At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show Infiniti unveiled the Essence, a concept car that previewed the company’s future design language. Now Infiniti says they are working on a coupe model inspired by that concept that will be a competitor for the Mercedes CLC.

The future model will feature a hatchback-like body (it will in fact be a coupe that offers the practicality of a three-door hatchback), "but not as you know it". From the Essence, the new model will carry over the tiered C-pillars. It will be aimed at the European market and Infiniti has defined it as "a front-wheel drive car that can still deliver driving pleasure." Something like BMW has done with Mini.

Also Infiniti plans to unveil its own version of the Nissan Leaf electric car. Like with the coupe, this will take its design inspiration from the Essence concept, but it will come with a more powerful electric motor for improved performance.


Source: Autocar

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  (228) posted on 05.6.2011

Maybe Infiniti would like to try some other variations. Well, let us wish that everything will be in good hands rather than speculating their upcoming loses.

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

Anyway, what I’m really saying is that after driving and experiencing the latest round of Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs, my mind is changing.

  (806) posted on 07.11.2010

huh, good luck to them, i hope they got what it takes to be smoked hahaha

  (1022) posted on 07.7.2010

I think z-cars will only used the engine of the merc.

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

hmm good luck to infinity.. oh well maybe they will use the same engine as they used in Z and GT-R just to compete with the CLC.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

huh? isn’t it that Nissan and Mercedes Benz had already tied up? so why in the world infinity compete the CLC?

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