TOKYO -- Infiniti will tap into new technologies from across the Renault-Nissan Alliance to burnish its high-tech cred and serve as the alliance's showcase for premium performance.
Infiniti President Roland Krueger said the push will marshal expertise from both Asian and European r&d centers, as Renault and Nissan incorporate Mitsubishi as a partner and the alliance's combined global sales volume reaches nearly 10 million vehicles.
The technology strategy will go on display this week at the Geneva auto show, where Infiniti will unveil features that highlight the interplay of Nissan and Renault engineering teams.
A midcycle update of the Q50 sedan will include autonomous driving and steer-by-wire systems developed with parent company Nissan. Meanwhile, a so-called Project Black S concept car based on the Q60 coupe will roll out a new performance hybrid technology developed with Renault.
"We are the premium brand of the alliance," Krueger said by phone from Infiniti's Hong Kong headquarters. "It exemplifies what benefits we have within the alliance, and what we can do in the future with those engineers."