The premium sedan is receiving some minor improvements inside and out.
The Infiniti Q50 is entering 2017 model year and the Japanese manufacturer has decided to introduce the vehicle at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which started with the first press day yesterday.
Starting with the exterior, the refreshed premium sedan is receiving a trio of new metallic exterior colors - Midnight Black, Pure White, and Dynamic Sunstone Red, replacing the current Venetian Red. Infiniti says the red hue is the result of a new paint application process developed by the company, which employs “a combination of coating machinery and manual techniques to achieve the deep, lustrous finish.”
The design is also enhanced by red brake calipers, available for the Q50 Red Sport 400 models, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts).
Novelties for the interior are also relatively minor and include a new Designer Pack, which consists of Graphite or Java Brown colors for the quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, a new open-pore dark wood veneer, dark chrome trim, and a black roof lining.
But what’s more important, the sedan is now offering a new Bose audio system, first featured in the Q60 Coupe. Infiniti says it has been engineered especially for the Q50 and transforms the cabin into “the driver’s very own audio haven.”
Also, European customers will be able to order the so-called Telematic Control Unit system, which allows the owner to control elements of the car remotely through a special smartphone app, including remote engine start, car locator, and stolen vehicle tracking.
The refreshed Infiniti Q50 will go on sale in “selected markets later this year” with pricing likely to be announced closer to launch. Currently, the 2016 Q50 is available in the United States at $33,950, while the range-topping Red Sport 400 starts at $47,950.