2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The Japanese Infiniti Q50 was first shown in the US back in 2013, peaking in 2016. Then the circulation of the model was 44,007 units. Despite this excellent result, it's hard to believe that a premium sedan is still on sale in the SUV era, even eight years after its initial launch. And all the more surprising is that it will also receive an update for the 2022 model year. Don't expect anything overwhelming, especially in terms of design, but there are important additions to the standard equipment nonetheless.
Case in point: the Q50 in Luxe, Sensory and Red Sport 400 trims comes standard with leather seats, driver's seat memory, power folding exterior mirrors and a premium Bose Performance Series audio system. The entry-level model is equipped with 18-inch wheels, while the Sensory and Red Sport 400 have larger 19-inch wheels.
For the 2022 model, only a single engine option is available. It is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 mated to a seven-speed manual transmission automatic. In the initial configuration, it produces 300 hp. and 400 hp. in the Red Sport 400 version. Customers can choose from either standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive for all three trim levels.
A highlight of the interior is the wireless Apple CarPlay found on all 2022 Q50s, while Android Auto remains USB-based. Also new to the range is Saddle Brown leather upholstery available on Sensory models. The dual-screen setup continues to occupy the center position on the front console, and there's also a 16-speaker audio system.
The 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $ 42,100 (RUB 3 million) for the Luxe trim level. It is followed by the Sensory version from $ 47,800 (3.48 million rubles). Last but not least, the best model, the Red Sport 400, costs $ 55,950 (RUR 4.07 million). All three modifications are expected to hit the brand's showrooms later this month. The model will become a direct competitor to the BMW 3-Series.