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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...

Infiniti Australia MD happy with momentum: "It all depends on what you define as success"

The man heading up Infiniti in Australia says he's happy with the brand's momentum locally, and is confident the premium Japanese marque is "on track" for further growth and success. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new 298kW twin-turbocharged Infiniti Q50 3...

Infiniti super sedan to take on M5? "I'd love to see that," says local PR head

Cars such as the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 have long held positions at the top of the super-sedan table. But what if Infiniti laid down the law to these European powerhouses? Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new twin-turbo V6-powered 2016 Infiniti Q50 3...

2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up

A new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine headlines a revised, and dearer, 2016 Infiniti Q50 range, with a 298kW/475Nm Red Sport model presenting buyers with a new rear-wheel-drive performance flagship from the luxury Japanese marque. Joining the existing turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, and 3...