plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, which is a 50-50 venture between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and this luxury SUV utilizes a platform that’s jointly developed with Mercedes.
The Infiniti QX50 is powered by Infiniti’s new 2.0-liter VC-Turbo, the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine – one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created.
In operation, the 2019 QX50’s VC-Turbo engine offers any compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The engine delivers 268 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 – 4,800 rpm. The VC-Turbo’s specific power output is higher than many competing turbocharged gasoline engines, and comes close to the performance of some V6 petrol engines. The unit’s single-scroll turbo ensures immediate accelerator responses, on demand.
This QX50 cabin includes leather-appointed seating, Infiniti InTouch with Navigation and Infiniti InTouch Services, Around View Monitor, Moving Object Detection, remote engine start, heated outside mirrors, tri-zone automatic climate control and more. We wait patiently for its arrival here in Malaysia.