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2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0tt Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0tt Review

The closest thing to the Infiniti Eau Rouge concept has landed in Australia, and it's called the 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0tt.

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$69,900 - $79,900

Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept points to new mid-size SUV due in 2018
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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept points to new mid-size SUV due in 2018

The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept could point the way to the most important model in the brand's history. It isn't new - the brand showed it off way back in April this year - but it reappeared at the 2016 Paris motor show in matte black, and it presages a new model due in 2018 to compete in the highly competitive luxury mid-size SUV segment against the Land Rover Discovery Sport, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC...


Infiniti Q60 convertible off the table
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Infiniti Q60 convertible off the table

Infiniti has no plans to produce a convertible version of its slick and stylised new 2017 Q60 coupe to rival the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Hong Kong-based luxury car brand said this week that it was focused on making the Q60 hardtop a radical departure from its previous two iterations. Reading between the lines, the business case for a soft-top didn’t stack up...


Infiniti’s designers hold sway over its engineers
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Infiniti’s designers hold sway over its engineers

As a relative minnow in the world of luxury cars, Infiniti needs to embody a point of difference. And the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Nissan appears to have a design-led development approach that provides precisely that...


Infiniti Q60 coupe won't get C63 and M4-rivalling hero model
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Infiniti Q60 coupe won't get C63 and M4-rivalling hero model

Despite building its brand around performance, luxury brand Infiniti has no immediate plans for a properly hardcore version of its new Q60 coupe to rival the BMW M4 or Mercedes-AMG C63. The new Q60 launched in the US this week with the top-shelf 298kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 model, due in Australia in the first half of 2017...


2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'
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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'

Infiniti Cars Australia has acknowledged that not specifying the entry-level version of its just-launched Infiniti QX30 with a rear-view camera was a significant misstep, with the omission expected to be rectified in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s local launch of the Q30-based QX30 crossover, Infiniti Cars Australia managing director Jean-Philippe Roux said safety is most definitely of high importance to the premium Japanese marque...


2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion
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2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Infiniti QX30 range have been revealed, with the new SUV starting at $48,900 before on-road costs. Acting as a more rugged companion to the Q30 hatch in a similar vein to what the Mercedes-Benz GLA is to the A-Class - which it shares many components with - the QX30 comes in a two-model range and with one engine/transmission combination...


2017 Infiniti QX30 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Infiniti QX30 Review

Say hello to the 2017 Infiniti QX30: the almost identically-sized, all-wheel-drive twin to the recently released Infiniti Q30 crossover...

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$48,900 - $56,900

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast
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Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast

Infiniti will trial a new retail-style customer experience on the Gold Coast, with the store to open soon. Managing Director of the company's Australian arm, Jean-Philippe Roux, told CarAdvice at the launch of the crossover Q30 that plans for the new retail store are well underway. "There is a strong plan for growth for Infiniti and that growth is across the brand, the network and product," Roux said...


2017 Infiniti Q30 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Infiniti Q30 Review

Infiniti reckons the A-Class-based Q30 is a 'crossover' as opposed to a small hatchback. Regardless of where you position it, the Q30 is an impressive offering that adds another luxury consideration for buyers.

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$38,900 - $54,900

2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start
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2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start

Infiniti has launched its long-awaited Q30 ‘crossover’ in Australia with sharp pricing and what it claims is a 'competitive level of standard specification'. For instance, Infiniti claims its entry-level GT model has standard kit that places it more as a mid-spec model. Three engine variants will be available, all models are FWD and all feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission...


Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine
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Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine

Nissan’s premium arm Infiniti has released initial details of its new variable compression-turbocharged (VC-T) petrol engine, ahead of the unit’s public debut at the Paris motor show on September 29. Touted as the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, the Infiniti VC-T is not limited by a fixed compression ratio, allowing it to raise or lower the height that the pistons reach...


2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne
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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 hatchback has been spied in local specification ahead of the model’s Australian launch next month. Spied by a switched-on CarAdvice reader, two of the the Infiniti Q30s (black and red) appear to be lower-spec models, with limited badging and more conservative front and rear bumpers, likely to be circa-$30,000 entry-level variants...


2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Infiniti Q30 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Helping the new hatchback to achieve top marks were the inclusion of both low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard across the range. James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, praised Infiniti for its high test score...


2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled
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2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled

A small batch of Infiniti's 2012-2013 M35 hybrid sedan, later renamed Q70, has been recalled in Australia over concerns a water pump could fail. The car maker reports that a fault in the electric pump, which forms part of the hybrid drive powertrain's cooling system, could lead the device to fail...


2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE
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2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Update - VIN ranges for affected Q50s have been released, see article for details Infiniti Australia has issued a recall for 310 vehicles from its Q50 sedan line over concerns the car’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system could fail. Launched with the Q50 in 2013, Infiniti’s DAS system is a steer-by-wire system which electronically transfers the driver’s input to the front wheels where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack...


Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report
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Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report

Infiniti’s European boss, Francois Goupil de Bouille, has reportedly hinted that a hybrid-powered halo car is in the brand’s future. Speaking to UK website Autocar, Goupil de Bouille said that Infiniti would eventually need halo performance models and that hybrid technology could be the key ingredient...


Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE
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Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...