2018 Infiniti Q50 gets a facelift
Infiniti has given their 2018 Q50 sedan a mid-life update. The changes are subtle, debuting at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show where it shared the platform with the not-for-production Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept.
The visual changes up front are confined to a set of revised lower air intakes, new running lamps and a modified grille. The LED headlights are tweaked to offer better visibility. At the rear, the LED tail lamp design is lifted off the Q60. The Sport and Red Sport 400 models receive a more aggressive front bumper which houses wider air intakes.
Inside, double stitched leather covers the instrument panel and the gear knob. The new steering wheel is borrowed from the Infiniti Q60. The new front seats called “spinal support seats” that claim to comfort the back muscles of passengers. The Red Sport 400 model will add red stitching throughout the interior along with a chrome finish around the gauges.
The new Q50 will retain the old model’s engine lineup which starts with a 208 hp 2.0-litre turbo to the 400 hp 3.0-litre turbo.
New autonomous driving tech called ProPilot has been introduced, though it only allows for limited use, such as stop-go traffic and highway driving. The Q50 already had such tech, so it may just be a new name for an updated system.
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 will go on sale in the second quarter of 2017 in other markets, and may come to the UAE and GCC by early next year.