Infiniti opens new design studio in London as it prepares to expand its lineup by 60%

Article by Christian A., on September 21, 2014

Infiniti has just opened its new London design studio based in the Battleship Building at Paddington Basin. According to the Japanese manufacturer owned by Nissan, the new design studio is the first of a network of global design studios as Infiniti is planning to expand its model range by 60 percent by 2020.

The Infiniti Design London will allow designers to make full-size clay models and will be the one of very full-capability automotive design centers around the world to have a city centre location. At the opening ceremony, company’s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa said that the new generation models will express the passion plus a new romanticism and London is the perfect place to find inspiration for it.

For the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Infiniti prepared the Q80 Inspiration Concept, a new vehicle that was designed at the London facility, which previews a new top-of-the-range model. In the past 18 months, more than 10 new Infiniti models were designed at company’s design studios located around the world and the new ‘romantic’ models will start to appear at the upcoming international motor shows.

"Design is a key driver as we continue to sharpen the Infiniti brand," said Francois Goupil de Bouillé, Infiniti vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Our passion for design will deliver a broad range of very distinct premium vehicles. The expansion of our product portfolio is at the core of our growth plan." [source: Infiniti]

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: infiniti, london, design

Comments

Recommended

Before the W177 goes on sale in 2018, Mercedes-Benz had to go back to the drawing board to check on the A Class’ interior. This is because the new model...
by - November 24, 2017
If you see the Aston Martin’s 2018 Vantage, you would think that it is significantly different from most of Aston’s GT lineup. For instance, if the DB11 is a fine...
by - November 24, 2017
Even as Chevrolet is making a huge splash in the industry with the recent launch of the new Corvette ZR1, there may be trouble brewing. Chevrolet has announced huge discounts...
by - November 24, 2017
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at...
by - November 24, 2017
We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries