The Infiniti Q50S Hybrid has quietly cropped up on Infiniti Malaysia’s website, with a list of standard equipment and an estimated price of RM400,000.
The Hybrid adds a few extra accoutrements to the already comprehensive equipment of its 2.0t Standard and Premium siblings. Exterior additions include the S-specific front fascia and 19-inch wheels, while the interior gets such niceties as a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar and torso support, aluminium pedals, solid magnesium steering wheel paddles and an Around View Monitor.
Powering the Hybrid is a 298 hp, 338 Nm 3.5 litre Atkinson-cycle V6 mated to a 62 hp, 270 Nm electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and a seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control. Total output is 364 hp and 546 Nm, enough for the car to go from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, while combined fuel consumption is rated at 6.2 litres per 100 km.
Under the skin, the Hybrid gets the newfangled steer-by-wire Direct Adaptive Steering system and a sport-tuned suspension, as well as a host of driver assist systems including Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Prevention, Back-up Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control and Active Lane Control.
From the looks of it, the Q50 lineup will be launched in Malaysia very soon. We’ve driven the Infiniti Q50S Hybrid twice already, and you can read Jonathan’s impressions from the Nissan 360 event in California as well as Anthony’s comprehensive local review.