- From Geneva Motor Show to Infiniti Showroom
- Star car only on display for three days
- Special ‘in house’ showing of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix
Infiniti North Europe (2 April 2013) − Infiniti Centre Hull is to have an international star on display. Following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the new Infiniti Q50 is to make an appearance at Infiniti Centre Hull from 12-14 April. This is a part of a UK tour, five months ahead of its official arrival date and the first of many Q50 opportunities.
The Infiniti Q50 is a premium sports saloon and represents a major step forwards for the Infiniti Centre network. Centre Owner Stephen Smith explains why: “The Q50 is the first Infiniti vehicle that has been produced with the European market in mind and as such allows us to appeal to a much wider audience than we have ever been able to before.”
With a 2.2-litre four cylinder diesel engine that emits under 115g/km CO2 it has been designed around the needs of both private and business customers. It can provide fuel economy in excess of 65mpg while still maintaining a good level of performance, with 170 PS of power and 400Nm of available torque. This super-efficient engine ensures low tax and running costs with a starting price of just £27,350.
The other technologically-advanced engine available is a sophisticated petrol V6 hybrid. It is the more performance biased of the two engines with acceleration from 0-62mph to be under 5.5 seconds but with CO2 below 145g/km and fuel economy of around 45mpg it will still attract lowtaxation. This engine is also available with a four wheel drive option.
However, the Q50 is not just about the engines, it has everything expected from a premium product, a fresh and modern look with a top class Japanese-influenced interior plus leading-edge technology taking the driving experience to a new level.
Stephen Smith continued: “To help celebrate that we will have the car here for the three days and as it coincides with the Chinese Formula one Grand Prix weekend we will also be throwing our doors open at 7:30 on Sunday morning to cheer on the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. I will be delighted to welcome everybody to come and view the race and the see new Q50 in our newly developed showroom. To ensure we can accommodate everyone please call us first on +44(0)1482 351129, to make a reservation.”
“Infiniti says it wants to be the number one Japanese premium brand, and you can believe it when you see the new Q50.”
The Infiniti Q50 is available to order now with deliveries expected in the autumn.
Infiniti Centre Hull is located at Priory Way, Hull, HU4 7DY
Other dates for the Infiniti Centre Q50 Tour –
Leeds 2-4 April
Birmingham 5-7 April
Glasgow 9-11 April
Hull 12–14 April
Reading 16–18 April
Stockport 20–22 April
Piccadilly (London) 25–27 April
The Q50 is the first model to feature Infiniti’s new naming strategy that will see all models bear either a Q or (for the crossovers) QX badge. The change recalls iconic Q models of Infiniti’s past and offers a clear and logical naming platform into which all existing and future Infiniti models will fit, with the double digit number signifying the area of the market where the car competes.
Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, reflects its brand promise “Inspired Performance” with a model line-up of saloons, coupés, SUVs and crossovers featuring exhilarating performance, emotive design and cutting edge technology. Infiniti continues to launch across the globe through a dedicated network of Infiniti Centres that share a commitment to exceptional hospitality throughout the entire period of ownership.
- Infiniti was launched in 1989 in the United States. Infiniti’s global footprint expanded into Canada in 1990, Taiwan in 1997, the Middle East in 2004, Korea in 2005 and Russia in 2006. Global expansion continued in 2007 with Infiniti Centres opening in the Ukraine and in one of the world’s fastest growing luxury automotive markets, China. In 2008 Infiniti launched in Western and Central Europe which has added 20 additional markets.
- Since May 2012, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.’s new global headquarters is situated in Hong Kong, headed by Johan de Nysschen as President of Infiniti on 1 July.