Infiniti as Nissan premium brand, alveus look forward for something new, also something a little bit radical. At this point, the production version of the recent sedan concept seems like one of the things we might expect to see. Allegedly, it could come already in the next year, as the 2022 Infiniti Q80.
The new 2022 Infiniti Q80 is still just a rumor, but there is a big number of reports that suggest we could actually see something more than a concept finally. Besides gorgeous styling, we expect to see a completely new approach in terms of design, as this model is expected to be one of the first units to ride on Infiniti’s new platform, which will be all about electrification.
A soft reset for the Infiniti brand and a replacement for the forgotten Q70, which was thrown mercilessly into battle with the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class. The model adds another 10 to its name to keep pace in the luxury-brand alphanumeric arms race.
Start from 2009, Infiniti has teased gorgeous halo-car concepts of every variety—coupes, sedans, and mid-engined sports cars with hybrid engine—but failed to put any of them into showrooms. We’re told the Q Inspiration concept from this year’s Detroit auto show will actually live up to its name and inspire a production car. And while it won’t be a full-fledged, S-class–sized flagship, its designers and engineers will use the Q80 to set the direction for the rest of the lineup.
The new Infiniti Q80 will ride on a new architecture designed around Infiniti’s plan to offer an electrified engine in every new model starting in 2021, either as a hybrid, pure electric, or range-extended electric vehicle.
2022 Infiniti Q80 Engine
We expect the Q80 to begin life as a hybrid, with a compound powertrain built around the company’s variable-compression-ratio turbocharged inline-four. Eventually it could also be offered as a plug-in hybrid or EV.
Challenge for new Q80
Infiniti’s corporate minders are ruthlessly fixated on the bottom line. If the company designs and engineers the Q80 on a spreadsheet, there’s a chance that the mid-sizer will do nothing to advance the brand’s value.
2022 Infiniti Q80 Release date and Price
Although we are still waiting for the official reports, some sources suggest the new model might arrive already in the next year. When it comes to the price, potential rivals start around 50-55.000 dollars, so we may expect something similar from the 2022 Infiniti Q80.