Infiniti has delayed the introduction of the 2014 Q50 sedan by about a month to make last-minute engineering changes.

The Q50, the replacement for the G37, was scheduled to go on sale in early July. But U.S. deliveries of the Q50 now will begin Aug. 5, Infiniti said last week.

"We are using this time to complete predelivery inspections and preparing the cars with the latest updates and final software before they go on sale by Aug. 5," a spokeswoman said. "While this may be a slight delay, we are making sure this is a very successful launch."

Infiniti provided no specifics on the updates. Like the G, the Q50 is assembled in Japan and is expected to become Infiniti's volume model in the United States.

Base pricing for the Q50 was set in June at $37,605 for the 3.7-liter V-6 model and $44,855 for the premium 3.5-liter hybrid model, including shipping.

The Q50's presale program, unveiled at the New York auto show in March, closed June 30 with 3,650 orders placed, Infiniti said. The preorder price for the Q50 was $37,355 for the base model and $44,605 for the hybrid version, including shipping.

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