2013 Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Infiniti Q50

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 Picture - Front

    2014 Infiniti Q50 Picture - Front

    The 2014 Infiniti Q50 replaces the G37. | January 14, 2013

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What Is It?
2014 Infiniti Q50

What's Special About It?
New for 2014, the Infiniti Q50 is the successor in all but name to the Infiniti G37. Continuing with its heritage, the Infiniti Q50 comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 producing 328 horsepower, exactly the same as the G. Backing the V6 is a standard seven-speed automatic, the only transmission available on the Q50. Infiniti says that fewer than 2 percent of Gs were purchased with the manual. While a manual transmission is not available now, Infiniti hasn't ruled one out for the future or for coupe/convertible models (Q60 for those paying attention).

Along with the new name, the Q50 also gets a new hybrid model powered by a 3.5-liter V6. Paired with the electric powertrain, this model kicks out 354 hp and is unofficially estimated to achieve 35 mpg highway.

The interior has also been severely updated for the new Q50 and includes a large touchscreen media interface, redundant hard buttons for HVAC controls and a relocated control knob.

What Edmunds Says:
In the metal, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 very much resembles a junior M56 — sorry, Q70 — and that's a good thing. Don't worry. You'll get used to the name.

Specifications:
Base Price:
$38,000 (est.)
Engine:
3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6
Gearbox:
Seven-speed automatic
Power:
328 hp
Fuel Mileage:
30 mpg highway (est.)
Dimensions:
N/A

Comments

  • isend2c isend2c Posts:

    eh, doesn't seem to move the bar much from the current G37. Actually, it goes down from the STUPID [non-permissible content removed] NAME, INFINITI

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    Come on, the G-series was great with a manual and very involving. I adore my G35, and cannot fathom buying another without a manual.

  • msmlexis msmlexis Posts:

    Looks like a Hyundai Sonata on the inside.

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    If you have to swipe your interior design theme from Cadillac, you know your styling department is out of ideas.

  • drivinrt drivinrt Posts:

    The reason fewer than 2% for manual gearbox sales? Infiniti only offered the 6MT Sedan loaded and as the highest priced model. Not as a stand alone option. I explaned the following to my local dealer's general manager, when he called to get me to trade in my 2003 G35 6MT sedan: 1) If infiniti continues to offer less choices for the customer 2) And can only get a manual gearbox as their most expensive model 3) Dump the manual gearbox, like the did with the IPL Convertible... Then why should I not buy from another brand. In fact I told him I did.

  • screwball71 screwball71 Posts:

    The exterior is nice but why in the hell would Infiniti change the name of the G Series? That name actually stuck, unlike the very forgettable I30/35. Also, the exterior is very nice but that interior is a no ma'am. They need something better looking than this. It LOOKS cheap, so there is no need to feel anything. Nissan has always been a hit or miss with interiors though. I've never cared for the G Series interiors but the 2nd Generation M Series was a very nice vehicle both inside and out.

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