According to a recent report, Infiniti is reworking the Essence concept to accommodate two rear doors and a more comfortable cabin.

Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer has revealed some new details about Infiniti's upcoming flagship.

Speaking to Automotive News, Palmer said "We won't do a Merc S class or that type of car. We have had that before. We want a flagship car that's appealing and different."

The executive declined to go into specifics but the publication says the company is reworking the Essence concept to accommodate two rear doors and a more comfortable cabin. There is also speculation that the model could ride on a Mercedes-sourced rear-wheel-drive platform but nothing is official as of yet.

The four-door coupe could be introduced in 2017 and could eventually be joined by a production version of the Emerg-E concept. However, Palmer said "We have the halo car in the plan, but it is not signed off yet."

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Infiniti's flagship could be based on a Mercedes rear-wheel drive platform - report