The Internet was abuzz earlier this week with speculation that a new sketch from Infiniti -- featuring brush-stroked vehicle outlines -- was proof that the automaker was keen on launching a two-door version of its new 2011 M sedan. Not so, says the automaker -- although it is a good preview of a few vehicles that will be unveiled at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
An Infiniti spokesperson tells us the notion of an M coupe is “so far off the charts, it’s incredible.” The tease, released earlier this week during the official drive program for the 2011 QX sport utility, does tease two “product extensions” that will be launched at Pebble -- one designed to be a “volume-oriented” luxury vehicle; the other a “performance-oriented” offering.
Our source also offered that “it’s fairly obvious” what the sketch previews. In fact, after lining up the brush strokes to profile shots of Infiniti’s passenger car lineup, we’re fairly certain both vehicles are based off the G sedan and coupe.
Will we see a four-cylinder G model at long last, and will the G37 spawn a variant to compete against the likes of Lexus’ IS F-Sport range? Only time will tell -- and expect more details to emerge as August 11 grows even closer.