Infiniti Rolls Out Updated 2018 Q50 Sports Sedan In Geneva [79 Pics + Video]

Infiniti gave us our first glimpse at an updated Q50 just a few days ago. Now with the doors opening at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it has revealed the full monte, with complete details and a whole mess of photos.

Nissan’s luxury division revealed the Q50 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, replacing the G37 as the brand’s entry-level luxury sedan. Four years later and with over 200,000 units sold, the updated model arrives with refreshed styling inside and out and new technologies to keep it in step with its rivals.

The refreshed Q50 announces its presence with an restyled double-arch grille, filled with three-dimensional mesh and leading to a stronger character line along the vehicle’s flank. The lights are new, as are the front and rear bumpers (on sportier trim levels at least).

Inside, buyers can expect to find more high-quality materials and a stylistic similarity to the Q60 coupe’s cockpit. There’s a new steering wheel, shifter, and “spinal support” seats, and new technologies. Infiniti’s InTouch system incorporates a pair of color touchscreens, and there’s a 16-speaker Bose surround sound system as well.

Meanwhile the ProPilot Assist package incorporates the latest safety systems, and – with a steer-by-wire system – paves the way for the future implementation of autonomous drive technology.

With the updates, Infiniti has also reworked the trim levels, which vary by market but center around the powertrain options. Buyers will be able to choose from a 2.0-liter turbo four (rated at 208 horsepower), a 2.2-liter turbodiesel (168 hp), 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (302 hp), or the top-of-the-line Red Sport 400 with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 pumping out 400 horses.

In addition to the steer-by-wire rack, buyers can spec a digital suspension with electronic adaptive dampers, and choose between rear- or all-wheel drive. Expect deliveries to begin in the next few months.

Story has been updated with live images from Geneva

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  • Eythan Aldrich

    “Nissan’s luxury division revealed the Q50 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, replacing the G37 as the brand’s entry-level luxury sedan” Seriously Carscoops!? did you mean 2013!?

  • ediotsavant

    Get rid of the Angry Birds front and the Nissan inspired dashboard.

    • Vassilis

      hahaha Angry Birds front! That was spot on!

    • Miknik

      The interior is really the weakest link. Apart from the double screens (with questionable functionality) the dash looks old, and honestly like a previous generation Hyundai.

      • dn12005

        The Q50’s interior looks like a natural evolution of the former G’s waterfall center stack (2003 – 2006 and 2007 – 2013).

        Go take a look at Hyundai Sonata’s interior from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. There is no cohesion of design from one year to the next. The latter of those aforementioned years for the Sonata, however, aped Lexus interior design. In 2011, the Sonata “gorilla” aped the Infiniti G’s interior design. Heck, that car’s exterior even bit-off the G’s design, especially the frontal view.

  • WG

    The lower front of the double arch grille looks horrible… this design is more polarizing than the Lexus spindle–which has evolved quite nicely.

  • Bob

    If ever there was a manufacturer whose popularity I didn’t get…

  • Nordschleife

    I was hoping for Mazda 6 levels of interior redesign but I should have known better.

  • Karl

    Yawn!

  • john1168

    It’s a nice refresh and I like the improvements in the interior but did they finally put a hi res display for the top screen on the center stack? I cant really tell in these pics…

  • BlackPegasus

    That interior kills the deal for me. Ugh 😒

  • Benjamin B.

    I actually like the Q50