What do you guys think? Are we settings ourselves up for disappointment?
People have fallen in love with one of the last true RWD sport car sedans available on the market: the Infiniti G37. It is a shock to many fans of the awesome car to find out that Infiniti has decided to cease production of the car, and come out with an all new replacement: the Infiniti Q50 sedan and coupe/convertible. So what can be expected on the newest version of our favorite sports car available on the market today? Will Infiniti ruin what has become on of the best RWD available cars on the market today with all of the new regulations that CAFE has been imposing on auto makers, forcing them to look at ways to preserve fuel economy and ditch performance? Will the Q50 follow the tracks of the other large companies and become lifeless and boring cars that are available from other companies such as Ford, Lexus and Mercedes, who have all toned down performance in hopes to gain market share and increase MPG?
Infiniti has created an all new gallery for the Q50 sedan, and the new styling is awesome. It is essentially the same goodness with an update in a few keys spots: The hood, the rear window, the tail and the side styling. The car looks very similar to the G37, and with the updates the car looks even more aggressive fast and up to date. By working on the styling and keeping the car as true to its roots as possible, Infiniti has done a great job at ensuring enthusiasts, loyalists and newcomers will all fall in love with the car and hopefully attract a larger percentage of the extremely competitive entry level competitive segment, which has automakers such as Audi, Mercedes, BMW and now Cadillac with the A4, C250, 328i and ATS respectively all scrambling to be the market leader.
Some of the potentially negative risks that Infiniti has taken with their all new Q50 is the difference in the steering technology from hydraulically assisted steering to power steering (although they do offer synthetic road feel), the absence of focus on MPG and the potentially fun reducing loss of the road feel that made the G37 so desirable by sports car enthusiasts. Will the Q50 be all we wanted and more? Only time will tell, but with Infinities newest entries such as the JX SUV, things are looking good and we just might get the next best thing in the ever competitive entry level luxury car segment.
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