Protecting the environment and developing ever-more fuel efficient cars, trucks and SUVs has been at the forefront of the automotive industry for a decade or more. This is partly in response to consumer demand for more fuel-saving (and therefore, money-saving) technology, and partly because manufacturers know that it’s simply the right thing to do. We only have one planet Earth to live on and it’s our responsibility to take good care of it for generations to come. The team here at Kearny Mesa INFINITI, your INFINITI dealers in San Diego, believe in this idea, and we delight in providing drivers in the Coronado, Chula Vista and Carlsbad areas with quality vehicles that they can feel good about. Let’s take a look a few examples.
2015 Q50 Hybrid
The 2015 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid sedan, available at Kearny Mesa INFINITI, has been developed using INFINITI Technology and is based on a hybrid philosophy that moves away from the traditional idea of “bigger engines and more fuel.” The environmentally friendly 3.5 liter V6 hybrid engine with INFINITI Direct Response produces 360 horsepower and 214 lb-ft torque, all while getting up to 36 mpg highway. This engine has a lithium-ion battery and a 50 kilowatt electric motor that delivers extra power through the Intelligent Dual Clutch when accelerating. Each time you step on the brake, the system gets a recharge. This sedan is rear-wheel drive for added fuel efficiency.
2015 Q70 Hybrid
Another INFINITI car that has been built on the same philosophy as the Q50 is the 2015 INFINITI Q70 Hybrid. This sedan also contains the lithium-ion battery and 50 kilowatt electric motor, and same powerful V6 hybrid engine. The hybrid technology doesn’t end at the engine. The technologically-advanced engine is linked to an electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), which has learning algorithms that “remember” your driving style and adapts accordingly. This vehicle also has Electric-Hydraulic Steering, which gives you a naturally connected feeling to the road as you nimbly maneuver the streets.
2015 INFINITI Q40
Fuel efficiency technology has come a long way, and a car doesn’t have to have a hybrid engine to maximize gas mileage. Take, for example, the 2015 INFINITI Q40 sedan, available at Kearny Mesa INFINITI in San Diego. Its 3.7 liter V6 internal-combustion engine produces 328 horsepower, 269 lb-ft torque and has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 27 mpg highway on all rear-wheel drive (RWD) models. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models have a slightly lower, yet still great, EPA rating of 25 mpg highway. The AWD is considered “intelligent” because it senses optimum conditions for two-wheel drive, and automatically sends 100% of the power to the rear wheels, thereby conserving fuel and maximizing efficiency.
Buying a “Green” INFINITI at Kearny Mesa INFINITI
Whether you’re interested in ever-evolving hybrid technology or traditional internal-combustion engines, fuel efficiency and good environmental stewardship are the cornerstones of the INFINITI brand, and we do our best to uphold these values at Kearny Mesa INFINITI, your INFINITI dealership in San Diego. We know that these values appeal to Coronado-, Chula Vista- and Carlsbad-area drivers as well, and we’re proud to be your source for quality and responsible vehicles. We invite you to visit us on the lot and take a closer look at all the fuel-efficient cars, SUVs, crossovers and convertibles we have available. Bring your license and test drive one or two or three. We look forward to seeing you!