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The Infiniti QX50 has Been Updated for 2022, but is it Enough?

The Infiniti QX50 has Been Updated for 2022, but is it Enough?

Is standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enough to keep Infiniti alive?

Nissan and its subsidiary Infiniti have been feeling the heat from a lack of sales and general interest the world over. Both have been trying to re-vamp their respective ranges by adding new packages and more standard equipment, but we have yet to see those pay off yet. Now, a small update for the QX50 aims to draw in more attention, but is it enough?

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2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti needs some help, could the upgrades to the Q50 be just that?

The Japanese trio of luxury car companies comprised of Lexus, Acura, and Infiniti has been on the downfall in recent years. Lexus is holding up fine, but Acura and more so Infiniti have been feeling the heat in recent years with competition from Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. Now, Infiniti is trying to give people more reason to buy the Q50 sedan for the 2022 model year by giving it several new upgrades. Is it enough to keep the Sedan alive in a market where Sedans are slowly going extinct?

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Nissan Drops Production Versions of IDx and Q50 Eau Rouge

Nissan Drops Production Versions of IDx and Q50 Eau Rouge

It’s been a year since Infiniti showcased the F1-inspired 2014 Q50 Eau Rouge at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, with strong hints that the

Nissan GT-R

powered sedan would morph into a production car sooner than later. The brainchild of Johan de Nysschen, the Eau Rouge was at one point described as a limited-edition car — with only a few hundred built a year — that could cost around $100,000. As de Nysschen left Infiniti last summer to become the head of Cadillac, we feared the Q50 Eau Rouge project would be shelved, and a recent report confirms the high-performance sedan won’t see the light of day as a production car.

According to Auto News, no fewer than three concept cars that only last year were hinted at as future production offerings have been dropped as the honchos at Nissan and Infiniti have decided both brands should focus on volume products for the time being. Unfortunately, the Q50 Eau Rouge is among the projects that got the axe, since the high-performance sedan wouldn’t fit in Nissan’s strategy for more global market share. It’s a rather sad report for enthusiasts who were hoping to see the GT-R’s high-output, V-6 engine propel a beefed-up version of the Q50 family sedan.

On the other hand, with de Nysschen already pulling the strings at Cadillac, it’s not exactly shocking that Infiniti put the Eau Rouge on ice.

Unfortunately, there’s more bad news coming from Nissan, as it appears the Japanese automaker is dropping the BladeGlider and IDx concepts from the production drawing board as well. Unveiled in 2013, the former is essentially a shrunken version of Nissan’s DeltaWing race car developed specifically for road use. Unique by appearance, the BladeGlider features a narrow front track, a carbon-fiber body, a center-mounted driver’s seat, and electric power. In 2014, Andy Palmer, then global product planning chief at Nissan, said the BladeGlider would be manufactured for U.S. consumption in the near future. Because Palmer has left to become CEO of Aston Martin, it appears that the BladeGlider was abandoned.

The IDx is the third concept car to get the curtains. Also backed by Palmer, the IDx was penned as a rear-wheel-drive sports car that recalled the Datsun 510, particularly known for winning the under-2.5-liter class of the Trans Am Series in 1971 and 1972. In late 2013, Palmer said the IDx would arrive in Nissan showrooms as part of a new sports car strategy that includes the 370Z and the bonkers GT-R. Needless to say, it’s pretty clear that Palmer’s move to Aston Martin helped bury the IDx in Nissan’s "cool concept cars we will never produce" drawer. This one’s particularly upsetting if you ask me, as the Datsun 510 is among my all-time favorite Japanese classics.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May be Put on Ice

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May be Put on Ice

Prepare for your dreams to be dashed, ladies and gentlemen. Word has it that the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, long thought to be headed for production, just might not make that trip after all. Instead, Infiniti’s super sedan could be headed to the shelves if a Facebook post from former CEO Johan de Nysschen is to be believed. According to Jalopnik, de Nysschen was quoted in a private post saying that there were rumors that Noboru Tateishi, a senior engineer and Nissan’s corporate vice president, is planning to ice the Q50 Eau Rouge now that he isn’t around to pressure him.

