With the Exception of the QX80, Infiniti’s Entire Lineup Will Have Some Sort of Electrification from 2021 On
Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division, is working on a new platform for electric models that will hit the market in 2021. The underpinnings are said to debut in an all-electric model, but will eventually make in every model in the company’s lineup except the QX80. According to Automotive News, the SUV will continue to use the body-on-frame platform from the Nissan Armada/Patrol, while everything else will have some sort of electrification from 2021 onward.
Infiniti Will Take on Tesla, Mercedes with New Platform Based on the Q Inspiration Concept
When Infiniti rolled out the Q Inspiration Concept at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, not a lot of people thought that it would be such an important prototype for the company. It turns out; the Q Inspiration Concept isn’t only important in the loosest translation of the word, it’s important enough that Infiniti is using it as the basis for its future electrified vehicle platform. This new platform, according to Infiniti chairman Roland Krueger, will sit at the heart of the automaker’s future electric car lineup, which will include models that will take on Tesla, Mercedes EQ, and all other electric brands that are sprouting up these days.
Let’s not beat around the bush here. The Infiniti Q60 is like the girl next door of the car world. She’s sexy, teases you from a distance with her sweet curves, and has an attitude to back up her good looks. In this case, however, the Q60 has a hotter sister, and the Project Black S is it. Go ahead, you know you want to add some car porn to your desktop ;)
Infiniti Q50, Q60, and Q70 to Ditch RWD Platform for Hybrid AWD Architecture Starting in 2021
The Q50, Q60, and Q70 are all in dire need of generational evolution. But, don’t expect to see any of them until 2021 because Infiniti is still developing a new electrified platform with all-wheel drive that will take the reins from the aging FM rear-drive platform that’s currently underpinning all three models. Over the next three years, however, all three models will have to soldier on and hold the fort for Infiniti as it develops the next-generation platform that will underpin Infiniti’s models moving forward.
Every time I drive an Infiniti sedan or sport coupe, I’m struck by how much performance you get for your money. My time in a 2018 Infiniti Q50 Sport was no exception to the rule.
I found myself kind of falling for the Q50 Sport. It was handsome, it handled well, and it had a honey of an engine. Any car that gets those fundamentals right will win my respect and admiration, even if I think some things could be improved.
Infiniti’s F1-Bred and hybridized Q60 Black S Will Come to Paris in Production-Ready From
Barring the unexpected, the 2018 Paris Motor Show will play host to the production-ready Infiniti Q60 Black S hybrid. The performance coupe first entered our lives at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and in the year since its unveiling, Infiniti has fine-tuned it into becoming the what it claims as the first “accessible road car with up-to-date Formula One technology." It’s not clear yet if the automaker plans to approve the car for production, though if it did, it’s going to look like the model that we’ll be seeing in Paris later this year.
2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited
The Infiniti QX80 arrived in special-edition form at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Called the QX80 Limited, the full-sized SUV receives a good dose of exclusive features, including upgrades to its exterior and interior. It’ll be joined in New York by a similar special edition version of the smaller QX60. Both limited edition models should get plenty of attention in the Big Apple as Infiniti tries to inject more personality into an SUV lineup that needs to make up some ground against the competition.
2019 Infiniti QX60 LIMITED
First introduced in 2012, the seven-passenger mid-size QX60 is an upscale choice for those looking to get into a comfortable, luxurious SUV. Now, there’s a new special edition dubbed the LIMITED, and its headed for a debut at the New York International Auto Show later this month with a range of exclusive touches for the exterior styling and interior comfort.
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Infiniti and Nissan to Get Six of the 12 New EVs Planned by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is making moves to beef up its respective electric car portfolios. The alliance currently has plans to build 12 all-electric models by 2022. Of those 12 EV models, we now know that four models will head to Nissan while another two will go to Infiniti.
2018 Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept
Infiniti has made tremendous progress in recent years, evolving from a brand that used to sell slightly more upscale Nissan models into a full-fledged luxury company that competes against the likes of Lexus and Lincoln. Come 2018, and the Japanese brand is looking to expand into new niches, including the electric car market. The Japanese firm is also readying a new design language, which was previewed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show by the Q Inspiration concept.
