Q50 Hybrid To Make Canadian Debut In Toronto
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be showcased in Toronto this February following the car’s early January world debut in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Infiniti Canada announced the Canadian debut of the Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will be held at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto on February 14.
Destined to be the successor to the popular G line of vehicles, the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 is designed, according to Infiniti, to create a distinct level of customer engagement when it launches in North America this summer.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be the centerpiece of the Infiniti display at the CIAS, which runs from February 15-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“The Infiniti Q50 reflects the direct influence of the Infiniti concepts known as the ‘Infiniti Trilogy,’ particularly ‘Essence,’ while honoring the iconic design dynamics of earlier Infiniti sports sedans,” said Wendy Durward, director of Infiniti Canada. “The new Q50′s athletic and tightened appearance blends its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess to stunning effect inside and out.”
Infiniti said there are two powertrain choices for Canada – a 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid.
The hybrid powertrain features the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines the company’s 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with a one-motor/two-clutch motor control.
The system’s V6 is rated at 296 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The 50 kilowatt electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.
The hybrid system net power is 354 horsepower and Infiniti said this combination will be providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.
Two new world’s first production performance technologies make their debuts in the Q50: Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control.
The new steering system allows advanced control of the Q50′s tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver’s intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system. Four different steering settings are offered, allowing customization by driver preference or road conditions.
The Active Lane Control system uses a camera-based lane marker detection system to further enhance on-centre driving capability.
Infiniti will reveal pricing and finalized trim levels closer to the launch date.