Infiniti officially announced that its new Q50L a.k.a. the long-wheelbase version of the Q50 will make its world debut at the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show (Sichuan province). According to Infiniti, the new Q50L will be available in Comfort, Elegant, Sports, Luxury and Luxury Sports trims and the first deliveries will start in November.
As expected, the Q50L is dedicated to the Chinese market and will be offered exclusively there as Infiniti plans to turn the market in its second volume hub globally. Featuring a wheelsbase that was stretched to 2898 mm (114.1 inch), the Q50L has a length of 4852 mm (191.0 inch) and promises more legroom for the rear passengers.
Under the hood, we will find a turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque, bolted to a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
The Japanese carmaker owned by Nissan will offer the Q50L with the double touch-screen Infiniti InTouch HCI system, Active Lane Control (ALC), a new Bose 14-speaker Studio on Wheels audio system, a rear window sunshade, in-car mood light system and electronic anti-glare side mirrors.
Although the standard-wheelbase Q50 will be imported from Japan, Infiniti plans to build the new Q50L in China due to the increased demand. In the first six months of the year Infiniti sales increased by 13 percent which translates into over 14,000 vehicles delivered to customers.
The new Q50L is expected to help Infiniti achieve some impressive sales in the world’s largest market for car manufacturers.