The QX50’s world’s first production-ready VC-Turbo engine represents over 20 years of development.
Transforms on demand
The compromise between power and efficiency is over. By physically transforming, the four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine produces your choice of either thrilling sports responsiveness or eco-friendly efficiency.
Get the best of both
Instantly adapting to your needs, the VC-Turbo lets you harness the exhilarating performance of 268 hp and 380 Nm of torque, for lower fuel costs and a green conscience.
“THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS. AND IT WORKS REALLY WELL … INFINITI JUST MIGHT HAVE SAVED THE IC ENGINE AS WE KNOW IT.”
Dean Slavnich, Engine Technology International, Nov 2017
Point QX50 where you want to go, and it responds. Enjoy precise, smooth, and effortless driving with a multitude of drive and handling technologies.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
The QX50 responds to changing road conditions by sending anywhere from zero to 50% of power to the rear wheels. So you get four-wheel drive traction when you need it, front-wheel drive efficiency when you don’t.
The QX50 helps give you a more comfortable drive with responsive handling and balance. Its low density but high tensile strength helps improve driver control, while also enhancing passenger protection.
MacPherson strut suspension
The QX50 helps give you a smooth ride by isolating unpleasant bumps and vibrations. All while you harness improved handling with reduced negative body motion when turning and braking.
XTRONIC CVT gearbox
The QX50 replaces traditional gears with a Continuously Variable Transition (CVT) gearbox. It constantly adjusts to your drive, with a seamless response to acceleration. You immediately get the power you want, along with improved fuel efficiency.
Front and rear zero-lift aerodynamics give QX50 faster straight-line acceleration, increased fuel efficiency, and lower wind noise inside the cabin.
Enhance your capabilities
QX50's innovative driver aids intelligently adapt to your drive.
Set your speed and following distance, then let Cruise Control maintain and automatically adjust your speed. It adapts to the traffic flow — even coming to a complete stop if needed. []
Customize your drive
Drive Mode Selector
The INFINITI Drive Mode Selector lets you adjust QX50’s performance to suit your needs. Each of the four modes alter engine output, accelerator response, gear shifts, and steering response with the touch of a button.
Expect thrilling performance or choose impressive economy from the VC-Turbo. Its standard engine output, throttle response, and shift points give you a good balance for everyday driving.
Focused on improving fuel efficiency, a reduced engine output, relaxed throttle, and lower shift points offer you a more enjoyable ride with the best combined fuel efficiency in its class. []
Up the ante. Raise your pulse. Increased engine output, tighter throttle response, higher shift points, and weighted steering deliver that sports car feel.
A driving experience completely controlled by you. Fine tune the engine, transmission, and steering settings to your personal preference for an entirely unique driving experience.