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NewsNext-Generation Infiniti Q50 Will Likely be Electrified and Come in 2025

Next-Generation Infiniti Q50 Will Likely be Electrified and Come in 2025

An electrified SUV from Infiniti is also expected in the same year


  • Both all-electric and hybrid alternatives are a possibility.

  • It could spawn a Nissan version as well.


The last three years have been tough on everyone and everything, and that included the auto industry. Though, Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti, things were tough even before. In late 2019, I was lucky enough to partake in Infiniti’s 30th Anniversary party. At this event, they laid out their plans, including the coming more electrified models.

Infiniti: The Next 30 Years Via More Design And Electrification

Other announcements included the coming of a new-generation QX60 and the QX55, both of which came to be. As far as Infiniti’s version of Nissan’s ePower hybrid technology, it hasn’t happened. The automaker announced that the Q60 Project Black S Hybrid Performance Coupe, the first of these hybrids, would finally not be built – discussions pertaining to canceling Q60 production altogether were probably already underway.

Rumour has it that this hybrid powertrain is still on the table. In a few details, it involves a 3-cylinder 1.5L VC-Turbo gasoline generator that will constantly charge an onboard high-discharge, low-capacity battery pack. The latter will directly power the wheels.

Infiniti Bins Q60 Project Black S Hybrid Performance Coupe

Throughout much of 2019, Infiniti reveals its gorgeous Q Inspiration, Qs Inspiration, and QX Inspiration concepts. At the time, all three vehicles were slated for production in the following three years sharing the then-recently released Nissan Ariya Concept’s platform as a starting point.

Fast-forward to today and it looks like Infiniti will introduce battery-powered vehicles in 2025, specifically a sedan, a midsize SUV, and an electric version of the QX50 according to Automotive News. It’s unclear at the moment if the production Ariya’s platform and powertrains will serve the Infiniti vehicles however, we think it will.

Infiniti QX Inspiration | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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