The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has just awarded Infiniti’s VC-Turbo Engine, the 2019 Innovation Award for Best Green Innovation!  Available in the all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50, the VC-Turbo Engine has had more than 100 prototypes tested by Infiniti Engineers over the past 20 years, and has now become the world’s first Variable Compression Ratio Engine! 

VC Turbo

The AJAC Best New Innovation Awards recognize the best examples of new Canadian Automotive Technology.  Jim Kerr, Chair of the AJAC Innovation Awards, said:  “AJAC recognizes the significance of Infiniti’s new VC-Turbo Engine by presenting it with this year’s Innovation Award for the Best New Green Technology. Just like computerized engine controls in the ’80’s, variable camshaft timing in the ’90’s and direct fuel injection in the past decade, the variable compression engine design revolutionizes the operation of gasoline engines and brings to the consumer the advantages of fuel economy, superior performance and low emissions.”

Delivering all the power of a V6, Infiniti’s VC-Turbo Engine also offers a compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 – thanks to a multi-link system, which is able to adapt the travel of the pistons’ stroke.  The lower compression ratio is also able to secure greater power and torque, while the higher compression ratio improves fuel efficiency. 


“We are honoured to receive this award from some of Canada’s top automotive journalists, all of whom have been on this judging panel for several years, with particular expertise in evaluating the best new automotive technology for the Canadian customer,” said Adam Paterson, Managing Director, Infiniti Canada. “We are proud to offer our customers the VC-Turbo Engine, which is another world’s first technology from Infiniti. This accolade from AJAC recognizes all of the VC-Turbo benefits and its overall significance – not only for our brand and our customers, but for the industry.”

Infiniti’s VC-Turbo Engine can be found in the all-new 2019 QX50, which delivers a best-in-class fuel economy of 10.0L/100 km (city) and 7.8 L/100 km (highway); 9.0 L/100km (combined).  If you are interested in learning more about the VC-Turbo, or the 2019 Infiniti QX50, please feel free to drop by our Dealership, or alternatively browse our 2019 QX50 Online Inventory!

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