Infiniti Mulling Platform for Flagship Sedan, GT Coupe

Infiniti Mulling Platform for Flagship Sedan, GT Coupe

Infiniti has been enjoying strong success in the recent years, and its new president, Johan de Nysschen is looking towards to future to further strengthen the brand’s lineup.

That means a new flagship sedan is under consideration by the Japanese automaker, but don’t expect it to be a BMW 7-Series or Mercedes S-Class competitor. Though it would be natural for Infiniti to build its flagship sedan targeted at that market, the automaker has other plans. According to Johan de Nysschen, a flagship sedan is a given – but it won’t be a conventional luxury sedan. Infiniti hopes to bring a very upscale, emotional, and high-performance sedan that might be a different concept.

What that means is anyone’s guess. But Infiniti could be looking at the direction of the Porsche Panamera, a luxury sedan that bucks the trend of what BMW, Mercedes, and even Audi has to offer. More exciting however is the consideration of sharing the flagship sedan’s platform to make a high-performance coupe. That would mean sharing powertrains and platforms to have two range-topping models in coupe and sedan form.

One thing is for sure though, neither vehicle will be based on the Emerg-E concept which has been axed for quite some time now.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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