Presented this week at the Geneva Motor Show, the Infiniti Essence concept showcases the brands core values for the future and a compact celebration of the brand's past. The Essence aims at re-establishing Infiniti at the heart of the world's most vibrant brands and positioning it towards the most exclusive.
With a first for Infiniti, the Essence provides the company's first motor show preview of their petrol/electric hybrid powertrain. Dubbed appropriately as 'responsibly powerful', the combination of 3.7-liter, twin-turbo V6-engine and the firm's new 3D electric motor feed a mighty 600 PS to a rear-wheel-drive setup.
The Essence is as much a driver's car in the cabin - while the cabin is as much a passenger's car. Two separate 'cocoons' - the driver's side themed black and the passenger's side themed 'earthy red' - dominate the interior's design. But designers claim the real magic is the 'hidden tech' - allowing minimalism in place of controls and information overload. An exclusive range of luggage specifically designed for the concept car by Louis Vuitton harks back to the partnerships first made with coachbuilders in 1908.