Infiniti’s new boss Johan de Nysschen believes it will take 15 years for Nissan’s luxury arm to become established as a “tier-one luxury brand”. Speaking to European media for the first time at the Paris motor show, de Nysschen confirmed the Emerg_e concept would not be going into production, but it would heavily influence future Infinitis.
“The Emerg_e is not planned for future production at all,” he said, “ but it does offer an insight into our future powertrains and design direction. There will be strong cues in the G-series successor, particularly with the interior” he added, a model understood to be set for a reveal at January’s Detroit motor show.
De Nysschen reiterated that the Renault-Nissan Alliance tie-up with Daimler was due to yield four-cylinder petrol and diesels for Infiniti, the former of which will be developed in partnership with Daimler and Infiniti.
The Infiniti chief, who joined the brand on 1 July, also said he wanted to see more “high-performance models across all our lines”, something that could be done in partnership with Red Bull.