It's been a rough start to the decade for Infiniti dealers who are starving for new product. That drought will extend into the new year.
The Japanese luxury brand's last major product — the redesigned QX60 midsize crossover — was delayed several months, rolling into stores in late 2021. The next significant model — the redesigned full-size QX80 crossover — is more than a year out.
Infiniti won't have an all-new model until at least 2025, when production begins in Canton, Miss., on its first battery-powered vehicle.
The absence of fresh vehicles is top of mind for Steve Lapin, Infiniti National Dealer Advisory Board chairman.
"Product is king," Lapin, 73, told Automotive News. "There's not one Infiniti dealer in the country that's not disappointed about not having more product."
The CEO of Achievement Automotive, which operates an Infiniti store in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is also frustrated by a lack of visibility into Infiniti's product road map.
"They keep everything close to the vest," Lapin said.