A slightly futuristic midsize sedan, the Q Inspiration is giving us a glance into Infiniti’s future car design. It also signals a next-generation Q70 that’s sportier and uses a new-generation engine with variable compression ratio. "The premium sedan segment has become rather conservative. The Infiniti Q Inspiration previews something that could appeal to a younger audience, who seek modern design and new technologies to inspire and empower them," explained Christian Meunier, the company’s Global Division Vice President.
Infiniti didn’t say whether the Q Inspiration also previews an upcoming flagship sedan, but the concept car should serve as inspiration for all future products. Let’s have a closer look at what it brings to the table in the review below.
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Infiniti, BMW Take Home EyesOn Design Awards in Detroit
The Detroit Auto Show was popping this week with enough debuts and concept car unveilings to make for an action-packed week. Two cars, in particular, were honored with EyesOn Design awards, one for being the best concept in the show, and another for being the best production vehicle. The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept and the BMW X2 SUV took home top honors in the two categories, respectively.
Infiniti Is Going Electric From 2021; All New Cars Will Be EVs and Hybrids
Infiniti made quite a few headlines with its new and revolutionary variable compression gasoline engines, but the company is actually planning to move away from conventional powerplants in just a few years. While the Q Inspiration concept was stealing the show in Detroit, the Japanese brand announced that all of its new models will have electrified powertrains starting 2021.
Three Design Features that Make the Infiniti Q Inspiration Awesomely Unique
Infiniti unveiled a brand-new concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. It’s called the Q Inspiration and previews the company’s upcoming design language. It’s sleek, sexy, and sports a revolutionary engine under the hood. Add in the roomy interior and those cool seats and the future looks bright for the Japanese brand. I could talk about this concept car for days, but there are three cool design features that make this show car unique.
The Q Inspiration Concept Might Represent the Future of Infiniti, but Those Seats Will Never Make It
Let’s get one thing straight. The Infiniti Q Inspiration is a stellar concept. It has its flaws, sure, but by and large, it provides a fascinating look into the automaker’s design future. But I’m not here to talk about the design elements the Q Inspiration hit; I’m here to discuss those seats, which are, in my opinion, one of the concept’s weak links. They fit into what concept seats should look like, but as far as seeing them in a production Infiniti in the future, I’m hedging my bets. I don’t think they’ll get that far.
Convince Your Friends to Buy a QX50 and Infiniti Will Give You a Luxury Gift
Unveiled in the second half of 2017, the Infiniti QX50 is no longer a novelty, but the Japanese firm had it on display at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and used the event to reveal U.S. pricing and a new reservation program for customers. The latter gives customers the opportunity to reserve the reserve the vehicle during the pre-launch phase and receive upgraded luxury gifts as the number of reservations increase.
Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept Points To Future Of Infiniti’s Design Language
Infiniti just made a big statement at the Detroit Auto Show regarding its future. The “statement” is called the Q Inspiration, a sparkling concept vehicle that the Japanese automaker is using as a showcase for its design future. The Q Inspiration’s bold appearance isn’t an accident. It’s Infiniti’s way of showing that it’s preparing for the big leagues with a new design strategy that can help reinvent the brand into a bonafide luxury marquee. Look over your shoulders, Mercedes and BMW. Infiniti is coming.
Infiniti makes a lot of fun cars and SUVs. But the QX30 may be the best offering in the range on a fun-per-dollar basis — particularly the 2018 QX30 Sport.
Sharing a lot in common with the Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, the smallest Infiniti crossover is eager to clip apexes on your favorite twisty road. Yet it remains practical enough for a small family to use as a daily driver, and cheap enough to make it attractive to people who might not be luxury-brand regulars.
Infiniti Teases New Concept Car for Detroit Auto Show
We’re rapidly heading toward the end of 2017, but a new auto show season is upon us with the 2018 Detroit Auto Show set to kick off on January 13. Some automakers have already announced their new cars for the year’s first event, and Infiniti just unveiled that it will bring a concept car to the Cobo Center. The vehicle doesn’t have a name yet, and most details are still under wraps, but Infiniti did say that it "previews a new generation of Infiniti vehicles" and represents the first manifestation of the company’s new design language.