Infiniti

Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss

Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET

Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, where he was vice president of sales for Europe.... Read More »

Sometimes it all hinges on hinges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

One might think the hardest part about executing the curvaceously creased Infiniti Q60 sports coupe would be delicately stamping the scalloped sheet metal.... Read More »

Infiniti readies Q60 for coupe resurgence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Infiniti goes for a wow factor with its redesigned Q60 coupe, with a sleeker body design and more powerful engine choices.... Read More »

Paris auto show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

Infiniti still believes in feats of clay

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2016

In a world of digital design, old-school clay models may seem an anachronism that will someday fade away. But Infiniti's top designer says the iconic modeling medium is here to stay.... Read More »

NISSAN: Cars drag group volume down 6.5%

11:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Nissan Group sales dropped 6.5 percent in August, with a sharp decline in car sales accounting for the decrease.... Read More »

Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2016

If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight

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

RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight; Hyundai, Google discuss tie-ups; More Korea-made Nissan Rogues?; A world first for Infiniti; Tesla fire probe; U.S. reveals truck emissions rules.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET

Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

Nissan's new VC-T engine rewrites rules of small turbocharged engine

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

Nissan has developed a new type of gasoline engine it says may make some of today's advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine uses variable compression technology, which Nissan says allows it at any given moment to choose an optimal compression ratio for combustion -- a key factor in the trade-off between power and efficiency in gasoline engines.... Read More »

The many flavors of Infiniti’s QX30

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2016

Infiniti now has a compact crossover in its lineup, but the company has its work cut out for launching it.... Read More »

2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing to start at $30,945

12:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

The 2017 Infiniti QX30 compact crossover will be available in six trims, starting at $30,945, including shipping, for the base model, when it goes on sale in September, joining an increasingly crowded but growing segment.... Read More »

NISSAN: Volume helped by increase in dealer inventories

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Better dealer availability helped lift some of Nissan’s most popular models in July, but the gains did not significantly offset a dip in Altima and Pathfinder sales.... Read More »

Infiniti, Mercedes share a car — and suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Daimler and its suppliers in mainland Europe dominate Infiniti QX30's composition.... Read More »

Infiniti pumps up the power

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2016

Infiniti boss Roland Krueger is picking his battles to grow the premium brand. His strategy? Focus on what's under the hood.... Read More »

Infiniti's new product wave is rolling in now

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Infiniti's new North American product campaign launches in the coming weeks with long-awaited fresh vehicles and engines.... Read More »

Infiniti impresses mystery shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in a study on prospect satisfaction, while Tesla lagged all brands.... Read More »

Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospects

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.... Read More »

Mexican-made Infinitis and a luxury twist

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

To premium player Infiniti, the key to cracking the top tier of luxury brands is simple: To be truly global, you need to build vehicles globally. Nissan is taking the strategy further than its Japanese rivals.... Read More »

NISSAN: Inventory, ads, incentives propel 13% gain

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan Division sales rose 13 percent to a June sales record of 129,495 units, thanks to an effort to improve the way Nissan dealers stock inventories.... Read More »

Dissecting dealers' attitudes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: For Europe's small cars, it's war

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

Ford's other small-car battlefront; Why Smart's not planning SUV; Cruze hatchback price: $22,190; Canadian supplier chats with Google, Apple; Hyundai safety tech, in song.... Read More »

Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitch

12:04 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Infiniti is recalling roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan's autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Nissan gains from depressed steel price, purchasing boss says

June 9, 2016 11:26 CET

Nissan's manufacturing operations in the UK have saved a “significant sum” because of the depressed price of steel, the company's head of purchasing in Europe told the Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
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