2018 INFINITI Q50 production begins in Japan

  • First 2018 INFINITI Q50 sedans roll off the production line in Tochigi

Tochigi, Japan – INFINITI has begun production of the 2018 INFINITI Q50, with first vehicles manufactured at the company’s facility in Tochigi, Japan. The premium sports sedan will soon be shipped to the United States for arrival at INFINITI retailers later this summer.

“The capability and quality of the new Q50 is exceptional and meets the high standards of INFINITI,” said Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President of INFINITI.

“Our engineering and manufacturing team is ramping up production and we are looking forward to shipping vehicles to customers around the world.

“At INFINITI, our production system follows a very strict ‘kaizen’ process of continuous improvement. Not only do we work hard to improve with every vehicle that comes off the line, as part of our ‘Empower the Drive’ brand promise, we also strive to continually improve every process in every part of the business.”

The range-topping 2018 INFINITI Q50S features the award-winning VR30 engine. The 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 powerplant was recently named on the prestigious 2017 Ward’s ‘10 Best Engines’ list.

The 2018 Q50 also features a refreshed interior design and innovative technologies designed to empower and enhance the drive.

The Q50 is INFINITI’s best-selling model. Since the first generation was launched in 2013, INFINITI has sold close to 210,000 Q50s worldwide.

In 2016, INFINITI overall sold more than 230,000 vehicles globally – a 7% year-on-year increase and a new sales record – with the Q50 sports sedan accounting for one third of the brand’s total.

The global press kit for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 can be found here: http://infinitipresspacks.com/en/q50-my18/home.html

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About INFINITI:
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

More information about INFINITI and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.INFINITI.com. You can also follow INFINITI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

Contacts:
For INFINITI Global Communications, contact:
Jon Walsh
Senior Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0129
Mobile: +852 9447 9705
Email: jon.walsh@infiniti.com 

Chris Jordan
Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0209
Mobile: +852 9447 9974
Email: chris.jordan@infiniti.com 

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