Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen, speaking to Car and Driver, said that the vehicle will likely be “an upscale, very emotional, high-performance luxury sedan.” He also indicated that the vehicle, whatever form it might take, it could be available as a coupe, too, saying, “I think we need some kind of sexy sports car that might share powertrains and platforms” with the flagship sedan.
Beyond these statements, all that’s known about this mysterious future flagship vehicle is that it won’t be a production version of the Infiniti Emerg-E Concept (http://www.infinitiusa.com/
It can be surmised that Infiniti’s next flagship sedan isn’t going to be a traditional vehicle, and this isn’t likely to compete directly with vehicles like the BMW 7-Series or BMW S-Class. One other example of a non-traditional flagship vehicle is the Porsche Panamera—it’
Regardless, the next flagship sedan will surely hit all of the bases. Given the Infiniti brand, it goes without saying that the vehicle will come with some of the most advanced comfort and convenience features available; while a high-performance coupe model will likely cater more to driving enthusiasts. While very little is known at this point, there are plenty of reasons to be excited.
Chicago area drivers who want to learn more about Infiniti’s future vehicles, or who want to check out the automaker’s current lineup, can do just that by visiting Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington at 1475 S Barrington Rd (http://www.motorwerksinfiniti.com/