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Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti

Shiro Nakamura, chief creative officer at Nissan, has retired as part of a sweeping set of boardroom changes at the Japanese automaker, including the departure of CEO Carlos Ghosn. Nakamura joined Nissan in 1999 from Isuzu, where he helped bring the VehiCross into production. He was lured across by the company's newly installed CEO, Carlos Ghosn, who had a wide remit to turn around the then struggling car maker...

2018 Infiniti Q50 update revealed

The updated  2018 Infiniti Q50 has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Visually, the Q50 now features a revised grille, and reworked tail-light graphics. Both the Sport and Red Sport 400 grades also receive more aggressive bumper designs. There are other additions to the range-topping Red Sport 400 model, including a more obvious rear diffuser-style element, black wing mirrors, and more prominent twin exhaust tips...

Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept revealed

The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Said to developed by Infiniti and Renault's Formula One team, the Project Black S has been designed to gauge market sentiment with a potential launch further into the Q60 coupe's life cycle...

Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...

Mercedes-Benz chief confirms brand won't build new small cars with Infiniti

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the alliance it has with Renault-Nissan to produce a range of models is strong, but company chief Dr Dieter Zetsche confirmed there are joint projects that may be dropped if they don’t make sense – including a second-generation range of small cars...

2017 Detroit motor show: What to expect – UPDATE

A new year is on the horizon, and talk is now turning towards the first big motor show on the international calendar: the 2017 North American International Auto Show - also known as the Detroit motor show. Opened in 1899, Detroit's big show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it...

Infiniti's slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss says

The head of Infiniti in Australia believes that offering a mostly ageing line-up through a small handful of dealers since the brand's Australian launch in 2012 was a necessary phase before launching a broader spread of all-new models...

Infiniti QX50 concept revealed for Detroit

A first official look at the coming new Infiniti QX50 has been handed down today, although regular readers might feel a sense of déjà vu with this one. Infiniti openly describes the QX50 concept as an "evolution" of the QX Sport Inspiration concept revealed in April. But, at first glance, little has changed...

Infiniti Q60: Mid-range V6 gap filler not off the table for Australia

If you're thinking about sliding into the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60, you'll have two petrol engine options to choose from: a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder unit, priced from $62,900, and bigger 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, priced from $88,900. The 2.0-litre models, known as '2.0t', are powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine that offers 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque...

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 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...

2017 Infiniti Q60 pricing and specs: New hero coupe here to boost brand image

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Infiniti Q60 range have been announced this week, with the premium Japanese coupe starting at $62,900 before on-road costs. Available from launch are two variants, the entry-level Q60 2.0t GT, and 2.0t GT with Enhancement Pack ($65,900). Both are powered by a 155kW/350Nm 2...