Infiniti to introduce a completely new line-up of ‘S’ performance models. According to the company’s president Roland Krueger, the letter ‘S’ that can be seen on the Q60, will be placed on all the performance cars Infinity is going to launch later.
The first step of the ‘S’ strategy is the Infiniti Q60 coupe, complemented with a 400bhp 3 twin-turbo V6 S version, both anticipated this autumn. Two more cars to get the ‘S’ treatment are the Q50 S due in August and QX50 SUV. The Q50 S will get a slight facelift and an innovative steering system.
According to Krueger, the company is not going to organize a separate performance division, like BMW and Mercedes. However, it is possible that the car manufacturer will design even more extreme vehicles in cooperation with Renaultsport or Nismo. At least, they are discussing the topic with Renault-Nissan Alliance at the moment.
The company’s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa mentioned that he is working on sketches of new performance Infinitis. He admitted that he would like to develop a signature color for the S line-up and mentioned the color of the Q60 as a ‘hint’. The designer promised something “way in excess of what we have seen so far”.