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TOCHIGI, Japan – INFINITI has begun production of the 2018 INFINITI Q50, with first vehicles manufactured at the company's facility in Tochigi, Japan. The premium sports sedan will soon be shipped to the United States for arrival at INFINITI retailers later this summer.

"The capability and quality of the new Q50 is exceptional and meets the high standards of INFINITI," said Roland Krueger, chairman and global president of INFINITI. "Our engineering and manufacturing team is ramping up production, and we are looking forward to shipping vehicles to customers around the world. At INFINITI, our production system follows a very strict 'kaizen' process of continuous improvement. Not only do we work hard to improve with every vehicle that comes off the line, as part of our 'Empower the Drive' brand promise, we also strive to continually improve every process in every part of the business."

The 2018 model is the first Q50 to feature two distinct exterior looks. Performance-focused design ensures the SPORT variants stand apart from the PURE and LUXE versions of the stylish sedan.

The range-topping 2018 INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 features the award-winning VR30 engine. The 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 powerplant was recently named on the prestigious 2017 Ward's "10 Best Engines" list.

The 2018 Q50 also features a refreshed interior design and innovative technologies designed to empower and enhance the drive.

"We can't wait to bring the updated, 2018 Q50 to the North American market," said Randy Parker, vice president, INFINITI Americas. "Its benchmark performance and athletic styling make it an important cornerstone in our product line. We are excited to get this newest sports sedan in the hands of our fans when it arrives in INFINITI showrooms later this summer."

The Q50 is INFINITI's best-selling model. Since the first generation went on sale in 2013, INFINITI has sold close to 210,000 units worldwide. In 2016 INFINITI achieved more than 230,000 global sales – a 7% year-on-year increase and a new global sales record – with the Q50 sports sedan accounting for one third of the brand's total.

2018 INFINITI Q50 makes its North American debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show


The global press kit for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 can be found here.

INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

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For INFINITI U.S. Communications, contact:

Kyle Bazemore
Director, Corporate Communications, INFINITI Americas
Office: 615-725-3210


For INFINITI Global Communications, contact:

Jon Walsh
Senior Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0129
Mobile: +852 9447 9705

Chris Jordan
Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0209
Mobile: +852 9447 9974


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