Infiniti to add ’10 or so’ models to its lineup by 2010

Infiniti to add

According to Carlos Tavares, Nissan’s global product boss, Infiniti will add a lineup “10 or so models” within the next decade. In an interview with Automotive News, Tavares said that additions to the current lineup haven’t been decided but we can expect crossovers, a sports-oriented car, a high-end car.

Infiniti has kept their product line primarily in the U.S. The company now hopes that adding new models to its existing lineup will help it expand into markets such as South Korea and Russia. The Nissan owned company will make its move into western Europe in fall 2008.

Tavares said that Nissan hopes to meet its goal of having the Infiniti brand in more than 90 percent of the luxury markets worldwide.

“2010 will be the tipping point,” he says. “Infiniti will be a worldwide luxury brand.”

Previously reported, Infiniti will be bringing back the Q model with a total redesign for the 2009 and 2010 model year. Infiniti also hopes to add a car than is smaller than the ‘G’ model, as well as a high-end coupe and convertible that would be Infiniti’s GT-R.


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