The Infiniti QX50, previously the Infiniti EX or Nissan Skyline Crossover until 2013, is a compact luxury crossover SUV produced by Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan. The first-generation QX50 is a minor model update of the EX, while also changing the nameplate to QX50 in line with the marque's new Q and QX nomenclature, which took place for the 2013 (China) and 2015 (United States) model years. The second-generation QX50 entered production in November 2017 as a 2019 model.
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
First generation (J50; 2007) Edit
|First generation (J50)|
|Model years||2008–2013 (EX)|
|Assembly||Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan|
|Designer||Tadayoshi Iida (2004, 2005)|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan FM platform|
Infiniti G37/Nissan Skyline v36
Infiniti M/Nissan Fuga Y51
Nissan 370Z/Fairlady Z Z34
|Engine||3.5 L VQ35HR V6 (gasoline)|
3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 (gasoline)
3.0 L V9X V6 (turbodiesel)
|Power output||320 hp (239 kW; 324 PS) (3.7 L gasoline)|
235 hp (175 kW; 238 PS) (3.0 L diesel)
|Transmission||7-speed automatic (Manual Shift-ability)|
|Wheelbase||110.2–113.4 in (2,799–2,880 mm)|
|Length||182.3 in (4,630 mm)|
2015-17: 186.8 in (4,745 mm)
|Width||71.0 in (1,803 mm)|
|Height||2013–15: 61.0 in (1,549 mm)|
2015–17: 62.7 in (1,593 mm)
Infiniti EX Edit
Infiniti EX Concept (2007) Edit
The concept car was unveiled during the 2007 New York Auto Show. It included a surround-view camera (marketed as Around View Monitor), lane departure system, V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive, double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights with adaptive front lighting system (AFS), integrated fog lights, LED taillights and an "arch" profile design.
EX35 (2007-2013) Edit
North American model of the EX35 went on sale in December 2007 as a 2008 model year vehicle. The EX35 was offered with a 297 hp (221 kW) 3.5 L V6 (VQ35HR) until it was rebadged in 2013 as EX37 with a 325 hp (242 kW) 3.7 L V6 (VQ37VHR). For the 2014 model year, Infiniti again rebadged all of its models renaming the EX37 as QX50.
South Korean model went on sale in 2008-01-24 as 2008 model year vehicle.
A new 3.0-liter V6 (V9X) diesel engine became available on the 2010 EX, FX and M models. The V6 engine delivers 240 hp (179 kW) and a peak torque of 550 N⋅m (410 lb⋅ft). The engine comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The brand entered the European market with a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel. The engine was the first Diesel in the Infiniti brand's 20-year history. The engine produces 235 hp (175 kW) and 405 N⋅m (299 lb⋅ft) of torque.
European model went on sale as 2010 model year vehicle.
The VQ25HR V6 engine delivers 218 hp (163 kW) and peak torque of 253 N⋅m (187 lb⋅ft). The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It was launched at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The EX25 Crossover is currently marketed only in China, Malaysia, Russia and Ukraine.
|EX25||2010–2012||2.5 L V6 24-valve (VQ25HR)||218 hp (163 kW), 185 lb⋅ft (251 N⋅m) @ 4,800 rpm|
|EX37||2013–2014||3.7 L V6 24-valve (VQ37VHR)||325 hp (242 kW), 267 lb⋅ft (362 N⋅m) @ 5,200 rpm|
|EX35||2007-2012||3.5 L V6 24-valve (VQ35HR)||297 hp (221 kW), 253 lb⋅ft (343 N⋅m) @ 6,800 rpm|
|EX30d||2010–2014||3.0 L V6 24-valve (V9X)||235 hp (175 kW), 550 N⋅m (410 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm|
Transmissions include manual shift mode that includes the option of sequentially selected manual gearshifts and Downshift Rev Matching (DRM). U.S. models include a choice of RWD or ATTESA E-TS AWD. Models sold in Canada, Europe include ATTESA E-TS AWD as standard.
The Infiniti EX35 line has a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 5.8 - 6.2 seconds.[clarification needed] The quarter mile is 14.6 seconds at 98 mph (158 km/h), and top speed is electronically limited to 144 mph (232 km/h). 70 mph (113 km/h) - 0 braking is a 166 feet (51 m). Roadholding is .83g.
The Infiniti EX was the first production automobile to offer a surround-view camera, marketed as Around View Monitor. The cameras are located at the front, back and sides of the vehicle and feed images to an image processing unit; those individual inputs are analyzed, synthesized to offer a synthetic but positionally accurate top-down view of the car and its surroundings. The image appears in lifelike detail.
