2012 Infiniti Emerg-E Concept leaked
It will use a mid-engine layout, and it will be powered by a range-extended electric drivetrain.
As if launching an extended-range electric performance car wasn’t significant enough, Infiniti vice president Andy Palmer says that the car will also be the first to highlight Infiniti’s new styling direction.
While Infiniti had attempted to drip-feed us details and images of the Emerg-E in the lead up to the concept’s Geneva debut, French website Automoto managed to find some patent drawings a few weeks back and now, thanks to Carscoop, the cat has fully been let out of the bag.
It isn’t known if the Emerg-E will be rear-drive or all-wheel-drive, nor are there any guesses on range or power output. Infiniti has also stated that it wants a halo car, and one possible direction would be to build such a statement piece as an electric vehicle. The other route, of course, is to base it on the Nissan GT-R.
We suspect that Infiniti will pencil in some of the details on the Emerg-E at Geneva, but we’d be very surprised if the automaker referred to the car as anything other than a concept. We’ll update you on anything we learn as part of our comprehensive Geneva Motor Show coverage.