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2014 Q50 (Q50S, S)

INFINITI has been a company from its parent brand for a little more a year now; that’s Infiniti cars have been being built at all 1989.

What’s more, the is going up against some of the opposition in the car market in the mighty of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, who dominate the premium car market almost

The Q50 is the spearhead with which wants to give the big Germans a on their home turf. sharply styled and certainly on the eye in either of the body styles. trim looks surprisingly from the front when you put it to a more relaxed Premium-spec but in isolation both look – refreshingly – different to what’s out there.

It’s sized in between 3 Series and 5 Series, so it might be a great catch-all compromise.

The design is good, too, a large centre console a snug, comfortable feel to a that isn’t as open and as some thanks to a windscreen and that sit closer to the occupants in rival cars. The console is dominated by two vertically stacked screens; the top one recessed slightly the surface and tasked with the navigation system readout and from the manoeuvring cameras and rear).

Unfortunately this screen is back significantly enough to be to glare, especially since not angled towards the driver in any If the sun is coming through the passenger window it can be hard to see parts of the readout.

The lower screen, flush with the console and with a smooth, glossy cover, is effectively the touch-screen panel via which the driver can the myriad settings and personalisation It’s rather vulnerable to but it’s quick to respond to and offers a clear, crisp layout that anyone a smartphone should feel at home with.

Cabin is a mixed bag, with door pockets but a big central which also houses two power outlets, two USB ports, a jack and even a ‘video in’ to pipe pictures to the top screen – but not you’re driving.

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Speaking of driving, you can have the Q50 as a which borrows Mercedes’ clattery but potentially very 2,143cc four-cylinder engine, or as a hybrid that uses the motor as a ‘supercharger’. It works a charm, too, giving the (the hybrid’s special an instant swell of torque low in the rev range before the 3.5-litre V6 over to pump the overall output to 360bhp.

In this the car excels in slow traffic gentle throttle inputs, the engine can switch off altogether the battery is depleted. With the air on, though, the engine has to keep back in quite often to the auxiliary systems.

The rear-wheel drive version of the is a very fine steer on roads, too, where a adjustable and composed chassis through, thanks in part to the Direct Adaptive Steering which in a world-first move connected to the front wheels by any means. It’s completely like a fighter jet, means the steering responsiveness can be to how the driver wants it. It works giving an increased measure of and a greater sense of confidence, a driver but also giving the green light to exploit the of talent it has.

There are some small with the new Q50, like the screen’s glare issue, but thoroughly enjoyable to drive. It effortlessly, looks arguably more stylish than the and feels solid. Infiniti’s service is reportedly something too, and you get the feeling that the premium car manufacturer out there be about to come of age.


AT A GLANCE

Model: Infiniti from £40,000 on the road.Engine: enclosed 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric system producing 360bhp and Seven-speed automatic gearbox the rear wheels.Performance: Top speed (limited), 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds.Fuel rating: 144g/km.

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infinity Q50 Electric Cars
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