QX60: The three-row JX crossover becomes the QX60 starting in 2014, with minor electronics component enhancements. This fall, Infiniti will introduce the QX60 Hybrid as a 2014 model. The hybrid powertrain will be a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a 15-kilowatt electric motor. The system will deliver 250 net hp, compared with 265 hp from the nonhybrid QX60's 3.5-liter V-6.
Q30: Infiniti is developing a compact car with input from parent Nissan Motor Co.'s technology partner, Mercedes-Benz. The debut is planned for the 2015 model year with production coming from England. Like other cars in the entry-luxury class, the vehicle will feature a high-output four-cylinder engine.
LE: In early 2012, Infiniti showed the concept version of its electric luxury LE sedan, based on the Nissan Leaf platform. Infiniti product developers had resolved internal debates over the EV's styling and the LE was to reach showrooms in 2014. But de Nysschen and the company have delayed the program until as late as 2017, saying that the rollout must wait for an improved generation of lithium ion batteries that is in the pipeline.
High-end sedan and coupe: For years, Infiniti has resisted re-creating a high-end flagship to fill the void left by the cancellation of its Q45 in 2006. But de Nysschen is taking Infiniti into a segment above the current M56, putting the brand into the BMW 7-series range. A premium sedan and coupe are being planned for later in the decade, possibly the 2018 model year.
FCV: A three-product fuel-cell vehicle platform is being jointly developed by Daimler, Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor. The resulting vehicles will appear starting in 2017. The project was announced in January, but few details were released. Given the expense of the new technology, the advanced-powertrain car is more likely to be an Infiniti than a Nissan.
QX50: Formerly the EX35, Infiniti's low-end crossover is scheduled for a redesign in 2016.
QX70: The mid-sized crossover formerly marketed as the FX is scheduled for redesign in 2016.
QX80: The former QX56 is mostly carried over for 2014.