Infiniti has just given the 2018 Q50 an upgrade - making it look fresher with a modern twist inside and out. The company had also given the sedan their ProPilot autonomous driving technology. With all the upgrades, we should not be surprised that the 2018 Infiniti Q50 gets a price hike too - now starting at $34,200 excluding the $905 destination and handling fee.
Under the hood of the updated model is the same engine you will find from the 2017 model. The entry level 2.0t Pure still gets a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that generates 208 horsepower (155 kilowatts). The 2018 model costs $250 higher than the previous generation. Customers can go for an all-wheel drive option for an additional $2,000.
What comes after the base model would be the Q50 2.0t Luxe, previously known as the Premium trim. It still gets the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, but is pricier at $36,550, or $38,550 for the all-wheel drive option. The AWD Luxe is the most expensive 2.0 liter variant that one could get. Next in line is the beefier Q50 3.0t Luxe, with a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine generating 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts). The most affordable variant with this engine starts at $38,950, and you can get it in all-wheel-drive for $40,950.
If you are the sportier type, you can go for the Sport model with the same 3.0 liter 300 horsepower engine, starting at $40,650 for the rear-wheel-drive or $42,650 for the all-wheel drive. And if that still is not enough for those who seek adrenaline through speed, the 400 horsepower Red Sport model can be had for $51,000 and $53,000, the former is for the RWD, while the latter is an AWD.
On the other hand, if you want to go green, then there is always the Q50 Hybrid Luxe that starts at $50,600. It comes with a 3.5 liter hybrid V6. As usual, you have to add an extra $2,000 for the AWD variant. If you want to compare prices of the 2018 model year to the previous generation, you can check it out online.
For the Q50 Red Sport 400, physical changes of the car’s exterior include fascias, LED tail lights, and some exhaust pipe detailing. But the 400 horsepower V6 engine remains the same as the previous model year. There are also some noticeable changes in the interior with the new trim, and some technology upgrades from safety features and driver aids - some of these include the Direct Adaptive Steering.