Nissan's Infiniti to become predominantly electric brand -CEO

DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japanese carmkaker Nissan Motor Co. plans to transform its upscale Infiniti brand into a primarily electrified vehicle offering, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said on Tuesday.

All new Infiniti models launched in or after 2021 will be either electric or so-called "e-Power" hybrids, Saikawa told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.

"We are going to make Infiniti the premium and highly electrified brand," he said. (Reporting by Laurence Frost and Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Sandra Maler)