The 2016 Infiniti Q50 (Nissan Skyline)

2016 North American International Auto Show: Infiniti to launch 2016 Q50 featuring new VR30 engine

On December 15, Nissan’s overseas luxury brand, Infiniti announced its overview for the 2016 version of the Q50 (the Nissan Skyline, in Japan). The all-new Q50 will be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show next January in the US.

The 2016 model does not feature any significant changes to its cabin or exterior. Infiniti focused on improving its driving performance through updates to the power train and chassis.

For the power train, the new Q50 features a newly developed direct injection 3.0-liter V6 gasoline twin turbo engine called the VR30. It generates 400hp/6,400rpm of maximum output and 48.4kgm/1,600-5,200rpm of maximum torque.

For North America and other markets, this VR30 unit replaces the 3.7-liter V6 naturally aspirated gasoline engine. Though the engine displacement has been reduced by 700cc, the maximum output has been boosted by 72hp to 400hp (from 328hp).

Due to downsizing of the engine, Infiniti was able to enhance its environmental performance with a 6.7% improvement in fuel efficiency.