Infiniti has revealed details on enhancements to two key models – the 2016 Q50 sports sedan and 2016 QX60 premium crossover – at a special media preview prior to their appearance at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in January.
Infiniti announced the availability of three new turbocharged engines for the Q50, including an advanced 400 hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, and debuted the 2016 QX60 with restyled exterior and interior designs and improved driving dynamics.
The 400 hp configuration will be available in the new Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 model beginning in early spring 2016.
A 300 hp version will be available across the Q50 lineup in late spring. The new VR-series engine family replaces the award-winning Infiniti 3.7-litre VQ-series V6, which has been the industry good standard for many years.
The third new powerplant added to the 2016 Infiniti Q50 lineup is a 208 hp 2.0-litre turbo inline four-cylinder engine developed in conjunction with Daimler and produced at Infiniti’s new engine facility in Decherd, Tenn.
It will be offered in base and Premium Q50 2.0t models beginning in late winter.
Also available in late winter 2016 is the Q50 Hybrid, featuring a 3.5-litre gasoline-electric hybrid system with a net 360 horsepower rating.
Along with the new 2016 Q50, QX60 and 2017 QX30, Infiniti will display the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sport coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.