The Infiniti Q50L The car will be built and sold exclusively in China. ©Infiniti

The Infiniti Q50L
The car will be built and sold exclusively in China.
©Infiniti

(Relaxnews) – The new Q50L is the first car from the premium Japanese manufacturer developed exclusively for the Chinese market and will also be the first Infiniti to be built in China.

Although based on the existing Q50 executive sedan, Infiniti claims that the L is a result of “listening closely to customers’ needs” in what it describes as a highly sophisticated market.

So, the first obvious difference is the car’s length. Affluent Chinese drivers value rear passenger space as highly as performance or exclusivity. The Q50L measures 4.8 meters from end to end and its wheelbase (the distance between front and rear wheels) is also greater at 2.9 rather than 2.8 meters.

But as well as more leg room, passengers will get mood lighting and rear window sunshades as standard as well as a 14-speaker Bose sound system.

Infiniti hasn’t neglected the driver either, the car will come with a host of electronic aids including active lane control. The Q50L will also be the first Infiniti to benefit from a new economical but potent 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a drive-by-wire electronic steering set-up for smoother and more responsive maneuvering.

It also seems that Chinese automotive predilections are gaining traction in other countries. The Q50L’s big brother the Q70 is already offered in a longer L variant in China and the model is now going to go on sale in the US and Canada.

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