For 2014, Infiniti is changing the naming of its lineup and will introduce the all-new Q50 sports sedan. New connectivity technology and drivetrains, including more hybrids, are in store for the brand.
The new Q/QX naming replace M and G model names for clearing identification and as a nod to Infiniti’s flagship, the Q45. For 2014, the company’s sedans, coupes and convertibles bear the Q classification. The SUVs and crossovers are designated as QX.
The brand new Q50 is the new incarnation of the G37 and is powered by either a 3.7-liter V-6 or 3.5-liter hybrid powertrains and an array of technologies new to Infiniti, including Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control and Predictive Forward Collision Warning. Other features include new Infiniti InTouch connectivity and Infiniti InTuition fully customizable digital environment.
Surprisingly, the G37 isn’t being phased out anytime soon as the model will be “manufactured and sold alongside the Q50, at least for the rest of this year,” according to Autoblog. Q50 will start at $37,605 (including $905 destination charge) yet the 2013 G37 is starting at $38,255 according to Infiniti’s consumer website.
The QX60 adds a new hybrid powertrain, which includes a supercharged 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and an electric motor powered by a compact lithium-ion battery pack located under the third-row seat. The crossover’s fuel economy is 26 mpg, a 24 percent increase over standard QX60 models and giving it the distinction of having the best fuel efficiency in the 7-passenger premium segment.
The Q70 replaces M56 and M37 models and adds an engine cooler to the 3.7 RWD/AWD Sport Package in the V-6 variant. The five models – Q70 5.6, Q70 5.6 AWD, Q70 Hybrid, Q70 3.7, Q70 3.7 AWD – will arrive to dealerships in December while the Q70 Hybrid arrives in January.
The Q60 Coupe replaces the G37 Coupe and adds one new exterior color in Venetian Ruby. Offered in three models including Q60 Coupe Journey, Q60 Coupe AWD and Q60S Coupe 6MT, the models are available this month.
The Infiniti Q60 Convertible replaces the G37 Convertible while the new Q60 IPL Convertible replaces the IPL G37 Convertible. Both are also available this month.
On the crossover side, Infiniti QX80 is the new name for the QX56 while Infiniti QX70 takes over FX50 and FX37. The QX60 is the old JX35 and also features a new hybrid powertrain with both FWD and AWD. The QX60 3.5-liter models is available this month while the QX60 Hybrid model will reach dealerships September 2013
Infiniti QX50 replaces the EX35 and is currently available.
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