Infiniti plans on launching two flagship models, both of which will feature powertrains with as much as 600 hp.
The Japanese automaker will produce a high-performance flagship that’s positioned well above the Q70 while the other will be a halo high-performance car for the brand. So expect one to seat four while the other will be a dedicated sports car for Infiniti.
As for what the flagships will resemble, don’t expect the automaker to bring production versions of its Emerg-E and Essence to the market. According to Infiniti CEO Johan de Nysschen, the flagships won’t be midengined like the Emerg-E and they won’t be hybrids. Since the powertrain has to be used in more than one car to reduce costs, the automaker is opting not to make them mid-engined.
Infiniti plans on launching two major models every year from 2016 to 2019. Expect the first of those major models to be the Q30.
GALLERY: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept
Discuss this story at our Infiniti forum.