Infiniti has enhanced the Q50 premium sports saloon, which makes its global debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. With refreshed styling and holistic performance technologies, Infiniti Q50 was designed to empower and support drivers on the road.
Taking a fairly conservative approach to a mid-cycle refresh, Infiniti revised Q50 supercar’s lower air intakes with new driving lamps and enhanced grille with deeper detailing to the mesh pattern. New LED headlights are incorporated for a better visibility while slimmer LED tail lamps derived from the Q60 are in effect out back.
To spice things up, new model grades offer Infiniti customers a choice of two exterior designs. According to Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President for Global Product Strategy, each model grades offer a distinctive look and character. In particular, Red Sport 400 lets drivers express themselves with a more assertive design conveying the car’s performance potential.
Q50 Sport and Red Sport 400 models receive a front bumper that’s more angular, with wider air intakes and a major aerofoil at the base. According to Infiniti, these features add a great deal of visual proficiency. Taking a closer look, one can differentiate the variants between the trim lines, which flows energetically all the way through the side of the body in a wavelike manner, creating an extremely fluid profile – a discernible trademark Infiniti look.
Red Sport 400 model grade’s design details assert the new Q50’s performance qualifications and add a forceful, confident aura. With its 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine generating 400 hp capacities, Infiniti’s designers have sought to symbolize the performance potential of the Red Sport 400 in its appearance, bringing the car in line with the brand’s “designed to perform” ethos.
Inside the Q50, though similarly subtle, is an enhanced and noticeable level of artistry and quality to the high-tech cabin, providing a comfortable and connected space. Simulated leather material with double stitching perfects the instrumental panel. Inspired by the Q60, the new steering wheel and double-stitch leather shift knob give a sportier look in the inside.
New “spinal support seats” are also said to make traveling easier for front seat passengers by easing pressure on their back muscles. Red Sport 400 models are further distinguished by red stitching right through the interior, as well as quilted side inserts on the seats and an impressive matte chrome finish for the trim around the gauges.
Despite having the same powertrain options as found on previous models, the new Q50 now serves as the flagship model for Infiniti’s ProPilot autonomous driving tech. ProPilot Assist allows drivers to retain ultimate control over their vehicle, giving them a more confident kind of ride.
The refreshed model is slated to go on sale globally this summer.