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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...

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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...


Infiniti Q50 2.0T engine details revealed
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Infiniti Q50 2.0T engine details revealed

Details of the new turbocharged petrol engine that will be fitted to the Infiniti Q50 2.0T have been revealed. The new Infiniti Q50 2.0T is expected to make use of the engine that is fitted to the Japanese market Nissan Skyline 200GT-t that was revealed overnight. It is understood the power outputs of the Japanese market Skyline will be very close to those seen in the new Infiniti model...


Next Nissan Leaf, Infiniti EV to have "game changing" battery technology
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Next Nissan Leaf, Infiniti EV to have "game changing" battery technology

Nissan is working on a "game changing" new chemistry for its electric vehicle batteries that could double the range of its next-generation Leaf and other future EVs. Nissan chief planning officer and the man in charge of the company's electric vehicle operations, Andy Palmer, told Automotive News any new battery would need to provide a range of at least 300km to be competitive with upcoming hydrogen fuel cell cars, though declined to give an iron-clad range target for the new battery type...


Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand
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Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti says it’s time to get serious about taking on the German establishment. The Nissan-owned luxury brand, which was made an independent division of the Japanese company late last year, is planning to push a range of new models into production over the next six years – and Infiniti Americas vice president Michael Bartsch told CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show in frank terms that the company needs to prove it’s worthy of consideration...


Infiniti performance range confirmed, but question mark remains for Q50 Eau Rouge
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Infiniti performance range confirmed, but question mark remains for Q50 Eau Rouge

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is still unconfirmed for launch, but the Japanese luxury brand says it will offer a range of performance models under a new sub-brand similar to its mainstream premium rivals. The Q50 Eau Rouge would be an ideal poster child for the brand’s performance push, boasting a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine borrowed from the Nissan GT-R...


Infiniti Q70L: long-wheelbase variant headlines updated range
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Infiniti Q70L: long-wheelbase variant headlines updated range

A new long-wheelbase variant dubbed the Infiniti Q70L headlines the latest range of updates to the Japanese luxury car maker’s large sedan. The Q70L has been developed primarily for the rear legroom-loving Chinese market where rivals Audi and BMW also offer stretched versions of their cars, though unlike the German duo Infiniti will also sell the LWB Q70 in North America...


Infiniti to build its own version of the Nissan Juke
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Infiniti to build its own version of the Nissan Juke

The 2014 Beijing auto show will likely see luxury brand Infiniti reveal its own version of the Nissan Juke. Numerous overseas reports published overnight with an image pointing to a tiny new crossover for the Infiniti brand suggest the car will be unveiled at the Beijing show on April 20...


Mercedes-Benz engineers to take over development of Infiniti Q30
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Mercedes-Benz engineers to take over development of Infiniti Q30

Mercedes-Benz engineers will take over responsibility for the development of the Infiniti Q30 as the luxury Japanese car maker attempts to rush its premium hatchback to the market. Autocar reports Infiniti's decision to effectively outsource the new compact model’s engineering will cut its development time in half, reducing the time from design completion to production start to just 18 months...


Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge powered by Nissan GT-R engine
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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge powered by Nissan GT-R engine

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept is confirmed to be powered by a slightly different version of the Nissan GT-R engine. Infiniti announced at the Geneva motor show that the Q50 Eau Rouge performance car is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox...