The 2014 Infinti Q50 sedan was launched today in Detroit.
The Q50 will be the world's first vehicle to offer a safety feature that the company's president said will eventually be on every car on the road.
But for now, the new Infiniti Q50 will be the only vehicle with Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen, speaking at the worldwide introduction of the new Q50, said several other complementary safety features include Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, Forward Emergency Braking, Distance Control Assist, Blind Spot Intervention, Back-up Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Prevention and Active Lane Control.
The Infiniti Q50 comes with a choice of powertrains for its U. S. launch: a 3.7-liter V6 or a 3.5 liter Hybrid.
Drivers will enjoy a fully customizable digital environment for linking various driver settings and driving characteristics through the ignition key.
But performance is where the Infiniti Q50 will truly shine.
"This exciting new Infiniti Q50 stretches the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be, propelling Infiniti in a bold new direction," said de Nysschen.
On the design side, a smooth yet dynamic character line arises from its “double arch” grille, energetically flowing through the bodyside like a wave and merging with the rear end, creating a highly fluid and intriguing profile and fully illustrating the Infiniti Q50’s dynamic and athletic stance.”
Other exterior refinements include new door architecture with narrower, roll-formed A- and B-pillar sashes that provide improved ingress and egress, as well as a more open cabin environment. A new color palette has been specially selected to accent the Q50 contours and sculpted surfaces and includes a range of eight premium colors.
[Photos by Michelin]
Eye on Q: Infiniti Debuts Q50 at Detroit Show
Infiniti unveiled its Q50 luxury sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show Monday, as the Detroit show kicked off to a packed crowd of media and industry.
President Johan de Nysschen said Infiniti is building a brand now present in 50 countries, and the new Q50 would crystallize future design, performance and technology.
With Cirque du Soleil adding a performance atmosphere, de Nysschen said Infiniti is set to rival its own 21.8% growth last year that took sales to near 120,000 premium cars.
The Q50, which will replace the G37, will lead all future models in featuring just the Q badge, which de Nysschen says adds simplicity and consistency.
Ben Poore, vice president for Infiniti Americas, says strong sales are expected for the Q50 in North America after a great 2012 showing by the JX.
The Detroit show is expected to punctuate Infiniti’s growing sales and market share, with key markets such as China taking 2013 sales beyond the Big Top.
[Source: Nissan Canada]