Many Infiniti models seem old and the Q50 is one of them. Despite the impressive styling that still looks very fresh, the current generation of this luxury sedan has been on the market since 2013. Moreover, it rides on an old FM platform, which received numerous updates for all these years, but definitely can’t compete with much younger rivals. Therefore, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 is about to come completely redesigned, according to the latest reports. We are about to see a completely new design, including some pretty radical design solutions.
The new model will come with a completely different layout, while the manufacturer promises an electrified version across the whole range. Naturally, we will see a completely new styling, new interior design and loads of new tech features, including an all-new infotainment system. We are still waiting for the official confirmation, but this redesign seems like a certain thing in our eyes, so we believe it will happen in a year or two.
2021 Infiniti Q50 Redesign
Naturally, the upcoming redesign is about to bring loads of novelties and the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. The current model still rides on a good-old FM platform, which dates from the early ‘00s. Despite numerous updates and upgrades, this platform simply can’t keep pace with rivals, so the current Q50 doesn’t deliver too impressive handling, which is a real shape considering its impressive styling. Also, this platform doesn’t support any form of electrification, and these powertrain options seem like a must in the future.
Therefore, the latest reports are suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer is working on a completely new platform. At this point, we don’t know the name but have no doubt it will bring loads of improvements. Besides typical things like weight reduction, this platform will also come in a completely new layout. Instead of the RWD, the new generation will feature standard all-wheel drive and electrified powertrain will be standard across the whole lineup.
When it comes to styling, we have no doubt that the Japanese carmaker will do a great job, like it always does. Simply, the current Q50 still looks amazing, despite the age. It looks very fresh thanks to a beautiful silhouette that accentuates its premium nature. Therefore, we expect that the 2021 Infiniti Q50 won’t feature too many radical changes, but rather an evolution of the current styling, which would utilize all those curvy lines and sleek profile.
Big changes are expected on the inside as well. At this point, we don’t know too much. Still, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Infiniti Q50 will get a brand-new infotainment system. The current dual-screen setup looks cool, but it isn’t the most functional system around. Also, the software is a little bit outdated and misses some of the modern features. Most likely, the new generation will feature one huge screen instead of the current setup, with the latest tech goodies and connectivity features. The rest of the cabin will be redesigned as well and we expect Infiniti to raise the bar for a bit.
2021 Infiniti Q50 Engines
One of the big novelties for this redesign will be a new powertrain. According to most reports, the new will be electrified. This probably means a hybrid setup. We could easily see the same V6 engine under the hood but combined with electric motors. Some reports suggest a four-cylinder-based setup. Others suggest we could also see an all-electric 2021 Infiniti Q50. More details should be known soon.
2021 Infiniti Q50 Release Date and Price
The all-new 2021 Infiniti Q50 should come in about a year or two. We presume that base models will go around 40.000 dollars.