At his Frankfurt Motor Show press conference, Infiniti VP Shiro Nakamura confirmed they will launch a a compact zero emissions luxury sedan in 2014.
The above sketch shows a silhouette of this yet unnamed luxury EV, revealing a sporty design which according to Infiniti will be a segment leader, just like the M35h which is officially the fastest full Hybrid available, or the new JX that is the first seven-seat crossover.
Here’s the most important bits of Mr. Nakamura’s speech:
Infiniti plans to take 10 per cent of global luxury segments by 2016*. At today’s levels that would be 500,000 units. That is a giant step up on the number of cars we sold last year. The good news for my team is that we expand our global line-up to 10 models by 2016, so plenty for us to design.
And we come to our first Frankfurt show with our full range of cars and crossovers and a glimpse into the future with the Etherea compact luxury concept.
But we need to tell more people about our story and reach new global audiences. In March we announced our partnership with Red Bull Racing in Formula One, a relationship that is literally delivering rapid results for Infiniti.
We were also proud to have RBR driver and F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, join with Infiniti as our first ever global brand ambassador. Having a world champion of the caliber of Sebastian has been truly inspiring…and has lead directly to the car we will show you today…..