2022 INFINITI Q50 powers up with standard wireless Apple CarPlay, INFINITI InTouch Services telematics, and more

 The 2022 INFINITI Q50 sedan adds newfound smarts this year to its strong exterior style and tailored interior. In addition to the available Bose® Performance Series Audio, every INFINITI Q50 now includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay® compatibility and INFINITI InTouch Services telemetics for 2022. The 2022 INFINITI Q50 arrives in showrooms later this month and starts at $44,295 MSRP.

The 2022 INFINITI Q50 sedan continues its award-winning formula by combining a lean, athletic stance with a crafted, connected, and comfortable interior. The 2022 Q50 is available in five well-equipped grades: PURE, LUXE, SPORT TECH, RED SPORT I-LINE, and RED SPORT I-LINE ProACTIVE. Each grade comes standard with INFINITI's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The Q50 SPORT TECH grade continues for 2022 and offers an aggressive sporty design with 19-inch sport-design aluminum alloy wheels and a body coloured trunk spoiler.

Every 2022 INFINITI Q50, including the PURE grade, includes standard Wireless Apple CarPlay®connectivity, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Automatic Collision Notification and Emergency Call, Rain-sensing wipers, Auto-dimming inside mirror and LED fog lights.

The 2022 INFINITI Q50 LUXE grade is available with leather-appointed seats; power tilt and telescoping steering wheel; power-folding outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down; a dual-occupant memory system for the driver's seat that remembers steering wheel, seat, and outside mirror position, linked to individual Intelligent Keys; driver's seat power lumbar adjustment; and Bose® Performance Series audio. The LUXE grade also offers a suite of safety technology such as Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Backup Collision Intervention, Front and Rear Sonar Systems, and Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range.

Every 2022 INFINITI Q50 sedan is powered by a dynamic 3.0-litre twin-turbo V-6 that spins out 300 or up to 400 horsepower in Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE models. Paired to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching, the Q50's powerplant combines excellent drivability with efficiency and performance.

Performance and presentation

The 2022 INFINITI Q50's robust exterior begins with INFINITI's signature double-arch grille highlighted by chrome surrounds. A subtle, smooth character line rises from the grille and extends along the bodysides to create a fluid, dynamic profile everywhere the Q50 travels. "Human-eye" LED headlights on all grades are as captivating as they are illuminating, while slim combination LED taillights etch a distinctive signature at night.

The 2022 Q50 SPORT TECH and RED SPORT I-LINE grades include a lower, angular front bumper that is visually potent and adds to the sedan's appeal. Inspired by INFINITI's zero-lift concept of aerodynamic efficiency, those Q50 grades are equipped with functional airfoils at the base of the front bumper.

Unique to Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE grades, dual exhaust tips with a brushed satin finish feature prominently at the rear and relay a sonorous exhaust note from its axle-back sport exhaust for a more powerful on-road presence.

The 2022 Q50 PURE is equipped with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Q50 LUXE features attractive 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Sport-Tech and RED SPORT 400 grades pronounce the sedan's performance potential with 19-inch sport-design aluminum-alloy wheels.

Tailored interior, connectivity abounds

Highlighted by this year's inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay® compatibility, the 2022 INFINITI Q50 bristles with technology without sacrificing a craftsman's touch. This year, 2022 Q50 LUXE sedans receive leather-appointed seating surfaces for up to five inside, with available Graphite or Stone colour treatments. The Q50 SPORT TECH grade this year is available in Graphite or Stone leather-appointed surfaces. The 2022 Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE receives semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, brilliantly finished in Gallery White with Red stitching or Graphite with Red stitching.

The Q50 interior features INFINITI's hallmark zero-gravity spinal support seats that were carefully engineered to provide a consistent level of support and minimize pressure on lower and upper back muscles. Both the front and rear seats help distribute body pressure across a broader range of the upper seating surface. The roomy interior space offers ample front and rear headroom, generous rear knee room enhanced by the thin front seatback design, and wide-range front seat slide and lift adjustability.

Dual, high-definition displays feature smartphone compatibility software and INFINITI InTouch Services telematics with Wi-Fi hotspot. On applicable models, sound travels through a Bose® Performance Series 16-speaker audio system with Bose Centerpoint simulated surround that delivers a rich, balanced, and nuanced sound throughout the cabin. USB-based Android Auto™ compatibility is supported by two standard USB ports in the front (one Type-A, one Type-C), and wireless Apple CarPlay® is newly standard on all grades.

VR-series pedigree, "Very Responsive" results

The 2022 Q50 tasks its longitudinally mounted 3.0-litre VR-series twin-turbo V6 engine for motivation, offered in one of two configurations. In Q50 PURE, LUXE and SPORT TECH sedans, the V6 delivers 300 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 295 lb-ft at 1,600-5,200 rpm. In Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE sedans, the V6 engine produces 400 maximum horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1,600-5,200 rpm.

Exclusive to the RED SPORT I-LINE's engine, an extra water pump to aid in cooling and an optical turbine speed sensor is added, the latter of which allows for the twin-turbochargers to perform at up to 240,000 rpm — higher than ever before for a V6 engine.

The V6 is teamed with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. Standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE offer more control for dynamic performance — if the mood strikes.

Power travels down the driveline to standard INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system.

Arresting the Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE's impressive performance requires equally impressive hardware. The Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE's uprated brakes feature four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers, which are painted red. All Q50 grades ride on a four-wheel independent suspension, with all-season run-flat tires.

Five standout Q50 grades

The 2022 INFINITI Q50 PURE starts at $44,295 MSRP and includes wireless Apple CarPlay® compatibility, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, heated front seats and outside mirrors, Predicitive Forward Collision Waring, and Forward Emergency Braking.

Moving up a grade level, the Q50 LUXE includes leather-appointed seats, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bose® Performance Series Audio and more for $48,995.

The Q50 SPORT TECH ladders up with 19-inch sport-design aluminum alloy wheels, black open-pore wood interior trim, integrated navigation, sport front and rear fascias, body coloured trunk spoiler, Advanced Climate Control System with Plasmacluster™ Air Purifier and Grape Polyphenol filter, and more for $56,595 MSRP.

At the top of the performance ladder, the 2022 Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE includes unique black exterior accents (black mirror caps, grille surround, window surround, trunk spoiler and trunk finisher), aluminum pedals, uprated V6 engine performance, exclusive 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed sport seats with red contrast stitching, Dynamic Digital Suspension, which constantly adjusts the shock absorber valves within a wide range of damping force to control body motion when cornering, and more for $59,295 MSRP.

Taking it one step further, the Q50 RED SPORT I-LINE ProACTIVE grade is equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering®, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Front lighting System, an illuminated emblem and more for $62,295 MSRP.

The 2022 INFINITI Q50 is set to arrive in retailers across Canada beginning in late September 2021.

(MSRP excludes the Freight and PDE charge of $2,095.)