Infiniti Q50 [w/Gallery]Tue, 15 Jan 2013
Infiniti has unveiled its new Q50 sports sedan at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
At the front, the signature ‘double arch' waved-mesh grille features chrome surrounds while a smooth character line rises from each side, flowing backwards along the sides.
A prominent line beginning behind the narrow, tapering headlamps stretches towards the rear before smoothing out underneath the crescent-cut C-pillars that are similar to those seen on the Essence Concept. The vehicle's design has resulted in a drag coefficient of 0.26.
The interior is designed around the driver to reduce the risk of driver distraction, while the Q50's instrument panel retaining the brand's ‘double wave' design language while updating it with a new asymmetrical flow from the top of the center cluster to the wide center console.
The Q50's designers opted to move the B-pillar forwards by nearly 25mm (against traditional designs), meaning it is easier to enter and exit the car as well as increasing rear seat foot room. Rear knee room has also been increased through the use of a new, thin front seatback design
The Infiniti Q50 features a choice three interior colors - Wheat, Graphite and Stone - while the interior is finished in ‘Kacchu' aluminum - inspired by traditional Samurai armaments - and maple wood trim, representative of the 16th century Urushi painting technique.
Gallery: Infiniti Q50