2014 Infiniti Q50 was revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show), and is the successor of the old G middle class sedan. The design lines of the model, as the interior, are not a secret to anybody anymore.
After feeding the curiosity of the fans with several teasers, Infiniti finally revealed, right before the official opening of the NAIAS 2013, a generous photo gallery with the new 2014 Infiniti Q50, the successor of the current G sedan.
2014 Infiniti Q50 photo gallery – Detroit Auto Show 2013 Live
2014 Infiniti Q50 – Design & Engine
We can see that the new 2014 Infiniti Q50 uses the brand’s design philosophy that’s also promoted by its current representatives of the range: M, FX and EX. We can easily see that the basic theme of the Q50 was inspired by the Infiniti LE Concept.
The most pronounced detail, at least in the front side, is the generous chrome grille, a mark that’s already specific to the Infiniti models. On the back we find dual exhausts, a spoiler integrated in the hood design and 17-inch rims.
The edges are a little more “reserved” for the production design, but the overall look is there with the fluidic lines, the crescent-shaped C-pillar, and the horizontal headlights and taillights. Compared to the current G model, 2014 Infiniti Q50 is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, also being more aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of just 0.26.
2014 Infiniti Q50 interior is filled with superior quality materials and the design is modern. It features fabric and leather upholstery, dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth connection, aluminum and wood trim and the Infiniti InTouch infotainment system with two touch-screens, and other new driver technologies like Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control, Lane Departure Prevention system, i-Key.
2014 Infiniti Q50 will be available in United States with two engines. The entry-level will be the 3.7-liter V6 producing 328 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque (364 Nm), but the big novelty in the powertrain range is the addition of a hybrid model. The 3.5-liter V6 is paired to a 50 kW motor and compact lithium ion battery to give a total power output of 354 hp.
Both versions of the car use a 7-speed automatic with rev matching, and the new 2014 Infiniti Q50 will come standard with rear-wheel drive and will offer all-wheel drive as an option. Additional engines will be available in the year, where among them will be a diesel engines from Mercedes-Benz.
Sales will start in US in the summer of 2013, there are no announced prices yet.
Said Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen: “This exciting new Infiniti Q50 stretches the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be, propelling Infiniti in a bold new direction.”
“Moving forward, we want all Infiniti vehicles to reflect an energetic force rooted in nature, such as the shape of a dynamic wave,” said Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer. “The Q50’s enhanced sense of three-dimensionality gives it a look of strength and agility – a look that is highly personal, seductive and slightly mysterious.”
2014 Infiniti Q50 Video
2014 Infiniti Q50 at NAIAS 2013 via Infiniti