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2012-15 Infiniti Q70 / M recalled for propeller shaft fault

Nissan Australia has recalled 59 examples of the 2012-15 Infiniti Q70 – also known as the Infiniti M, from 2012 to 2014. According to the recall notice filed with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "[due] to improper material and dimensions, the fatigue strength of the propeller shaft is lower than expected and the propeller shaft may crack and detach...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

2022 Infiniti QX55 revealed for overseas markets

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 has been unveiled overseas, with the SUV coupe set to go on sale in North America in the third quarter of 2021. Infiniti's new QX55 is like a coupe variant of the Infiniti QX50, but gains a number of unique styling elements, such as a more aggressive front-end and a more modern rear. Power comes from a 2...

Infiniti QX60 Monograph concept unveiled

Infiniti has unveiled the QX60 Monograph, a near-production-ready concept previewing a replacement for the ageing, left-hand-drive-only QX60 SUV (which launched in 2012 as the JX). The latest concept from Nissan's luxury brand debuts a striking new look that strays from Infiniti’s existing design language...

Infiniti confirms electrified powertrain details

After debuting three concepts previewing its upcoming electric vehicles, Infiniti is filling in the blanks by revealing technical details about those cars’ electric powertrains. Infiniti is developing a platform that’ll support both an all-electric drivetrain and what Infiniti is referring to as a gas (petrol)-generated EV, the luxury brand’s version of Nissan’s e-Power drivetrain...

Infiniti QX55 teased again

Infiniti invented the coupe crossover with the muscular FX/QX70, which it nicknamed the “Bionic Cheetah”. It’s been discontinued from overseas markets and will soon be withdrawn from Australia, but Infiniti has a new coupe crossover coming to fill the void, the QX55. The BMW X3-sized QX50 upon which the QX55 is based is a handsome, contemporary SUV but it lacks the visual dynamism of the outgoing QX70...

Infiniti readying new infotainment system

Infiniti will give its most important 2020 models a new dual-screen infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in the critical North American market. Although it already has a dual-screen infotainment system in its stable, Nissan's luxury arm has treated it to a number of updates, including an updated navigation system with Google imagery, and the ability to update maps with over-the-air updates...

Infiniti design chief defects to Kia

Kia have appointed Karim Habib as senior vice president and the head of company's design centre. In his role as the head of the Kia Design Center in Namyang, South Korea, Habib will oversee the exterior and interior designs for all of the brand's vehicles. Habib will begin with the carmaker at the beginning of October, and will report to Luc Donckerwolke, chief design officer for the entire Hyundai Motor Group...

Infiniti to exit Australia

Nissan's premium brand Infiniti will stop selling cars in Australia in late 2020, after almost a decade of spinning its wheels against luxury competitors. The company will keep selling and servicing cars through its five dealers (two in each of Sydney and Melbourne and one in Perth) until this time, or until existing stock is exhausted...

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Infiniti design boss leaves company - UPDATE

Karim Habib, the head of design for Infiniti, has left the company, and will be replaced by Taisuke Nakamura. UPDATE: Infiniti has confirmed Habib's departure Nakamura will take up his position as Infiniti's design chief from September 1. Nakamura has been with Nissan since 1993, when he graduated from Kyoto City University, and has been Infiniti's program design director since 2018...