|Infiniti, under the guise of Inspired Motor in the country, has confirmed the availability of the all-new Q50 2.0-liter for the domestic market into the first quarter next year. The new Infiniti Q50 recently took precedence at the KLIMS ’13 (Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show), alongside the existing Infiniti variants. A world debut of the Infiniti Q50 was arranged for the Guangzhou Auto show on 21 November, prior to KLIMS.|
The Infiniti Q50 family comprises the 2.0-liter, 2.2-liter turbo diesel, 3.5-liter hybrid and the top flight 3.7-liter V6. With the arrival of the 2.0l Q50, Infiniti Malaysia now has a new lifeline in the premium automobile segment.
Inspired Motor confirms the all-new Q50 compact sedan into the first quarter 2014
Inspired Motor has confirmed the Q50 2.0l’s arrival next year; a variant that should derive more encouraging sales figures for the subsidiary of Edaran Tan Chong Motor. The premium compact is equipped with a four-cylinder turbo-charged engine which uses direct injection with precise Piezo injectors to provide a power output of 211bhp (214 PS) while meeting the rigorous Euro 5 emission standards. The powerplant could churn 320 Nm of torque from as low as 1250 rpm and up to 3500 rpm.
The new engine is the result of Infiniti’s collaboration agreement with Daimler AG. As with the 2.2-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine destined for Europe, the petrol version has been modified by the Infiniti engineering teams to ensure engine response is in line with Infiniti’s brand characteristics. Additionally, the new turbo-charged engine further underlines Infiniti’s strategy to expand its product offerings and offer distinct variants to customers’ requirements in selected countries. In the next five years, Infiniti focuses on increasing its product line-up by 60 percent and more than double the number of its powertrains.
Chinese market takes precedence for Infiniti
Infiniti plans to distribute the Q50 line-up for the Chinese market first and subsequently to other countries in Asia. For the Chinese customers, Infiniti will make a longer wheelbase version of the Q50, and even the QX50 crossover. Incidentally, these Infiniti variants will be built at the Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, from 2014.