Next Infiniti G will get a lot more Essence, hybrid powertrains

Infiniti Essence Concept

When Infiniti introduced the Essence Concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, it said that the study was not intended for production (despite all the wild rumors you’ve heard) and that the concept hints at the design language for future Infiniti models.

According to sources, the next-generation Skyline coupe (Infiniti G37 on the stateside), will arrive as early as 2012 with a lot of Essence influenced design.

Infiniti is also expected to launch a hybrid version of the next-generation G. Sources say that it will most likely use the 3.5L V6 and hybrid system from the upcoming 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid.

Other sources say that Renault/Nissan’s new relationship with Daimler may even give Infiniti the option of a diesel hybrid G. However, don’t expect the diesel-hybrid version to make it to the Americas.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: WOT