INFINITI News

  • Christian Meunier, Jeep Global President

    Christian Meunier has been named Global President of the Jeep brand, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday. The executive was hired away from Infiniti, where Meunier was appointed as President in January. Meunier was at Infiniti's top job for just four months before he resigned to lead Jeep. He replaced Roland Krueger as Infiniti President, who left the Japanese luxury brand to lead Dyson's electric car program, also in January. Infiniti said in its own announcement that Chief Quality Officer Christian Vandenhende will oversee global operations following Meunier's departure, effective...

  • 2019 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition
    2019 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition bundles the best of the sedan

    Infiniti is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations it unveiled the 2019 Q50 Signature Edition sport sedan on Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The rather non-descript special edition isn't about anything particularly fancy, but instead...

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept sheds light on brand's electric future

    Infiniti has been looking for its place among luxury brands for 30 years, and it seems an electrified future finally might give the Japanese automaker a clear vision. The Qs Inspiration sport sedan concept released Wednesday may be a sneak peek. Revealed ahead of its formal debut next week at the...

  • Teaser for Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept previews new electric sport sedan

    Infiniti is working on an electrified platform that will underpin a series of models, including some with battery-electric powertrains. The first is due in 2021. One of the models based on the platform will be an electric SUV previewed by the QX Inspiration concept unveiled in January. But Infiniti...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX30
    Infiniti says goodbye to the QX30, Western Europe

    Western Europeans will have one fewer luxury brand to consider when shopping for a new car. Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, announced a global restructuring on Tuesday that will see the brand exit Western Europe in early 2020. The changes do not affect any operations in Eastern Europe, however...

  • Roland Krueger
    Former Infiniti boss tapped to lead Dyson EV project

    Dyson has tapped former Infiniti boss Roland Krueger to lead its new electric car project. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, announced in 2017 plans to build an electric car. The company has committed $2.7 billion to the project, some of which will be used to...

  • 2018 Infiniti QX30

    Infiniti's new president Christian Meunier said Monday that the Infiniti QX30 luxury crossover won't return for a second generation in its current form. "(The QX30 is) not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now...but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current life," he said at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. "It will be replaced in the future by an all-Infiniti platform," Meunier added. The current QX30 is a result of a partnership between Infiniti-parent Nissan and Mercedes-Benz with a equally uncertain future. The two...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn appears in court amid Nissan and Infiniti executive shakeup

    Embattled auto industry icon and former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn appeared in court on Tuesday for the first time since his Nov. 19 arrest. The appearance gave him his first opportunity to tell his story as Japanese prosecutors charged the executive with financial...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    563-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Black S prototype revealed with F1 tech

    Infiniti's sinister Q60 Project Black S coupe has progressed from the concept stage to a working prototype. The latest version was presented on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show to help kick off the Japanese brand's new electrification push. The Q60 Project Black S is a high-performance version...

  • Infiniti Prototype 10 concept - Image via Kimball Studios
    Radical speedster concept hints at future design, powertrains for Infiniti

    Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That date's a few years off but in the interim Infiniti is providing a glimpse into its future with concept cars. The Q Inspiration unveiled in January gave...

  • Teaser for Infiniti Prototype 10 concept debuting on August 23, 2018
    Infiniti Prototype 10 speedster concept takes shape in new teaser sketch

    Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That date's a few years off but in the interim Infiniti will provide a glimpse into its future with concept cars. The Q Inspiration unveiled in January gave...

  • 2019 Infiniti Q70

    The Infiniti Q70 has been with us since the 2011 model year, originally arriving as an M. A successor is planned based on a front-wheel-drive platform with electrification, but the first model based on this platform isn't due until 2021. It means Infiniti's aging products like the Q70 will have to soldier on for a little while longer. If you're happy to overlook the much better competition, you can pick up a 2019 Infiniti Q70 for $51,295, including destination. That's for a model with 330 horsepower from a 3.7-liter V-6 that's even older than the Q70. A previous hybrid version of Infiniti's...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    Report: Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz no longer working on joint compact car project

    In 2010, Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler agreed to a share-trading partnership that was rumored to birth a new luxury-compact car. Eight years later, a new report claims that vehicle is dead. Following a report from the daily business publication Nikkan Kogyo claiming the...

  • Infiniti Q Inspiration concept
    Infiniti's new electrified platform will underpin almost entire range

    Infiniti last week announced plans for a new electrified platform that will spawn its first model in 2021, expected to be an electric car. And the platform will eventually underpin every model in the Infiniti lineup except the QX80, which for the foreseeable future will retain the rugged...

  • Infiniti Q Inspiration concept
    Infiniti confirms electrified sedan based on Q Inspiration concept

    Infiniti on Tuesday announced plans for a new electrified platform that will underpin a series of models due within the next five years, one of which is expected to be a redesigned Q70. Infiniti made the announcement at its preview event for the 2018 Beijing auto show starting Wednesday, where the...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    Infiniti preparing to update its infotainment system

    Infiniti will take steps in 2019 to begin overhauling its infotainment system, starting with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Australian publication GoAuto reported on Thursday that the Japanese luxury brand promises to deliver a more premium experience with higher-resolution...

  • Infiniti Q Inspiration concept
    Infiniti to ditch rear-wheel drive?

    Most Infinitis are likely to be all-wheel drive in the future as the automaker looks to phase out its rear-wheel-drive platform found in the Q50, Q60, Q70 and QX70 models. In an interview with GoAuto published Tuesday, Infiniti product chief Francois Bancon said the existing RWD platform...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    We have more evidence that the 500-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept unveiled at the 2017 Geneva auto show is on its way to production. Tommaso Volpe, who heads motorsport and performance projects at the Japanese brand, revealed to Car Advice in an interview published Monday that the setup for a prototype had been finalized and that suppliers would be delivering necessary components within weeks. He said final approval hasn't been given but if everything goes well production could start in 2020. His comments come a year after another Infiniti exec said production had been given...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX80, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Infiniti QX80 and QX60 get added luxury with Limited trim

    Infiniti will use next week's 2018 New York International Auto Show to introduce new Limited versions of its QX80 and QX60 SUVs. They arrive for the 2019 model year. Limited means top-of-the-line at Infiniti, so the vehicles are packed with the best the brand has to offer. The QX80 Limited's...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    Infiniti plans two electric cars in next five years

    Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti, has plans to release two battery-electric cars within the next five years. The first of the two will arrive in 2021. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Sunday that the two new electric vehicles will be the first of a fully electrified lineup coming...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    Infiniti's variable-compression engine: witchcraft explained

    Infiniti introduced the world's first variable compression-ratio engine, a technology it claims to have been working on for two decades, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A variable compression-ratio engine is a feat of automotive engineering, flummoxing automakers since long before Infiniti...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    2019 Infiniti QX50 first drive review: variable compression, constantly good

    The Infiniti brand is difficult to pin down. Its struggle to introduce a cohesive brand identity and driving character and hide Nissan underpinnings overshadows impressive interior materials and exterior aesthetics. Few premium brands have had to prove their credentials so often. With the 2019...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50
    2019 Infiniti QX50 priced from $37,545

    The redesigned 2019 Infiniti QX50 will cost $37,545 when it goes on sale later this spring, the automaker announced this week. The new luxury SUV undercuts several rivals from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. There's a bit of a curveball too. Infiniti also is using the QX50 to roll out a new vehicle...

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