It’s been well chronicled that de Nysschen and former Infiniti chairman Andy Palmer were the two guys who championed the production of the Q50 Eau Rouge. But now that both are gone — de Nysschen now heads Cadillac and Palmer has the same role at Aston Martin — the four-door luxury sports sedan doesn’t have nearly the same amount of support as it once had. That could be a big reason why the current bigwigs at Nissan and Infiniti have gone cold on the idea of building a production version of the model in the near future.

Hopefully, de Nysschen simply heard wrong or probably heard some whispers that were taken out of context. I think it would be a huge blow to Infiniti if the Q50 Eau Rouge, considered as the four-door doppelgänger of the Nissan GT-R, ends up becoming the biggest tease in the auto industry since the 2005 Ford GR-1 Concept.

Cross your fingers that this isn’t true. We don’t want to see all that time spent testing and developing the car to be this awesome go to waste.

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Infiniti Q80 Will Make it to Production; Q20 in the Works

Infiniti Q80 Will Make it to Production; Q20 in the Works

Infiniti may have just lost its two head honchos to other companies, but that is not stopping the company from growing, changing, and generally trying to be more awesome. Along with talks of cars like a 4 Series fighter and the Eau Rouge concept, Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn told Autocar that Infiniti will also be expanding its market on both ends. The new Q80 concept is hitting production, and there will also be a smaller car called the Q20.

Autocar talked to more than Mr. Ghosn. While at the Paris Motor Show, they managed to spend time with Infiniti’s European boss Francois Goupil de Bouille, European design director Simon Cox and global design director Shiro Nakamura, with each one revealing more of Infiniti’s plans. De Bouille is quoted saying, “the Q80 is way more than a design study, this is our entry into the large saloon segment” confirming everyone thoughts about this becoming a real production model. Mr. Cox was even more informative when he let slip that there may be even more high-end cars in the Infiniti portfolio: “Just because we’re doing [the Q80] doesn’t mean that we’re not doing other high-end cars," he said.

Autocar speculates that this could mean that there will be a QX80 SUV that will line up against luxury offerings like the Range Rover.

The word of an Audi A1-fighting Q20 came straight from Shiro Nakamura himself. Infiniti has just started to make strides across the world’s markets, and it looks like the company is preparing a true onslaught of new and interesting products to take the fight to the competition.

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Win A Ride In The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype

Win A Ride In The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype

Infiniti’s got something special in store for its fans at the 2014 F1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on November 2nd. Unfortunately, it doesn’t involve riding a Red Bull RB10. But it does have something to do with reigning F1 World Champion Sebasitan Vettel and the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. Interested now?

Infiniti’s launching a competition and it wants its fans to submit their #InfinitiRaceFace. What does that mean, exactly? I’m not quite sure myself, although I do think it involves contorting your face to show what it would look like if it’s being hit by winds in excess of 180 mph. I suppose the most original race face will get the nod, or at least something that resembles the attached photo Infiniti included with its press release.

In any case, we’re all welcome to submit our entries by following @InfinitiUSA on either Twitter or Instagram. Once that’s done, we then take a photo of our best race face, post it on either site and use #InfinitiRaceFace.

If you win, you get a chance to ride shotgun with Vettel as he takes the Q50 Eau Rouge out for a hot-lap around downtown Austin. Pretty sweet, right?

All entries will be accepted from September 23rd through October 8th. You can also check out the official rules and guidelines for the competition at Infiniti’s US website.

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Infiniti Aims to Secure US Trademark for "Eau Rouge" Name

Infiniti Aims to Secure US Trademark for "Eau Rouge" Name

Every one of us here at TopSpeed is foaming at the mouth to see the Q50 Eau Rouge take production form, but there may be a handful of roadblocks ahead. On January 8th, Infiniti filed a trademark application for the super-sedan’s "Eau Rouge" name, and the patent office has yet to approve it. It is almost a certainty that the patent office will approve it, but it will then go up for contention, and this is where the issues may pop up.

You see, the Eau Rouge name is actually inspired the famous uphill bend on the Spa-Francorchamps course owned by the Wallonian government. Though there is no American trademark on the name, the track does have the "L’Eau Rouge" name registered with the European Union’s trademark office. This would give the track and its owners legal grounds to contest the name, which could spell trouble for Infiniti.

