According to our friends at , Infiniti will release a G25 sedan for the 2011 model year. The car will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5L V6, the same one that Nissan uses in the Skyline 250GT, Japan’s version of the sedan. The naturally-aspirated 2.5L V6 produces 210 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. of torque, while the turbocharged version produces 280 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
The new entry-level G25 will initially be offered in the sedan version and will be sold alongside the G37 sedan. A coupe and convertible version may be offered later on.
Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept Previews Infiniti’s EV Future
It introduces a new platform and a new design language inside and out.
Infiniti has revealed the QX Inspiration concept ahead of its world debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
The stylish concept previews the brand’s plans for electrified, high-performance production vehicles, featuring the the same new design language as the Q Inspiration Concept and a spacious, lounge like interior.
“QX Inspiration is the beginning of a new era for Infiniti and an illustration of where we want to go with the brand,” the Japanese premium marque said in a statement. “New technology has given us the opportunity to evolve our design philosophy — and the new vehicle communicates the serene strength at our core.”
The cabin was hand-crafted using traditional techniques and a choice of materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality. Occupants are treated to new technology that follows the Japanese hospitality principle of omotenashi, creating a welcoming environment while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.
The QX Inspiration Concept is underpinned by a brand new platform specifically engineered for electric vehicles, one that will be a centerpiece of the brand’s planned electrification push scheduled to begin in 2021.
In an earlier report, Infiniti President Roland Krueger suggested that the new line of electric vehicles could have a driving range of at least 311 miles (500 km).
Infiniti’s Electric Cars Will Have Driving Range Of Over 311 Miles
Infiniti is working on a new platform for its upcoming electric vehicles, which we have learned will have a driving range of at least 311 miles (500 km).
In addition to the impressive range, the new Infiniti electric vehicles may have around 400 horsepower to work with, with reporting that the new platform will be used by all models except the QX80 SUV by 2021. Power will be provided by a fully electric powertrain or the e-Power hybrid set up.
The decision to develop a unique platform for Infiniti instead of borrowing one from parent company Nissan will likely prove expensive. Infiniti President Roland Krueger said:
“In the end we realized we needed a platform that could hold an EV and e-Power and that made us decide to go for a completely new platform. We will have our setting of the suspension, go for a double wishbone on the front axle and things like this, which is really something that is different from other vehicles we have in the lineup.”
Details about Infiniti’s e-Power system are still being finalized, but vehicles with the powertrain could feature the new 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine that debuted in the 2019 QX50 crossover. Benefiting from a variable compression ratio, that engine produces 268 hp (200 kW / 271 PS) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque.
Infiniti Diving Into Electric Cars In 2021
Infiniti has announced plans to add electrified models to its lineup starting in 2021.
Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa made the announcement at the Automotive News World Congress, stating that Infiniti will offer a mix of fully-electric and hybrid e-Power vehicles. He didn’t reveal the models that will get electric powertrains but expects that a mix of those “electrified vehicles will comprise more than half of Infiniti global sales by 2025.”
The first all-electric vehicle will arrive sometime in 2021, and the hybrid vehicles will utilize Infiniti’s proprietary e-Power technology, which features a small gasoline engine that charges battery without the need of using a plug. Saikawa said:
“Customers can expect beautifully designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept shown in Detroit, with a whole new level of electrified driving performance as an evolution of Infiniti’s current powertrains.”
Considering virtually every luxury automaker is planning to launch all-electric vehicles to compete with Tesla by 2020, and many already offer hybrid vehicles, Infiniti’s plan to launch its first EV in 2021 will make the company late to market. However, with the EV segment still in infancy, is that necessarily a bad thing?
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