Infiniti announced the world premiere of the Q50L, the new long-wheelbase variant of its Q50 sports saloon. With a 48mm/1.9in longer wheelbase than the standard Q50, the Q50L provides more room and comfort for rear passengers.
The Q50L is dedicated to the mainland Chinese market and will be offered exclusively there.
The stylish and tech-savvy Q50L premium sports saloon debuts at the end of August for the public and press at the Chengdu Motor Show (Sichuan province) in Comfort, Elegant, Sports, Luxury and Luxury Sports trims, providing a wide range of personalised choices for aspiring premium customers. Deliveries start in the beginning of November.
Of equal significance, Q50L is the first domestically produced Infiniti model for the important Chinese market. Production will take place at the Xiangyang factory in Hubei province, which becomes the fourth assembly plant for Infiniti vehicles globally.
The Infiniti Q50L has an overall length of 4852mm/191.0in and wheelbase stretched to 2898mm/114.1in adding nicely to the rear passengers’ sense of premium comfort with the most legroom in this special segment. The Q50L is powered by Infiniti’s first 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder gas engine that is turbocharged to 211hp and 350Nm of torque. Together with its 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, this powertrain perfectly combines performance and fuel efficiency.
Representative of Infiniti’s high-tech priorities with the Q50L, the world’s first steer-by-wire system – Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) – is also included.