Infiniti

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Fast times in NY: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters; Infiniti's bolder SUV styling; Volvo dealers are 'hot' for the XC60; No Mercedes-Benz diesel decision; China-built Volvo EV?... Read More »

Infiniti QX80 Monograph heralds new SUV styling

5:30 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Infiniti is extending the expressive, confident styling of its recent QX50 concept and Q60 coupe to its full-size QX80 SUV. The QX80 is a key piece of Infiniti's sales, generating high transaction prices but also drawing a younger, high-end clientele than a typical full-size premium SUV normally attracts, the company says.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Audi, Porsche to work together

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Audi, Porsche join forces on development; NADA predicts stable '17 sales, analysts recall 'triple threat'; Challenge of sharing an EV; Nissan's 370Z Heritage; 'Huge' Infiniti tease.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Infiniti preps QX80 Monograph concept for New York

9:30 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Days after hinting of a big reveal at the New York auto show, Infiniti said it will introduce the QX80 Monograph concept to signal the brand's efforts to advance its standing in the large-SUV market.... Read More »

NISSAN: A big lift from light trucks

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. sales of crossovers and pickups in March gave Nissan and Infiniti brands their best sales months ever.... Read More »

Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief

March 14, 2017 11:16 CET

Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's design master stepping down

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Nissan's design master stepping down, ex-BMW design chief joins Infiniti; Leadership changes at Mitsu; VW upbeat on '17; Subprime bubble just a myth?; U.S. recalls hit record high.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti taps Renault racing tech for concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Infiniti's newest performance concept comes not from its parent company Nissan but from its stepparent - Renault.... Read More »

Premium brands jump into mobile madness

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

The March Madness Live app and its growing contingent of viewers continue to be an increasingly important outlet for brands chasing viewers who aren't watching on TV.... Read More »

Infiniti to serve as alliance's tech showcase

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2017

Infiniti will burnish its high-tech cred at next week's Geneva motor show. The brand will begin receiving the best of both Nissan and Renault technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM-PSA deal approved, report says

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

GM-PSA deal approved, report says; Mercedes fire risk; Mobility matters: Infiniti loads Q50 with autonomy tech, GM's Maven offers monthly reservations, Where drones meet flying cars.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti preps freshened Q50, sporty hybrid

8:58 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

Infiniti aims to burnish its high-tech cred at the Geneva motor show with two cars showcasing its latest autonomous driving and steer-by-wire systems and a sporty hybrid system derived from Formula One.... Read More »

NISSAN: Rogue becoming face of the brand

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Booming sales of its compact Rogue crossover provided most of the muscle to lift the Nissan brand to a February U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Nissan, BMW, Porsche face fuel economy probes in S. Korea

Feb. 14, 2017 10:38 CET

South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan alleging the automaker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50. BMW and Porsche are also being investigated. The latest action comes after sales of some Nissan, BMW and Porsche cars were banned because of emissions and noise-level irregularities.... Read More »

Thoughts on leasing from dealer council chairs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ahead of January's National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans, Automotive News interviewed 25 dealer council chairs, or dealers holding the equivalent position, representing 31 brands. Here's a roundup of what some of them said about the outlook for leasing at their brand in 2017.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Infiniti dealers expect fresh products in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Infiniti's redesigned QX50 crossover could become the brand's volume leader when it reaches showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017, dealers were told at the annual Infiniti franchise make meeting.... Read More »

NISSAN: Rogue, Titan lead way to Jan. record

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Large gains in light-truck deliveries, led by the Rogue crossover and Titan pickup, and fatter incentives helped propel Nissan Motor to a January U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Q&A: JOHN FABRE, INFINITI NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY BOARD

Fabre confident about the market and Infiniti

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

The U.S. economy is strong, the market for new cars and trucks is robust and the demand for premium-brand products continues to grow. All of that sets the scene for Infiniti to improve its position in the United States, says John Fabre, chairman of the Infiniti National Dealer Advisory Board.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan's Sunderland facility in the United Kingdom. Output is expected to peak at more than 50,000 units in 2018, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Parent's moves may help Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Two high-level business developments at parent company Nissan Motor Co. in 2016 had little to nothing to do with the U.S. operations of the Infiniti brand.... Read More »

De Nysschen meets his Infiniti baby

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Spotted at Infiniti's Detroit auto show stand last week was the brand's former global president Johan de Nysschen. Now president of Cadillac, de Nysschen said he had to come see the QX50 Concept.... Read More »

Infiniti to showcase "co-pilot' driving tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Infiniti will introduce a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies this week at the Detroit auto show, along with what it says is the world's first production-ready, fuel-saving variable compression ratio engine.... Read More »

Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler, report says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Nissan is halting joint development of luxury cars with Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, sources close to the companies told Reuters, suspending a key project in their seven-year partnership and potentially hitting profitability at a new shared factory in Mexico.... Read More »

Calif. dealerships unaware about 45 vehicles were stolen from overflow lot; 15 arrested

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

In December, a Redondo Beach Police Department car chase ended in an arrest and the retrieval of a 2017 Infiniti Q60. The vehicle was from an overflow lot of about 650 vehicles for Infiniti of South Bay and Nissan of South Bay in Torrance, Calif. The dealerships didn't realize any vehicles were missing until police reported the stolen vehicle.... Read More »

NISSAN: 'Star Wars' thrusts Rogue to a big December

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Nissan's marketing coup of aligning its Rogue crossover advertising with Hollywood's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story release helped generate more than 40,000 deliveries of the nameplate in December, giving Nissan its best-selling December ever in the U.S.... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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