The new Infiniti QX60 hybrid will expected to have a 26 MPH city/highway combined average when it rolls onto the road. The powertrain will include a supercharged 2.5 liter V4 that produced 240-horsepower. The electric motor will power out 15-kW to help move the car around.

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There already seem to be some issues with this design. From the previous generations and from testing, the average MPG was only 20 MPG….from a hybrid. Secondly, the electric motor cannot recharge itself while the gasoline-engine is under stress nor can the electric motor be used by itself. It seems it is only meant to aid the larger engine, not power the entire vehicle by itself. Infiniti confirmed that the electric motor can only be used by itself going “downhill.”

More to come from the press days.

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