2017 Infiniti Q50

First there were rumors about the Q50 sedan being discontinued.
As if to put to shame the rumor mongers, Nissan through its
Infiniti’s luxury department is set to unveil a revamped model
that looks and feels better, not to mention its improved fuel
efficiency.

The sedan joins its sister the Q60
coupe and cabriolet which will also get a refresh for the
2017 model year. The vehicle will come with a slightly higher
price but according to what we have seen, it will be worth
every penny.

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2017 Infiniti Q50 Exterior

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 will be based on the Essence Platform.
The vehicle will receive a host of exterior changes but most of
them will be minor and only aesthetic. Most certainly, the
Crescent-cut C-pillar which has become a kind of unique will
feature. Also, the outgoing vehicle’s 3-dimensional dual-arch
grille will also make its way to the new model.

However, the grille will be redesigned and will feature a
chromed surround which makes the front fascia look more
attractive. The front will also feature a new bumper and
updated high beam LED headlights with automatic on/off feature.
The vehicle will also feature LED daytime running lights and
LED fog lights. Sliding lower, you will find a zero lift bonnet
with an excellent airflow management which translates to a
lower coefficient of drag.

Other features include UV reducing glass windows with chrome
surrounds, body colored door handles and side mirrors. The side
mirrors are integrated with turn signals and are heated and
power operated. A the back, the vehicle will feature a new
bumper and redesigned LED taillights, dual chrome exhaust tips
and a rear window defroster integrated with indicator light.

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2017 Infiniti Q50 Interior

Nissan seems to have mastered the art of interior design as
reflected in the new Q50’s cabin. The automaker will offer four
levels of equipment meaning the Q50 will be offered in four
trim levels which are the Base, Sport, Premium and the Hybrid.

Though details about the cabin are still scanty, rumor has it
that the cabin will feature an environment-themed interior that
comes with flowing shapes that generate an intimate feeling
while creating individual space for the driver and passengers.
Leather is the standard upholstery on the seats. Front seats
are heated and are power adjustable and will also feature
armrests and storage compartments. All seats will have carpeted
floor mats.

The cabin will feature a black polish and touches of aluminum
as well as leather on some surfaces such as the dashboard and
the doors. Buyers looking for more can add a mix of color and
texture combinations stimulated by the four seasons. One has an
option to customize the interior according to their tastes and
preferences. The interior will also feature the Infiniti
intelligent key that enables one touch ignition, power door
locks with an automatic locking feature, rear floor heater
ducts, a dual-zone automatic air conditioning system and a
front visor which features an illuminated vanity mirror.

Expect the most up-to-date technological features such as
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi , a premium infotainment system with a large
touch-screen and a quality sound system to make their way to
the cabin as well.

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Engine Specs

There are no official details regarding the Q50’s engine specs.
However, according to rumors, the vehicle will feature 3
drive-trains i.e. a petrol engine, a diesel unit and a hybrid
drive-train.

The petrol engine being fronted is a 3.7 L, V6 engine which is
capable of producing 328 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

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The diesel engine is a turbocharged 2.2 L unit capable of
producing 208 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Last but not the least is the hybrid drive-train. It will
combine a 3.5 L, V6 engine with an electric motor to produce
360 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. All the engines will be paired
to a 7-speed automatic system but there is an option for a
6-speed manual transmission.

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Price and release date

Infiniti is still keeping details of the 2017 Infiniti Q50
close to its chest but according to rumors, the sedan will
arrive in dealership in the second half of 2016. The base model
will go for around MSRP $38,000 with higher trims attracting
higher price tags.

The hybrid model will be the most expensive adding around $
10,000 to the price of the base model.