Infiniti’s premium sedan was discontinued a few years ago. Before that, it was in production for a full decade. Initially launched as Infiniti M, it seemed like a pretty good alternative to German premium brands. It was spacious, comfortable and had some pretty impressive engines on offer. However, it was never able to mark some decent sales numbers. The main reason probably lays in the fact that there are few unforgivable drawbacks, particularly in terms of the interior quality and handling. These days, we are hearing reports about the comeback of this sedan, which would come as the 2022 Infiniti Q70. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so you should take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
We don’t know anything about this comeback but that won’t stop us from speculating. Of course, the Japanese manufacturer will have to fix all the issues that characterized the previous model. Still, the more interesting thing about it is the engineering. Allegedly, this model will be all about electrification. A hybrid version will come first, while the all-electric variant should come a few years later.
2022 Infiniti Q70 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we presume that the 2022 Infiniti Q70 would continue with the same base approach. In other words, in this crossover era, we would see a traditional luxury sedan. From what rumors say, Nissan is working on a completely new platform, which will be designed for electric and electrified vehicles. Other than that, we don’t know too much.
Still, we may presume that Nissan engineers would tend to improve things like handling, which wasn’t particularly engaging in the previous model. Of course, the styling will be all new and we count on a lot of influence from the latest Monographs concepts. Is there a chance to see a stretched version in the offer again, it’s hard to say at this point.
This was probably the weakest point of the previous model. Even at the time of launch, it didn’t look particularly appealing. Furthermore, nothing was changed during a decade-old production cycle. That makes this sedan subpar compared to German rivals and many consider this the biggest reason for low sales numbers. Therefore, we expect that designers will put much more effort into this case and that the 2022 Infiniti Q70 would get the cabin it deserves.
On the other side, we have no doubt that the cabin would be spacious. That was the case with the previous model and there is no reason to see anything different in the next year. We expect to see plenty of legroom in both rows, while Nissan/Infiniti traditionally makes some of the best seats in the class. We presume that the battery will be positioned under the floor and that it won’t compromise interior and trunk space.
2022 Infiniti Q70 Powertrain
This is one of the most interesting things about the 2022 Infiniti Q70. Allegedly, this sedan will be all about electrification. At this point, we don’t know the details, but it looks like the hybrid version will come first. We presume the company will introduce a new system, based on the new e-Power technology, which is a little bit different compared to standard hybrids and acts more like an electric powertrain in terms of driving feel. The new technology debuted in the recently redesigned Qashqai.
Few years after the launch, we expect that the all-electric version will be ready. At this point, we won’t speculate about things like power, range, charging etc.
2022 Infiniti Q70 Release Date
At this point, the 2022 Infiniti Q70 is just a rumor. So, take everything you’ve read with a big reserve. If it arrives, we presume that base models will go somewhere between 55.000 and 60.000 dollars.