Infiniti to electrify portfolio and build five new models in China

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Infiniti Motor Company has announced that it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the QX50 SUV. As part of the OEM’s future electrification strategy, the auto maker has also announced that, by 2025, over 50% of new Infiniti vehicles sold internationally and in China will be electrified.

“Together with our partner Dongfeng Motor Company, Infiniti is pursuing localization in China for China, expanding our network footprint and introducing new technologies, such as our world’s first production variable compression engine (VC-Turbo), and vehicle electrification, such as e-Power,” said Roland Krueger, chairman and global president of Infiniti.

Infiniti will unveil the new QX50 luxury crossover at the Beijing Motor Show, where the manufacturer will also debut the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept, the first demonstration of the OEM’s new design language for electrified models.

“The Q Inspiration concept car takes the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution. A shift toward smarter, more compact and less intrusive powertrains,” added Karim Habib, Infiniti’s executive design director.

“We were able to create an alternative form with flowing gestures, more engaging in character and more enriching in experience. With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds in a new era for Infiniti models.”

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