The 2019 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 line-ups have been streamlined, the Japanese luxury marque will offer fewer variants and powertrains, simplified model names but more features and realigned pricing.
In a response to customer feedback, the 2019 Q50 range has been reduced from ten variants to five with the Pure entry grade now available with a 3.0-litre engine.
With new global branding comes new model names. The entry grade is now known as Pure (formerly GT), the mid-spec becomes the Sport (formerly Sports Premium), the hybrid will be known as Blue Sport (changed from HEV Sports Premium) and the top-of-the-line model is now Red Sport.
Pricing has also been repositioned with some vehicles seeing a price reduction of as much as $5,500.
Opening the range is the Q50 2.0T Pure, it’s gained a sunroof option and starts at $54,900 (all prices before on-road costs) which is on par with the previous entry-level pricing. A new 3.0T Pure grade is also available from $58,900.
The mid-spec Q50 Sport gets a $5,500 price drop to $64,900.
Available now only in 2WD, the hybrid Blue Sport model also saw a price reduction with $2,500 shaved off coming in at $70,900.
The apex of the range, the Red Sport also saw the price rolled back to $74,900 representing a $5,000 decrease.
Powering the Q50 range are four engines – 2.0-litre (155kW and 350Nm), two 3.0-litre (224kW/400Nm and 298kW/475Nm) and 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid (268kW and 564Nm) – all of which are petrol units meaning the 2.2-litre diesel engine has been dropped.
Also no longer available is the Q50 2.0T in the GT Enhancement Pack or Sports Premium guises.
All grades now come with direct adaptive steering with customised steering control, 360-degree surround view monitor, active lane control, LED headlights with daytime running lamps, adaptive front-lighting system and high beam assist, and moving object detection.
Sport and Red Sport grades also include lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, blind spot intervention and forward emergency braking.
For the 2019 Infiniti Q60 coupe range, the realignment has seen a reduction of four options to two, the Pure and Red Sport.
The Q60 2.0-litre Pure model costs an extra $1,000 but gains a surround view monitor, adaptive front lighting system and a sunroof as standard.
The Q60 3.0 Red Sport has been reduced by $4,000 but adds newly designed larger 20-inch wheels.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine develops 155kW and 350Nm whilst the 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 offers 298kW and 475Nm.
Available on the Red Sport is predictive forward collision warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian braking system and surround view monitor with moving object detection as standard.
Range changes for the 2019 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 came into effect on August 1, 2018.
2019 Infiniti Q50 range (excluding on-road costs):
Q50 2.0T Pure - $54,900 (Unchanged)
Q50 3.0T Pure - $58,900 (New grade)
Q50 3.0T Sport - $64,900 (-$5,500)
Q50 HEV 2WD Blue Sport - $70,900 (-$2,500)
Q50 3.0T Red Sport - $74,900 (-$5,000)
Sunroof - $1,900
Metallic Paint - $1,500
2019 Infiniti Q60 range (excluding on-road costs):
Q60 2.0T Pure - $63,900 (+$1,000)
Q60 3.0T Red Sport - $84,900 (-$4,000)
Metallic Paint - $1,500
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