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2014-06-17 11:14

STEPPING UP: Luxury automaker Infiniti has launched the new Q50 range in South Africa with four models, including a high-tech hybrid. Image: Infiniti


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KWAZULU-NATAL - Infiniti has added four Q50 models to its range of top-end luxury cars in South Africa with a choice of 2.2-litre diesel engine or a performance Hybrid with a 3.5-litre V6 capable of reaching 100km/h in 5.1 seconds.

The 2.2-litre diesel priced from R399 000 starts the Q50 range and comes with a high level of standard equipment including 17" alloy wheels and run-flat tyres.

It’s Infiniti’s first four-cylinder turbodiesel.


Through the range there is a wide choice of factory options and a seriously high degree of vehicular technology that challenges other upmarket brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus.

Starting at R474 000 the Sport grade adds a more assertive look with a different design to the front bumper section. Further differentiating the Sport model are distinctive LED headlights, LED day time running lights and 18" triple-spoke light alloy wheels, also with run-flat tyres.

The all-new Infiniti Q50 can also be personalized with a wide range of stand-alone options that include sunroof, 18 and 19” alloy rims and Infiniti’s navigation system. However, to simplify matters there are also five different option packs -  

Multimedia pack – R30 800: Navigation system, Advanced Bose audio with 14 speakers.
Welcome pack (Standard on Sport and Hybrid models) – R21 800: Tyre pressure monitoring with individual display, power and heated door mirrors with folding and reversing synchronisation, intelligent key with smart access and advanced features, welcome lighting, powered adjustment for rake and reach on the steering column, powered front seat adjustment with memory and powered lumbar support for the driver.
Visibility pack – R20 310: Adaptive front lighting, smart beam to help prevent high beam 'blindness' to oncoming traffic and around-view monitor for clear and safe parking.

Steering pack (Standard on Hybrid Sport models) – R12 000: Direct adaptive steering and active lane control to give a more customised and precise feel to the steering whilst maintaining a more central path within a lane and without the need for minor steering adjustments.

Safety Shield pack – R27,000: Intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention, blind spot warning and blind spot intervention, forward emergency braking, predictive forward collision warning and automatics also get distance control assistance and back up collision intervention.   

Finishing off the look of the Q50 are eight exterior paint finishes to choose from – Obsidian Black, Moonlight White, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Chestnut Bronze, Venetian Ruby and Malbec Black. Metallic paint option is priced at R3 000.

Wheels24 is driving the new cars today (Tuesday June 17) in kwaZulu-Natal. A more detailed review will be published in the next couple of days.
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