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Infiniti Q50 Review
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Infiniti Q50 Review

This is it, the car that will change it all for Infiniti in Australia.


Infiniti QX30 confirmed
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Infiniti QX30 confirmed

Infiniti has confirmed that a smaller crossover SUV, likely to be called Infiniti QX30, is on its way as part of the company’s model expansion plans. Speaking to the Australian media at the Nissan 360 event in Los Angeles, Infiniti’s managing director for Asia and Oceania, Allen Lu, confirmed plans for the car’s future...


Infiniti: our competition is too rationally driven
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Infiniti: our competition is too rationally driven

Infiniti says  its German rivals are too rationally driven, clinical and cold. A weakness the Japanese luxury manufacturer hopes to exploit. “There is no question our competition produce outstanding quality automobiles, technologically well engineered. But, we believe they are too rationally driven.” said Allen Lu, managing director of Infiniti for Asia and Oceania...


Delaying Infiniti Australia launch could have been "helpful": president
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Delaying Infiniti Australia launch could have been "helpful": president

The global boss of Infiniti admits it could have been "helpful" to delay the brand's Australian launch by more than a year to align with the introduction of the all-new Infiniti Q50 sedan. Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen's comments followed the local division's move last week to slash up to $13,100 off its entire line-up after it managed just 255 sales across the country in its first 12 months...


Infiniti Q30 concept: gallery released
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Infiniti Q30 concept: gallery released

A gallery revealing more of the Infiniti Q30 concept has been released just hours before the car is to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. Showing more of the exterior than the sole image released last month, the new gallery also details the interior of the model that is set to become the luxury brand’s first small car...


Infiniti Australia
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Infiniti Australia's general manager resigns

Infinti Australia's general manager has resigned with the Japanese luxury brand set to come under new leadership from October. Kevin Snell had been the driving force behind the launch of the brand in Australia, having been championed by former Nissan Australia boss Dan Thompson...


Ricciardo announced as Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver for 2014
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Ricciardo announced as Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver for 2014

The statement that all of Australia has been waiting for has been made by Infiniti Red Bull Racing: "We confirm that Daniel Ricciardo will drive for the Team in 2014." After much speculation, rumour and a Mark Webber tip-off, the energy drink company’s Formula One team has made its official decision to employ West Australian Daniel Ricciardo for the 2014 F1 season...


Infiniti Australia slashes prices across line-up to combat slow sales
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Infiniti Australia slashes prices across line-up to combat slow sales

Infiniti Australia has slashed pricing across its range as it aims to boost languishing sales of its local line-up. Price cuts of between $7500 and $13,100 apply across the luxury Japanese manufacturer's G37 coupe and convertible, M sedan and FX crossover model lines, representing discounts of more than 15 per cent for some variants...


Infiniti Q30: compact crossover concept revealed
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Infiniti Q30: compact crossover concept revealed

The Infiniti Q30 concept has ben revealed ahead of its September 10 unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show, providing the clearest look yet at what will become the brand's first small car. Visible in a single image that follows a sketch of the car released in August, the Q30 concept is said to be a “unique fusion” of a coupe, hatch and crossover...


Infiniti supercar set for 2018 reveal
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Infiniti supercar set for 2018 reveal

Infiniti has revealed its plan to launch a halo supercar for the 2017/2018 model year. Although Infiniti has committed to releasing the supercar before the end of the decade, it is still uncertain as to whether the car will use a front- or mid-engined layout. “We are still evaluating the layout," Infiniti Europe’s boss Fintan Knight told Autocar...


Infiniti Q30 concept sketch released
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Infiniti Q30 concept sketch released

An Infiniti Q30 concept will be shown at September's 2013 Frankfurt motor show to preview the new compact crossover model coming in 2015 from Nissan's luxury arm. Infiniti has released a sketch of the Q30 concept in the lead-up to the big European show, building anticipation for what will be a crucial vehicle for the brand in terms of sales...


