Priced from £31,755
The new Infiniti Q50 two-litre petrol will go on sale in Europe this coming autumn, prices start from £31,755. The new model was first revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and has already been successfully launched in China.
The lightweight 1991cc turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine develops (350Nm) of torque and 211PS of power which is transmitted through a seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Flexible and efficient driving is assisted by a wide torque band curve that begins at just 1250rpm. The Q50 has been manufactured with the latest fuel efficient certified technology and tuned by Infiniti engineers for an engaging throttle response, the 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine joins the new 2.2-litre direct injection turbo-diesel engine, and the celebrated high-performance V6-configuration hybrid powertrains.
The Infiniti Q50 was recently awarded a five star Euro NCAP rating and in addition to this every Infiniti Q50 includes new safety-oriented features such as seat belt reminder system for all seats, speed limiter, active pop-up bonnet for pedestrian safety, Electronic Stability Control with Active Trace Control, LED fog lights front and rear, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Hill start assist, six airbags and rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors. Infiniti Vice President Fintan Knight said “Infiniti leads the way in introducing new safety technologies and the Q50 is available with more of them than ever before. As our new-generation standard bearer the Q50 shows just how committed we are to road safety and to keeping the brand in the forefront of safety in the future.”
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately fifty countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989, its range of premium cars is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States, production in China and Europe will start shortly along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance. Over the next five years, Infiniti will increase its model range by sixty per cent and more than double the number of its powertrains. Exciting times ahead.