Refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 Brings Better Tech And Quality

Infiniti has brought the 2018 Q50 to New York for its North American debut.

Following the model’s premiere at the last Geneva Motor Show, the 2018 Infiniti Q50 received a number of updates, both inside and out.

On the outside the new Q50 is getting a restyled front grille with a new mesh, a pair of revised bumpers and subtle changes in the lighting units, both front and rear.

Inside is where Infiniti claims they’ve upped the quality by adding stitching to the soft-touch materials surrounding the instrument panel and a sportier shift knob. There is also a new steering wheel with a more sculpted rim design, a pair of new spinal-support seats and Infiniti’s connected InTouch Services added to the infotainment system.

The wide range of driver assistance systems include Active Lane Control, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist, Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Forward Emergency Braking, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

The most significant update remains the second generation of the company’s Direct Adaptive Steering, the company’s steer-by-wire system that now brings smoother operation and more direct response as well as better compatibility with future semi-autonomous systems.

The range of engines remains unchanged, with the 2018 Infiniti Q50 available with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, a hybrid powertrain and the twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 in 300hp and 400hp versions.

Infiniti will start selling the 2018 Q50 in the U.S. market later this summer.

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  • SomeRandomCommenter

    They finally got rid of that little pinch on the hood?

  • Howstar

    But no interior shots?

  • MP4-12C

    When will they do anything about the Q70 though? I feel like it has been on the market since forever under different names and with minor facelifts. Q50 looked a lot fresher than it even before this update.

  • KidRed

    So 2 LCD screens to get washed out by the sun. Genius.

  • Axiom Ethos

    That re-work on the grille and outside contours makes it look like one of those ugly fish with a gaping mouth and giant bottom lip.

  • john1168

    I can’t believe they didn’t replace the upper center stack screen with a higher resolution screen. The ONE thing they had to replace and they didn’t do it… LOL Nice car though. I do like the Q50S