Infiniti G37 to continue alongside Q50 into 2015
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Infiniti G37 to continue alongside Q50 into 2015

The Infiniti G37 sedan will continue to be sold in the US until mid-2015, despite its intended replacement, the all-new Q50, going on sale from this week. Infiniti USA has confirmed that a revised line-up of the Infiniti G37 sedan will be sold alongside the Q50 and Q50 Hybrid, though, at a reduced price to “reflect the product hierarchy with the … Infiniti Q50”...


Infiniti Q50 to know its driver by name
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Infiniti Q50 to know its driver by name

The Infiniti Q50 will feature technology allowing it to welcome its driver aboard by name, display images of their family and friends and adjust the seating position, climate and other settings to suit their preferences. Infiniti's upcoming 3 Series rival places significant emphasis on personalising itself based on the occupants it is carrying...


Infiniti LE-based production EV postponed to wait for better tech
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Infiniti LE-based production EV postponed to wait for better tech

Production of Infiniti's first electric vehicle has been intentionally delayed as the brand seeks to ensure improved technologies make it into the model now due in 2015. Nissan head of global planning Andy Palmer revealed production of the Infiniti EV has been delayed to give the company time to improve fundamental elements like the car’s wireless induction charging system and lithium-ion battery...


Infiniti Q50: world-first steer-by-wire technology detailed
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Infiniti Q50: world-first steer-by-wire technology detailed

The Infiniti Q50's world-first steer-by-wire system has been detailed ahead of its introduction later this year. The jet aircraft-inspired technology, which Infiniti calls direct adaptive steering, will be standard on the Q50 3.5 Hybrid and optional on the Q50 2.2d diesel in select markets. Australian availability will be confirmed closer to the car's fourth-quarter launch...


Infiniti aiming to become quality leader among luxury brands
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Infiniti aiming to become quality leader among luxury brands

Infiniti says becoming a leader in vehicle quality is fundamental to the brand's goal of tripling global sales within five years and establishing itself as a serious player in the luxury market. Automotive News reports the directive comes from the very top, with the CEO of Infiniti's parent company Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, demanding the Japan-based luxury division design and build products to a standard unrivalled by its peers...


Sebastian Vettel hits planned Russian Formula One circuit
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Sebastian Vettel hits planned Russian Formula One circuit

Sebastian Vettel has made an exploratory visit to the new Sochi Olympic Park Circuit in Russia, planned to host a future round of the Formula One World Championship. Fresh from his win at the weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix – where his Infiniti Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber finished seventh – Vettel drove part of the new Sochi Olympic Park Circuit located in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, in an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition road car joined by ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard...


Infiniti signs Sebastian Vettel as director of performance
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Infiniti signs Sebastian Vettel as director of performance

Infiniti has announced Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel as its new director of performance. Expanding the relationship between Infiniti and Red Bull Racing – known since the end of 2012 as Infiniti Red Bull Racing – the three-time F1 World Champion will assist in vehicle development, specifically with the tuning of steering, braking and suspension systems...


Infiniti small car to stir up local sales from 2015
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Infiniti small car to stir up local sales from 2015

Confirmation that an all-new compact premium Infiniti will go on sale in Australia from 2015 is evidence that Japanese luxury brand is committed long-term to our market, says the company's global boss. Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen told CarAdvice at the New York auto show he expects the company’s first small car – which will be inspired by the Infiniti Etherea concept (above and below) – to reach local showrooms shortly after the start of production in late 2014...


Infiniti Q50: petrol and diesel engines confirmed for Australia
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Infiniti Q50: petrol and diesel engines confirmed for Australia

The Infiniti Q50 will be offered with the option of petrol and diesel power when it launches in Australia during the final quarter of this year. While Infiniti Australia has been tight-lipped about the specifications of its hugely important upcoming premium mid-sized sedan, the Japanese brand’s president, Johan de Nysschen, confirmed at today’s New York auto show that both powerplants would be available in our market...