Infiniti

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 »

 

THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show.... Read More »

 

Munoz says it's Infiniti's turn for incentive diet

9:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Nissan's strategy of lowering incentives and lifting sales is working for the mass-market Nissan brand, and now it’s time to focus on Infiniti, a top executive said.... Read More »

 

Infiniti previews a new Q60

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Infiniti's Q60 coupe concept features styling elements previewed in the full-size Q80 Inspiration concept coupe shown in October at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

Meet Infiniti's new 'halo' car: the Q60 Concept coupe

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Infiniti finally has its much anticipated halo car. But it's not the massive, performance-engined Porsche Panamera fighter once bandied about by brand executives.... Read More »

 

Infiniti previews Q60 Concept coupe coming to Detroit

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
Infiniti released the first detailed image of the Q60 coupe concept it will showcase at the Detroit auto show.
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Nissan drives small nameplates to record sales

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Big volume increases among Nissan’s smaller nameplates -- the Sentra, Versa, Rogue and Frontier pickup -- led the brand to a record U.S. sales year in 2014.... Read More »

 

De Nysschen: Infiniti deserves a driver's car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Chatting on Facebook recently, Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen called out a former Infiniti underling for supposedly killing the Q50 Eau Rouge, the Nissan GT-R-powered high-performance sedan that de Nysschen championed before leaving Infiniti for Cadillac last summer.... Read More »

 

INFINITI

In the new-product doldrums

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Infiniti brand must weather a product-line reboot that will take another three years.... Read More »

 

Nissan recalls 470,000 SUVs, cars globally to fix potential fuel leaks

9:40 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014
Nissan Motor is recalling about 470,000 SUVs and cars globally, including 143,000 in North America, for possible fuel leaks.... Read More »

 

Nissan slips as older models change over

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014
Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales.... Read More »

 

Infiniti designers imagine a 2029 concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2014
Infiniti reached deep into science fiction for the Synaptiq design concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The theoretical concept for 2029, sketched and conceived for the show's Design Challenge, can fly. Infiniti designers imagined a vehicle triathlon that includes air, rally and circuit competitions.... Read More »

 

Infiniti preps Q30 hatch for young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatch, which will hit showrooms in 2016.... Read More »

 

Mercedes introduces new names for its vehicles to avoid customer confusion

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, hoping to overcome consumer confusion as its product lineup expands, is overhauling the nomenclature used to identify its cars and light trucks. The moves comes as it prepares for the launch of 30 models -- including 11 all-new vehicles -- by 2020.... Read More »

 

Infiniti readies Q30 targeting young buyers

10:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatchback, which will hit showrooms in 2016. The new five-door will use the architecture of Mercedes-Benz's European-market A class and also will rely on a Daimler-designed, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.... Read More »

 

Nissan recalls Infiniti hybrid sedans for software, transmission issues

10:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
Nissan said today it is recalling more than 14,000 hybrid Infiniti Q50 and Q70 luxury sedans globally due to possible software and transmission issues.... Read More »

 

Nissan brand rolls to 13th record month

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Rising Sentra, Versa and Rogue volumes gave Nissan Division its 13th consecutive record sales month in October. The brand sold 94,072 vehicles for the month, an increase of 15 percent over October 2013.... Read More »

 

Infotainment bugs bite in reliability survey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
As consumer demand for automotive infotainment systems that blend with digital lifestyles has grown the past few years, so have gripes about buggy or confusing technology that still isn't quite ready for prime time.... Read More »

 

Infiniti embraces events marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Infiniti Motor Co. will ask its new global ad agency to turn up the volume on public events and customer interaction as it hunts for customers in new markets around the world.... Read More »

 

Infotainment glitches haunt automakers in Consumer Reports' reliability survey

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Infotainment hiccups nagged the industry in the Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while problems with the Q50 caused Infiniti's ranking to plummet.... Read More »

 

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