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Mike Stevens | Jan, 16 2014 | 1 Comment

Infiniti will soon begin fleshing out its range of all-new offerings, with five new Q and QX models scheduled to launch by 2018.

The carmaker's new Q50 midsized sedan will hit Australia next month, and the next addition to the range is expected to be the small Q30 hatch in 2015.

Speaking with Britain's Auto Express in Detroit this week, Infiniti boss Johann de Nysschen reportedly confirmed a number of other new models over the next four years.

According to the report, the Q30 will be followed by a long-coming replacement for the G37 coupe, which will wear a Q60 badge.

A launch time is still to be confirmed, however, with the project currently delayed over design concerns - possibly in response to the dramatically styled new Lexus RC coupe.

“The Q60 coupé will be an evolution of the Q50 saloon,” de Neysschen told Auto Express. “The car’s been pushed back as we need to fix the design language. We need more cohesion in our design language across the range.”

“The Q50 has shown a signal of our design language, “ he said, “But we’ll develop that with a more prominent shoulder line and a strong wedge.”

The Q60 will be followed by a new high-performance luxury flagship - likely a production version of the new Q50 Eau Rouge concept.

Lastly, a replacement for the current FX SUV, to be known again as the QX70, will follow in the lead-up to the 2018 model year.

A halo performance model also remains a priority for the company, suggesting a new take on the 2012 Emerg-E concept could be on the way.

de Nysschen also promised greater profitability for the Infiniti brand over the coming years, acknowledging the age of the current line-up and the impact that new models will have on sales volume globally.

In Australia, the Infiniti brand amassed just 304 sales for the year, with significant price cuts in September having little impact on monthly numbers (21 sold in September, 24 in December).

The brand-new Q50 sedan is likely to bring a boost to the carmaker's local fortunes however, with a $51,990 starting price undercutting most of its rivals in the medium prestige car segment.

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