Infiniti will expand its line-up by 60 percent before the decade is out, the vice president of the company’s European arm has confirmed.
Speaking at the opening of Infiniti’s new London design headquarters, Francois Goupil de Bouillé said buyers can look forward to a “broad range of very distinct premium vehicles”.
“The expansion of our product portfolio is at the core of our growth plan,” he said.
de Bouillé did not go so far as to detail the new models that will join the Infiniti range over the next five years, although the company has hinted at a number of new offerings in recent years.
The new hatch will at last give Infiniti a player in the crucial compact-car segment of the premium market, where it will take on the likes of the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class.
And, despite the nearly SUV-like proportions of the Q30’s design, a dedicated ‘QX30’ SUV is also expected to join the range somewhere down the line.
A production version of Infiniti’s 2012 ‘LE’ electric sedan concept could also be on the cards, with a series of leaked patent images fueling speculation that a market launch is nearing.
A new ‘Q60’ coupe is also expected, confirmed by former Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen in an interview with Britain’s Auto Express earlier this year.
As a companion to the new Q50 sedan, the Q60 will debut as a replacement for the ageing current generation (formerly known as the G37). A convertible version is also likely.
And, in Paris next month, Infiniti will show off a new Q80 concept that will preview a new range-topping sedan.
Watch for more on the growing Infiniti range to surface in the coming months and years.
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