Forget battery cars. Infiniti has pulled the plug on its LE electric vehicle, shifting focus to high-performance models like the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept it debuted at this week’s North American International Auto Show.
While the Eau Rouge is, for now, just a concept vehicle, it won’t be for long, promised Johan de Nysschen, president of the Nissan luxury brand. Not only is Infiniti looking to develop a production model, but others that will flesh out the brand’s already expanding line-up.
“Can this car be put into production? I absolutely insist,” said the South African-born executive who took over the Infiniti brand in late 2012. “But,” he quickly cautioned, “We have a lot of work to do.” (more…)