Contention would ultimately give Infiniti two options. Option 1: change the name altogether. Option 2: pay Spa-Francorchaps a sum for each vehicle sold, much like GM did to SCCA for using the Trans Am name.

It is doubtful that the racetrack’s owners would turn down an offer to make a couple bucks with each vehicle sold just to use the nickname. Race tracks are notoriously expensive to run and go bankrupt regularly, so the extra cash flow for simply signing off on Infiniti using the name would likely be welcome.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation and update you as soon as the trademark issue is addressed.

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Johan de Nysschen Leaves Infiniti to Join Cadillac

Johan de Nysschen Leaves Infiniti to Join Cadillac

Now here’s an interesting turn of events in the luxury car world: Former Infiniti chief Johan de Nysschen has been named global president of Cadillac. The man credited with building Audi into a powerhouse will take over as president of GM’s luxury division on August 1st. De Nysschen’s appointment comes as Bob Ferguson, who had led Cadillac since 2012, will return to Washington as senior vice president of global public policy to help improve GM’s image in the wake of the company’s much-discussed ignition switch recalls.

The 54-year-old de Nysschen joins a brand that has enjoyed tremendous success last year. Cadillac sales rose nearly 22 percent in 2013, while the ATS was the North American Car of the Year and the CTS was named MotorTrend car of the year. In 2014, however, Cadillac sales fell 2 percent through June, as GM struggled to build on last year’s momentum with brand-new vehicles, such as the ATS Coupe and the Escalade full-size SUV.

In spite of its recent success and the fact that it enjoys the strongest product lineup in decades, Cadillac still lags behind its German rivals as far as sales go. And this is exactly where Johan de Nysschen and its 21 years of experience with Audi and Infiniti will come in handy.

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Infiniti Planning a Flagship Luxury Sedan and Coupe GT to Add to its Lineup

Infiniti Planning a Flagship Luxury Sedan and Coupe GT to Add to its Lineup

Infiniti’s strong sales performance in recent years has given the automaker reason to look forward to bigger things. And apparently, those bigger things equate to a pair of new vehicles added to its lineup.

Talking to Car and Driver, Infiniti’s new president Johan de Nysschen is looking at the possibility of strengthening its lineup with the addition of a new flagship sedan that de Nysschen describes as an "upscale, very emotional, high-performance luxury sedan." Basically, he’s looking at the possibility of developing a flagship sedan that will follow a different formula and not march to the beat of the industry.

So what does that mean, exactly? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, and understandably so because not a lot of people seem to have a clear grasp on what Infiniti is planning to do. The most ideal comparison as far as a unique flagship sedan that didn’t follow a certain design script is the Porsche Panamera. A fastback model has been thrown around, according to Car and Driver, which seems to lend to the suggestion that if and when Infiniti decides to introduce a new flagship sedan to the world, it’s going to take a different approach on its design.

Equally compelling news is consideration being put on also building a high-performance coupe based on the platform of the aforementioned flagship sedan. That’s a pretty exciting development, considering Infiniti is lacking that kind of poster-worthy sports car that other automakers have.

If there’s a chance to introduce a pair of new and exciting models that will take the Japanese automaker to another level, Infiniti should jump at the chance of building on its sales momentum.

Click past the jump to see a couple of Infiniti concepts that have been introduced in recent years

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Nissan Came Close to Dropping the Axe on Infiniti

Nissan Came Close to Dropping the Axe on Infiniti

It goes without saying that Infiniti isn’t exactly what you’d call a mainstream brand. It’s lost in the shadows of parent automaker, Nissan, and hasn’t really established the kind of independent presence that Nissan had hoped.

So, it was pretty telling when Nissan Executive Vice President, Andy Palmer, told Wards Auto that Carlos Ghosn – CEO of Nissan – gave him the green light to cancel the brand altogether. However, instead of sending Infiniti to pasture, Palmer decided to not only keep the brand but also champion for more autonomy from Nissan.

Palmer cited the kind of relationship Audi has with its parent company, Volkswagen. Despite being owned by a largely mainstream, middle-market automaker, Audi has crafted its own premium identity that’s separate from the VW brand. This independence has allowed Audi to "create a series of professionals that understand the premium market in a very premium way.”

