Infiniti QX50 History
The Infiniti QX50 was first introduced for the 2014 model year as part of the brand’s model name overhaul. Previously known as the EX, the newly-minted QX50 represents Infiniti in the small luxury crossover segment, establishing itself as the perfect mix of sporty and practical that many family-oriented consumers are looking for.
The QX50 was first unveiled at the 2013 Nanjing Auto Show in Nanjing, the capital of the Jiangsu province in China, though it was previously introduced under the name Infiniti EX in 2007. In 2014, it began production at the Xiangyang plant in the Hubei Province in China, holding the title of Infiniti’s smallest and most affordable crossover SUV.
Reception of Infiniti QX50
When the Infiniti QX50 was first introduced, it established itself as the top choice for consumers looking for a sportier crossover. While the practicality of the vehicle is often called into question due to its lack of space in the backseat and limited cargo room, many critics (and consumers) still find it to be the perfect choice for an entry-level luxury crossover.
Infiniti QX50 Fun Facts
- Available with two trim levels—base and Journey—along with front- or all-wheel drive
- Used as a vehicle in a Chinese reality TV show called Where Are We Going, Dad?, which follows five dads as they take their children on trips to rural places
- Based on the old Infiniti G37 sport sedan
- Has only one powertrain option with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg combined