New Infiniti crossover between QX50 and QX60 planned for 2025
Infiniti plans to add another crossover to its lineup by 2025, according to a Automotive News report.
At a meeting last week, Infiniti promised its dealers a new cross between the QX50 and QX60, and using the latter’s platform, according to the report. The current QX55 is a crossover coupe version of the QX50. Like the QX55, the new model will have two rows of seats, instead of the three rows of the QX60.
It would give Infiniti a more direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and the two-row version of the Lexus RX, both of which regularly generate strong sales, said Sam Fiorani, vice president of research firm AutoForecast Solutions. . Automotive News.
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The new two-row crossover would tilt Infiniti’s lineup even further towards utility vehicles. In addition to the QX50 and QX60, Infiniti currently offers the QX55 and the QX80 body-on-frame SUV. The aging Q50 sedan and Q60 coupe are the only cars remaining in the Infiniti lineup.
A redesigned version of the QX80 is also on the way, according to the report, along with Infiniti’s first electric vehicle. The automaker previously announced that this latest model would be built at Nissan’s parent plant in Canton, Mississippi, starting in 2025. It could be paired with a Nissan EV built at the same plant. Teaser images of both vehicles show what could be sedans or crossover coupes.
Infiniti said it plans to make most of its lineup electrified by 2030, so it’s possible the new crossover will get at least a hybrid powertrain. The luxury brand has previously discussed using Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system, although not much has been heard about it lately.