Nissan eventually hired former Audi USA chief, Johan de Nysschen, as Infiniti president and lead the efforts in bringing some structure to the luxury brand. Since assuming the position, de Nysschen has made it clear that one of his first edicts as president is to become a brand that’s "less about volume and more about becoming a ’proper’ luxury brand.”

Does Infiniti have to do the same thing Lexus did with Toyota to create autonomy from Nissan? Not necessarily, but in order for them to achieve that objective, they need to build their models separate from Nissan’s influence.

They’ll still share some platforms and underpinnings, like the Toyota/Lexus and VW/Audi teams, but if you’re a customer you need Infiniti to offer features — styling or mechanical — that separates itself from its parent company. Without those changes, they’ll always be treated as retouched Nissans with a different badge.

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Report: The Emerg-E may not be the Halo Car that Infiniti is Seeking

Report: The Emerg-E may not be the Halo Car that Infiniti is Seeking

There is no doubt that a fairly wide gap exists between Infiniti and its F1 sponsorship. Really, there is not a single production Infiniti that anyone can point to and say “Ah, that is a car that relates to open-wheel performance racing.” Sure, there have been concepts and so forth, but nothing firm.

The halo car was once thought to be the upcoming Emerg-E hybrid, but signs are pointing that the Emerg-E may disappoint. Infiniti is planning to have a running prototype of the Emerg-E ready to go for Goodwood Festival of Speed and, according to several outside sources that Car and Driver has spoken to, this gas-electric hybrid may not be the performance car that everyone is expecting (sub-five-second 0 – 60 time, 420 horsepower, etc.).

While that is really disappointing, as we were anticipating huge things from the Emerg-E, we cannot say that we are surprised. Infiniti has been really tight-lipped on this project, which oftentimes means that there are some issues going on. If the reports are accurate, then the tight lips have been due to the Emerg-E not being able to reach the power numbers that Infiniti estimated.

Don’t fret though, as Infiniti does have a fallback plan, in the form of the 2009 concept, the Essence. Yes, the Essence has been effectively shelved since its debut, but, according to reports, there are still talks about this 592-horsepower hybrid making its way into production in one form or another.

For now, all we have are unconfirmed reports from outside sources, so we will reserve our judgment for Goodwood. Who knows, the Emerg-E could come out and blow us away, and Infiniti may have kept it quiet just to avoid the competition, like Acura’s NSX and BMW’s i8, from knowing what Infiniti is planning.

Goodwood kicks off on June 28th, so we don’t have to wait too awful long to find out. We’ll update you just as soon as we hear more about this situation.

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Infiniti has Stratospheric Goals for its European Market

Infiniti has Stratospheric Goals for its European Market

Since its launch in 1989, Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, has been more of a BMW and Mercedes-Benz alternative rather than a competitor. Typically, Infiniti buyers want a luxury car, but don’t want the costs or stigma that comes with owning its German counterparts. For these reasons, Infiniti has really been more of a background luxury lineup, even when compared to Lexus.

Infiniti feels that now is the time to change and it plans on starting this change right in BMW and Mercedes’s back yard: Europe. According to Renault-Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn, by 2016, Infiniti is expected to sell 100,000 units in the European market, nearly 10 times the cars it sold in 2011. The plan is to build a lineup around the 245-horsepower hot hatchback that Infiniti teased via a concept car dubbed the Etherea in Geneva. This hatchback, which is due out in 2014, is expected to account for at least 50 percent of the 100,000 total sales.

As we said, these are very lofty goals for a car company just hitting a certain market, especially one as crowded as the European one is. Add in the fact that the hatchback segment is especially crowded in Europe and you have one heck of a difficult task to undertake. Given Infiniti continues to produce high-quality cars, it is attainable, but it will require some heavy advertising to overtake other makes in the market.

In the same breath, Ghosn also stated that Infiniti plans to increase global sales to 500,000 units by 2016. That seems slightly more realistic, as it is only an increase of 146,000 total sales. For now we’ll just say that we’re skeptical that Infiniti will actually hit the European sales number. We definitely wish the best to Infiniti, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this situation.

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Audi North America CEO Resigns; Finds Home In Infiniti

Audi North America CEO Resigns; Finds Home In Infiniti

A report indicates that there are some major shakeups coming in Volkswagen Automotive Group in 2018 and it appears as if those changes are already beginning. Audi North America’s CEO, Johan De Nysschen, a man who once reportedly called the Chevy Volt a “car for idiots,” has resigned from the company that he has worked at for the past 20 years, 7 of which were in the CEO role.

