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    Infiniti Releases Teaser Image of New QX55

      ...crossover coupes to Infiniti and beyond!...

    Infiniti today released a teaser image of its upcoming QX55 crossover coupe. The QX55 is largely expected to be based on the Infiniti QX50, meaning a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive based crossover sporting a variable compression 2.0 liter turbocharged engine and a CVT.  The VC Turbo produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft of torque.  The base QX50 starts at $37,250, so expect a QX55 to be slightly more money.

    Infiniti will launch the car in 2020, but they say more details will come before then. 

    Source and Image: Infiniti News



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    Makes me wonder if we are in the era of a new model for every inch in length. 🤔

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    Because it is a coupe they can sell it for $10k more than the regular SUV because buyers are stupid.

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    4 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Because it is a coupe they can sell it for $10k more than the regular SUV because buyers are stupid.

    IF they can sell it at all.... the QX50 hasn't exactly been lighting up the sales charts.  I'm not sure I've even seen more than one in the wild. 

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    IF they can sell it at all.... the QX50 hasn't exactly been lighting up the sales charts.  I'm not sure I've even seen more than one in the wild. 

    Very true, but crossover coupe = money to the marketing people.  I am shocked there isn’t an Escalade 4-door coupe with a fastback roofline and a 4 seat configuration, they could sell that for $130k easily.

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    32 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    Very true, but crossover coupe = money to the marketing people.  I am shocked there isn’t an Escalade 4-door coupe with a fastback roofline and a 4 seat configuration, they could sell that for $130k easily.

    An SRX with a roofline like the CTS coupe would have been really cool.  

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    19 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    IF they can sell it at all.... the QX50 hasn't exactly been lighting up the sales charts.  I'm not sure I've even seen more than one in the wild. 

    I have not seen any in the Seattle area, it is like a Ghost with no plasma holding ability. They are vaporware.

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