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I read somewhere in the Internet that the Q50 will have an amazing 18 cu.ft. trunk. Drops to 14 cu.ft for the Hybrid because of the LiIon battery.

I am torn between the regular with the large trunk vs Hybrid and signif. smaller trunk! Currently my Acura RL gives 17 mpg around town. Driving 12,000 miles a year, comes to $2800 in gas that I calculated...pls correct me if I'm wrong. So if the Q50 Hybrid gives say 28 mpg around town, it will probably save about $1700 a year in gas so it will take 3 years driving to cover the higher hybrid cost. Maybe more. Hmmmm. Looks like I'll look at the AWD model non hybrid. Though, one sales rep told me last week that the first models coming out will all be hybrid! Duhhhhh.

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I don't think the first models will be all hybrid. If anything the other way around.

It depends how important trunk space is to you. Have you ever considered the new RLX hybrid? I would assume the RL V6 is more gas efficient than the VQ V6.
 

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Not sure if that is true what the salesman told you. For any automaker they would usually release their trademark vehicles first, then they will later begin to bring up the hybrid models. It wouldnt make sense. But who knows, maybe its a new tactic or strategy Infiniti has we dont know about.
 

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It could be true. Some car makers try to push hybrid models but being the G37 successor, i can't see them releasing the hybrid first. It would just piss off those that wanted a gasoline Q50 to replace their g37.

Plus hybrids carry a premium price not many people are willing to pay.
 

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There is a very strong possibility that they will be available at about the same time. Remember, the Q50 hybrid is just as much about performance as it is saving gas. Also, from what I can tell, the hybrids are the only models being shown at the auto shows in North America. I can't wait for a test drive.
 

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There is a very strong possibility that they will be available at about the same time. Remember, the Q50 hybrid is just as much about performance as it is saving gas. Also, from what I can tell, the hybrids are the only models being shown at the auto shows in North America. I can't wait for a test drive.
Funny thing about the Q50's i've seen at auto shows was that none of them had any thing on them that made it obvious it was a hybrid, not even a Hybrid badge!

Usually it's easy to tell if a car is a hybrid, since car makers like making them stand out a bit from the rest.
 

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Funny thing about the Q50's i've seen at auto shows was that none of them had any thing on them that made it obvious it was a hybrid, not even a Hybrid badge!

Usually it's easy to tell if a car is a hybrid, since car makers like making them stand out a bit from the rest.
I prefer the car to not say hybrid on it at all. The hybrid badge was on the Q50 at the Detroit show. It is located on the front quarter panels just behind the front wheels.
 

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I just want fold down seats on the sedan.. :(


My wish list would definitely include fold down rear seats, and power folding side mirrors.

Hate parking lots! No matter how far I park, there is always someone carelessly parked beside me when I am ready to leave! And work is the worst!! :mad:

Any idea if rear spoilers and splash guards will be available when the Q50 is released?
 
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I am not sure how a spoiler would look on the Q50. The rear is so curvy.
Initially I didn't want a spoiler with my current G37 for similar reasons, but now that I have it, I really like the look.

The photos in the other thread with the Sport Hybrid Q50 actually doesn't have a spoiler, so this could mean that either a spoiler is now only an option for the Q50 or there won't be a spoiler on the Q50 at all...

http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/new-2014-infiniti-q50-pictures/45-2014-infiniti-q50-pictures.html
 

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Initially I didn't want a spoiler with my current G37 for similar reasons, but now that I have it, I really like the look.

The photos in the other thread with the Sport Hybrid Q50 actually doesn't have a spoiler, so this could mean that either a spoiler is now only an option for the Q50 or there won't be a spoiler on the Q50 at all...

http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/new-2014-infiniti-q50-pictures/45-2014-infiniti-q50-pictures.html
I don't know about you guys but I rather not have a spoiler as I think i'd kill the beautiful trunk line going on. Plus the trunk has sort of a raised lip thing going on that gives a similar look to a lip spoiler.


 

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Well, about the raised lip---the Infiniti M37/56 has a similar rear fascia styling and it still offers a rear spoiler as a standalone option along with the Sport Package..

I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it looks on the Q50...
 

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I don't know about you guys but I rather not have a spoiler as I think i'd kill the beautiful trunk line going on. Plus the trunk has sort of a raised lip thing going on that gives a similar look to a lip spoiler.


I totally agree with you. The contours of the trunk and its lines are just perfect as it is right now. The trunk line also looks like a spoiler since its kind of raised like you said. Added anything even a small lip spoiler would ruin it in my opinion.
 

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As I said, the Q50's rear fascia trunk/integrated spoiler looks extremely close to that of the M37. There is a lip spoiler you can add onto the M, but it's rare to see it.

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It's safe to assume that any lip spoiler places on the Q50 will look similar to this
 

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The Q50 already has a mini spoiler designed into the trunk. No need for a larger spoiler unless you want to go racing.
 

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Well since the M is pretty much curved and rounded the same and there is an option for the spoiler type lip, I would like one as well for the Q50.

All about personal preferences.
 

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As I said, the Q50's rear fascia trunk/integrated spoiler looks extremely close to that of the M37. There is a lip spoiler you can add onto the M, but it's rare to see it.

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It's safe to assume that any lip spoiler places on the Q50 will look similar to this
whoa there is a strong resemblance here but overall i dont think the lip spoiler looks like it fits in place cosmetically. Id rather just leave it as is love the clean look of the Q50, I wonder if the Q60 will have the same trunk and spoiler type as the Q50 though.
 

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whoa there is a strong resemblance here but overall i dont think the lip spoiler looks like it fits in place cosmetically. Id rather just leave it as is love the clean look of the Q50, I wonder if the Q60 will have the same trunk and spoiler type as the Q50 though.
It's hard to say right now, but if I were to guess, the Q60 is probably going to probably share the same basic front fascia/grill and tailight design of the Q50, but since it's a coupe, almost everything else might be a bit different, including the trunk shape.

We shall see..
 

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Think of the Q60 in the same terms as a G37 coupe. It will most likely be built on same platform as the Nissan Z but have sheet metal shaped to resemble the Q50.
 
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