According to the latest reports, the Japanese carmaker plans to activate this nameplate once again and launch it as the 2020 Infiniti Q40. One of the most interesting things about this name is it wasn’t in use for a very long time. More precisely, it was used for just a couple of year, in 2014 and 2015. The main reason lays in the fact that Infiniti was changing the naming policy at the time. This one came as a successor of the famous G series. However, we didn’t see a complete redesign. Moreover, the Q40 was exactly the same.
One year later, the new model came out. However, it was named as Q50. After such a quick production cycle, the latest reports are suggesting that this nameplate is coming back. It should be the new entry-level sedan, smaller than the current Q50. Details about the launch and most design characteristics are still unknown, so we must rely on rumors and speculations. According to them, the new model will come already in the next year.
2020 Infiniti Q40 Comeback
This comeback will definitely be quite interesting to see. The previous model had a short production cycle and was a new car at all. This time, things will be much different. We are about to see a model that will represent Infiniti in the segment of small sedans, though we don’t know the exact size of the new model. Most reports are suggesting that the 2020 Infiniti Q40 will be smaller than the current Q50, which makes sense. However, many of them suggest it won’t be that smaller. Allegedly, the next-generation Q50 will be bigger, which would leave a lot of space for the new entry-level model.
In terms of the styling, the new model should be adapted to the brand’s latest design language, which was presented with recent new crossovers like QX50. New lines and sleek profile will make this small sedan super attractive, but we also count on a fine portion of distinctive details.
When it comes to interior design, we still can’t talk about anything more precise. Still, we presume that the company will be much cautious in this aspect, considering that some previous generations weren’t characterized by quality cabins, but rather looked like mainstream cars. This time, things will be different. The new model will allegedly utilize materials of much higher quality and offer more stylish cabin design. Of course, we count on tons of standard equipment, including the latest tech goodies and advanced safety systems.
2020 Infiniti Q40 Engines
While the previous generation features a large V engine, the 2020 Infiniti Q40 new one will most likely come standard with four cylinders. Of course, we are counting on the company’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four, which will for this occasion feature a max output between 250 and 300 horsepower. Also, we count on an optional V6 engine. Will we see a 400-hp version in the offer, it is hard to say at this moment. In any case, both engines should be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid version also seems possible.
2020 Infiniti Q40 Release Date and Price
Although we can find a lot of reports that suggest the arrival of the new 2020 Infiniti Q40, the fact is that we are still waiting for the official confirmation. At this point, there are no words from the company. Still, it should come sometime in the next year, according to the rumors. When it comes to the price, the current Q50 starts at around 36.000. This one should feature a slightly lower price tag.