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First Infiniti Q50 rolls off the production line

The first production model of the Infiniti Q50 has rolled off the production line at the company’s Tochigi plant today.

infinitiThe new premium sports saloon is the first in a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, and features advanced technology, emotive styling and plenty of performance. The Q50 is at the heart of the company’s new model line up, designed to aid its entry into the European market.

The all-new Infiniti Q50, which will go on sale in the summer, is available with a technologically advanced V6 3.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid and 2.2-litre 4 cylinder diesel engine.

Striking design, a raft of breakthrough technologies such as Direct Adaptive Steering, and high levels of craftsmanship and performance are the distinctive qualities of the Q50.

Three-time Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, played an active role in the testing and evaluation programme of the Q50 in his capacity of Infiniti’s Director of Performance.

“The first Q50 is coming off the line today so congratulations. I am glad I was involved in the development of the Q50 and I wish you a very good ‘birthday’ and success for the future,” he said in a congratulatory video message to the production team at Tochigi.

Vettel will assist in shaping the performance dynamics of Infiniti’s future model line-up.