We'll be able to share full details on the electric LE Concept from Infiniti when the embargo lifts later today, but our ace photographer Drew Phillips happened to be on the automaker's New York Auto Show stand when officials uncovered the shiny showcar while conducting a practice run-through of their presentation.

The four-door LE concept is broadly believed to presage an upscale pure electric production model based on Nissan Leaf mechanicals for the Infiniti marque. Our man on the scene indicates that the LE is a fairly striking bit of work, with a front end that fits in well with the brand (though the chrome-edged pinched grille is a bit much). The hood line incorporates bulges along its edges, presumably for aerodynamic purposes like those on Leaf. Phillips also remarked that the rear three-quarter view looks a bit like the Hyundai Elantra, a similarity we can see but don't imagine Infiniti designers will necessarily appreciate.

We can't talk specs yet, but for pointers, the Leaf's electric powertrain generates 107 horsepower and 208 pound-feet of torque and it features a 100-mile range. Stick with us and we'll have the full skinny around noon.


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      Maxximtl
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's neat is that they were able to make aerodynamic elements part of the overall design. The sharp corners on the back end don't look as out of place here as they do on other vehicles. I'd say this car is a beautiful blend of form and function.
      tipdrip215
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like they decided to make Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture into straight-up Runny Diarrhea Sculpture.
      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      what in the world
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      one would think that if it's a concept, they'll create something extraordinarily interesting, this is a silver clad dogshit
      kbcWA
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad adaptation of Hyundai's fluidic sculpture. I guess they didn't pay attention in class :(
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice Lexus grille...wtf?
      mrbrian2334
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wasn't there an article last week that said this car would have styling similar to/remeniscent of the G series cars? Or was that a different car? I mean, it's a Hyundai. It's very much a Hyundai.
        regionrat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mrbrian2334
        Hyundais have straight lines in their profiles, though. This wobbly wave design is what we're seeing on Infinitis and newer Nissans (Altima, Versa).
      ToniCipriani
      • 2 Years Ago
      Infiniti's new design tool: an oven. Take a car, throw it in there to melt it. First the Urethra, now this.
      ChrisH
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it were not for the emblems I would have never known it was an Infiniti
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that's uh....umm...welll...ah...u-g-l-y.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did they forget the shrink wrap from the grill? I agree, it looks too much like Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design.
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