The Infiniti Essence is a concept car built by Infiniti to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Infiniti brand. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The car is a hybrid electric vehicle and is among the first energy-efficient cars Infiniti has released.
The vehicle was designed by Infiniti design director Takashi Nakajima.
The Essence concept is not expected to enter production, but elements from the car were planned to be incorporated into later Infiniti models.
It included a 3.7 L V6 gasoline engine with twin turbochargers rated 440 PS (320 kW; 430 hp), an electric motor (called 3D Motor) rated 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) and 500 N·m (370 lb·ft), with a combined rating of 600 PS (440 kW; 590 hp).
The electric motor was powered by lithium-ion battery at lower trunk area.
The three-piece Louis Vuitton luggage set in the trunk.
A three-piece Louis Vuitton luggage set fits in the trunk, and the floor slides out when the trunk is open to access the luggage.
The Infiniti Essence also contains safety features to prevent collisions in the back and side that are known as Side Collision Prevention (SCP) and Back-up Collision Prevention (BCP). Sensors on the sides and back warn the driver when it senses a vehicle, and brakes are activated if the warning is ignored.