A Mercedes S-class-sized limousine, a new all-wheel-drive seven-seat SUV and an all-electric entry-level model are in the pipeline for growing Japanese premium car maker Infiniti.
2010: an all-new ‘M’-badged 5-series-chaser
Next year, we’ll see the introduction of the Japanese firm’s all-new ‘M’-badged mid-size executive saloon.
This car will be engineered to accept Infiniti’s 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine, and its forthcoming 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel – although both the EX and FX SUVs will get the V6 oil-burner V6 before that.
A hybrid petrol-electric version of the M is also in the pipeline, but has yet to be confirmed for Europe. No V8 options are currently planned.
The new M will be launched at the 2010 Geneva motor show.
2011: a brand new flagship SUV
A new QX large SUV will be launched the following year. This car will sit above the FX, offer four driven wheels and seat seven in comfort.
Like the current QX56, the sheer size of the new model will make it much more suited to the Russian and American markets than the narrow roads of the UK. It’s likely to be available to western European buyers only via special order.