Infiniti will benefit from independence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Separating Infiniti from Nissan day-to-day business will help the small luxury brand grow, says the chairman of the brand's national dealer advisory board. The problem isn't confusion in the mind of the consumer, says Matt Gunderson, dealer principal of Infiniti of Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo, Calif. The problem is elsewhere -- from how Infiniti is discussed in the media to how product decisions are made at the parent company, Nissan Motor Corp.... Read More »



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 working with Daimler on platform for four models

Jan. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan's Infiniti brand is developing a new platform with Daimler that will spawn four models including a crossover vehicle.... Read More »



Eau Rouge points to sportier Infiniti portfolio

7:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
With key new products some two years away, Infiniti is showing audiences a concept car that heralds the brand's new racing direction.... Read More »


Infiniti working with Daimler on platform for four models

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
NIssan's luxury Infiniti brand is developing a new platform with Daimler AG that will spawn four models including a crossover vehicle, the unit’s president said.... Read More »


Infiniti seeks to gain from buzz about Q50

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
As a small luxury brand with big ambitions, Infiniti intends to make the most out of critical model launches, like this year's launch of the Q50 sedan.... Read More »


To be global, Detroit tapped Toyota, Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The debuts of two Japanese luxury car brands -- Lexus and Infiniti -- at Detroit's first "international" auto show in 1989 succeeded in igniting interest, curiosity and buzz about the ventures.... Read More »


New capacity helps Nissan roll to records

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
New North American factory capacity for Sentra sedans and Rogue crossovers boosted the Nissan brand to record December and full-year sales.... Read More »


Nissan recalls some Infiniti Q50 sedans with steer-by-wire software glitch

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Nissan's Infiniti division is recalling some 2014 Q50 sedans over a software glitch in its steer-by-wire system. The recall covers Q50 sedans equipped with direct adaptive steering software that may disable the power steering software when the engine compartment reaches freezing temperatures.... Read More »



Infiniti Q50 offers auto first: steer-by-wire

Dec. 11, 2013 06:15 CET
With the Q50, Infiniti is counting on a world-first technology for a serial production car – steer-by-wire – and the addition of its first diesel powertrain to lure European premium-car buyers from the dominant German brands.... Read More »



Ghosn: Nissan must raise the bar for design, quality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
CEO Carlos Ghosn is pushing hard to meet targets he set for Nissan Motor Co. as part of his Power 88 business plan that ends March 31, 2017: a global market share of 8 percent and an operating-profit margin of 8 percent.... Read More »


Behind Nissan rise, more factory muscle

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
New factory capacity and tweaked factory orders are helping Nissan brand set record sales records this year. The brand posted record November volumes of 93,376 cars and trucks, up 11 percent from a year earlier. It was the eighth record month out of the past 11, said Fred Diaz, Nissan vice president for sales, marketing, parts and service.... Read More »


ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo.... 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 »



Infiniti comes home to Japan -- sort of

5:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Nissan is finally bringing the Infiniti marque to Japan, a quarter century after its global debut in the United States. Well, sort of. Building Infiniti into a truly global brand -- with name recognition in its home market -- could benefit its image in North America and elsewhere.... Read More »


Nissan appoints Munoz new N. America head

2:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Nissan, in a wide-ranging management shuffle, has appointed Jose Munoz its new chief of North America. He replaces Colin Dodge, who will be assigned to special projects and report directly to CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »


Nissan, Infiniti recall 188,302 SUVs to fix brake software

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2013
Nissan is recalling 188,302 mid-sized SUVs globally to fix a software problem in the antilock braking system that may lead to an increase in stopping distance.... Read More »


Infiniti steps up Europe challenge with new product head

Oct. 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti named Nicolas Tschann as product director for Europe to help the brand become a stronger challenger to BMW, Audi and Mercedes in the region.... Read More »


Infiniti ponders 4-door coupe like Panamera

Oct. 19, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti is considering a sporty four-door coupe flagship in the mold of the Porsche Panamera.... Read More »


Infiniti ponders 4-door coupe like Panamera

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013
Infiniti is considering a sporty four-door coupe flagship in the mold of the Porsche Panamera.... 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 »



The South is singing the Mexican blues

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
That high, lonesome sound of sorrow coming out of the South these days is no bluegrass song. It is the sound of an auto industry pining for its one true love -- who has run off to Mexico.... Read More »


Tight supply cramps Nissan volume

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Nissan's fresh product line failed to lift the brand over the twin challenges of a short September sales month and a tight supply of small cars.... 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 »


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