Infiniti has announced its plans on bringing the new QX60 Hybrid at the end of the month during the 2013 New York Auto Show. This is basically a renamed JX but comes with a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter supercharged engine, an electric motor, a continuously variable transmission and a lithium-ion battery.
Thanks to this setup, the hybrid SUV will be capable of providing a combined output of approximately 250 hp (186 kW). Infiniti says the car will be able to return 26 mpg US which will make it the most frugal 7-passenger car in its segment.
Although the new model brings hybrid technology which adds some weight, the Japanese automaker promises that the car’s performances, cargo room and interior space will not have to suffer because of the added hardware. No word about pricing right now but this hybrid variant is expected to be about $3,000 more expensive than the regular QX60 which has a starting price of approximately $44,250.
More details will be revealed at the end of March when the New York Auto Show kicks off.