The all-new Infiniti Q50 will have a starting price of $37,355 (including a $905 destination charge). That’s $900 less than the base price for the 2013 Infiniti G37 sedan, the car the Q50 replaces in Infiniti’s lineup. The base Q50 comes with rear-wheel drive; adding all-wheel drive costs an extra $1,800. All trim levels come with a 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 and a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Trim level-specific prices follow:
– Q50 RWD: $37,355
– Q50 AWD: $39,155
– Q50 Premium RWD: $40,205
– Q50 Premium AWD: $42,005
– Q50 Sport RWD: $43,855
– Q50 Sport AWD: $45,655
– Q50 Hybrid Premium RWD: $44,605
– Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD: $46,405
– Q50 Hybrid Sport RWD: $47,005
– Q50 Hybrid Sport AWD $48,805
All prices include a $905 destination charge.
In standard form, the Q50 is available in base, Premium and Sport trim levels with each offering the option of all-wheel drive for an additional $1,800. All gas-only Q50s come with the automaker’s excellent 3.7-liter V6 engine, but stepping over to the Q50 Hybrid gets you a smaller 3.5-liter V6 paired with an electric motor.
The Q50 Hybrid, which is available in Premium and Sport trim levels only, will begin at $43,700 for a rear-wheel-drive Sport model. While the car’s name has changed, the Q50 still uses the previous G37’s 328-hp 3.7-liter V-6, matched to a seven-speed automatic. (A new hybrid version also is on offer, although we won’t get the diesel model headed for Europe or a manual transmission.)
The interior uses a completely new layout with two large touch screens. The upper screen is reserved for the most frequently used features, such as navigation. Only a few hard buttons will control critical functions, such as temperature setting.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is designed to stretch the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be – with such advanced features as the world’s first Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology and Active Lane Control. The Q50 is offered with a choice of a 3.7-liter V6 or 3.5-liter Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. “From world’s first technologies to unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization, the 2014 Q50 sports sedan is a bold example of Infiniti’s future brand direction,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore.
Infiniti has also expanded the Q50 microsite, infinitiusa.com/all-new-Q50, so customers can not only learn more about the vehicle, they can now “configure and reserve” a Q50. Customers who reserve and ultimately purchase a vehicle for delivery during the program period will receive a complimentary iPad® mini.
The letter Q takes the company back to its roots, denoting the brand’s first car, the Q45 sedan, which it launched in the United States in 1989.