- The EX is also one of the first production automobiles to feature "Scratch Shield," a "self-healing clearcoat paint. The paint self-repairs fine scratches, such as fingernail scratches under door handles, restoring the EX's surface close to the original state. The process, which takes anywhere from one day to one week (depending on the surrounding temperature and the depth of the scratch), is accomplished through the use of an elastic resin. It is combined with a conventional clearcoat to increase the paint's flexibility and strength by raising the resin density."
- The EX becomes the second Infiniti production vehicle, following the 2008 Infiniti M series, to offer the Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system. This utilizes the electronic stability control system to help assist the driver in maintaining lane position by applying gentle brake pressure on each wheel individually to generate intended movement. It sounds an alert and nudges the vehicle in the correct direction when lane departure is detected. It also applies braking actuation to bring vehicle back in the lane.
Infiniti QX50 Edit
QX50 (2013) Edit
The vehicle was unveiled in the 2013 Nanjing Auto Show.
Middle East models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicle. Early models include VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6 (326PS) engine with all wheel drive, 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), and Adaptive Shift Control.
US models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models included QX50, QX50 AWD, QX50 Journey and QX50 AWD Journey.
QX50L (2015) Edit
The China model was set to go on sale in 2015.
|3.7 AWD (320PS)||2013?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.7 AWD (326PS)||2013?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.7 (330PS)||2013?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.7 AWD (330PS)||2013?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.0d AWD||2013?-||2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 turbo (V9X)||238 PS (175 kW; 235 hp)@3750, 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft)@1750|
|3.7 AWD (320PS)||2013?-||electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
|3.7 AWD (326PS)||2013?-||electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
|3.0d AWD||2013?-||electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
2015 update Edit
QX50 (2015) Edit
Changes include overall length increased by 80 millimeters (3.1 inches), a redesigned grille and front bumper assembly that incorporate LED daylight running lights, optional automatically opened and closed tailgate hatch, optional full panoramic glass roof.
Delivery of China model began in February 2015.
US models went on sale as 2016 model year vehicle. Early models included 3.7, 3.7 AWD.
|3.7 (330PS)||2015?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.7 AWD (330PS)||2015?-||3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR)||330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp)@7000, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@5200|
|3.7 (330PS)||2015?-||electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
|3.7 AWD (330PS)||2015?-||electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
Second generation (J55; 2019) Edit
|Second generation (J55)|
|Also called||Infiniti QX55|
|Production||November 2017 – present|
|Designer||Shiro Nakamura (2014)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door SUV (QX50)|
5-door coupé SUV (QX55)
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.0 L KR20DDET turbo I4 (gasoline)|
|Power output||268 hp (200 kW; 272 PS)|
|Wheelbase||2,800 mm (110.2 in)|
|Length||4,700 mm (185.0 in)|
|Width||1,902 mm (74.9 in)|
|Height||1,676 mm (66.0 in)|
The production version of the second-generation QX50 was unveiled at the 2017 LA Auto Show as a 2019 model. It features a turbocharged 2.0 L KR20DDET gasoline engine equipped with Nissan's VC-T variable compression ratio system.
Introduced in the first quarter of 2021 for the 2022 model year, the QX55 is a "coupé SUV" version of the QX50 with a more sloped roof design. Infiniti intends it to be the spiritual successor to the FX.
2022 Infiniti QX55
2022 Infiniti QX55
QX Sport Inspiration Concept (2016) Edit
It included 21-inch wheels, black and white interior upholstery.
The vehicle was unveiled in the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, followed by the 2016 Paris Motor Show (with gray body color, 22-inch wheels in bronze, brown leather interior upholstery, 2.0-liter inline-four variable compression engine with compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1), 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show (with black and white interior upholstery).
QX50 Concept (2017) Edit
It included a 2.0-liter inline-four variable compression engine with compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1, front-drive platform.
The 2023 QX50 features a new sport trim level with blacked out exterior and interior styling and two new interior colors, Monaco Red (Sport only) and Pebble Gray (Luxe, Sensory, and Autograph only). Optional on QX50 Luxe and standard on QX50 Sport is a 12-speaker bose premium audio system.
|Moderate overlap front||Good|
|Side (original test)||Good|
|varies by trim/option|
|Front crash prevention (Vehicle-to-Vehicle)||Superior|
|Moderate overlap front||Good|
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