The fuel economy challenge is getting so bad that car makers will lie about the MPG numbers they get just to say they get more MPG's than all of the competition. It's on reason why I like to wait for real world numbers, nothing better than that.Fuel economy has become a much bigger factor when buying a car than it used to be. So I think car companies are putting more emphasis on this when they create products. You've got to keep up with the competition at least.
maybe not on the refresh but very soon Infiniti, as well as all the other car companies, will switch to transmissions with more gears, and that will bring fuel economy ratings up across the board.
a DCT is the way to go, up performance and MPG's.I think changing the transmission is the easiest way for Infiniti to get better mileage out of the car. At least in terms of cost.
for now a 7 or 8 speed auto will do but as the QX50 steps into it's new generation it will need something more up to date, like a DCT transmission. If they don't, they could fall behind the competition. Plus it will help to make a possible IPL QX50 even better.I'm not entirely sure if a DCT is requried for a car like the qX50.
Just a 7 or 8 speed automatic would already improve acceleration and mileage
DCTs are expensive.
You never know, it would be suitable in a car like the QX50 from how I see it. It would increase fuel efficiency and performance, something a vehicle in it's segment can use.The fact that its a 9 speed transmission! I highly doubt something that new will make it to the QX50 before it makes it to any other Infiniti model. And that is likely due to cost.
The QX50 is an entry level car meant to be priced low.