Infiniti's reluctance to produce the plug-in vehicles we so desire is truly starting to annoy us.
2009 Infiniti Essence Concept
First there was the Infiniti LE delays, now there's two more lust-worthy Infiniti electrified concepts that the automaker says will forever remain in concept form.
Both the Infiniti Emerg-E and the Essence concepts will not be headed for production...ever.
In speaking with Autocar, Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen stated that the automaker has been considering a flagship vehicle for years now. The Emerg-E and Essence were both "explorations" into the possible future flagship for Infiniti, but production versions of the Emerg-E and Essence “will not be coming,” remarked de Nysschen.
Instead, the world will get some 600 hp Infiniti that doesn't plug in. It will have "multiple seats" though...woohoo.
But it will "not be mid-engined like the Emerg-E, nor a hybrid."
To which we say boo.