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Infiniti Q50 sales have been abysmal this year. The Q50 is down more than 25% already this year and they just had the single worst sales month(1857 Units Sold) in the Q50's history. All of the Infiniti cars and small SUV sales are extremely low but the medium to large SUV sales are through the roof high.

Infiniti will be fine because of their strong SUV offerings. However, I am not certain how long the Q50 will survive in its current form with sales this low.

Infiniti Q50 US car sales figures

https://infinitinews.com/en-US/infiniti/usa/channels/Sales-Reports-Infiniti-US/releases/infniti-usa-reports-may-2019-sales
 

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Q50 is due for a refresh in the next year, or so heck we just saw some rumors that Infiniti is possibly showing it's refresh off in November. Low sales numbers when a product
is end of life is common in the industry ... Every car goes through that.

It's also worth pointing out that we are only 4 months into the year, Infiniti still has 6-8 months of sales to account for for 2019.
Depending on local deals, bargains and incentives they could very easily make up the difference.

Also Infinti has some of the single highest profit margins per car sold in the entire industry... It's why they are able to provide
such aggressive lease deals on their cars. Sales figures are just a single data point , you need to look at dozens to get a clear picture.
 

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Q50 is due for a refresh in the next year, or so heck we just saw some rumors that Infiniti is possibly showing it's refresh off in November. Low sales numbers when a product
is end of life is common in the industry ... Every car goes through that.

It's also worth pointing out that we are only 4 months into the year, Infiniti still has 6-8 months of sales to account for for 2019.
Depending on local deals, bargains and incentives they could very easily make up the difference.

Also Infinti has some of the single highest profit margins per car sold in the entire industry... It's why they are able to provide
such aggressive lease deals on their cars. Sales figures are just a single data point , you need to look at dozens to get a clear picture.
What he said.^^^^
 

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They're also quite a ways behind the competition in a few areas. When we were shopping, the main competition was the Lexus IS, which has offered AC in the seats for over a decade now for example. ****, my 2015 Silverado 3500 has them. Seems like something that would be more attractive to the average consumer than making a car that doesn't have a steering column, but wtf do I know...
 

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The trend does seem to be towards SUV's. I don't follow the sales of their SUV line up but the QX50 is okay....not awesome in my book. Looked at it for the wife and while the interior was nice it wasn't on-par with others given the infotainment system, etc. I may go SUV next time too but honestly it will depend on what my mood is the day I go out to make a decision. I'm funny like that.
 

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They're also quite a ways behind the competition in a few areas. When we were shopping, the main competition was the Lexus IS, which has offered AC in the seats for over a decade now for example. ****, my 2015 Silverado 3500 has them. Seems like something that would be more attractive to the average consumer than making a car that doesn't have a steering column, but wtf do I know...
Aye cooled seats were a surprising exclusion, although when the Q50 it was kind of rare the segment has just moved on... It's strange though because you can get them in the Maxima and G37 Cab.
I'd honestly be very shocked if they were not included with the refreshed car, I'm personally really hoping Genesis G70 pushes Infiniti back towards the sporty end of the segment.

The trend does seem to be towards SUV's. I don't follow the sales of their SUV line up but the QX50 is okay....not awesome in my book. Looked at it for the wife and while the interior was nice it wasn't on-par with others given the infotainment system, etc. I may go SUV next time too but honestly it will depend on what my mood is the day I go out to make a decision. I'm funny like that.
Man your car buying decisions are a fickle as the wind eh? The QX50 interior does look very good, at least based on pictures I've not sat in one yet.
Sedans/Coupes for life for me though, even if I get married and had kids It would stay that way... Would just get the wife to get a SUV for hauling stuff. ;)
 
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The QX50 has the best interior in the lineup imo. Yes the infotainment system is basically a copy paste from the Q50 but from a design perspective they nailed it.
 

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The QX50 has the best interior in the lineup imo. Yes the infotainment system is basically a copy paste from the Q50 but from a design perspective they nailed it.
The engine is great, but the CVT - meh.
 

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The QX50 has the best interior in the lineup imo. Yes the infotainment system is basically a copy paste from the Q50 but from a design perspective they nailed it.
We are in the market for a new SUV. The QX50 is a contender for certain. The interior is on par with the Lexus and Cadillac we are also considering. I’m a huge fan of the 2 screen setup especially during long trips. We will probably wait until September to see if a hybrid is offered.
 

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We are in the market for a new SUV. The QX50 is a contender for certain. The interior is on par with the Lexus and Cadillac we are also considering. I’m a huge fan of the 2 screen setup especially during long trips. We will probably wait until September to see if a hybrid is offered.
I'm pretty sure we will see a hybrid but not till the new platform is released and maybe a year or so after that, which would coincide nicely for it's mid-cycle refresh and ensure there isn't any
quirks with the VC-T engine.
 

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Man your car buying decisions are a fickle as the wind eh?

