A business version of the new Infiniti Q50 will also be available when the vehicle goes on sale starting next month. This version, dubbed as the ‘Executive’, will feature one of the most advanced satellite navigation systems and a highly competitive finance package. It is available as Executive and as Premium Executive.
The Executive model has a starting price of £29,870 and comes with a headline contract hire leasing rate of just £299.99 plus VAT per month (3+35 rentals, non-maintenance, 10,000 miles a year). The Q50 Premium Executive, meanwhile, boasts of satellite navigation, heated and powered leather seats with memory and I-Key plus many other features.
It carries a tag of £33,470 or with contract hire for just £336.99 per month. Both versions are available in either manual or automatic transmission. The Q50 (manual transmission) boasts of a 114g/km carbon dioxide rating, leading to benefit-in-kind tax bills for drivers.
A 20 percent taxpayer in 2013/14 will only be charged with a benefit-in-kind tax bill of just £83.45 a month, while a 40 percent taxpayer faces a £166.90 tax bill. The tax bill for a 20-percent taxpayer will only be £99.56 (£199.13) in 2015/16. Lease costs and BIK liability for the automatic version are similarly competitive.
The Infiniti Q50 Executive is powered by 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that provides 170PS (168bhp) of output and 400Nm of torque that allow it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 8.5 seconds.
The engine returns 64.2mpg for the manual and 58.9mpg for the automatic. Infiniti UK Fleet Manager Hannah Bishop remarked that the Q50 Executive is “a very attractive and competitive proposition for the business user” as it offers “everything a driver expects in a car and a great deal more besides.”