Highlighting the importance of the Chinese automotive market, Infiniti Motor Co has announced, ahead of the Beijing International Motor Show, that it will build five new vehicles in China over the next five years, beginning with the all-new QX50 SUV.
Roland Krueger, chairman and global president, Infiniti Motor Company, said, “Over the next five years, Infiniti is planning to localise five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales here in our fastest growth market, globally. As part of our roadmap to electrify our portfolio, we anticipate that by 2025, more than 50 percent of new Infinti vehicles sold globally and in China will be electrified."
Infiniti chairman Roland Krueger and the Q Inspiration in Bejing.
He added, "Together with our partner Dongfeng Motor Company Ltd., Infiniti is pursuing localisation in China for China, expanding our network footprint and introducing new technologies, such as our world’s first variable compression engine (VC-Turbo), and vehicle electrification, such as e-Power.”
The Beijing Motor Show will see the debut of the all-new QX50 premium SUV in Asia, with local production of the vehicle expected to begin ramping up shortly at the company’s manufacturing facility in Dalian. These will be sold exclusively to the Chinese market and will be available for sale later this year.
Also making its Asian debut will be the innovative Q Inspiration concept car which represents the next step in Infiniti design and the first manifestation of the carmaker's new form language for sedans and the start of an era of electrified powertrains.
In 2017, Infiniti sold a record 48,408 vehicles in China, a 16 percent increase from the prior year.
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