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The latest addition to the Infiniti Q50 range is the best yet.

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Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016
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Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016

Infiniti Australia won’t offer any new models in 2015, but the brand has confirmed big plans in the years following – including an aim to offer a car in every luxury car segment of the market. The first model to arrive will be the new Q30 luxury hatch, which will give the brand a rival to the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, BMW 1 Series and Lexus CT200h...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera

The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept to be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show is set to showcase what the brand will offer at the top of its model range in the near future. At the launch of the new Infiniti Q50 2.0T, Infiniti Cars Australia product planning manager, Bernard Michel, indicated that reports doing the rounds about a production version of the Q80 offering buyers a large sports luxury car are on the money...


2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 luxury sedan has a new starting price point thanks to the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. Bringing the entry price of the Infiniti Q50 down to $50,900 plus on-road costs is a new variant that sits below the diesel (from $51,900) and hybrid (from $67,900) models in the Japanese luxury sedan range. The new Infiniti Q50 2...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car revealed from the rear
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car revealed from the rear

The third teaser image for the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car has finally given us a good look at the car's dramatic design and proportions. If the dimensions of the concept car are anything to go by, a production version of the Q80 Inspiration will be one big car. The concept measures 5.05 metres from head to tail and 2.03m wide; it sits on a lengthy 3...


Infiniti to launch 4 Series coupe rival in 2015 - report
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Infiniti to launch 4 Series coupe rival in 2015 - report

Infiniti will reportedly release an all-new coupe next year to rival the BMW 4 Series. Infiniti chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura told Top Gear the new mid-sized two-door sports model would debut inside 12 months. “I want to make a two-door coupe. It's coming, you'll see it within one year...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration teased ahead of Paris motor show
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration teased ahead of Paris motor show

The sketch above is the first clue as to the look of the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car, which will debut at the Paris motor show in October. According to Infiniti, the Q80 Inspiration previews an "audacious top-of-the-line model". This means that when the Q80 finally makes its way down the production line, it will sit above the existing Q70 sedan, which was formerly known as the M...


Infiniti Q70 gains new four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz
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Infiniti Q70 gains new four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz

The Infiniti Q70 sedan is set to gain a new 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The new four-cylinder diesel unit produces 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque, with the latter available between 1600 and 2800rpm "for brisk acceleration and pulling power". The same diesel engine has been seen in the smaller Q50 range, with the same outputs...


Infiniti to counter German rivals with more provocative designs and tech, says chairman
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Infiniti to counter German rivals with more provocative designs and tech, says chairman

Design and technology will be at the forefront of Infiniti’s push to reposition itself against its premium German rivals. Infiniti chairman Andy Palmer told Automotive News Europe those two pillars would give the Japanese luxury car maker a point of difference to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. “They produce very, very good cars, but they're all much the same,” Palmer said...


Infiniti Q50 to ditch new steering system for old one from G37 - report
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Infiniti Q50 to ditch new steering system for old one from G37 - report

The Infiniti Q50 is set to ditch its new steering system in favour of the old one from its predecessor. Speaking with Car and Driver, Infiniti head of product planning Keith St. Clair admitted the Japanese car maker was planning to scrap the Q50’s base electric power steering system and replace it with the rack from the old G37...


Luxury Sedan Comparison Round Two : Infiniti Q50 v Lexus IS v Volvo S60
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Luxury Sedan Comparison Round Two : Infiniti Q50 v Lexus IS v Volvo S60

The Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class accounted for three-quarters of their segment’s sales in 2013, though that still meant one in four buyers looking for a mid-sized luxury car priced above $60,000 wanted something non-German. We had this factoid in mind when we decided to do something a bit different with our plan to compare the new-generation C-Class just released...


Infiniti ESQ revealed: luxury Juke for China uncovered
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Infiniti ESQ revealed: luxury Juke for China uncovered

The Infiniti ESQ is a new China-only model that is, put simply, a rebadged Nissan Juke. The ESQ was teased months ago by the Japanese luxury car brand, and now a batch of official images show just what Infiniti has done to make its version of the Juke appear more luxury-focused...


Infiniti details expansion plan, takes teaser campaigns to new heights
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Infiniti details expansion plan, takes teaser campaigns to new heights

Infiniti will apparently grow its line-up to include at least 13 models — eight sedans/coupes and five SUVs — within the next five years as it continues to grow its global footprint.  The expansion, which represents growth of 60 per cent over its current eight-member global range, will see the company follow through with the plan partially laid down by recently-departed CEO Johan de Nysschen, who left last month to become president of Cadillac...


Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen resigns to run Cadillac
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Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen resigns to run Cadillac

The President of Infiniti, Johan De Nysschen, has tendered his resignation from Nissan's luxury marque and will soon begin his job as the next head of Cadillac. According to an Automotive News report, de Nysschen tendered his resignation to Nissan earlier this week. He cited personal reasons for his move, as his family currently lives in the USA...


Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world
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Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world

Nissan will build the all-new Infiniti QX30 compact SUV in the UK for global markets from the second half of next year. Nissan Motor Company chief planning officer Andy Palmer told Automotive News production of the QX30 would begin shortly after the Nissan starts building its base car, the Q30 compact hatchback (pictured in concept form), in mid-2015...


Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market
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Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market

Premium car manufacturers are continuing to go against the grain in Australia’s softening new vehicle market, with the overwhelming majority of luxury brands experiencing growth in the first half of 2014.  While the total market is tracking 2.4 per cent below the record-setting 2013 figure of 1...


Infiniti Q50 Review: 2.2d S Premium
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Infiniti Q50 Review: 2.2d S Premium

The diesel-powered Infiniti Q50 offers plenty of equipment, but refinement issues let it down.

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Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have confirmed reports that they will embark on a joint-venture to build next-generation Mercedes and Infiniti premium small cars in Mexico from 2017...


Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico:: report
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Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico: report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance are poised to put pen to paper on a 50-50 joint-venture deal that will see Mercedes-based small cars wearing both Benz and Infiniti badges roll off Nissan’s Aguascalientes production line in Mexico...


Infiniti ESQ to be a luxury Nissan Juke for China
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Infiniti ESQ to be a luxury Nissan Juke for China

Infiniti is getting its own version of the Nissan Juke, though the new premium quirky crossover isn’t headed to Australia. The Japanese luxury car maker has revealed it will launch a Juke-based model called the Infiniti ESQ – teased in four tightly cropped images that appeared on Chinese website Autohome – but says the car will be available exclusively in China...