Infiniti

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 »

Infiniti sold record 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016

6:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Infiniti sold more than 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016, a 7 percent annual rise, Nissan's luxury arm said today, a record year for a marque that trails rivals in the increasingly crowded premium market.... Read More »

2017 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will showcase 'co-pilot' autonomous driving tech

Jan. 3, 2017 12:06 CET

Infiniti will debut a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies at the Detroit auto show. The brand says its autonomous tech will focus on ensuring that drivers retain ultimate control over their vehicles.... Read More »

Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Infiniti will debut the next-generation QX50 crossover at Detroit, an aging product that has pleasantly surprised the brand over the past year.... Read More »

Infiniti plans to preview crossover push at Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

Infiniti says a Detroit auto show vehicle will preview its renewed push into crossovers, while the luxury brand also ponders electrification options with “very concrete” EV concepts.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's 9-speed way to boost mpg

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

GM's 9-speed way to boost mpg; More cars get rear-seat alert; Infiniti expects sales record; Mazda's one-two punch; Report: Renault-Nissan powertrain shakeup; Chevy Blazer spied?... Read More »

Infiniti global sales on track for record year, chief says

7:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Infiniti will likely end 2016 with record sales well beyond the 215,000 vehicles it sold worldwide last year, the Japanese brand's global chief said.... Read More »

NISSAN: Trucks star at Nissan brand, Infiniti

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Record November sales of light trucks gave the Nissan brand an 8 percent boost for the month. The same market trend lifted the Infiniti brand 3.6 percent, compared with a year earlier.... Read More »

NISSAN: Trucks star in a down month

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

The October sales downturn reduced Nissan's volume, but several truck and crossover models did well.... Read More »

Infiniti offers Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Infiniti is the latest automaker to be featured in Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book. The Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition is priced at $63,000 in the retailer's 2016 fantasy gifts collection.... Read More »

Infiniti mulls first EV with eye on China

Oct. 18, 2016 15:17 CET

Infiniti is mulling when to introduce a pure electric vehicle to its lineup and says the model will be designed with the Chinese market in mind.... Read More »

WELCOME, NEIGHBOR

Moving target: Dealer welcomes newcomers to town

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Lake Norman Infiniti in Cornelius, N.C., uses a service that sends coupons to folks who move into the area, successfully building ties to newcomers.... Read More »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Beaucoup beauties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Paris was the gleaming capital of the auto world again last week and we encountered beaucoup de belles voitures -- from supercars to small crossovers. Here are six models that grabbed our attention. Fantastique!... Read More »

NISSAN: Light trucks drive 4.9% gain

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Sales of light trucks continued to power Nissan Group U.S. sales in September as the combined total for the Nissan and Infiniti brands rose 4.9 percent to 127,797 vehicles. Nissan Division set a record for September, rising 4.3 percent to 116,384 vehicles.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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