A Hybrid Car Infiniti Will Be Serial By 2016
In the Infiniti promise to put on the conveyor a new sports car in the next three years. However, it should be not just a new model - the future sports car will be either a "purebred" electric car or a hybrid, and finally combines the technology of concepts Emerg-E and Essence.
Talk about the fact that in the Infiniti lineup, you may receive the "energy saving" sports car, has been conducted since 2009, when it was first presented the concept of the Emerg-E. Since then, the Japanese managed to build not only an electric prototype of the Essence, but also a compact hatchback Etherea, absorbing part of the latest environmental technologies.
Now in the Infiniti seems to have finally defined the concept of a future production model. As stated by the Autocar Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer, the audience of the sports car will be the Asian youth under the age of 30 years with a high level of concern about the environment. He called next new Infiniti "a kind of variant of the Tesla sports car, but with greater operational flexibility. Perhaps the representative of Nissan meant increased driving range on a single charge. What kind of engine will get a sports car, is not yet known, however, of the use of aggregates Nissan GT-R Andy Palmer has already disowned. According to him, Infiniti customers do not accept compromises, and GT-R have any questions regarding the noise isolation and suspension stiffness.
It should be noted that the selection of Infiniti wide enough. The Essence concept was equipped with a 440-horsepower gasoline V6 and an electric motor 160 HP, while the prototype of the Emerg-E (pictured) had two electric motors with total capacity of over 400 HP and compact gasoline engine 1.2 l servicing the generator.