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2014 INFINITI Q50 MAKING CANADIAN DEBUT AT THE 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
- Infiniti bringing an entirely new level of inspired performance to its booth with the first model to carry new nomenclature -​

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. (January 29, 2013) – Today, Infiniti Canada announced the national debut of the Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto on February 14. Building on Infiniti’s legendary sports sedan design, performance and technology leadership, the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 is designed to create a new, distinct level of customer engagement when it launches in Canada this summer.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be the centrepiece of the Infiniti display at the CIAS, which runs from February 15-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Also featured at the Infiniti exhibit is the complete line of 2013 Infiniti cars and SUVs, including the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover, and the championship-winning Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One race car. As the official sponsor and exclusive automotive partner of Cirque du Soleil® Touring Shows, the Infiniti CIAS booth will also include animation by Cirque du Soleil Special Events for photo opportunities throughout the first weekend of the auto show.





“The Infiniti Q50 reflects the direct influence of the Infiniti concepts known as the ‘Infiniti Trilogy’, particularly ‘Essence,’ while honouring the iconic design dynamics of earlier Infiniti sports sedans,” said Wendy Durward, Director of Infiniti Canada. “The new Q50′s athletic and tightened appearance blends its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess to stunning effect inside and out.”
There are two powertrain choices for Canada – a 3.7-litre V6 and 3.5-litre Hybrid. The hybrid powertrain features the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system’s V6 is rated at 296 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 354 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.
Two new world’s first production performance technologies make their debuts in the Q50 – Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology and Active Lane Control™. The new steering system allows advanced control of the Q50′s tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver’s intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system. Four different steering settings are offered, allowing customization by driver preference or road conditions. The Active Lane Control™ uses a camera-based lane marker detection system to further enhance on-centre driving capability.
“2012 was a good year for Infiniti in Canada as the brand continues to progress and re-define premium motoring. Infiniti experienced double-digit growth for eleven consecutive months last year in Canada, propelled by the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover, which has effectively set new benchmarks in its competitive segment,” says Durward. “We are excited for the years ahead as we implement Infiniti’s new nomenclature philosophy, embark on ambitious growth plans and drive a new direction for the brand, starting with the all-new 2014 Q50.”
 

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I need this car to come to an auto show near me. Lexus is displaying the 2014 IS at the auto show in Washington D.C. Why Infiniti decided not to do the same amazes and disappoints me.
 

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I feel you Boone, I attended the Houston Auto Show this past weekend and the new Lexus IS was there. I was most impressed by the interior. Would have been nice to have seen the Q50 though:(
 

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It's a good discussion. There is a thread in the competition section.


I am very tempted towards the new IS. Having never owned a Lexus I am skeptical but it seems like they are more reliable than Nissans.
 

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Sweet. I will definitely go check this out. Hopefully they let people sit in it, but I'm betting it will be behind rope.
 

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What do you guys think of the new IS?
I think the new Lexus IS is a smaller version of the GS350. The grill is probably the most dramatic feature of Lexus. I guess they felt it had to insert the spindle grill across the board to further distinguish themselves from other brands. The interior was very luxurious and Lexus does have a great track record in the reliability dept. I don't like the side of the car because it reminds me to much of its brothers, the Toyota corolla. I hope to drive it soon before I can make any further judgements.
 

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I think the new Lexus IS is a smaller version of the GS350. The grill is probably the most dramatic feature of Lexus. I guess they felt it had to insert the spindle grill across the board to further distinguish themselves from other brands. The interior was very luxurious and Lexus does have a great track record in the reliability dept. I don't like the side of the car because it reminds me to much of its brothers, the Toyota corolla. I hope to drive it soon before I can make any further judgements.
I also saw the 2014 Lexus IS and i dislike the side profile, especially the rear part of it. I don't know what Lexus was thinking when they approved of how the tail light continues on the side...UGLY!

Also looking at it from the front end, in white...it's also ugly. Darker colors suit the IS. Still an awesome car, over time I think people will learn to live with the few flaws it has.
 

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Who is making their way down to check it out at the Canadian auto show? I can;t wait to see the interior design of the Infiniti Q50. Hopefully the dual touch screen on from the infotainment system so I can check it out and see if its necessary.
 
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