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Infiniti names French executive as new Europe head

April 3, 2014 10:47 CET
Infiniti has named former Ford executive Francois Goupil de Bouille as head of its European operations to succeed Fintan Knight, who was in the post for less than a year.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Infiniti eyes bolder subbrand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
Created just three years ago as Infiniti's European-competing performance subbrand, IPL might no longer cut it for the company's bolder future product plans.... Read More »

 

Infiniti targets young Chinese buyers who find BMW, Audi, Mercedes too commonplace

Nov. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti is targeting younger customers in China who find Audi, Mercedes or BMW too commonplace as the automaker strives to increase sales in the world's largest market.... Read More »

 

Nissan to market Infiniti in Japan

7:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Nissan, seeking to capture growing demand for upscale cars and better compete with German rivals such as BMW, will sell its Infiniti luxury brand in its home market, a newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

Infiniti to cut inventories, raise standards for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Infiniti plans to overhaul its U.S. distribution system over the next 18 months so its dealers operate with smaller inventories -- while also setting higher standards to earn them. The luxury brand envisions a national inventory system that thrives on a 45-day vehicle supply.... Read More »

 

Reports of pickup are online hogwash, says irked Infiniti chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti's president, was miffed last week when he denied reports Infiniti will get a pickup. "I wonder who started this BS story ... Why do some 'journalists' rehash such garbage and thus perpetuate the nonsense," de Nysschen wrote on Facebook.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Waiting for Infiniti to stand out from the crowd

4:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Infiniti says it wants to launch new models that are bold and even “provocative.” But if the new Q30 concept is anything to go by, it still has some way to go.... Read More »

 

Infiniti boss: Q30 concept first of 5 new vehicles

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti's Q30 entry-level luxury compact concept is the first step toward adding five vehicles that will give the brand a suitable lineup for global markets by 2020.... Read More »

 

Infiniti boss: Q30 concept first of 5 new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Infiniti's Q30 entry-level luxury compact concept is the first step toward adding five vehicles.... Read More »

 

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Infiniti Q30 previews the brand's first Europe-focused model

Sept. 9, 2013 08:19 CET
Infiniti's Q30 concept previews an entry-level premium compact that will mainly target the European market but will also be aimed at the automaker's largest market, the United States.... Read More »

 

Infiniti shifts from stately to 'Latin'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
The luxury Infiniti brand, which has long boasted of its sedate Japanese roots on the drawing tables and in TV commercials, is now going "Latin," says its head designer.... Read More »

 

Infiniti taps Porsche's Bartsch to lead Americas unit

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
Infiniti has hired Porsche's No. 2 executive in the United States, Michael Bartsch, as Americas' chief in the latest of global personnel changes sweeping through Nissan's luxury brand.... Read More »

 

Infiniti EV delayed to add better tech, Nissan exec says

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
The head of Nissan global planning says Infiniti's electric car has been delayed because the premium automaker wants to incorporate more advanced charging and battery technology into the vehicle. Andy Palmer denied speculation the delay indicated that Infiniti and parent Nissan were losing interest in electric cars.... Read More »

 

Infiniti boss puts EV on hold, reduces sales expectations

June 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti's new boss is calling for new priorities. Less than a year into his job as president of Nissan Motor Co.'s premium marque, Johan de Nysschen is tempering expectations that Infiniti will nearly triple sales in four years.... Read More »

 

REALITY CHECK

Infiniti boss puts EV on hold, reduces sales expectations

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Infiniti's new boss is calling for new priorities. Less than a year into his job as president of Nissan Motor Co.'s premium marque, Johan de Nysschen is tempering expectations that Infiniti will nearly triple sales in four years.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Why Infiniti, Lincoln face the same challenge

2:51 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2013
The luxury marque hasn't lived up to its dreams. In fact, there was talk that its parent company might kill it. Now with a dynamic new leader, it's trying to build buzz with a more exciting lineup.... Read More »

 

Infiniti: Raise quality, sales will follow

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen, poached last summer from Audi, aims to push into new segments, restore profitability to Nissan's luxury marque and fix lackluster quality rankings. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has ordered de Nysschen to make the brand a top-tier premium player and boost global sales to 500,000 by 2016 from just 170,000 last year.... Read More »

 

Infiniti to add new halo car, more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Nissan Motor Co.'s Infiniti marque plans to add a halo nameplate above its Q70 flagship sedan and expand its crossover offerings, President Johan de Nysschen said.... Read More »

 

Infiniti to add new halo car, more crossovers

May 14, 2013 13:11 CET
Nissan's premium Infiniti marque plans to add a new top-tier halo nameplate above its Q70 flagship sedan and expand its crossover offerings to build the brand and fuel sales, President Johan de Nysschen said.... Read More »

 

Infiniti to add new halo car, more crossovers

7:11 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2013
Nissan's premium Infiniti marque plans to add a new top-tier halo nameplate above its Q70 flagship sedan and expand its crossover offerings to build the brand and fuel sales, President Johan de Nysschen said.... Read More »

 

Infiniti names veteran powertrain engineer as head product planner

May 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti has named powertrain specialist Toshihiro Hirai as global head of product planning as it tries to strengthen the marque's identity.... Read More »

 

Infiniti names veteran powertrain engineer as head product planner

2:27 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2013
Infiniti has named powertrain specialist Toshihiro Hirai as global head of product planning as it tries to strengthen the marque's identity.... Read More »

 

Infiniti picks veteran Nissan stylist Albaisa for new global design post

May 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti has named a global design chief as part of the luxury brand's ongoing effort to distance itself from parent company Nissan's mass-market Nissan marque.... Read More »

 

Nissan names ex-BMW China exec to head local Infiniti operations

May 1, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan has named Daniel Kirchert, a former BMW executive in China, to head its luxury brand Infiniti in the country, as it seeks to expand production and dealerships in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

 

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