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  • 2018 enhancements include new exterior design and interior refinements with greater visual differentiation between models
  • Four available powerplants available in both RWD and AWD: 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder; 300-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6; 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6; and net 360-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 gasoline-electric hybrid
  • Pricing starts at $34,200 for the entry Q50 2.0t PURE and $38,950 for the volume model Q50 3.0t LUXE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – INFINITI has announced pricing for the new 2018 Q50, which receives significant updates for the new model year, including a refreshed exterior and interior appearance.  The 2018 Q50 is available in a total of 12 models -- with four powertrain choices and rear-wheel and all-wheel drive available across all trim levels -- and the new pricing structure gives customers the option to choose between specially contented LUXE and SPORT models at similar price points.

Coinciding with the refreshed look of the Q50 is the introduction of a new global grade naming structure: PURE, LUXE, SPORT and RED SPORT 400. Option package content and naming has also been upgraded for 2018 and one new exterior color, Mocha Almond, has been added to the color palette.

The Q50 exterior redesign retains its sleek proportions and athletic stance while establishing greater differentiation between model grades, including the performance-inspired RED SPORT 400. For example, the Q50 3.0t SPORT and Q50 RED SPORT 400 grades include a more angular front bumper and wider, lower air intakes, adding greater visual potency. Inspired by INFINITI's "zero lift" approach to aerodynamic efficiency, the new Q50 boosts a more prominent airfoil at the base of the front bumper.

Inside, the new Q50 adds an enhanced level of artistry to the high-tech cabin, providing a comfortable and connected space. The creation of the new grade structure has enabled INFINITI designers to differentiate each model with its own unique interior character.

Changes to the interior include unique stitching on premium and soft-touch materials that surround the instrument panel and a sport-oriented leather shift knob. Other interior features include the brand's spinal support seats that ensure a comfortable space, a new steering wheel with molded positions for the driver's thumbs and INFINITI InTouch™ Services designed to effortlessly synchronize the car and driver.

Innovative driver assistance technologies that empower and support the driver are abundant on the Q50. They include available Direct Adaptive Steering, 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 2018 Q50 again delivers a rewarding driving experience with a variety innovative powertrain options. Leading the list of four available 2018 Q50 powerplants is the exclusive VR-series 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, which was recently named to the prestigious 2017 Ward's 10 Best Engines list. It is available in two states of tune – 400 horsepower or 300 horsepower.

Complementing the 3.0-liter V6 is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit, rated at 208 horsepower. This engine, like the 3.0-liter V6, has been engineered to blend responsive performance with enhanced fuel efficiency. The engine also features an idle stop-start system.

The Q50 is also available with an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid, which features INFINITI's proven Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.

All 2018 Q50 models come equipped with a refined 7-speed automatic transmission with available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The INFINITI Drive Mode Selector with Snow, Eco, Standard, Sport and Personal settings is also standard on all models, part of the INFINITI InTuition™ System, an advanced customizable digital environment system that allows drivers to create unique settings for engine, suspension and steering (when equipped with INFINITI Direct Adaptive Steering®) settings.

More information on the 2018 INFINITI Q50, along with the full INFINITI lineup, is available at 

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 are:




Q50 2.0t PURE

2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD

$34,200 USD

Q50 2.0t PURE AWD

2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD

$36,200 USD

Q50 2.0t LUXE

2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD

$36,550 USD

Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD

2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD

$38,550 USD

Q50 3.0t LUXE

3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD

$38,950 USD

Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD

3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD

$40,950 USD


3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD

$40,650 USD


3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD

$42,650 USD


3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 400 hp / RWD

$51,000 USD


3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 400 hp / AWD

$53,000 USD

Q50 Hybrid LUXE

3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / RWD

$50,600 USD

Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD

3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / AWD

$52,600 USD

Destination and Handling $995 USD

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 plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.

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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Kyle Bazemore
Director, INFINITI Communications

Paige Presley
Manager, INFINITI Communications

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