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Infiniti's long wheelbase version of the Q50 sports sedan will be the marque's first model to be produced locally in China.

21 Aug 2014 | International News : Hong Kong

The Infiniti Q50L has an overall length of 4,852mm and wheelbase stretched to 2,898mm - adding nicely to the rear passengers' premium comfort
Infiniti has premiered the long wheelbase variant of the Q50 sports sedan. With a 48mm longer wheelbase than the standard Q50, the Q50L provides more room and comfort for rear passengers.

With this introduction, Infiniti is delivering on its strategy to accommodate the sophisticated Chinese market, listening closely to the needs of its customers.

Infiniti cited China to be a rapidly growing market, which is now considered a major hub of reference for the Infiniti brand worldwide. Sales growth year-on-year for the first six months of 2014 reached 130 percent or total deliveries of just over 14,000 vehicles.

Also, the Q50L is in keeping with the soon-to-launch (in the U.S. and Canada) updated Q70L long wheelbase saloon, a model which originated in the Chinese market in 2012.

The Q50L will debut at the end of August at the Chengdu Motor Show (Sichuan province), with deliveries to commence in the beginning of November, in Comfort, Elegant, Sports, Luxury and Luxury Sports trims.

The Q50L is dedicated and will be offered exclusively to the mainland Chinese market. The Infiniti Q50L is the first model with production to take place at the Xiangyang factory in Hubei province, China, which became the fourth assembly plant for Infiniti vehicles globally.

The car is powered by Infiniti's first 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged to 208bhp and 320Nm of torque. Together with its seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, this powertrain perfectly combines performance and fuel efficiency.

The Q50L also features the world's first steer-by-wire system - Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) - allowing unprecedented driving comfort, safety, and low-effort steering precision.

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