NAIAS 2013: Infiniti Reveals New Q50 – Same V6 As G37, Now With Optional Battery Power

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
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Fresh off a PR campaign to rename every new vehicle in their line-up, Infiniti has shown their new model with the updated Q-numeric model designation: the 2014 Infiniti Q50.

On the surface, the new Infiniti Q50 now shares some more DNA from its brothers and sisters, grabbing the corporate design language and putting it to good use. The front-end lower valance is somewhat similar to new Lexus models, but that isn’t really a bad thing.

Power will again come from the Nissan-Renault 3.7L V6, generating 328hp, that sees ubiquitous use through all of the company’s vehicles. A manual transmission will no longer be an option, with the model offered solely with a 7-speed slushbox powering the rear wheels.

The big news: the Q50 will be available with the same hybrid system currently available in the M35h, good for 354hp, driving either the rear wheels or all four corners. This system relies on the older 3.5L V6 (still used in the Infiniti JX35).

Inside, the gadgetry has received a serious upgrade. Gone is the keyboard-like buttons below the single screen infotainment system. Instead, two screens sitting one atop the other provide the mission control interface for the majority of the tech functions.

Price? Not available. But, if I were a betting man, I’d hunt down the current G37’s MSRP and add 5-7%.




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  • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Jan 14, 2013

    The Infiniti Q..G..whatever has never been a good looking car, so this doesn't really disappoint. But that center dash stack with the vertical vents looks exactly like a freaking Hyundai Sonata. Not exactly the car I want to be reminded of when I buy entry-level luxury. If the Lexus IS has nothing else going for it, at least the dashboard isn't a carbon copy of a current budget family sedan.

    • GiddyHitch GiddyHitch on Jan 15, 2013

      I disagree - the first gen G35 coupe was gorgeous and has aged well.

  • SomeGuy SomeGuy on Jan 15, 2013

    As an Infiniti owner I'm bummed at no new powertrains, but just more of the same; however, I (unlike most) enjoy the 3.7L V6 and the noise that comes out of it.

  • Allamericanred Interesting that as a car design nut that hates most American Suv designs that I think it is a pretty good design that stands apart but is not odd. The color really impacts how it looks to me. Some just do not work
  • NormSV650 I had a 2014 Vsport back in the day. It have a quiver feeling over some bumps in turns. Currently have a 2018 CT6 it is very solid and a great driver's car for the size.
  • NormSV650 I had a 2014 Vsport back in the day. It have a quiver feeling over some bumps in turns. Currently have a 2018 CT6 it is very solid and a great driver's car for the size.
  • MaintenanceCosts I saw my first IS500 out in the wild today (a dark-grey-on-black example) and it struck me that it was much more AMG-like than this product. (Great-looking and -sounding car.)
  • ToolGuy https://youtu.be/Jd0io1zktqI
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