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The Q50 hybrid looks than it is, blending some elements that are reminiscent of and Mazda. Photo Gallery

Martin road tests and the Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid in the US.

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In the world of slow-starters, Infiniti has the standard bearer. Only 207 found Australian homes so far year, well above the 132 sold over a short in its Aussie infancy back in the 1990s, when it was massively and unknown.

But that is destined to with bold expansion to bolster drivetrains and model Allen Lu — managing for Infiniti Asia/Oceania — of the German opposition being too and cold, with plans to younger buyers, as well as with a younger mindset, by way of a and performance-driven sales pitch as as plenty of technology.

With persuasive pattern in mind, a drive of the Q50 S Hybrid in California plenty, and by and large the clever hybrid has won some favour.

Pricing is well short of set in stone — it s not here the end of January next year but the expectation of an entry-level four-cylinder (with three-point star starting under $60,000 is no

The hybrid V6 flagship is going to ask — if you can save enough to out $80,000 you ll get some options too and talk of a four-cylinder petrol also boasting German is a chance for an appearance later year.

But on the features list for pricetag is a 14-speaker Bose system, dual-zone climate power-adjustable and heated front leather trim, satnav on one of two 17in or 19in alloy (depending on the final spec), a

We re not getting the 3.7-litre alloy V6 leads the Q50 s charge in the US — the flagship will be powered by the 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid, uses two dual-clutch set-ups to the conventional (minus torque-converter) seven-speed auto, the petrol V6 and the side of the equation.

Backed by a lithium-ion battery, the motor cranks out 50kW and — Infiniti says equates to a 260kW kick, by a long stream of torque. If s not clever enough, there s — a world-first in production design, says the company, by more than a decade of — that controls the wheels more rapidly and works with the active control system.

Infiniti is the sedan as a car to seduce new buyers and s plenty of emotive language about its — sensuous styling and the like — aerodynamic curves, muscular to the haunches and LED lighting front and

The stylish look continues with two touch-screens in the centre-stack, instruments that were to see, a cabin that s in trim bits of wood and The only drawback with the hybrid over the petrol-only V6 is space, which is listed on which specs you read) at 510 for the V6 and 400 litres for the hybrid.

There s not much missing the Q50 s safety features list, the S model getting an upgrade in size and calipers, while the stoppers also feature energy recovery — it be a surprise if it didn t rank in any crash test results.

on offer is automatic high-beam, cruise control, the 360-degree camera system, automatic and collision alert, blind and an active lane departure The active lane system cameras that not only for an unintended change in direction, but makes adjustments for road and crosswinds in tandem with the by wire system.

If you are looking for a to get in on the ground floor of something than a typical German but with a bit of character — this might be worth a when it gets here year. The Q50 hybrid looks than it is, blending some elements that are reminiscent of and Mazda . but its a handsome mix. the confines of the four-door sedan, it s a feel to the cabin that is if not cavernous for rear legroom.

Technology levels are high but not at the of an enthusiastic driveline — the drive V6 is smooth and transitions petrol and electric propulsion are intrusion or interruption. The electric-only doesn t surrender to internal too soon either, offering lower-speed drive, as well quickly to electric mode and shutdown when coasting.

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It makes some of the right when under load, almost lusty tones from the V6 when it s delivering forward progress, but the real was a decent chassis set-up the steering is not just electric-assisted, but with a mechanical column as But the weighting was good, as was the chassis between ride and handling although an absolute verdict on would require a drive on the local roads, but rear-drive feel as though there s for adeptness.

Rear space (particularly leg and cargo area aren t to set new class benchmarks but four sized occupants will be comfortably, as long as they don t the kitchen sink. The complaints are to the on-going gripe — s not exclusive to Infiniti — can we get rid of the foot-operated park-brake? An electric must be close to making archaic devices extinct.

It s in the way and do they operate for long at efficiency before requiring

While it remains to be seen residual values do, the Q50 itself is a ambassador for the Infiniti brand refined, quiet, balanced and But it s not any hope of making inroads the established German and Japanese without a serious long-term — a decent dealer and a brand awareness campaign for — from its overseers.


Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid

Price: $80,000

Warranty: 4 years/100,000km

servicing: no

Resale: 42% (previous

Service interval: N/A

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