Infiniti QX50 delayed again

'We are still awaiting confirmation of Australian production timing', local division says.
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Infiniti Cars Australia will have to go without a mid-sized SUV offering for a little while longer, with the company confirming with CarAdvice that the all-new QX50 has been delayed for our market yet again.

After initially being earmarked for a late 2018 debut in Australia, Infiniti's local director told CarAdvice in July last year its Mercedes-Benz GLC fighter would lob Down Under in mid-2019.

Now, the brand's corporate communications manager, Tony Mee, has indicated the QX50 has been delayed again with no definitive timing for an Australian introduction.

"With QX50 sales overseas going well we are still awaiting confirmation of Australian production timing," Mee said.

The QX50's absence leaves Infiniti with a gaping hole in its SUV line-up, given it lacks a competitor to the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC amongst others.

First revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, the QX50 line-up is headlined by the company's world-first variable-compression petrol engine, making 200kW and 390Nm from its 2.0-litre displacement.

Also featuring in the all-new SUV are the company's latest ProPilot driver-assistance technologies that enable the QX50 to accelerate, brake and steer autonomously during single-lane highway driving.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest updates, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.