Posts Tagged ‘Future Infiniti Models’
April 10th, 2012
Intrepid spy photographers seem to have chased down a test mule for Infiniti’s upcoming next-gen G sedan. The car you see sports a modified version of the current G37‘s body, but its widened track and gaping intakes suggest a very different car underneath. Plus, photographers say they clearly heard what sounds like a diesel under-hood, Autoblog reports.
The current G, which made its debut in 2006, is getting a little long in the tooth with plans for the new model pushed back well past Infiniti’s traditional 5-year product life cycle. The new production car should debut by the end of 2012 or in early 2013.
A significant price increase for the G37 is nearly a sure bet, as the car currently undercuts six-cylinder luxury competitors like the Lexus IS 350, BMW 335i and Mercedes-Benz C350 by around $4,000 or more.
October 13th, 2011
Recent F1 champion and ace wheelman Sebastian Vettel knows a thing or two about how to make a car go fast. When Nissan brought its special Infiniti FX50 Sebastian Vettel edition crossover as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it looked every bit the dream machine worthy of its name. Now the luxury brand has announced the sport crossover will make production as part of its Infiniti Performance Line (IPL).
From its carbon fiber F1-inspired front and rear diffusers and side sills to huge flat-black wheels and rear hatch spoiler, this FX50 is one of the best looking models in Infiniti’s current hit-or-miss styling lineup. Better still, the Vettel edition is tuned for even more power than the standard 2011 FX50; 414 horses, to be exact, thanks to new intake and exhaust systems and ECU mapping.
Infiniti says that’s enough for a 5.6-second dash to 60 mph and a 186 mph top speed. Now we know what Vettel will be driving on his days off.
September 20th, 2011
If you want a turn-key all-electric sports car today, the Tesla Roadster is the only dance in town. Infiniti has confirmed to Autocar it will be showing a new mid-motor, rear-wheel drive two-seat electric sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show next March.
The concept will foreshadow a planned electric or range-extending hybrid electric sports car production model.
Infiniti global head of planning and communication Andy Palmer confirmed that the concept will use technology from the Nissan Leaf. Nissan’s one-off Leaf NISMO RC, with its heavy use of carbon fiber and mid-mounted electric motor, should lend engineering to the hot new Infiniti.
A partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team could be tapped in the new electric sports car’s development, lending an F1-derived kinetic energy recovery system or other technology.
The new sports car will join a planned electric luxury subcompact sedan in Infiniti’s lineup, with both set to go on sale by 2015.