There have been numerous updates in the 2018 Infiniti Q50 which is now entering its fifth year. The interior materials and design have improved considerably. It is also endowed with new paddle shifters and steering wheel. Moreover, it also comes with re-tuned suspension for enhanced ride and handling.
The Infinity brand of the US is soon approaching its 30th birthday and has been quite scintillating in terms of sales in the last year which has indeed carried forward rather well in early 2017 as well. The Q50 from Infinity has contributed largely to this success of Infinity of late. In fact, it has contributed to as much as 30% of the total sale of Infiniti and is also the highest selling model of the Infiniti brand. The Q50 has rather boastfully overtaken the Acura TLX, Lexus LS, BMW 4 Series and has emerged as the third-best-selling mid-sized luxury sedan in the U.S.
Furthermore, it is assisted with driver assistance and coalition avoidance technology. However, the handful of updates that the Q50 has experienced is only subtle and not massive by any standard and it has been good for the car’s sake. The new trim levels in which the Q50 is available are Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400.
2018 Infiniti Q50 – Refreshed Interior and Exterior Design
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 has got a refreshed interior and exterior design. The overall quality of the cabin of the car though not out-of-the-ordinary especially for a car that has Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class as running rivals, however, proves decently good for the reckoning. It is indeed quite spacious.
The Pure trim comes with a host of diverse and multifarious specifications such as Idle Start/Stop, Rain sensing wipers, 8-way Power Driver and Front Passenger Seats, INFINITI Intelligent Key, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, Automatic Temperature Control, Rear View Monitor, INFINITI In Touch™ dual displays and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. The wheels are made up of alloy and are each of 17inch length.
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 Luxe model has got all the above features of the Pure trim plus Power Sliding, Maple wood interior trim and Chrome front fascia finishers. However, in the Luxe trim, the aluminum-alloy wheels are of 18 inches. Barring these, it also possesses tinted glass Moonroof.
2018 Infiniti Q50 – Under The Hood
The base engine is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder leveraging 258 pound-feet of torque with 208 horsepower. This engine is available in the Luxe and Pure trim levels. An enhanced performance is offered by a 3.0-liter, V6 engine producing 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available in the Luxe and the Sport trims.
The more powerful version of this engine is available in the Red Sport 400. It comes with 350 pound-feet of torque generating 400 horsepower. Regardless of the engine, the Q50 possesses a seven-speed automatic transmission feature.
Availability and Cost of the 2018 Infiniti Q50
The new 2018 Infiniti Q50 is now available in the market. The base price for the 2.0 liter starts at around $35,000 and climbs up to $53,000 for the Red Sport.
The 2018 Infinity Q50 brings minor yet useful upgrades and harmonious blend of aggressive style and a sporty drive that would certainly be enthralling.