Infiniti has just announced that the 2014 Q50 sport sedan will carry a price tag of $36,450 USD when it goes on sale in Summer 2013 at Infiniti retailers in the United States. This means that the new car is actually $900 cheaper than the outgoing 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan.
Moreover, the 2014 Q50 Premium model with an optional, advanced navigation system is introductory priced at $40,700 USD.
The 2014 Q50 will be with a choice of two engines: a 3.7-liter V6 delivering 328 hp and a 3.5-liter found on the Q50 Hybrid. All models come with a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Q50 Hybrid pricing starts at $43,700.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 also debuts the Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control technologies. The new steering system allows advanced control of the Q50’s steering effort and responsiveness, transmitting the driver’s intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system.
Furthermore, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid models will be available with a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
With premium sporty dynamics on the line, the new Infiniti could be availed with either a 328 hp 3.7-liter V6 engine or a Q50 Hybrid system that features the carmaker’s Direct Response Hybrid System with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control.
For the best performance, either of the engines is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with available solid magnesium paddle shifters. The vehicle – the first premium model bearing the new Infiniti Q naming structure – comes with the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector with a range of personal settings as standard (all models).
This technology is part of the advanced customizable digital environment system that enables drivers to set up distinct settings for engine, transmission, handling and steering. The new Q50 features styling cues inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept. These cues include an athletic appearance, low yet wide proportions, and outstanding cabin space.
As the firstborn of the Q naming structure, the Q50 will pioneer two of the world's first production performance technologies -- Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control. Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering provides advanced control of the vehicle’s steering effort and responsiveness – much faster than a mechanical system.
Drivers can choose from four different steering settings, thus giving them room to customize steering as preferred or as dictated by road conditions. On the other hand, the Active Lane Control features a camera-based lane marker detection system that ensures that the vehicle stays on the center of the lane.
All of these – unique design, engaging performance, world's first technologies and unparalleled levels of connectivity and customization – will soon find its way to North America in the summer of 2013.