Infiniti Q50 (2013) teaser video of new sports saloon

Published: 03 January 2013

The first car to emerge under Infiniti's new naming structure will be the Q50, due at the Detroit motor show in January 2013.

The Q50 will replace the rare-groove G37 saloon, and attempt to propel Nissan's luxury arm into the hotly contested small exec saloon battleground.

Infiniti Q50: the first details

While the Q50 will fight established posh saloons like the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class, it'll also spawn a Q60 two-door coupe and cabriolet range, like its German rivals.

After the outgoing G37 suffered for its one-size engine range (a thirsty 3.7-litre petrol V6 shared with the Nissan 370Z sports car), Infiniti will join the market trend for downsizing with its new Q-badged cars. Expect 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines to form the backbone of the Q50 range, and a hybrid model to rival the new Lexus IS, also due in Detroit in January 2013.

What else is new at Infiniti?

It's a busy period for Infiniti ahead: along with an entire model range overhaul, the company has also announced it'll build its 1-series rival hatchback in Sunderland from 2015.

Click below to watch the official Infiniti preview video of the Q50. Adaptive LED headlights ahoy!