NEW INFINITI Q50 (MY18) Media Information April 2017

Refreshed styling and holistic performance technologies for new INFINITI Q50

  • Refreshed exterior and interior design, with new grade structure
  • Paving the road towards autonomous drive through ProPILOT technologies
  • Powertrain options include award-winning 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo

INFINITI has enhanced the Q50 premium sports sedan, featuring refreshed exterior and interior design, and innovative technologies designed to empower and support the driver.

“At INFINITI we seek to empower our customers on their journey and experience with us – whether it is with our products, with our forward looking technologies, with our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the INFINITI brand than the Q50 sedan.” Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI

The enhanced sports sedan retains its sleek proportions and athletic stance, while establishing greater visual differentiation between model versions, including the performance-inspired ‘Red Sport 400’. Through the Red Sport 400 grade, INFINITI’s designers have brought the model in line with its ‘designed to perform’ ethos.

Changes to the interior blend artistry with innovation, with stitching and the use of authentic materials further elevating the level of craftsmanship inside the Q50. The INFINITI InTouch Services bring the future of in-car connectivity to the interior, while the inclusion of the brand’s ‘spinal support’ seats ensures a comfortable space in which to spend time.

Innovative technologies empower and support the driver, while giving a glimpse into the automotive future. The new Q50 is the first INFINITI vehicle to use ProPILOT as the overall brand for the company’s driver support technologies. ProPILOT is the platform upon which all future INFINITI autonomous drive support technologies will be based.

The Q50 delivers an empowering and rewarding drive thanks to innovative powertrains, including the award-winning 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive ‘VR’ powertrain family, which was recently named on the prestigious 2017 Ward’s ‘10 Best Engines’ list.

The Q50 is INFINITI’s best-selling model. Since the first generation went on sale in 2013, INFINITI has sold close to 210,000 units worldwide. In 2016 INFINITI achieved more than 230,000 global sales – a 7% year-on-year increase and a new global sales record – with the Q50 sports sedan accounting for one third of the brand’s total.

The new model goes on sale globally from the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year.

Launch schedule

The Q50 is produced at INFINITI’s manufacturing facility in Tochigi, Japan, and will go on sale across global markets from second quarter of the 2017 calendar year.

Please note: All product information contained in this press kit relates to global Q50 information, including technical specifications, powertrains and standard/optional equipment and features. Please contact your country’s INFINITI PR office for product details relevant to your market.