The famous Japanese luxury brand is about to bring back a short-living sports car as 2019 Infiniti Q40. This model has been in production for only a year, between 2014 and 2015, when it came as a successor of the legendary G Series. Besides the name, everything else about this car was familiar. This was a part of the company’s transition to the new naming policy, which included a complete naming rework of the whole lineup. The famous G model was renamed to Q40, but everything else remained the same.
Considering that G Series was already old at that time, it was expected to see a successor as soon as possible. Still, the brand-new version came with a new name, Q50. This was a clear indicator that company plans to offer something completely new, which would be positioned between Q30 and Q40. The 2019 Q40 is finally about to come.
2019 Infiniti Q40 design
Although the company has been replaced the previous Q40 with the new Q50 model, many believe that there is still enough space in the brand’s lineup to put the familiar nameplate somewhere in between. The 2019 Infiniti Q40 is expected to come as a completely new model. However, it is still unclear how it will look like. At the moment, there are two kinds of stories that sound possible. The first one is to offer a Q30-based version, with a new sedan or coupe body style. In that case, the new 2019 Infiniti Q40 would feature pretty much same characteristics as a familiar hatchback. This means the platform from Mercedes-Benz. In that case, the whole model would rely on the German technology, while the styling will be a Q30’s derivate. At the moment, this scenario seems more possible.
The other option is to see a brand-new model, based on the Q50. So far, this model has been offered just in sedan body style. The new 2019 Infiniti Q40 would feature a coupe layout or something like that, while overall dimensions and proportions would remain pretty much the same. In both cases, styling would be pretty similar. The new model would feature brand’s latest design language, with some minimal tweaks to make the car distinctive. A convertible version is also a possibility. When it comes to the interior design, we should see the Infiniti’s familiar layout, with similar materials choice, as well as the bunch of Nissan’s recognizable technology features, especially when it comes to safety.
2019 Infiniti Q40 engine
This is another aspect of the car that seems like a complete mystery. The previous Q40 was equipped with the G’s large V6 engine. However, if we consider that the new mode would be a compact car, it seems more realistic that the base engine would be a four-cylinder unit. In that case, the choice should be a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower. The optional engine would be some of the company’s V6 units. In both cases, the base model would feature an automatic transmission, while a manual would be in the offer as well.
Another possibility is to see a hybrid version. The company already has one pretty capable hybrid configuration in the offer. It is a system that combines a hi-output electric motor with a potent 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine. A combined output goes around 360 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Infiniti Q40 release date
The new 2019 Infiniti Q40 could be ready already in the next year. Still, we will have to wait for some official information to get some more precise details about the new model.