Luxury sedan will be made within three to five years.
Confirming what we pretty much knew already, Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn has revealed the Q80 luxury car concept will enter production in the next "three to five years." Speaking with Autocar, Ghosn said Infiniti plans "to move up and down its product portfolio. We need to mass market Infiniti and we need to do so by enlarging our product offering." While the Q80 will top the range, an entry-level model called the Q20 will sit at the bottom.
"As much as 90 percent of the concept" will make it to production, admitted Infiniti's European boss, Francois Goupil de Bouille, based on a platform shared with Mercedes. Where the likes of its apparent rivals – the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series – are often targeted to older buyers, Infiniti plans to position the Q80 to younger car buyers. That, according to Francois Bancon, Infiniti's vice president, would mean the Q80 will have no direct competitors.