Infiniti Q50L Sports Sedan Will be Assembled in China

It's been a year now since Nissan's luxury division has started production of the Infiniti Q50, and here we have the first picture of the China-only Q50L. With a 48 millimeter (1.9-inch) longer wheelbase than the Q50, the long wheelbase sports sedan offers extra room and comfort for the rear passengers.
Infiniti Q50L 1 photo
While the Infiniti Q50 is imported from Japan, the new Q50L will be assembled in China and sold locally. Extra legroom fans from the U.S. and Canada shouldn't fret too much about the limited availability because Infiniti will soon launch an updated Q70L saloon for them. Dedicated to the Chinese market, the stylish and tech-savvy Q50L will be built at a new plant in Xiangyang, in the Hubei province.

Boasting an overall length of 4,852 mm (191 inches) and a wheelbase stretched to 2,898 mm (114 inches), the added space enhances the rear passengers’ sense of premium comfort. Set to make its public debut at the Chengdu Motor Show at the end of August, the new model will be available in four trim levels (Comfort, Elegant, Sports, Luxury and Luxury Sports) and will be providing a wide range of optional extras and customization choices for the more demanding premium buyer.

As for deliveries, Infiniti tells that the first units will be in customers' hands at the beginning of November. Just like the normal Q50, the long wheelbase variant is powered by Infiniti's first 2-liter turbo'd four-pot mill, packing 208 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. Coupled to a seven-speed automatic with manual shift mode, this powertrain combines performance with fuel efficiency. Another cool feature on the Infiniti Q50L is its steer-by-wire system dubbed Direct Adaptive Steering.

Other available features include the double touchscreen Infiniti InTouch HCI system, Active Lane Control, a Bose 14-speaker Studio on Wheels audio system, a mood lighting system, rear window sunshade, electronic anti-glare side mirrors and the list goes on. As for Infiniti in China, the Asian country became the marque's second sales volume hub globally, with half-year sales just over 14,000 vehicles.


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