For 2013, we could see a Infiniti JX hybrid become available. With very little information known about it at the moment, applying general knowledge of Hybrids, would you buy an Infiniti JX Hybrid when it becomes available? If not, why?
Maybe at this point, too little info. If I could get the 3.5h that is currently in the M for additional cash, then I might have to say yes to that, but right now, too little info on the new 2.5 supercharged hybrid.
Not too sure about this one. THis would be a huge hyrid box. Usually when you buy suv's you do want that oomph and power te low end torque that everyone is used to especially is hard to get rid of. Unless they do offer power with it, which can be done with today's technologies. Some of the electric cars these days do offer a huge amount of horsepower, even though its electric.
Nissan has been late to the hybrid party, instead focusing on its all-electric Leaf. That could change soon, however, as the automaker explores new hybrid powertrains; first in line could be the new-for-2013 Infiniti JX crossover.
Nissan spokesman Brian Brockman wouldn't confirm that Infiniti will add a hybrid version to the JX's lineup, but he did say Nissan is currently demonstrating its new front-drive hybrid-electric vehicle system in the crossover at the Advanced Technology Briefing in Japan.
Called the FF Hybrid System for front engine and front-wheel drive, it uses a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Nissan says it's smaller than a typical hybrid powertrain because it has a single-motor, dual-clutch setup and a compact lithium-ion battery.
The current JX has front- or all-wheel drive and uses a 3.5-liter V-6. Infiniti's only hybrid is a version of the M sedan, but it's a rear-wheel-drive setup paired with the car's 3.5-liter V-6.
Nissan's last hybrid was the Altima; it used a Toyota-derived system and was only available in limited markets. The Altima Hybrid was discontinued. Brockman confirmed that the current-generation Altima, which was redesigned for 2013, will eventually get a hybrid model. He would not comment on the timing, however.
I think it should sell. The gas savings will really attract people. And many customers who consider the JX aren't concerned about power so hybrid platform would work well in terms of sales. Personally wouldn't buy one because it'll likely cost $$
I totally agree with you on that one. I mean if anyone is gonna go with hybrid is either more conservative and wants the best fuel economy or just a tree hugger. It doesnt help the fact that infiniti is a high end and classy brand, so that only means big bucks for the cars before you even start saving.