According to a recent report, the Infiniti president, Johan de Nysschen, has revealed some new details about their next flagship performance model.
Because of its pivotal role for the future development of the Infiniti brand, a sedan model could follow or even foreshadow the planned range-topping high performance coupe. Due out on the market in approximately six years, the coupe will take as an inspiration the Essence concept from Geneva 2009.
Company President Johan de Nysschen said: “An Infiniti halo car is important for our future. It should have a strong emotional character and is likely to be a powerful and exciting coupe.” He then added: “I would like to see commercialization of the Essence concept towards the back end of the decade.”
Also, talking about the Emerg-E concept from Geneva last year, de Nysschen invalidated rumors that Infiniti would produce a Porsche Cayman rival based on it: “We won’t do a small a small sports car as that is a declining sector.”
While Infiniti will share platforms with Mercedes, like for the Q30 model, de Nysschen said it won’t be taking any AMG engines and hinted that it would have its own performance division.
Also, Infiniti’s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa revealed that the production version of the Q30 will stay close to the concept car’s looks and, that in addition to Q30, he was currently working on eight future road cars, two of which were all-new, rather than replacements for current models.
Via Auto Express