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VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump

Three smaller challengers to the perennial German luxury leaders all grew in a cooling luxury market in August, with Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo all posting meaningful increases over their 2017 results. We'll start with Volvo, which shifted 689 cars and held a 0.7 per cent market share, for 83.7 per cent growth over the same month last year...

Infiniti Prototype 10 concept revealed

Infiniti has unveiled the Prototype 10 concept for the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, California, which the company says "recaptures the spirit of early speedsters for an era of electrified performance". "The Prototype 10 provides a window into Infiniti's desire to deliver driving pleasure, thrilling performance, and range confidence," the company said in its press release...

Infiniti Prototype 10 previewed ahead of Pebble Beach launch

The Infiniti Prototype 10 has been teased through a new, more revealing sketch ahead of its full debut at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Prototype 10 is a single-seat speedster with styling that's a "natural evolution" from the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept unveiled at this year Detroit motor show...

2019 Infiniti Q50, Q60 pricing and specs

Infiniti has revised its Q50 and Q60 ranges, cutting the number of variants on offer in half for a simpler line-up and, in most cases, lowering prices. On the sedan side of things, the naming structure has been brought into line with Infiniti's global protocols. That means the range kicks off with the Q50 2.0T Pure, priced from $54,900 before on-road costs...

Infiniti QX50: Interior detailed, Oz launch delayed

The Infiniti QX50 is still a while off for Australia – it's been delayed until mid-2019 at this stage – but the company has given some insight into how it came up with its cabin design. According to Nissan's luxury arm, designers were inspired by the "look and feel of luxury resort hotels", right down to the warmer colour tones, wood-inspired chocolate brown accents, and off-white surfaces designed to evoke sandy beaches...

Infiniti Australia content with 'steady growth'

Infiniti is yet to make a real splash in Australia, despite six years of trying, but the Nissan offshoot isn't in a screaming hurry to chase big sales numbers. Instead, the brand will continue with the slow-and-steady approach...

Infiniti suspends development of small luxury car with Daimler - report

Infiniti has put work on its small luxury car on hold, due to a rapidly changing market landscape and fears over new tariffs. According to the business newspaper Nikkan Kogyo, Nissan has pulled the plug on a small luxury car being developed with the help of Daimler...

Nissan announces 2022 sustainability plan

Nissan has announced its first-ever sustainability plan as part of its M.O.V.E. to 2022 program, with the goal of decreasing its CO2 emissions from new cars by 40 per cent before 2022 compared to levels in 2000. According to the company, this is the first time it has created a 'comprehensive' sustainability plan, designed to unify its 'environmental, social and governance' initiatives...

Infiniti Australia announces new boss, closes Brisbane showroom

Infiniti has announced Guy Street as its new Managing Director in Australia, just 13 months after Jean-Philippe Roux was replaced by Chang-hwan (CH) Lee. Roux had held the position since late 2014, and his exit last year saw him take up a senior Nissan role in Europe...

Infiniti electric cars to offer at least 500km range

Having announced its plans to build a new electricified vehicle platform, reports have revealed Infiniti's battery-electric cars will have a range of at least 500km. Speaking to Automotive News, the brand's president, Roland Krueger, suggested 311 miles (500km) would be the minimum range offered by cars on the new battery-based platform...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...