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The Most Affordable 2020 Infiniti Q50 Has Been Axed

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Infiniti has made some big changes to the 2020 Q50 lineup.

The Infiniti Q50 has been on sale since 2014 as an alternative to the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, but its sales have been disappointing, to say the least. For the 2020 model year, Infiniti is making some drastic changes to the Q50 lineup. As we learned from leaked order guides a few months ago, the luxury sedan's entry-level 2.0-liter turbo-four has been dropped, meaning the only option is a more expensive V6 powerplant.

2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View Driving via Infiniti
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Left Side View via Infiniti

To fill the void, Infiniti has introduced a new entry-level model called the 3.0t Pure, which packs a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine. Power is sent through a seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels or an optional all-wheel drive system. Pricing starts at $36,400, which is a $750 increase over the 2019 Q50 2.0 Pure entry-level model. As standard, the Pure model comes with LED headlights, a dual exhaust system, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Moving up the range, the Luxe trim starts at $38,850 and adds 18-inch wheels, while the Sport trim starts at $48,500. This trim includes 19-inch wheels, a more angular front bumper, and lower air intakes, lending the luxury sdedan a sportier appearance than lower trims. Topping the range is the 3.0t Sport, which packs a more powerful 400-hp version of Infiniti's 3.0-liter V6 engine twin-turbo, as well as unique dark chrome interior accents with Red Sport 400 paddle shifters.

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2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View via Infiniti
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Rear View via Infiniti

Inside, every trim model features a new Infiniti InTouch infotainment system that includes an upper eight-inch display and a lower seven-inch display, as well as support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Siri, and Google Voice. Two illuminated USB ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) have also been added to all trim levels.

Available driver assists include direct adaptive steering, active lane control, intelligent cruise control, distance control assist, backup collision intervention, blind-spot warning, blind-spot intervention, and lane departure warning.

2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View Driving via Infiniti
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Steering Wheel via Infiniti
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front Angle View via Infiniti

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2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View Driving
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View Driving
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Left Side View
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Steering Wheel
2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Front View
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