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Crossovers propel Nissan Motor to April record

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2015

Nissan Motor Corp. rode its freshened lineup of Nissan and Infiniti utilities and crossovers to total U.S. sales of 109,848 vehicles, an increase of 5.7 percent an April record.... Read More »

25 with Hyundai

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

Christopher Gleason, general manager of Price Hyundai in Charlottesville, Va., receives a 25-year award from Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.... Read More »

Q80 Inspiration concept's design flourishes arrive in Infiniti lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

Futuristic design flourishes from Infiniti's Q80 Inspiration concept are already creeping into the lineup. Now Infiniti shows, via the long-wheelbase Q70 sedan unveiled in Shanghai, what it wants to do inside the car.... Read More »

At Lexus, the chief still defends that spindle grille

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015

While some rivals and design experts deride Lexus' jagged-edged, trapezoidal grille, Toyota's design chief stands by the drastic makeover, saying it gives Lexus a unique edge over BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, particularly in competitive markets such as China, where buyers will pay more for a car that stands out from the crowd.... Read More »

Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

Infiniti has given its low-selling, small QX50 crossover a quick makeover for 2016 with new front and rear designs and a re-engineered chassis.... Read More »

Infiniti, auto advertisers see digital boost from March Madness

7:45 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

March Madness upsets are good for business and are keeping fans engaged in the NCAA men's basketball tournament -- and within the sights of auto advertisers such as Infiniti that are going all-in with digital marketing efforts.... Read More »

Infiniti drives Nissan's win over Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Nissan North America outsold American Honda Motor Co. in the first two months of 2015 -- just as it did in January and February 2014.... Read More »

Infiniti QX30 could attract new dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2015

Infiniti's QX30 crossover concept, unveiled in Geneva last week, should boost the brand's sales in North America and Europe, but it also will help Infiniti expand its dealer body in markets outside North America.... Read More »

Infiniti surge helps Nissan gain 2.7% and outsell Honda

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Nissan has beaten Honda in the U.S. once again. Nissan sold a total of 118,436 cars and light trucks in February, up 2.7 percent and besting Honda's 105,466.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will aim QX30 crossover at affluent young buyers

March 2, 2015 20:06 CET

Infiniti said it will target younger affluent customers with its QX30 compact crossover. Infiniti unveiled a concept for the crossover on the eve of the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Ghosn pledges patience amid churn at Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn last week turned to another fresh face in his latest efforts to spark the Infiniti luxury brand. Unlike predecessors with backgrounds at Porsche and Ford, this one was groomed at General Motors.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti reveals photo of QX30 crossover concept

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2015

Infiniti released a full photo of its QX30 crossover concept today in advance of the 2015 Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Infiniti's Bartsch is out as Americas chief

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Michael Bartsch, a former Porsche executive hired in 2013 to lead Infiniti in the Americas, has left the company in the latest executive shakeup at Nissan's luxury brand. Bartsch has been replaced by Randy Parker, who has been vice president of Nissan's Western Region, Infiniti said in a statement today.... Read More »

Nissan cuts incentives, boosts N.A. profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Lower incentives and higher sales powered big North America profits at Nissan Motor Corp. in the latest quarter, leading to an overall profit gain.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Infiniti's Europe boss expects boost from new compacts

Feb. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects a big boost to its European sales, helped by the launch of the Q30 premium compact hatchback and QX30 crossover. Infiniti's Europe chief, Francois Goupil de Bouille, outlined the brand's growth plans.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti teases Mercedes-based QX30 crossover

Feb. 6, 2015 11:05 CET

Infiniti teased its new Mercedes-based QX30, a key model in the brand's bid to boost its European sales. With the UK-built model, Infiniti will have its first entry in the booming compact crossover segment. The car will compete with the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X3.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Infiniti gives a glimpse of Geneva's QX30

6:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Infiniti retailers face a product drought for most of 2015. And if most of them don't seem particularly worried about it, it is because of images like this one, released Thursday by Infiniti, teasing a peek of the upcoming QX30 crossover.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Infiniti puts focus on marketing, profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

As Infiniti dealers hunker down for a year without new products, the factory is vowing to throw more support into helping them cope. Company officials told dealers at the make meeting that they will allocate more money to marketing this year, although they did not say how much the increase would be.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Nissan steps back from cutting-edge offerings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Nissan and its luxury Infiniti sibling have mellowed in their message of cutting-edge future products as 2015 begins. Missing from talking points this month at the Detroit auto show was any discussion of recent racy concepts. The change in tone signals a desire to focus more intently, at least for now, on tried-and-true volume products.... Read More »

For Infiniti Q50, 'we need to give it some love' in ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Infiniti's new global ad agency will help "re-stimulate" the brand's volume leader, the Q50 sedan, this spring, nearly two years after its U.S. launch.... Read More »

Infiniti reasserts its USA imperative

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Infiniti is reassuring its dealers that the United States remains at the center of its business plan despite an ongoing push to globalize the brand. Michael Bartsch, vice president of Infiniti Americas, told dealers at their make meeting that a new wave of products coming late this year will help reinvigorate the brand.... Read More »

MATT GUNDERSON, INFINITI NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY BOARD

'Infiniti is pushing forward despite the upheaval'

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Infiniti's long-range mission to conquer 10 percent of the world luxury market took some hits in 2014. The brand lost Johan de Nysschen, its hard charging global president, to Cadillac. It also lost Andy Palmer, the Nissan Motor Corp. product czar who championed Infiniti at the corporation, to Aston Martin. But the brand is pressing on in 2015, says Matt Gunderson.... Read More »

Q60 coupe is 'huge opportunity' for Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Infiniti is counting on the big-wheeled twin-turbo Q60 Concept coupe to become one of the brand's four biggest-volume models. The Q60 will go into production in early 2016, staying close to the design of the concept car unveiled at last week's Detroit auto show.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Infiniti: 'New products on the way'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Infiniti showrooms will get a burst of new products beginning late this year or early next year. But Infiniti dealers must make do until the new vehicles arrive. How will the retailers hang on?... Read More »

 
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