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The Infiniti Q50 gets a makeover

Infiniti has revealed the updated version of its Q50 sports sedan at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Infiniti Q50 is still relatively new (The coupe variant, dubbed the Q60, was just formally introduced to the market only a year ago.), so it should come as no surprise that the 2018 model is simply a mild facelift.

The design updates to the Q50 are intended to further differentiate the available trims (which themselves have also been redefined). The updated grille, however, will grace all trim levels. New headlamp designs will grace most trims as well--a common strategy with design updates.

Under the metal, things will remain essentially unchanged. You'll find the same four- and six-cylinder engines that were introduced to the Q50 lineup when the Q60 debuted last year. The Sport and 400-horsepower Red Sport trims get a new front bumper with a more angular shape, which Infiniti hopes will emphasize those models' performance credentials.

Inside, materials upgrades abound. New leather-like trim is available on the dash in several grades, and a new steering wheel ties the updated design together.

Sales will kick off in the second quarter of 2017, Infiniti says. Expect U.S. specifications and pricing updates closer to its official on-sale date.

Live photos by Ronan Glon.