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The Infiniti Q Inspiration foreshadows the next Q70 with a smaller engine compartment and a more luxurious cabin
Infiniti started talking about an electric car in 2012. Six years later, the Detroit auto show will get telltale signs that one is on the way.
With its shorter hood, Infiniti's upcoming Q Inspiration sedan concept hints of an electrified future Q70.
Sales of most Nissan and Infiniti nameplates declined in December, but the full year remained positive.
Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's first non-Japanese styling chief, wants to re-root the automaker in its Japanese heritage and deploy advanced digital tools to get to the next era.
U.S. sales at Nissan North America jumped 18 percent to 135,985 in November -- a record for the month -- behind a surge in light trucks and steady rise in car sales.
Infiniti expects its redesigned crossover, powered by what it calls a breakthrough engine technology, to finally make it a bigger player in a critical segment.
Automakers clearly expect the crossover boom to continue, with nearly a dozen crossovers making their world or U.S. debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Infiniti, already one of the fastest growing luxury brands, aims to give itself a bigger boost with a technology-laden crossover that one executive calls the most important vehicle in the brand's history.
If October's Tokyo auto show lacked any meaningful production debuts that consumers could bank on, this week's Los Angeles auto show will help fill the void.
Christian Meunier spent most of this year pursuing an aggressive agenda — no less than rewiring Nissan Division's U.S. marketing structure.
Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.
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