Infiniti Targets UK Business Users with New Q50 Diesel Executive Editions - Carscoops
Much like any other premium manufacturer in the UK market, Infiniti too wants a piece of the pie that is business users. To make their lives easier, the Japanese carmaker has released a pair of designated editions of the new Q50 sedan named the Executive and Premium Executive.
Both come with a frugal 2.2-liter turbo diesel that produces 168bhp (170PS) and 400Nm of peak torque for a zero to sixty (96km/h) in 8.5 seconds and a combined cycle fuel economy of 64.2mpg UK (53.5 mpg US or 4.4l/100km) for the manual model and 58.9mpg UK (49.0 mpg US or 4.8l/100km) for the automatic.
Pricing starts from £29,870 with a monthly contract hire leasing rate of £299.99 plus VAT (3+35 rentals, non maintenance, 10,000 miles a year), with the higher specified Premium Executive that includes satellite navigation, heated and powered leather seats with memory and I-Key, beginning from £33,470 or with contract hire at £336.99 per month.
According to Infiniti, "The Q50’s 114g/km CO2 rating (manual transmission) also delivers highly competitive benefit-in-kind tax bills for drivers. A 20 per cent taxpayer in 2013/14 will face a benefit-in-kind tax bill of just £83.45 a month (40 per cent taxpayer: £166.90) for the manual. Even in year three (2015/16) this rises to only £99.56 (£199.13)."