Infiniti to go electric by 2021… shows off Q Inspiration Concept
Infiniti will introduce a range of electrified powertrains in 2021 with more than half of its global sales expected to be electric vehicles by 2025.
NISSAN CEO, HIROTO SAIKAWA spoke at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday, announcing that Infiniti would introduce its first full electric vehicle in 2021 alongside a range of electrified powertrains (e-Power). Mr Saikawa also said that he expected more than half of all the brand’s global sales to be derived from electric vehicles by 2025.
The e-Power range of powertrains feature a small petrol engine that charges a high-output battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source.
Making a splash at the Detroit Motor Show this year, Infiniti also revealed its Q Inspiration Concept which it says shows off a new design language but also hints at how an “innovative VC-Turbo powertrain, next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment”.
The Q Inspiration Concept reveals Infiniti’s ProPILOT functionality which shows off the brand’s next-level vehicle autonomy capability. “Realising the next stage in vehicle autonomy for Infiniti, ProPILOT enables drivers to delegate more stressful driving tasks to the car, and enjoy an enhanced ability to respond to hazards. With the system acting as a ‘co-pilot’, the driver always retains ultimate control”. You can read more about the Q Inspiration Concept here.
Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division Vice President, said: “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.”