2016 Infiniti Q50 Release Date, Review, Price, Interior – With the release of the Infiniti Q50 vehicle, the fabled G sedan finally gets its successor. At least it is supposed to be a successor, but in loses some points and also some flavor with the transfer process. Nevertheless, it remains one of the interesting parts of the newly offered Infiniti lineup.
The previous G37 vehicle was a car made to rival the luxurious Japanese rivals and even the BMW 3 Series. It was one of the more luxurious vehicles that came from the production line of Infiniti. The Q50 is actually the first attempt in making a major redo of the car and start with everything from scratch again. This is a very ambitious endeavor as Infiniti brings sportiness into the mix with the Q50 vehicle.
The car does aim to rival the ATS and IS vehicles but it actually comes a little bit longer in dimensions than those cars are, but it is also half the size larger than the BMW 5 Series and XJ Jaguar vehicle. Although it manages to outshine the competition with its size it can be said that it manages to achieve that with the luxury, although it tries immensely and pose a decent setup in fact. The pictures are there as proof, and if you want more details keep reading the review about the 2016 Infiniti Q50.
2016 Infiniti Q50 exterior
Design wise, the 2016 Infiniti Q50 manages to make a leap when compared to the G37 vehicle it replaces. It may be larger than its main competition but it is in fact much more compact to them. A great difference is made with the new striking looking sheetmetal. The vehicle is much more adventurous looking than the Q70 and curvaceous than the G37 car and it that sense offers a great design. The sensuality of the vehicle is amped up with the exaggerated curves the vehicle receives. The changes at front feature some boomerang brackets around the grille but it does come in a hourglass shape which is much more cohesive with the silhouette of the car and does not resemble that much the look fo Lexus IS, although obviously being inspired by it in that sense.
The front gives you a perfect combination and a perfect balance of an aggressive but smooth styling. The double arched grille is combined well with the all-LED lighting details and bolsters the style of the car in great fashion. The stance is a bit different now as it is wider and yet lower than the G Sedan. When you view the vehicle from the side you then see the added creasing and the details paid to the surfaces as the fender line starts at the front and continues all the way to the sides and kind of a fade back at the A-pillars. Infiniti says that this idea was inspired by things seen in nature as these liens resemble the movement of waves.
The inside of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 has a luxury inside as well. The sweeping theme of the car manages to go throughout the cars dash and goes down through the controls as it runs down to the console of the car. There is a distinctive asymmetry to the car which actually helps everything look sportier and makes everything seem a bit more cockpit like.
It also uses the Infiniti InTouch system which has a twin-screen system which is used instead of the infotainment controls and comes with menus and on capacitive-touch displays. These two displays work together to bring you a combined effort of usability and comfortness for the driver and the passengers as well.
There is a choice of two powertrains offered with the new 2016 Infiniti G50 car. The 3.7-liter V-6 engine choice makes a comeback and will be used as a base power source of the car, while the second powertrain option is in fact a hybrid one which uses the 3.5-liter V-6 and combines it with the hybrid technology. You can get both of the powertrains with a rear-wheel drive option as standard and add the all-wheel drive one by choice. The base engine choices come with 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque as it combines with a seven-speed automatic shifter. The hybrid version uses a 50-kW motor system that enables it to make 360 horsepower as it uses a unique dual-clutch-pack hybrid system which makes the shift from one power source to the other much easier. The EPA rating of the hybrid powertrain is measured at 29 mpg city, 36 highway.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 113.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3666 lbs
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 29/36 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price and release date
As the 2016 Infiniti Q50 is being eagerly awaited by many it will arrive in stores next year and be available for sale around March. There were some talks that the car’s release date may come sooner at the beginning of the year but all of that was debunked and postponed a few months onward. The price is still at 37,150 USD base MSRP, while the Premium trims comes available for 40,000 and the Sport one for 43,650 USD.