INFINITI QX50 News
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Infiniti is working on a fully overhauled infotainment system starting in 2021 that will feature bigger displays but retain the current dual-touchscreen setup. In the meantime, upgrades including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be added to existing systems starting next year.
Ostensibly a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, VC-Turbo's party trick is the fact that the compression ratio can vary anywhere from 8:1 to 14:1, mechanically.
The new VC-Turbo gasoline engine is able to change its compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1, or anything in between depending of the driving situation.
The new engine can vary the compression ratio for better power and fuel economy.
More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.
Some details here and there have changed.
The concept very strongly hints at packing Infiniti's variable compression engine.
Don't expect too many changes to the shape when it hits dealers.
It's the biggest new thing since VTEC, yo.
Infiniti's new QX Sport Inspiration concept shares many of the design hallmarks of the company's current QX50, including a squat greenhouse and short overhangs.