Infiniti has announced the pricing for the all-new premium sports sedan – the 2014 Q50 and a hybrid 7-seater premium Crossover – the 2014 QX60, at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show 2013. The 2014 Q50 is a luxury Sedan, featuring the sporty design, enhanced interior, best performance and new technology in terms of driving dynamics for more comfortable and safe driving experience. The 2014 QX60 is Hybrid model, featuring the all best capabilities of 7-seater premium crossover with a 24% improvement in fuel economy and an estimated price of just $3000 more as compared to the non-hybrid variant.
2014 Infiniti Q50 : The announced price for the new 2014 Infiniti Q50 with its introductory beginning Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) for pre-orders of $36,450 in the United States, which is $900 lower than the base M.S.R.P of the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan. It is offered with a powertrain of a 3.7 Liter 24-valve V6 engine and a 3.5 Liter V6 with Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid®. The 2014 Q50 S model is offered with an output of 328 hp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 269 lb.-ft. at 5,200 rpm with rear-wheel drive.
While the Hybrid System is incorporated with a 24 valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 Engine and small-size laminated Lithium-ion battery design with electric motor[one-motor/two-clutch motor control]. In this hybrid system, the V6 engine alone can generates 296 hp and 255 lb.-ft. of torque while enhanced 50 kilo-Watts electric motor can alone generates 67 hp and 199 lb.-ft. of torque, so the full system together generates a total horsepower of 354 to provide better acceleration with less fuel consumption. The Hybrid system has Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It features a 1-motor, 2-clutch parallel engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission and no torque converter. The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid can dash 0 to 60 miles/hour in less than 6 seconds.
2014 Q50 premium and sports range, is available with the option of Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology and Active Lane Control™, to make the driving experience more safe and comfortable. With the Adaptive Steering, it has 4 types of steering setting modes provided in the car, to allow the driver to choose the optimal mode as per the condition and situation. With Active Lane Control, it enhanced the center driving abilities by the use of camera which act as a lane marker detection system.
Starting M.S.R.P. of Infinti Q50 models are Q50- $36,450, Q50 PREMIUM-$39,300, Q50 SPORT-$42,950, Q50 AWD-$38,250, Q50 PREMIUM AWD-$41,100, Q50 SPORT AWD-$44,750.
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid : Its a new electric hybrid vehicle which is going to boost the premium range of QX60 Crossover in United States this summer, featuring the all best capabilities of 7-seater luxury crossover. The special feature of the new QX60 hybrid is to deliver best efficiency without comprising the performance part and it also designed to offer more interior space as compared to the non-hybrid QX60 models. The new QX60 hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 26 miles/gallon which is a 24% improvement and estimated price of $3000 more as compared to the non-hybrid variant. It will be offered with an option of All-Wheel Drive or Front-Wheel Drive.
The new QX60 Hybrid will be equipped with a system which has 2.5 Litre supercharged engine and 15 kilowatt electric motor connected to an advanced Continuously Variable Transmission[CVT]. The system will be capable of generating an estimated output of 250 horsepower. While QX60 hybrid has the Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid® system which is comprised of a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor, derived from the technology of Infiniti M35h Hybrid, to deliver an additional output via its one-motor/two-clutch system. So the final resultant output is same as the 3.5 Litre V6 engine with 4-cylinder fuel economy and is also loaded with an Intelligent Regenerative Braking system which makes the battery partially recharged during braking. The hybrid system featuring the reduced emissions, with enhanced fuel economy and extended driving range of more than 500 miles.
Infiniti is also showcasing its new Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 race car in the show, which has won the recent 2013 Formula One World Championship of Malaysia Grand Prix. It features a new look with Infiniti’s purple-hued branding with the team’s existing racing colors.
Video of Infiniti’s models showcased at the New York International Auto Show 2013
Photos of Infiniti’s models showcased at the New York International Auto Show 2013
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