Infinitiâ€™s all-new Q50 sports sedan has been shown at the Detroit motor show and gives us a good indication of the car destined for the Geneva show in March.Â
Weâ€™re not too sure about the design, but Infiniti describes it as reflecting the direct influence of earlier concepts, particularly the Essence concept.Â
The new production carâ€™s appearance is, however, said to â€˜blend its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominessâ€™, Infinitiâ€™s chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said.Â
Signature design details include Infinitiâ€™s â€˜double archâ€™ grille, a crescent-cut C-pillar inspired by that seen on the Essence concept and new door designs with narrower A- and B-pillars.Â
At launch in North America, two petrol engines will be available â€“ a 3.7-litre V6 and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol electric hybrid. Both powertrains would be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, and both linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Details of models that will be made available in South Africa will likely be revealed at the Geneva motor show where the Q50 will enjoy itsÂ European-spec debut. Launch timing for South Africa is yet to be decides, Infiniti SA said.Â