Infiniti

Ghosn pledges patience amid churn at Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn last week turned to another fresh face in his latest efforts to spark the Infiniti luxury brand. Unlike predecessors with backgrounds at Porsche and Ford, this one was groomed at General Motors....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti reveals photo of QX30 crossover concept

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2015

Infiniti released a full photo of its QX30 crossover concept today in advance of the 2015 Geneva auto show....
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Infiniti's Bartsch is out as Americas chief

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Michael Bartsch, a former Porsche executive hired in 2013 to lead Infiniti in the Americas, has left the company in the latest executive shakeup at Nissan's luxury brand. Bartsch has been replaced by Randy Parker, who has been vice president of Nissan's Western Region, Infiniti said in a statement today....
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Nissan cuts incentives, boosts N.A. profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Lower incentives and higher sales powered big North America profits at Nissan Motor Corp. in the latest quarter, leading to an overall profit gain....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Infiniti's Europe boss expects boost from new compacts

Feb. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects a big boost to its European sales, helped by the launch of the Q30 premium compact hatchback and QX30 crossover. Infiniti's Europe chief, Francois Goupil de Bouille, outlined the brand's growth plans....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti teases Mercedes-based QX30 crossover

Feb. 6, 2015 11:05 CET

Infiniti teased its new Mercedes-based QX30, a key model in the brand's bid to boost its European sales. With the UK-built model, Infiniti will have its first entry in the booming compact crossover segment. The car will compete with the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X3....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Infiniti gives a glimpse of Geneva's QX30

6:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Infiniti retailers face a product drought for most of 2015. And if most of them don't seem particularly worried about it, it is because of images like this one, released Thursday by Infiniti, teasing a peek of the upcoming QX30 crossover....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start....
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MAKE MEETINGS

Infiniti puts focus on marketing, profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

As Infiniti dealers hunker down for a year without new products, the factory is vowing to throw more support into helping them cope. Company officials told dealers at the make meeting that they will allocate more money to marketing this year, although they did not say how much the increase would be....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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?...
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THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

VIDEO: 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....
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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....
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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....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: 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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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