The proportions of the new Infiniti Q50 are low, wide and with an athletic stance. The dynamic look is also aerodynamically efficient, with a drag coefficient of just 0.26.
Compared to the outgoing model, it maintains the general look and feel, but features increased dimensions, with a length of 4.77 meters (+33 cm) and a wheelbase of 2.85 meters (+30 cm).
The design features a new sculpted surface treatment of the flanks which contributes to visually lighten the overall volumes and increase the sense of dynamism.
Another distinctive styling cue is the “crescent-cut” C-pillar – another element introduced with the Essence Concept.
The front end maintains the Infiniti signature “double arch” front grille, and is defined by a set of bevels and sharply defined and character lines that define the lower grille and extend towards the base of the windshield.
The interior features a driver-centric cockpit with an array of premium comfort and convenience features, including the new InTouchTM communications system with large dual touch-screens.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be available with a choice of a 328-horsepower 3.7- liter V6 or new Q50 Hybrid featuring Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid SystemTM with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. Both powertrains will be offered with rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Among the new onboard technologies are the Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control systems.
In the below video, the Q50 is presented by President of Infiniti Global Johan de Nysschen and Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura .
The Q50 goes on sale in the United States and Canada in summer 2013.