KAMINOKAWA, Japan -- Nissan Motor Co.'s Infiniti marque plans to add a halo nameplate above its Q70 flagship sedan and expand its crossover offerings, President Johan de Nysschen said.
The moves are part of Infiniti's drive to cover 90 percent of all global premium segments by the end of the decade, compared with just under 60 percent today, de Nysschen said.
"We will also, in the future, introduce models above where the Q70 stops today," de Nysschen said during a media event for the Q50 sedan at Nissan's Tochigi assembly plant. The Q70 is the former Infiniti M.
"In our crossover range, we can imagine significant additions to that lineup as well." Fleshing out the lineup, de Nysschen said, will "take us through to the end of this decade."
He didn't offer details.
Other cars already on tap include a new compact model that will be made at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom starting in 2015. Speculation has also swirled around a halo sports car based on the Infiniti Essence concept car shown in 2009 or the Emerg-E two-seat hybrid sports concept shown last year.