Japan’s Infiniti has started development of a new flagship hybrid technology, which will have to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The basis of the model will be conceptual Q80 Inspiration (pictured), shown last autumn salon in Paris, reported Aitomotive News. According to the representative of the manufacturer, the future car should be ready for serial production after three years. The first phase of the work is entrusted to the British division of Infiniti, which is based in the city Krenfiyld. The Japanese believe that their new model will be able to compete not only with hybrid S-style class, but also eco machine Porsche – Panamera E-Hybrid. The head of the European division of Infiniti – Franku guppies December Buje, is adamant that the new model will expand opportunities for the serious driver. If he makes mostly in the city, will use only electricity. To overcome great distances, the car will operate in hybrid mode.
So far not reported technical characteristics of the future flagship of the Infiniti. For comparison concept Infiniti Q80 Inspiration was equipped with the unit, which includes the V6 petrol engine and two electric motors. The total power of the hybrid system is 550 hp.