2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid at the 2013 New York Auto Show

  • Competes with: Acura MDX, Buick Enclave, Volvo XC90
  • Looks like: An Infiniti JX35
  • Drivetrain: Supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and lithium-ion battery pack paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Summer 2013

The Infiniti QX60 name may not sound familiar, but the crossover that bears it should jog your memory. It's the new-for-2013 JX35. For 2014, not only does the seven-passenger vehicle get the QX name change, but a hybrid model is joining the roster.

At the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer told Cars.com that every new Infiniti will offer a hybrid variant. The Q50 hybrid (formerly the G37) debuted at the show; up next is the QX60 — Infiniti's first hybrid crossover.

On the outside, the QX60 Hybrid looks like the JX35 — the big changes are under the hood. The front- or all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a new system Infiniti calls Direct Response Hybrid. It's a one-motor two-clutch setup that pairs a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a 15 kw electric motor and a CVT. Infiniti puts total horsepower at around 250 hp and says the system offers power delivery similar to the regular version's 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6.

Infiniti expects the QX60 Hybrid to deliver 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The 2013 JX35 gets 18/24/21 mpg city/highway/combined. The automaker claims the new hybrid should also offer just as much cargo space as the non-hybrid version thanks to a compact lithium-ion battery under the third-row seat.

The QX60 Hybrid will officially make its debut later this month at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and go on sale this summer. Infiniti hasn't released pricing, but did say the 2014 QX60 Hybrid will cost around $3,000 more than non-hybrid versions. The 2013 Infiniti JX35 currently starts at $42,245, including destination.

Infiniti to Make Hybrid Version of Every Car
Is Nissan Planning an Infiniti JX Hybrid?
More Infiniti News on Cars.com


Very nice car specially look under the hood. The front- or all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a new system Infiniti calls Direct Response Hybrid. very nice thing


It's nice to see another supercharged engine. Everyone seems to be going turbo recently

Wow! I like it's color and the powerful functions. Really cool! And the price is OK! I really want to buy one. I will think about it. Thanks!


the name thing is absolutely ridiculous

Max Reid

Wow another Hybrid with Lithium battery and 4 cylinder.

And best of all, its a 7-seater. Great job Nissan.

reyna rivera

I'm leasing a qx60 got it on the 17 the of
Dec it Dec 26 the and I've taken it in twice already it has sensor issues that have faulty diagnostic readings and I'm going in for a third time today , really disappointed , they should recall these , every customer I met at the Infiniti dealership was having similiar issues with the sensors on there infinities they all said there good cars but have sensors that constantly fail

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App