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Old 01-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Infiniti Q50

No more "G" and "M" for Infiniti, their new cars will be named "Q50" for the G Series and "Q70" for the M Series.







http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/14/2...-detroit-2013/

I think it's a nice evolution of the G design.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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Actually looks really nice. The G35/37 needed a facelift after so many years.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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looks like they're doing the pinched nose thing like lexus... or did they do it first
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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Sooo...they'd like to be associated with the car that almost killed them (Q45) instead of the car that saved them (G35)? Does not compute.

Car looks okay, I guess, but it's too all over the place. Makes me say 'y' part looks like 'x' car instead of any it of really saying 'G'. The styling has never taken any huge leaps over the years, just kind of kept up with the times to be 'modern' but not overly edgy/futuristic/whatever. Personally, I like that.

I guess maybe the future is now, but it kinda looks like ass. I wouldn't be able to pick that apart from a Sonata on the road.

Also, they just redesigned the M like...two years ago? And it looks good. Better differentiated from the G while not being...well, ugly.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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I would have to say that it is an improvement. The last generation G sedans were not that great looking to me. I think that this is a car that will look better in person than in pictures. I think BMW still has the edge in styling over this. This Q50 may be a bit better looking than the 2014 Lexus IS though.

I would like to see a higher performance version of the Infiniti Q50 that can compete with IS-F (if they have one) and M3.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Just can't get past that grill...just ugly. The rest of the car is beautiful.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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The side profile has some 'G' to it, now that I look a little closer...but I don't see how anyone can like the back. The lights have always been a signature...even after the restyle (2007 I think?) the rear lights just looked like a sleeker version of the previous.

These look like they came out of the BMW knock-off parts bin that half the manufacturers out there seem to be using.

edit: someone feel free to correct me if BMW wasn't the first to use that general shape. But it's definitely become way too widespread and utterly generic.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #8
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I think it loos better than the second gens, but I still really like the look of the first gen sedan. It's a nice update, there will always be people who hate a redesign but hey I think it is much sharper looking
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:50 AM   #9
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Like the car, don't understand the name change at all.

Every car will be a Q with some number that's only a reference to relative size... not engine displacement. Dumb dee dumb dumb.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #10
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Like the car, don't understand the name change at all.

Every car will be a Q with some number that's only a reference to relative size... not engine displacement. Dumb dee dumb dumb.
They're copying audi with the a3/a5/a7,etc.

The q50 is growing on me. Looks good.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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I like the look of it, but I think they should have kept the old naming schemes.
Nothing though in my eyes will beat an 06 era sedan. Hot. <3

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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The front doesn't look like an Infiniti, but I like it anyway.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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All dimensions mentioned other than weight. With it being larger in all respects, it's probably evolving into a more luxobarge role. Ah well.

I kind of miss the days when the G35 Coupe 6MT Sport was basically identical to the 350Z in performance. The G37 kind of fattened/softened things up, and now this .. is pretty far from sporty.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #14
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Hate the rear.. doesn't look like a G35/37 at all.
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don't understand the name change at all. also, the lexus pinched nose look was awful when toyota did it and is still awful here. they've also got the lexus chrome bar between the taillights. might as well call it the IS370.
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So, a BMW, Volkswagen, Lexus, and Hyundai had an orgy...
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #17
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Take the emblem off the front end and I may thought Ford Fusion or Hyundai Sonata.
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