The Q50 sedan from Infiniti always had the remarkable exterior design, but time is going by, almost two years have passed since the last model. However, this month, Infiniti confirmed that the newly model is in the kitchen and it will provide some changes and fresh technologies; the latest official photos confirmed that. However, besides the refreshment on the exterior design, the upcoming vehicle will receive some slight updates from the inside as well as in the technology department. This model is already famous for its athletic stance and sleek proportions, but at the future model, everything will be on the higher level, including that as well. The powertrain of this model will most likely remain the same as before, but we can definitely expect some improvements under it. With the updates, we can just expect more popularity. If you want to learn something more abut the exterior, interior and powertrains of new 2018 Infiniti Q50, our recommendation is to stay on this page.
2018 Infiniti Q50 Changes
As we already mention in the introduction, the resulting model will receive some slight modifications from the outside. More precisely, the Company will introduce the new grade structure. That fact will allow the designers to provide unique designs according to the character and attributes. For example, the Sports grade will provide performance-focused exterior. Furthermore, all the variant of this model will have already recognizable double-arch grille from Infiniti. However, in the newly model, the grille will get some revisions. More precisely, the three-dimensional textural quality of the grille will be improved thanks to the precise detailing of the chrome and waved mesh pattern. Above the grille, we can expect to see smooth character line that will flow through the body side.
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The headlights of this model will be quite exceptional. We can certainly expect slight modifications here. Precisely, the design of the headlights will be a bit thinner and sharper than before. Also, the LED technology(LED headlights and daytime running lights) will be improved in order to provide better vision on the road in hard weather conditions. One more change compared to the previous model will be bumper at the front side. More precisely, this bumper will be more angular and wider. Also, the air intakes on this model will be positioned a little bit lower compared to the previous one. At the rear side of this vehicle, we can anticipate rear diffuser that will provide a two-tone paint finish as well as twin exhausts system. At the sides, the 2018 Infiniti Q50 will ride on 19-inch wheels made from aluminum with summer front 245/40R19 and rear 265/35R19 tires.
Infiniti Q50 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the recently refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 is something special. The Company will provide the enhanced level of quality and comfort. Everything inside will be improved, but most of the updates will be provided in the high-tech department. The space inside the cabin will be used in the best way, and we can expect a high dose of comfort. Also, the new grade structure will allow the designers to construct each model by its own unique interior character. For example, we have one nice change that will improve the level of elegance and luxury. More precisely, leather-like materials will be finished with double stitching and it will be all around the instrument panel.
Furthermore, the designers of this model will also provide the performance-inspired parts. For example, the steering wheel will have positions for the driver’s thumbs as well as gear shifter paddles. We didn’t mention, but we have to say that all the seats in the cabin will, of course, use premium leather as upholstery. New Q50 have three drive modes, Standard, Sport, and Sport+, as three type of car response, Default, Dynamic and Dynamic+. For example, “normal” driving would be the mix of Standard and Default modes, while the best level of performance would be the mix between Sport+ mode and Dynamic+ response.
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This model will further provide Infiniti’s InTouch Services. Unlike the conventional interfaces, this model will provide two touch-capacitive color screens. The upper screen will be 8 inches while the lower will be 7 inches. Some of the available standard interior features will include dual zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, navigation system, Bose Performance sound system with 16 speakers, ProPILOT Assist function, and many others as well.
Infiniti Q50 2018 Safety features, there are two packages
1. Technology Package:
– Pre-Crash Seatbelts,
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Blind-Spot Intervention,
– Active Lane Control.
2. Driver Assistance Package:
– Blind-Spot Warning,
– Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
– Back Collision Intervention,
– Cross Traffic Alert,
– Moving Object Detection,
– Forward Emergency Braking.
Engine and Performance
Underneath the bonnet, the forthcoming model will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine. Just for the record, this engine is award-winning. The engine will offer increased torque and power, and in the same, it will be more efficient compared to the previous one. This remarkable unit will be capable of delivering up to 400 horsepower (298 kW) at 6,400 rpm as well as 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) max torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm.
Furthermore, this model will provide some additional powertrains. The word is about the two four-cylinder engines. The first engine will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit while the second one will be a 2.2-liter direct injection turbodiesel. The first, petrol engine will be capable of producing up to 208 horses at 5,500 rpm as well as 350 Nm peak torque at 1,250 rpm. The second turbodiesel engine will be capable of generating up to 168 ponies at 3,200 rpm as well as the torque of 400 Nm at 1,600 rpm.
The last powertrain options will be Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid. New 2018 Infiniti Q50 hybrid will provide a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine from aluminum and lithium-ion battery. The V6 engine has 302 horses and 350 Nm of torque. The 50 kW electric motor has 67 ponies and 290 Nm of torque. You will be able to choose between Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and rear-wheel drive options.
Price and Release date
The release date of the eagerly awaited model will be in the second half of this year. The pricing information is not officially announced.
2018 Infiniti Q50 photos