• Infiniti JX Hybrid prototype, Nissan GranDrive test track, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

    Every carmaker will soon have at least a handful of hybrid models, and Nissan is no exception. The company’s luxury brand, Infiniti, let reporters drive a prototype version of the Infiniti JX Hybrid it’s expected to launch in the U.S. market within a year or two. The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat luxury crossover competes directly with the well-established Lexus RX, which has long included a hybrid model. In the prototype JX Hybrid, the company has replaced the conventional model’s 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 with a supercharged 2.5-liter four that’s paired to its...

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