Nissan And Infiniti To Introduce New EV Concepts In Detroit

Nissan used the Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce the 2019 Maxima and Murano, but that wasn’t the only the thing company had to reveal.

At the end of the automaker’s press conference, Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Global Design confirmed the company will introduce a new electric vehicle concept at the North American International Auto Show in January. Alfonso Albaisa didn’t say much about the model, but hinted that it “breaks new ground in design, packaging and, of course, Nissan performance.”

Little else is known about the concept, but Nissan introduced the electric IMx concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. A few months later, the automaker showed off the IMx Kuro concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Both were crossovers that featured two electric motors which produced a combined output of 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.

It remains unclear if the latest concept will also be a crossover, but it’s a strong possibility even though the automaker is committed to sedans.

Regardless of what form the concept takes, it won’t be the only electric vehicle in the Motor City. In an interview with Autoblog, Albaisa also confirmed Infiniti will use the North American International Auto Show to introduce an electric concept.

Infiniti’s latest concept will apparently build on the well-received Q Inspiration concept which debuted in Detroit earlier this year. This suggests the upcoming model could have a flowing design which hints at the automaker’s future styling direction.

A lot of details remain a mystery, but Albaisa said both concepts will use a new battery pack which is thinner than existing units and has a higher energy density.

Note: Nissan IMx Kuro and Infiniti Q Inspiration concepts pictured

 

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Infiniti should have put the Emerg-E Concept from 2012 into production.

    • Honda NSX-R

      That’s a gorgeous concept, along with the Essence

  • Ruel Lewis

    Who the hell cares it won’t make it to production anyways like all the other concepts.

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