Infiniti spruces up the Q50 for 2018
Though overshadowed by the literally largerQX80 Monograph
still made an appearance at the stand inNew York
. It joins a long list of cars including theAcura TLX
,Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
, andToyota Sienna
that all went under the knife for the show. TheInfiniti Q50
's update may be one of the most mild, though, as it only consisted of cosmetic changes.
Up front, the grille has been enlarged and given more prominent swoops at each corner. On the S version, sharp creases appear on either side of the primary grille and descend down to the lower, center grille. The outboard grilles of the front bumper have changed shape, too, and they now feature contrasting black plastic trim. The standard Q50 has a new bumper, as well, and though less aggressive than the S version, it still looks sporty with a more pronounced chin spoiler.
Both iterations of the 2018 Q50 share the same tail end. The main change is in the rear bumper. A center diffuser has now appeared at the base. The contour of the diffuser is echoed by two creases in the bumper at progressively higher points. On the S model, the panel between the diffuser and the first crease is painted black, and the diffuser is painted in the body color. The standard model's entire bumper is painted in body color, and the diffuser looks to be a more muted black or gray.
Inside, even fewer changes have been made. A new steering wheel with reshaped thumb grips is now included. Infiniti also added new stitching to the instrument panel cover and leather shift knob. You'll be able to examine all of these changes up close at an Infinitidealer
this summer when the cars arrive.Related Video:
via Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com
April 14, 2017 at 04:02AM
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