Next Infiniti Q put on hold, Infiniti M will take flagship sedan role

There is no doubt that Infiniti desperately needs a new “Q” flagship sedan to compete with the Lexus LS, BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class – but don’t hold your breath. Infiniti has reportedly put the next-generation Q sedan on hold.

Toru Saito, vice president of the global Infiniti business unit, said several regional markets have requested a return of the big Q sedan. However, Saito points out that the Q never sold well in the North American Market.

He said that the new redesigned M sedan, arriving dealerships this month, approaches the old Q45 in size. The new M will “play a flagship role” and will test how strong the brand is, Saito said. He said that if there is a large demand for a fully-loaded M, then Infiniti may consider a new Q.

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