Reported: First designs for Infiniti Leaf rejected

By Posted 12 Apr 2010, 21:19

According to a report from AutoBlog the first attempt by Infiniti for its version of Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicle were rejected. It was said that the designs were too similar to the original standard Leaf.

The company are looking for a more upmarket electric vehicle with styling to match Infiniti’s current product range. It was also reported that the vice president of Infiniti in North America, Ben Poore said that the original design problems were behind them now, and the final three or four designs are to be a uniquely Infiniti product. Mr Poore did say that the new car must perform well with adequate acceleration to satisfy their customers.

It is not known yet how much the new Infiniti version of the Nissan Leaf is going to cost, but with upgraded interiors and more luxurious fittings the price will definitely exceed the Leaf’s $25,000 price tag. So now we just have to wait for the release date, we will keep you posted.

Source: Automotive News