Infiniti Q50 rolls out from Tochigi

Infiniti Q50 rolls out from Tochigi

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Infiniti has rolled out the first of its new generation ‘Q’ vehicles from its Tochigi production plant last week. The all-new Q50, which premiered at the Detroit Motor Show in January, will replace the Infiniti G sedan and go head on against luxury compact sedans such as the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class, and Lexus IS.

“The first Infiniti in our new line-up had to reflect the brand’s core values of seductive design, passionate attention to detail, precision in fit and finish, exhilarating performance and a provocative challenge to the status quo. The Q50 certainly does that,” said Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.

Leveraging on its partnership with the Red Bull Racing F1 team, Infiniti called upon the services of three-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to spearhead the Q50’s testing and evaluation programme in his capacity as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.

Available with a choice of rear- and all-wheel drive, the Q50 derives power from Nissan’s 3.7-litre VQ V6 engine producing 328hp and 365Nm. A hybrid version is also available, driven by a 3.5-litre petrol V6 producing a net system output of 354hp. All versions come standard with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

In a statement released over the weekend, local Infiniti distributors Inspired Motor Sdn Bhd has confirmed that the company will be introducing the Q50 in Malaysia in due course, although no specific dates have been promised.


Pictures: Official Infiniti release.


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