The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will make its world debut at the upcoming New York auto show later this month.

An efficiency conscious variant of the previously-named Infiniti JX35 SUV that launched in the US in early 2012, the seven-seat Infiniti QX60 Hybrid features Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid technology – seen in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid – enabling an anticipated combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 9.0 litres per 100km.

To be offered in front- and all-wheel-drive layouts, the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid’s one-motor/two-clutch system combines a supercharged 2.5-litre petrol engine, a 15kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for a total power output of 186kW.

Infiniti JX - 1

Infiniti says due to the hybrid system’s battery being located under the third seating row, the QX60 Hybrid maintains its flat floor meaning easier access to the rear seats and no reduction of cargo room.

An Intelligent Regenerative Braking system also recharges the battery during vehicle braking. The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will go on sale in the US in the second quarter of 2013 with an expected premium of about $3000 over non-hybrid QX60 models.

Infiniti JX - 2

In Australia, the Infiniti FX is the brand’s only SUV model, delivering 9.0L/100km from its 175kW/550Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel, 12.1L/100km from its 235kW/360Nm 3.7-litre petrol V6 and 13.1L/100km the flagship 287kW/500Nm 5.0-litre petrol V8.

The New York auto show kicks off on March 27.

Read CarAdvice’s Infiniti FX Review.

  • Doctor

    Is this styled for the US market? Ugly!

  • nugsdad

    Am I the only one who is not getting excited about this brand? I was genuinely looking forward to the arrival of this brand, but their heads in the clouds pricing and an ageing product at launch has left me altogether non – plussed.
    C.A. any info on how their Aussie sales are going?

    • Martin

      Yeah I’m a bit flat about it too. As soon as I saw the pricing I was completely turned off the brand. The cars looks nice enough but not for the money.

    • Shak

      Well the new Q50 looks quite nice, and hopefully they price it realistically and in line with their rivals. 

    • Zaccy16

      i agree, too expensive, too nissan like interiors and not class leading engines!

  • Noddy_of_Toyland

    There isn’t really any appeal for Infiniti here: overpriced, overstyled, Nissan engines, old models. Give me a Lexus anyday.

    • Karl Sass

      Time to trade in the Toy town taxi Noddy?

      • Noddy_of_Toyland

        I’m afraid so Sassy

  • Rio91

    Too expensive, too plain, too boring …. too Infiniti….

  • Mrmodesty

    Is it just me or are the stats very ordinary. A hybrid engine that pushes fuel consumption down to 9l/100 ?? Their diesel is the same and knowing Nissan this means 12L/100km in the real world. They should seriously look at the competition because near enough isn’t good enough in this highly competitive industry especially with the prices they are asking,