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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 It’s been discontinued from overseas markets and will soon be withdrawn from Australia, but Infiniti has a new coupe crossover coming to fill the void, the QX55.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...

Infiniti QX55 confirmed as a crossover coupe

Just two weeks after the trademark registration for the Infiniti QX55 was picked up by a news outlet, the luxury automaker has handed out the first details about its new vehicle. To go with the announcement, Infiniti has released a sketch giving us a peek at the QX55's silhouette...

Infiniti Q60 Black S could still make production - report

The high-performance hybrid Infiniti Q60 Project Black S has taken another step towards production. However, we won’t know for sure if the Black S has gotten the green light until later this year. The Renault Sport Formula One team announced it has completed its “track-focused development” of the model, where it earned the tick of approval from Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg...

Infiniti Edition 30 models revealed for Pebble Beach, not for Oz

Infiniti Cars has revealed Edition 30 models based on most of its current North American line-up, ahead of a public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60 and QX80 have all received the special-edition treatment, headlined by a full suite of driver assistance systems as standard which the company says it "has brought to market"...

Infiniti QX55 name trademarked in the US and Canada

Nissan has registered the Infiniti QX55 name with the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the Canadian Trademark Database. The filings were made in June and discovered by Autoguide, and hint at a new model to slot into the brand's range. It's not clear if this model, if it eventuates, will be a North American exclusive or whether it will be sold in other parts of the world...