Eagerly expected 2018 Infiniti Q50 is finally ready to hit the market. It made its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. From what we have seen, it will come with not so many but noticeable changes. This time we can expect innovative technology, mild refresh inside and outside. Q50 was firstly introduced a few years ago, and since then it has undergo some changes. So, in order to keep it attractive and fresh, company has made some upgrades.
Infiniti Automaker has also promised that the difference between the trims in this lineup will be more visible. 2018 Infiniti Q50 will appear with four new trim levels. Those are Pure, Luxe, Sport and the last Red Sport 400. Its main competitors will be Audi A4, Acura TLX, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
2018 Infiniti Q50 performance and powertrain
Speaking of the powertrain of 2018 Infiniti Q50, there isn`t much to say. It will continue to use the same engines as the current model. However, according to the latest new, it will get a new engine under the hood. The first is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with the output of 208 horsepower. The second option will be a 3.0-liter V6 engine which will be able to produce 300 horses. The Red Sport 400 will use twin-turbo V6 engine which will deliver up to 400 horsepower. There will be a hybrid version as well. It will be a combination of a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric motor. This version will make around 360 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. As for the drivetrain, it will be offered with all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive systems.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, all the trim levels will be refreshed. This will particularly be visible on the Red Sport version. Its whole body will be and look lower. The front bumper will be reshaped and will look sportier and its fog lights will be narrower. All the versions of this model will get refreshed front fascia. The double-arch grille is slightly redesigned and the air intakes are placed lower. All the lights, head and tail lamps will get modern LED units. On the rear end, it will get a twin exhaust system and a nice metallic trim around the bumper. New 2018 Infiniti Q50 will ride on 19-inch aluminum wheels which will give it more athletic look.
Some small changes in interior design will be equally visible. The instrument panel will have nice leather trims and some stitching. The dashboard will get nice wood elements and will feature an 8-inch touchscreen display with Infiniti`s latest infotainment system. The seats will be comfortable and upholstered in leather. Sport models will be recognizable by the red stitch. As for the technology, a new Bose premium stereo will come as an option. Speaking of the safety, it will be provided with cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring and so on.
Release date and price
2018 Infiniti Q50 is scheduled to go on sale in this summer. The price should be similar to the current model and it will start at $35,000.