Growing tired of lagging behind its rivals in the increasingly competitive luxury wars, Infiniti is getting serious about a number of things: the European market, for one, sports cars, for another, and finally, alternative propulsion. And based on those drives, the premium Nissan division is preparing to unveil a new hybrid sports car concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this March.

Very little in the way of details have been released as part of the announcement, with the press release indicating only that the concept will be a "highly advanced, range-extending electric sports car concept." Check out the aforementioned release after the jump, but not before you check out the pair of teaser shots which we've placed in the gallery for your consideration.
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Infiniti Getting Charged up Over New Sports Car Concept
- Low Emission and High Performance; Geneva Motor Show Reveal -

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A highly advanced, range-extending electric sports car concept is under development at Infiniti. Set to emerge at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012, this vehicle is being created to extend the potential for high performance, low emission electric cars.

Explaining the strategy behind the concept, Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Infiniti said: "At the Geneva Show next year, we will present our vision for a totally new kind of inspired premium performance car. Infiniti already has hybrid and clean diesel models on sale. And with an all-electric sedan on the way, the natural next step was to push the boundaries where performance and the environment intersect."

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.


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      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 3 Years Ago
      The title should read - Infiniti to unveil another ugly concept car in Geneva
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        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is the next G Coupe, the G series was due to be redesigned in 2012, but schedule might have been pushed back by as much as 18 months due to Mercedes tech collaboration and the tsunami last year. Base on Infiniti's product track record it they might be previewing near production version of the next G Sedan in New York Auto Show 2012 following by early spring release in 2013. The M35h experiment proved to be a great success with very positive press review and charter into new luxury hybrid performance field. All they have to do is throw the same drivetran into the current G37 Sedan and coupe and they will sell very well. (though at the cost of trunk space due to the fact the current G was not designed with battery storage in mind) Heck I would buy one right now if they build it. G37h - 330hp+60hp electric motor at 30mpg? Sign me up! I do agree Nissan shouldn't build an Infiniti GT-R at this point, they should R&D a high performance hybrid car like the Essence to pioneer a new niche of green luxurious and stylish future sport cars.
      monobloc_6piston
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the more angular design of older designs, but this new design language, I'm expecting more generic "lava lamp" design.
        monobloc_6piston
        • 3 Years Ago
        @monobloc_6piston
        that rear view shots design is horrendous! I can't stand the kink they've done on the most recent SUV and now they're carry over that extraneous design element to this concept. Good bye infiniti.... there's got to be focus group session that has come back and said that the designs suck - when it comes down to hardcore performance enthusiasts, just look at how little will modify the G37 - basically none. The G35 is still a really popular cult classic.
          Spartan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @monobloc_6piston
          As a modified G37S 6MT owner, myg37.com/forums has plenty of modified examples of G37's. You don't see many modified because they're still around $25k used. It's not that people don't modify them, it's that those who have modified G37's can afford to pay to play. You can buy a 03 G35 for under $10k if you look hard enough. So once the ricers infect the G37 community, I'll be moving on.
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        Temple
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well the GT-R is one of the best bang-for-buck performance in a sports car you get.
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      zizixx89
      • 3 Years Ago
      damn what happen to the essence or maybe this is a fully redesigned essence
      Victor W. Werke
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the looks of it the rear is a clear "re-imaging" of the astounding Jaguar CX-75 turbine concept! No bad thing in itself, the problem is that Infiniti is well known for never bringing out any of their wonderfully styled concepts to production.
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      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sigh, how much longer until we see the next G? I'll write them a check now if they will hurry up.
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