Earlier this year, Infiniti took the opportunity to announce upgrades to their Q50 model for the 2018 year. They’ve started the changes for this model year by upgrading the interior and exterior with some new trim as well as making their naming structure of each of the Q50 model versions more globalized around the names of Pure, Luxe, Sport, and Red Sport 400. With these changes, this year sees a total of 12 configurations being offered with an option of four different powertrains.
The options range from a Pure with Turbo 2.0 liter engine in rear-wheel drive to a Luxe 2.5 liter v6 gas electric hybrid, also with rear-wheel driving. In addition, the models have increased from the basic 208-horsepower option with the turbo 2.0-liter to include 300 and 400 horsepower options as well as twin-turbocharges 3.0 and 3.5 v6 liter options.
Across all of the available options if the seven-speed transmission with paddle shifters that is standard as a selectable driving mode system along with the rear-wheel drive option. They also have the all-wheel drive available on all trims for an additional $2,000.
These changes overall lead to a refreshed Q50 that still has a similar look to more recent models with minor price increases for the newer features. The sports sedan, including a $905 destination charge, now starts at $35,105 for the entry, which is a small increase of $250 over the 2017 Q50 base model’s price.
Other model pricing for this year follows:
• Luxe with turbo 2.0-liter: $37,455
• Luxe with 300-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6: $39,855
• Sport with 300-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6: $41,555
• Red Sport 400 with 400-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6: $51,905
• Luxe 3.5-liter V-6 gas-electric hybrid: $51,505
Watch the video to watch the live reveal of the Q50 model concept for this year.