Originally introduced as a 2014 model, Infiniti’s best seller, 2018 Infiniti Q50, needs to be refreshed to see it until the arrival of the next all-new model. As such, the soft front and back bits go well, with new projectors that seem to emit a more intense look from more eye-like lenses. The lower air intakes and the sides of the grid are revised, and back, the rear lamp graphics are also new.
Price information for the 2018 Infiniti Q50 is yet to be announced, but should be similar to the 2017 model that starts at $ 34,855 with the shipment.
The front end of the 2018 Infiniti Q50 is only slightly different than before, with new lower air intakes, a more three-dimensional grid look and a redesigned bumper. The rear ascent is also subtle, with more modern LED rear lights and a redesigned bumper. We do not see very well the increased differentiation that Infiniti claims between the Q50 standard and the performance-oriented Red Sport 400, but the refresh does not slow down the attractive looks of the sedan either.
2018 Infiniti Q50 Interior
Inside the 2018 Infiniti Q50, the interior will change at every level of trim, making the car more desirable when trim levels increase. This is a step away from the standard of luxury vehicle, which usually has a set of trim and several options, and is closer to what is found in non-luxury vehicle offers. Whether this helps or hurts Infiniti sales, it will be interesting to see.
Most things among the finish notes in terms of inner appearance will be this type of leather offered, and how much technology is offered in both the driver aids and the infotainment. The dashboard of the dual screen Q50 remains (8 inches up, 7 inches below). We have not been fans of this interface, and it is doubtful that this perception will change for the 2018 model. Unique for the Red Sport 400 model, the red seams on the interior furnishings will be redesigned.
2018 Infiniti Q50 Performance
No change is found under the hood as the 2018 Infiniti Q50 power group range was developed for the 2016 model year with a new 3.0-liter dual turbocharger V-6. In addition, in the range are hybrid powertrains based on 4 and V-6 turbocharged at 2.0 liters.
The 3.0-liter dual-turbocharged V-6 is offered in two ways, offering 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque in a 3.0-liter, 400-hp, and 350-lb-ft model in a Q50 Red Sport 400. The Turbo 2.0 liter Inline-4 offers 208 hp and 258 lb-ft in a 2.0t model and the Q50 Hybrid, which features a 3.5-liter V-6 and an electric motor, is equipped with 360 hp.