The 2018 Infiniti QX50 was spied yesterday in its final winter testing phase in rural New York state.
With the new QX50 debuting new engine technology, this is a perfect time for Infiniti to gather data on the engine’s performance in cold weather.
Called VC-Turbo, the new 2.0-litre engine can alter its compression ratio on the fly.
It does this by lifting or dropping pistons via a multi-link system, to give high compression ratios for efficiency, or lower compression for more power and torque.
It will range between 8:1 and 14:1 compression ratios, giving what Infiniti says is the power of a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with the torque and efficiency of a four-cylinder diesel.
Reddit user “ly5ergic” said they spied the Infiniti driving around, and originally thought it may have been a Mazda CX-9, but upon closer inspection realised it was the new QX50.
The car will be shown at the Detroit motor show next month, after having its official reveal in November this year.