Infiniti confirms new EV platform inspired by Q concept

Infiniti has confirmed it is planning a new electric vehicle platform inspired by the Q Inspiration concept. Production is scheduled to commence in China by around 2023.

This is good news as the Q Inspiration concept (pictured), unveiled earlier this year, is a superb looking vehicle. The new platform will present the first of a new design language for the company and a new era of advanced powertrains.

Specific details on the production model haven’t been detailed, but if the concept is anything to go by, the platform will support a classic luxury sedan profile with a sporty coupe-like design. As for the interior, the concept goes for a modern yet clean and minimalist approach, with fine attention to detail and plenty of high quality furnishings.

Infiniti says it will begin production in the next five years at a new factory in China. Roland Krueger, Infiniti chairman and global president, confirmed the plans at the 2018 Auto China car show in Beijing this week. He said:

“Infiniti is developing a new platform for electrified vehicles inspired by the Q Inspiration concept car, which shows the new design language for the age of autonomy and electrification. We very much had China in mind when designing the Q Inspiration, which shows a very sporty, performance-oriented electric concept, with a much bigger interior space.”

The Nissan-owned brand is planning a number of electric models to arrive in the near future, with a focus to soak up some of the Chinese market where electric vehicles are fast-becoming the main demand, especially in the luxury segments.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.