After unveiling the 2014 Infiniti Q50 US version at the Detroit auto show, the European-spec, known as the Q50 2.2d has been unveiled at the 2013 Geneva auto show.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 US version and European Version are the first to bear Infiniti’s new naming strategy. According to Wendy Durward, Director of Infiniti Canada, “The new “Q” designations for Infiniti passenger cars and “QX” designations for the SUV variants reflects Infiniti’s desire for clarity and cohesiveness, as we embark on ambitious growth plans, including significant expansion of our portfolio,”
The Infiniti Q50 2014 has a well-appointed interior which is roomier and more comfortable than that of its predecessor. New seats with a natural contour ergonomic design will keep passengers snug. It features some upscale interior trim such as the standard “Kacchu” aluminum and thin front seatback design on the front seat. It also boasts of 18.0 cu-ft trunk space. This figure drops to 14.1 cu-ft on the hybrid variant.
2014 Infiniti Q50 Powertrain
Reports reaching us suggest that many engines have been planned for both 2014 Infiniti Q50 US version and European Version. According to Infiniti, the Q50 entry models will be powered by a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine which delivers 168 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. In the 2014 Q50 Hybrid model made for the European market, a 302-hp 3.5-litre V6 engine will be paired to a 50-kW electric motor to deliver 354 hp. A 328-hp 3.7-litre V6 engine is expected to make up the majority of sale in the U.S, but this may not get to Europe. The European Q50 is offered with a seven-speed automatic transmission while the U.S.-spec Q50 variants use a six-speed manual transmission. All the versions will be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive.
Infiniti believes that with diesel engine, the Infiniti Q50 2014 will be able to make a 0-62 mph sprint in less than 9 seconds. According to the automaker, the hybrid model will be one of the fastest hybrids and also one of the most fuel efficient ones when it gets to the market, though fuel economy figures have not been released.
Safety Features of 2014 Q50
Two new safety technologies -Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control debut with the 2014 Infiniti q50 redesign. The adaptive steering technology uses a steer-by-wire system which communicates road conditions to the car’s safety systems quickly, this enables drivers to select the right steering feel they want as quickly as possible.
On the other hand, the Active Lane Control works as a part of the Lane Departure System that uses a camera mounted on the rearview mirror to analyze road conditions and lane markings. Immediately the system feels a change road surfaces ahead, it makes steering corrections, thus reducing driving effort. Other safety features in the new Infinity Q50 include an adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitor and lane departure warning.
The 2014 Infiniti q50 redesign has come to replace the Infinity G-Series. It competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. In designing the new Q50, Shiro Nakamura’s design team took some styling cues from the Infiniti Essence concept that was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva motor show but the car has a more athletic appearance with a more prominent snout and finer curves. It rides on standard 17-inch wheels (19-inch wheels are optional).
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this summer. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.