• Jan 9, 2006

Nissan has released its photos and press release for the Infiniti Coupe concept that we reported on Sunday. With a number of features that are becoming de rigeur for any self-respecting concept car (glass roof, 20-inch wheels), the concept car seems to out eyes to be a relatively conservative expression of current Infiniti designs, albeit with some very nice details. More pictures and the official press release after the jump.

Press Release:

Infiniti Debuts Coupe Concept at 2006 North American International Auto Show [Jan. 8, 06]

DETROIT (Jan 8, 2006) – Infiniti today unveiled a dramatic new concept vehicle, the Infiniti Coupe Concept, at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.  Infiniti also showed the new 2006 FX luxury crossover SUV, which has been refined with exterior and interior enhancements and greater differentiation between the V8-powered FX45 and V6-equipped FX35 models.

The Coupe Concept continues the Infiniti tradition of merging design and performance.  It takes Infiniti’s vibrant design vocabulary, which has helped establish Infiniti as one of the most dynamic brands in the luxury market, and elevates it to the next level.

Among the Coupe Concept’s exterior design features are a full-length glass panel roof, modulated front fenders and hood, deep front spoiler and large projector headlights, polished bare metal-look paint, compact camera outside rearview mirrors, hidden door handles and large 20-inch, 9-spoke painted aluminum-alloy wheels.

The Coupe Concept interior combines a performance-inspired cockpit with a luxurious passengers’ space featuring a “double wave” instrument panel design, with large, violet-color gauge illumination and a dramatic, full-length center console.  Specially textured aluminum accents project the image of traditional Japanese “Washi” paper, providing an added sense of warmth and crispness. 

“The Infiniti Coupe Concept embraces the continuous advancement of Infiniti design with a unique combination of passion, imagination and creativity,” said Mark Igo, vice president and general manager, Infiniti.

Igo also provided an update on Infiniti business issues, including the fourth straight year of sales records.  In 2005, Infiniti sold an all-time high of 136,401 units, an increase of 4.5 percent over calendar year 2004 sales.

“Infiniti sales have been strong across the entire model range,” said Igo. “We’re especially pleased with the acceptance in the marketplace of the all-new 2006 Infiniti M.”


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      BOBBY
      • 9 Years Ago
      I HAD A G35 4 DR LOVED IT TOO, ALSO HAD A FX35 COOL TOO , NOW IM IN AN M35 WHAT A RIDE ITS LOADED WITH EVERY OPP. ALSO JUST HAD A SPEC, REMOTE STARTER INSTALLED TOO . CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW GTR ILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO DRIVE AND OWN IT ,OF COURSE I WORK FOR INFINITY IN BLKYN LOL LOL LOL NEED A DEAL CALL KINGS INFINTY ASK FOR MIKE J. 718=646=3331
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, not much of a departure from the current G35, especially for a concept.

      But hey... if we are looking at the next gen G35, we could do worse.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The extreior lines are magnificent. The interior is a little bland. Rims are ok. What happened to wood in luxury cars?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Love the roof.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Very nice.

      But we lined up to see the GT-R.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Other than the camera-side-view-mirror, what is 'concept' about this? Beautiful car, agreed, but there is nothing really new.
      I certainly hope that the Nissan/Infiniti design studio are more imaginative in the future!
      • 9 Years Ago
      looks like they applied the Lexus L-Finesse treatment.
      Brent
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, if people are calling it safe, then I want to be safe, because this really is a beautiful car. Granted though, I don't know what they were thinking with the mirrors, they are uglier than anything I've ever seen before. They really should make this car in a V-8 and maybe release a little more details about the car, like specs on the audio and whether it would have a navigation system and stuff.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I see it as evolutionary from the current G. I agree that there seems to be a touch of the L-Finesse style, but it also looks like a blending of the current G with the current M. Nothing wrong about that. If this is the 90% production next gen G, great! It's beautiful and I love the interior. I wonder if Infiniti's going to take closer aim at Mercedes and the upcoming M3 by offering a V8 model in addition to the V6.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't care if it makes for a bland concept, I hope thats an exact showing of what the next G35 will be, because if so, it's freaking beautiful.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Infiniti has some of the nicest looking cars on the road right now, so "Safe" is ok. I'll bet this is exactly what the next G35 will look like.
      Sgt. Hulka
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Safe". That's all. "Safe".
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