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    Detroit Preview: Infiniti Concept Sedan

      Concept will debut Infiniti's new design language.

    Infiniti will debut a new concept car at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.  Today the company released a teaser image of the coming concept sedan.

    Unlike most teaser images that show a silhouette or just a glowing headlight, Infiniti opted for a white car on a white background.  This allows us to see a little bit more detail.   The current Infiniti signature grille appears to be gone, replaced with a deep sulking one with a finely finned intake somewhat reminiscent of the front turbine on a jet engine. Inside rests a prominent and very three dimensional Infiniti logo.  Behind that are deep cut-lines in the hood that flow back into the fender. 

    Infiniti says that this concept will evolve the traditional sedan formula around new compact engine architecture, allowing for a longer cabin, balance proportions, and muscular stance.

    The Infiniti Concept will be unveiled in the Cobo Center in Detroit on January 15th 2018 at 12:35 pm est.

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    1 minute ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    From what i can tell, this is an out of the park home run.  And I am not normally a fan of Infinity..

    If the production version gets anywhere close to this, I agree. 

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    That front end makes me think this could be based on Nissan's new EV, Hybrid, ICE platform. I could totally see it as an EV car. on the other hand, WTF Infiniti, cars are a dying area, where are the new superior CUV's?

    Maybe the executives missed the memo that most of America is crazy about CUVs rather than cars.

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    15 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    That front end makes me think this could be based on Nissan's new EV, Hybrid, ICE platform. I could totally see it as an EV car. on the other hand, WTF Infiniti, cars are a dying area, where are the new superior CUV's?

    Maybe the executives missed the memo that most of America is crazy about CUVs rather than cars.

    This is a design concept... it's meant more to show off what the future look of Infinitis will be from coupe to sedan to crossover.

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    30 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    That front end makes me think this could be based on Nissan's new EV, Hybrid, ICE platform. I could totally see it as an EV car. on the other hand, WTF Infiniti, cars are a dying area, where are the new superior CUV's?

    Maybe the executives missed the memo that most of America is crazy about CUVs rather than cars.

    They already have 4-5 CUVs and SUVs, I'm sure another bunch are coming... 

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    • Tesla Model Y appears to be plagued with poor sales, despite the company slapping 3 grand on the hoods a few months after their debut. GLOBAL sales thru June stand at 13,415, barely surpassing the Model X (12,461). Meanwhile, the Model 3 stands at 142,346. Chevy Bolt, globally, is at 11,496 thru June.
    • Final Story is an interesting read on the Ban of new gasoline auto sales starting in 2035 and how California Power Companies are seaking a streamlined approach to permitting by the Government if they are to build and install what is needed in power generation and grid distribution of created power to support the demands of the EV auto's by 2035. Power companies are wanting approval to build Vehicle-to-Grid or V2G technology to allow the cars that have full batteries to discharge back to the grid during high demand times. This would be a battery buffer on wheels approach to optimizing power distribution. Power Companies of California are expecting a jump of 25% more electricity demand by 2035 when this ice ban goes in effect. Having auto's charge up during the day when there is a surplus of solar generated electricity is a need as is having battery banks so that in the evening when solar drops off but AC and other needs are needed it can offset the demand. Also changing to LED to reduce power consumption by all light sources needs to happen sooner than later so reduce electricity waste. Smart Charging, Smart Storage and changes in how we do things such as excessive lights on at night. A change that will change how we see and do things. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129747_report-california-will-need-massive-grid-upgrades-for-2035-electric-car-push
    • FORD Anouncement - Today Ford announced their deal with Unifor in Canada of their new national labour agreement. Ford will be investing $1.8 Billion CAD to rebuild the Oakville Assembly Complex from an ICE production facility to a full time BEV manufacturing facility. https://electrek.co/2020/09/28/ford-investment-produce-battery-electric-vehicles-canada/ To Quote the deal from the story above: The deal includes several new benefits for Ford employees in Canada: Competitive alternative work schedules to maximize production flexibility Enhanced temporary employee program 2.5% wage increase twice over the life of the agreement C$7,250 ratification bonus for full-time permanent employees and $500 for temporary employees Reduced grow-in period for new hires from 11 years to eight years Interesting Read on the VW ID.4 and the Nissan Ariya EV's. Chasing the Tesla Model Y is a review of the industry and the slew of compact sized EV CUVs that are coming to market over the next 2 years. Interesting take on this is as follows: More than 200 miles of range is the price of entry, and a 300-mile version is probably needed to reassure nervous shoppers and attract attention; Fast charging at 125 kw is the minimum for the next few years, and 350-kw charging is coming on fast; $40,000 is the entry price point for an EV crossover, but it still takes convoluted math to produce an “effective price” that’s as low as the highest-selling entries; and Electric pickup trucks may get the buzz, but compact crossovers are where automakers see EV volume coming. A true generic look when you see these two side by side. https://chargedevs.com/features/volkswagen-id-4-nissan-ariya-bring-ev-drive-to-compact-crossovers-chasing-tesla-model-y/
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