Infiniti Q50 Production Begins in Japan

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Production on the Infiniti G37 successor, the Q50, has begun in Japan with the first vehicle rolling off Nissan’s plant in Tochigi, Japan.

The Q50 is the first model built under the Japanese automaker’s new CEO, Johan de Nysschen, and is also the first model to sport Infiniti’s new nomenclature. De Nysschen was on hand for the start of the Q50’s production along with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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The Q50 is powered by a similar 3.7-liter V6 engine with 328 hp mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the non-hybrid Q50 starts at $37,355 while the hybrid variant will sport a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined system output of 354 hp. The hybrid Q50 starts from $44,605.

With the first Q50 rolling off the production line, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn took it out for a drive on the track. Watch a video below on the Q50.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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