The first 2014 Infiniti Q50 rolled off the assembly line today in Tochigi, Japan. The new sports sedan goes on sale in the U.S. later this summer. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn drove one of the first Q50s off the line around the Tochigi test track adjacent to the factory.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 — which replaces the G37 sedan — debuted at the Detroit auto show in January. Its base engine is a 328-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 engine; the Q50 Hybrid will have a net output of 354 hp, thanks to a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 67-hp electric motor. A seven-speed automatic and either rear- or all-wheel drive are offered on both versions. It’s the first new model since Infiniti switched to a “Q” and “QX” naming scheme.
“The first Infiniti in our new line-up had to reflect the brand’s core values of seductive design, passionate attention to detail, precision in fit and finish, exhilarating performance and a provocative challenge to the status quo,” Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen said in a statement.
Pricing for the 2014 Infiniti Q50 begins at $37,355 (including a $905 destination charge) and peaks at $43,855 for the Q50 Sport. The Q50 Hybrid starts at $44,605 and prices climb as high as $47,005 for the Q50 Hybrid Sport.