Infiniti's entry-level and halo models

Infiniti Essence Concept

Infiniti, Nissan's luxury division is looking at a pair of new products to give it a better reach than the current range. First they thought about the Halo model but after looking at the competition they decided to make something attractive in order to lure buyers in to showrooms. The successor to the Q45 flagship was once considered as a potential route to rival the likes of the Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and even the Lexus LFA.

The show-stopping Infiniti Essence concept previewed that notion, but Infiniti is still considering the idea over, and the presence of the Nissan GT-R surely isn't helping focus the picture. Infiniti has also been considering the idea of an entry-level hatchback model to take on the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Volvo C30. Lexus was the first of the Japanese brands to pursue the segment with the CT 200h. If Infiniti is considering about getting one, it would definitely suite in that order.