Infiniti boss admits interest in building an out-and-out sports car, previewed by the Essence
8 October 2010

Infiniti boss Toru Saito has admitted that he’d like the Japanese brand to produce an out-and-out sports car.

Rumours are that the company is plotting a super-coupé in the mould of the Essence concept car. But insiders reckon that the company has bigger priorities at the current time.

The company unveiled the latest version of Infiniti’s new BMW 5-series-rivalling M saloon, the M35h hybrid, at the Paris motor show. It also confirmed it is planning a big European expansion with a rival to the Audi A3 and BMW 1-series, as well as luxury electric hatchback based on the Nissan Leaf.

Saito wouldn’t be drawn on exact details of the 1-series rival, but gave clues that such a car would be front-drive and could even use a Mercedes platform, following the recent strategic tie-up between Daimler and Nissan-Renault.

Saito told Autocar: “We are looking at the option of sharing and I can’t deny the possibility of front-drive.”

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8 October 2010

Just use the Nissan GTR running gear and platform and add the Luxury bits in..

just please dont use the GTR badge for an Inifinity Barge

8 October 2010

Looks like the Mazda concept car from a few weeks back,doesn't it?.

Peter Cavellini.

8 October 2010

This is the only good looking Infiniti so far: the curvy design language and grill translates onto a low slung "sports" model far more easily than it does on all the other rather odd-looking saloons and 4x4s.

8 October 2010

Look and learn Lexus. Look and learn.

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9 July 2013

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9 July 2013

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