The next generation Infiniti Q50 will probably be electrified and will arrive in 2025

The next generation Infiniti Q50 will probably be electrified and will arrive in 2025

Infiniti QS Inspiration | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

  • Electric and hybrid alternatives are possible.

  • A Nissan version may also see the light of day.

The past three years have been tough for everyone, including the auto industry. But for Infiniti, Nissan’s first brand, things have been tough in the past. At the end of 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in Infiniti’s 30th anniversary celebration. During this event, they presented their plans, especially the arrival of electric models.

Other announcements include the arrival of the new generation QX60 and QX55, both of which saw the light of day. As for Infiniti’s version of Nissan’s ePower hybrid technology, it hasn’t seen the light of day. The automaker announced that the Project Q60 Black S Hybrid Performance Coupé, the first of these hybrids, will ultimately not be built – talks about canceling production of the Q60 outright were probably already underway.

Rumor has it that this hybrid powertrain is still on the table. For a few details, it is a 1.5L VC-Turbo 3-cylinder petrol generator that will continue to charge the low-capacity on-board battery pack. The latter will turn on the wheels automatically.

For most of 2019, Infiniti has been showing off its cool Q Inspiration, Qs Inspiration and QX Inspiration concepts. At the time, these three cars were to be produced within the next three years, starting from the Nissan Ariya Concept platform, which had been launched at the time.

Now it looks like Infiniti will launch battery-powered vehicles in 2025, including a sedan, a mid-size SUV and an electric version of the QX50, according to Automotive News. It is unclear at this time if the Ariya production platform and powertrains will serve Infiniti vehicles, but we believe so.