Infiniti’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.
We’re not too sure about the design, but Infiniti describes it as reflecting the direct influence of earlier concepts, particularly the Essence concept.
The new production car’s appearance is, however, said to ‘blend its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess’, Infiniti’s chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said.
Signature design details include Infiniti’s ‘double arch’ grille, a crescent-cut C-pillar inspired by that seen on the Essence concept and new door designs with narrower A- and B-pillars.
At launch in North America, two petrol engines will be available – 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 its European-spec debut. Launch timing for South Africa is yet to be decides, Infiniti SA said.