A fancier version of the sedan is now available.
Things haven't been going all that well for Infiniti. Along with being comprehensively outshined by the likes of Genesis, there hasn't been much in the way of good news. The brand's Formula One-inspired sports car will not make production, and our review of the Q50 hasn't convinced us that it's good enough for the company it aims to keep. Still, at least we are promised a good showing from the QX60, and it seems that Infiniti may be aware of the shortcomings of the Q50. The Japanese automaker has just revealed a new Signature Edition, and although it doesn't change anything on a fundamental level, it comes with much nicer finishings.
Infiniti says this is a limited production model but doesn't tell us how many it plans to make. Perhaps this will be determined by the level of interest. So, what will prospective buyers get? The 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine is nothing new, yet we are told that "The 2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition is fueled by passionate drivers looking for something as distinctive as they are." Sure, whatever you say. What this translates to in a physical way is Saddle Brown leather upholstery over sport seats, but that's it for the cabin.
The exterior of the car gets a little more attention, with 19-inch polished wheels and a dark chrome grille. You also get a choice of Dynamic Sunstone Red, Grand Blue, Majestic White, or Midnight Black. Like the Q50 Sensory model, standard features include a 16-speaker sound system from Bose, black open pore wood trim, and a Plasmacluster air purifier. All of this costs $48,200 for the rear-wheel-drive version while the AWD option will set you back $50,200. We appreciate the effort, but this does little to address the Q50's real shortcomings. Hopefully, the brand's newest crossover is a little more impressive.