January 16, 2018 / 10:49 PM / 4 months ago

Nissan's Infiniti to become predominantly electric brand - CEO

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese carmkaker Nissan Motor Co. (7201.T) plans to transform its upscale Infiniti brand into a primarily electrified vehicle offering, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said on Tuesday.

The Infiniti booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

All new Infiniti models launched in or after 2021 will be either electric or so-called “e-Power” hybrids, Saikawa told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.

“We are going to make Infiniti the premium and highly electrified brand,” he said.

    Reporting by Laurence Frost and Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Sandra Maler

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