Consequently, the car is likely to use range-extender or plug-in hybrid technology, giving it a wide appeal to its likely audience: premium car customers in their late 20s, likely with just a single child and with a high degree of environmental awareness.
With the majority of buyers expected to come from Asia, the car is likely to be designed around their tastes, too.
“These customers are widely referred to as ‘little emperors’ —people who are used to getting what they want,” said Infiniti brand boss Andy Palmer.
Palmer likened the final product to being “like the Tesla sports car option, but with more flexibility in terms of range”, hinting at the likely powertrain.
The two-seat, rear-drive Emerg-e used a Lotus-derived 1.2-litre petrol engine and two electric motors with a combined power output of 402bhp.