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Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017, 60 kWh

Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:47 pm

Update : Infiniti LE is put on hold.

http://insideevs.com/infiniti-boss-puts ... for-delay/


Update : Here is the official press release.

http://infinitinews.com/en-US/infiniti/ ... -auto-show

- 24 kWh battery
- 240 lb-ft torque
- 100 kW motor
- 0.25 coefficient of drag
- Wireless charging
- Available within 2 years (2014 model)
- Intelligent Park Assist with 360-degree camera views
- optional DC Fast Charging port
- Range Display that uses a mix of onboard and cloud-based data
- 186" long (11" longer than Leaf)




There are a bunch of Infiniti EV threads - I'll close those, now that Infiniti EV officially makes its debut tomorrow. But here are the early photos someone nabbed. I'll update the thread (and this post) with more info, as we get to know them.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/infiniti-d ... auto-show/

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:14 pm

I was expecting something prettier

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:17 pm

Herm wrote:I was expecting something prettier

I think the shape and lines are quite nice, but that front "grill" looks atrocious! :o
Edit: At least the wheel gaps on this concept car aren't as bad as the Leaf's.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:36 pm

Mean looking headlights. I think a different color grill will make the car look better. The current silver is too jazzy.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:36 pm

The beltline is interesting. I did not like this signature C pillar that Infiniti keeps rolling out... but its growing on me. That grille is, um... different.

Where is the charge port??? I assume mat charging but what about public charging.

More pics here;

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1075 ... live-shots
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:37 pm

Is this a hatch made to look like a sedan (like Volt) or is it really sedan ?
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:53 pm

evnow wrote:Is this a hatch made to look like a sedan (like Volt) or is it really sedan ?

From the trunk line in the second photo above I'd bet it's a Volt-like hatch.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Is it just me or is there a kink in the beltline at the center of the rear door? It should flow smoothly from tip to tail... and does not appear to. :cry:
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:21 pm

Would they please hire some Italian or German designers. Yikes. Body panels of many cars and even some sea animals with a touch of acrylic bling.

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:53 pm

It looks "heavy" to me from every angle, rather than sleek. The glass area is too small compared with the more massive lower metal area, which I assume is largely due to the bulky battery box that sits below the seats. These proportions are also present in the LEAF, but either I'm so used to the LEAF's looks that I don't notice it, or the design of the LEAF incorporates the proportions more gracefully because the LEAF is not trying to look like a sleek upmarket sedan.

Like Herm, I was expecting something prettier. I'll stay tuned for more details and actual production photos before I pass judgement, however. I've grown to like production versions of many cars when I didn't like them on first sight.

Oh, and I'll wager that there is a trunk there rather than a hatch, unfortunately IMHO.
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