The Infiniti Q80 concept is currently on display at the Paris Motor Show 2014. As Infiniti’s first foray into the premium saloon category, it emerged yesterday that the car will enter production in the next three to five years. Here are some live pictures of the Q80 from its stand at the show.
The Q80 gets a 550 hp hybrid power unit. The conventional petrol unit is all-new, a downsized twin turbocharged 3.0-litre V6. It offers an insight into the Infiniti engine portfolio due to be unveiled over the next two years. It is capable of returning 5.5 litres/100km (42.8 mpg) and CO2 emissions of about 129g/km, yet it also offers extreme performance.
Inside, the driver and passengers get four individual seats while the driver also receives a head up display and the passenger also has a HUD unit. Both rear passengers get a touch screen. Surfaces include quilted leather and alcantara, together with leather and metal finishes.
Using cameras, lasers and sensors, the Q80 features an autonomous technology system. The system emits tones suggesting a course of action for the driver in heavy traffic or in highway mode. The final decision – whether to accelerate and overtake or whether to brake and fall in behind the car ahead – always rests with the driver.