2013 Infiniti Q50 pricing announced
It will be available with two engines: a 2.2-litre diesel or a 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid. The 167bhp diesel can be specified with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Infiniti promises CO2 emissions of 114g/km and average economy of 64.2mpg in this version.
The engine and motor in the hybrid car combine to produce 359bhp, which gives a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds. Average economy is 45.6mpg, with CO2 emissions of 144g/km.
It's available in three trims: SE, Premium and Sport. The entry-level 2.2-litre diesel SE costs from £27,950, and standard equipment includes six airbags, cruise control, rear-view camera, climate control, dual touch-screens and 17-inch alloys.
Premium specification for the diesel starts at £30,350 and adds leather upholstery with heated front seats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Range-topping Sport trim costs from £32,720. This includes 19-inch alloys, a sporty front bumper, aluminium cabin trim and sports seats. Sport models also get active lane control, which helps to prevent the car from leaving a lane unintentionally, as well as steering that can be tuned to the driver's preferences.
The Q50S Hybrid will cost from £40,000 with all of the equipment from Sport trim as standard, plus sports suspension and upgraded brakes with energy recuperation.
In-car entertainment across the range is provided by a standard six-speaker system featuring a CD player, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. A multimedia pack that upgrades this to a 14-speaker Bose set-up, and adds satellite-navigation and DAB radio is available as a £2760 option.
Buyers will be able to choose from a large options list, with many of the items grouped into 'packs' that should be cheaper than adding items individually. Infiniti has confirmed that sat-nav will be available as a separate option, along with 18-inch alloys and a sunroof.
By Ed Callow
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