Infiniti

Prototype 9: Where history meets fantasy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2017

With the Prototype 9, Infiniti imagines a 1940s racing heritage for a brand that did not debut until 1989.... Read More »

MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Infiniti Prototype 9 pays homage to '40s-styled racers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2017

Infiniti may not have a vaunted motorsports pedigree but that hasn't stopped designers from creating a retro-looking race car and showcasing it at the year's most elevated celebration of automotive engineering, performance and design.... Read More »

NISSAN: Weak car sales offset rising trucks

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Nissan North America's July sales fell 3.2 percent to 128,295 vehicles as weak car sales dragged down rising truck sales, in line with the industry trend.... Read More »

Infiniti queues up restyled crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Infiniti will enter 2018 with a pair of updated products that represent the brand's highest volume product potential.... Read More »

Japan's Big 3 tend to their cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Crossovers may be the rage, but Honda, Nissan and Toyota have a long legacy of successful cars in the U.S. market, and each brand is keen to hang on to the considerable volume these segments still bring in every year.... Read More »

Infiniti drops midsize QX70

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it prepares to shift more attention to other crossovers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Focus gets new look, bigger footprint

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Ford Focus gets new look, bigger footprint for '19; Tesla starts making Model 3; Infiniti tops in mystery-shopper ranking; VW disclosure delay?; FCA design ace marks 25th year.... Read More »

Nissan, Infiniti shuffle finance unit executives

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

Mark Kaczynski, after six years as president of Nissan Motor Acceptance, is leaving his post to become vice president of administration and finance for Infiniti.... Read More »

NISSAN: Rogue, Titan, Armada lead monthly gain

3:05 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Nissan sold fewer cars and more light trucks in June, while Infiniti sold fewer trucks and more cars.... Read More »

Aston scales back RapidE

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Aston Martin has cut production plans for its its Tesla-fighting RapidE electric model. The result, though, may be an even more exclusive car.
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Nick Saban chases another title: Auto dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2017

Nick Saban is popular enough to do just about anything he wants in college football-crazy Alabama. And what he wants to do now is sell cars.... Read More »

Infiniti courts NBA champ Stephen Curry to endorse Q50

7:26 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

NBA star Stephen Curry will be featured in advertisements for the redesigned Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, due for a launch around the world from August.... Read More »

Nissan, Infiniti shuffle finance unit executives

7:52 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

Mark Kaczynski, after six years as president of Nissan Motor Acceptance, is leaving his post to become vice president of administration and finance for Infiniti.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: NBA's Curry to pitch Infiniti Q50

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

NBA's Curry to pitch Infiniti Q50; Takata name to fade away; Florida enacts dealer protection law; Ford shared bikes start rolling in S.F.; Why body-on-frame keeps on truckin.'... Read More »

Nissan goes standard on automated braking

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Nissan will make emergency automated braking standard on most of its car and truck lineup for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

Infiniti global sales up 9% in May

6:00 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Global sales for Infiniti rose 9 percent in May from a year earlier and have risen 37 percent for the first five months of the year.... Read More »

NISSAN: Another big assist from Rogue

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

Nissan North America's May U.S. sales grew 3 percent, as Nissan brand was powered by "another great Rogue month," an exec said.... Read More »

NISSAN: Rogue gains can't counter overall dip

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Another month of booming Rogue sales failed to shield Nissan from the industry's downturn in April.... Read More »

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 »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
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VW shuffles product development team
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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