Yep. My buying range is up to about $90k so it opens a lot of doors / potential. I've also been back on a Tesla Kick. Came close to a P90D prior to the RS400 but decided to get my wife her new Lincoln along with my car so I passed on going big this time.
 

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I'm pretty sure we will see a hybrid but not till the new platform is released and maybe a year or so after that, which would coincide nicely for it's mid-cycle refresh and ensure there isn't any
quirks with the VC-T engine.
You’re probably correct about it not being available for sometime. But I’m hoping for a hybrid sooner. Love the technology, savings and flexibility of hybrids.
 

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I've also been back on a Tesla Kick.
Joe Rogan has been going on about Tesla for the last six months or so, ever since he got one. I know he and Musk are buddies, I wonder if he's getting any kickbacks for the mentions or just loves his new car... because he's sure got me thinking about them.
 

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Joe Rogan has been going on about Tesla for the last six months or so, ever since he got one. I know he and Musk are buddies, I wonder if he's getting any kickbacks for the mentions or just loves his new car... because he's sure got me thinking about them.
I would be careful with Tesla. Great technology and the S model is gorgeous. However the company cannot make cars consistently. Horror stories of service, parts and if you’re in a accident months to replace body parts.

Now politicians of a certain party are talking taxing EV’s up to a $1000 yearly to pay for infrastructure. A portion of gas taxes are supposed to be used for infrastructure. Now with car companies including Infiniti, Audi and Cadillac announcing they’re going big time EV. I’m not certain Tesla can effectively battle the big boys when they start building mass amounts of EV’s. The 52 week high stock price was $387.46 it now sits at $195.58. Somebody must know something.
 

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I would be careful with Tesla. Great technology and the S model is gorgeous. However the company cannot make cars consistently. Horror stories of service, parts and if you’re in a accident months to replace body parts.

Now politicians of a certain party are talking taxing EV’s up to a $1000 yearly to pay for infrastructure. A portion of gas taxes are supposed to be used for infrastructure. Now with car companies including Infiniti, Audi and Cadillac announcing they’re going big time EV. I’m not certain Tesla can effectively battle the big boys when they start building mass amounts of EV’s. The 52 week high stock price was $387.46 it now sits at $195.58. Somebody must know something.
They already Tax EV's during annual registration for that.... And no the low stock prices are just because of lower sales volume from last Quarter (delivery issues, not production).
With that said Tesla Stock value is over-inflated to a massive degree, in reality they should be in the $80-$120 range.
 
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They already Tax EV's during annual registration for that.... And no the low stock prices are just because of lower sales volume from last Quarter (delivery issues, not production).
With that said Tesla Stock value is over-inflated to a massive degree, in reality they should be in the $80-$120 range.
Where I’m at in Illinois they don’t yet tax EV’s. But they will very soon. Some 17 states now tax EV’s.

Tesla deliveries were down in the first quarter, from 90,700 cars in the end of 2018 to 63,000 from January to March, as it concentrated on deliveries in Europe and China. Of those, 50,900 were Model 3s, down from 63,150 last quarter.
 
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Where I’m at in Illinois they don’t yet tax EV’s. But they will very soon. Some 17 states now tax EV’s.

Tesla deliveries were down in the first quarter, from 90,700 cars in the end of 2018 to 63,000 from January to March, as it concentrated on deliveries in Europe and China. Of those, 50,900 were Model 3s, down from 63,150 last quarter.
Man US is so weird for stuff like that, common sense regulation like that really needs to happen at the federal level. But oh well,
it has it's benefits sometimes.

Sales are slowing down no question, probably in part to demand dropping off at last but those delivery constraints 100% hurt Q1 reports, Q2 will include those delivery's so I'd not be surprised if
Tesla shows an increased 20-30K sales in Q2.
 
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Man US is so weird for stuff like that, common sense regulation like that really needs to happen at the federal level. But oh well,
it has it's benefits sometimes.

Sales are slowing down no question, probably in part to demand dropping off at last but those delivery constraints 100% hurt Q1 reports, Q2 will include those delivery's so I'd not be surprised if
Tesla shows an increased 20-30K sales in Q2.
Exactly sales are slowing. Remember gas is cheap here in the US with technology and a president that is in favor of drilling for and exporting oil. It is truly wonderful for everyone to be able to buy gas at $2.50-3.00 a gallon especially the poor and middle class.

I do like the states rights here in the US over federal regulations. Too much regulation stifles growth and expansion.
 
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Exactly sales are slowing. Remember gas is cheap here in the US with technology and a president that is in favor of drilling for and exporting oil. It is truly wonderful for everyone to be able to buy gas at $2.50-3.00 a gallon especially the poor and middle class.

I do like the states rights here in the US over federal regulations. Too much regulation stifles growth and expansion.
Everyone can buy gas at $2.50 - 3.00 per gallon? Not on the west coast.
 
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