Images Emerge for Pending Plug-In Infiniti Emerg-E

Until next week at the Geneva Motor Show, more questions than answers remain about Infiniti’s Emerg-E extended-range electric plug-in sports car, but official images are at least available for broad hints.

The company has already said the Infiniti approach will serve up guilt-free greenness rolled into a scintillating package with track-ready performance.

Styling cues hint at various super cars, perhaps with some Italianesque elements mixed with Audi R8-like lines, with distinct Infiniti design signatures such as the bulbous grille, body curves and more to retain the family resemblance.

One question is how soon would Infiniti build such a car? The vehicle’s forerunner was the diesel-electric Essence concept revealed at Geneva in 2009 that Infiniti’s executives were alternately torn between desire to turn into reality mixed with reluctance for that “showpiece.”

It’s believed the Emerg-E is to see production based on lessons learned from the Essence. Word has it that it utilizes a small-displacement gasoline-powered generator, perhaps as diminutive as a mid-mounted 1.2 liter, possible boosted. This would share propulsion duties with a powerful electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to create high performance suitable to the aggressive appearance.

More substantial details are to be revealed March 6 at the 82nd International Motor Show at Geneva which is open to the public from March 8-18. Stay tuned.

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  • Anonymous

    Kindly sell an affordable car with 4 passenger seating. These coupes are bought only by a few rich who dont know how to spend their money.

    Its the small affordable mass produced cars that are going to benefit the people, the automaker and the country.

  • arizonataylor

    There is a market for an expensive, sporty-looking car that is a plug-in hybrid. If the market is to expand, it has to reach out to different demographics. This car does that. My hat’s off to you.

    I would, however, like to see a few more specs on the car.

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  • Capt. Concernicus

    @ Anonymous,

    They call it the Nissan Altima, Maxima, Sentra and Versa.

  • James Davis

    Another $200,000.00 car that only the 1% can afford. I reckon that ‘more money than brains’ has its privilege.

  • Blonda

    Wow.. it looks more than awesome and even better that Batman’s car! It’s very elegant and looks like coming from the future too!
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  • kuldeep singh

    love to see this car, model is so good but how much does it cost, only rich can afford it. BTW i appreciate the designer


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