It is unknown as to whether this move was forced, mutual, or if De Nysschen resigned on his own accord, but a company spokesperson is quoted saying “He is moving to another job, we believe it’s in the industry.” By that statement, we would assume the move was initiated by De Nysschen. Also, given the growth that Audi has seen during his reign would lead us to believe that Volkswagen AG would have kept him on board as long as he wanted.

Then again, the automotive industry is a weird one where one minor difference in opinion can ultimately cost you a job. In the meantime, Audi’s COO, Mark Del Rosso, will be the interim CEO while the company searches for a replacement to help reach Audi’s goal of competing more closely with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Interestingly enough, Audi wasted absolutely no time taking De Nysschen’s CEO profile down from its site, leaving a “Page Not Found” message where his proud image once sat.

Audi’s statement that De Nysschen would be heading to another company in the industry was 100 percent accurate, as we received word that he has signed up with Nissan. His new title is Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division. His first task at hand is one he is rather familiar with, sharply increasing sales and guiding the luxury automaker deeper into developing markets, starting in China.

Best of luck to Mr. De Nysschen and we have a feeling that VW and Audi will be missing him in the coming years.

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Rumors: New Infiniti G Sedan Information Leaked

Rumors: New Infiniti G Sedan Information Leaked

Alright folks, grab the salt shakers and put a great big grain of salt in your hand, `cause we’ve got rumors. Recently, our colleagues over at Motor Trend had a little powwow with someone in the know about the upcoming Infiniti G sedan. Some of the rumors are a little ho-hum and others are flat out awesome, we’ll stick to the latter ones for now.

First off, the next-gen Infiniti G is through its design phase and production is ready to begin. According to the mole in Infiniti, the new G sedan will be based on a slightly stretched version of the new Mercedes C-Class’ platform, with other modifications. The leaky informant also let it be known that the new Infiniti G sedan will be in showrooms by the end of the summer in 2014 and the coupe will come later.

According to the informer, the new G will look nothing like the current model. From the front end, in particular the headlights, it will have the appearance of the Etherea concept car that Infiniti teased us with at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The G will again come in a sedan or coupe, so no surprises there. However there are talks of a crossover model.

Now onto the good stuff: the Infiniti G’s engines. First, the rumors of a diesel engine are true, per Motor Trend’s source, but not for the G sedan. The 2.1-liter Mercedes diesel will only see use in the European and Korean Infiniti M. The only information he shared on the G’s engine was that the all-new IPL performance model will feature a 530-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter V-6. Last, the price of the Infiniti G IPL model was discussed and the informant says it will hover in the 10 million Yen range, which is about $123,000.

So there we have it. We can’t necessarily validate these rumors, but they certainly do add a little more excitement to the waiting game. We just have to wait and see if these rumors are true.

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Infiniti gives green light on production of FX Sebastian Vettel Edition

Infiniti gives green light on production of FX Sebastian Vettel Edition

Infiniti has officially given the go-signal to produce the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition SUV. The announcement was made by Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer, stating that the successful relationship between Infiniti and Red Bull Racing was one of the key factors in green lighting the production of the special edition SUV on a limited basis.

In the interview, Palmer said that the collaboration between Infiniti and the now two-time F1 World Champion was not only fun for everybody, but it also brought into light the capabilities of the Infiniti Performance Line as a potential competitor for the likes of Mercedes’ AMG class and BMW’s M-Series.

"This is one of the first versions that will go to market," Palmer said.

"It’s not as an IPL—it’ll obviously go as the Sebastian Vettel special version, but it demonstrates we’re able to do these low volume, very special versions and be able to charge a premium for that kind of work. Again, hopefully, with Sebastian now the world champion, the demand for his special version is going to be that much higher," he added.

Nissan, Infiniti’s parent company, released a segment of the interview with Palmer, which you can watch by checking out the video above.

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Nissan pegs eight model releases in the coming year including the Nissan Leaf and Nissan Juke

Nissan pegs eight model releases in the coming year including the Nissan Leaf and Nissan Juke

Suffice to say, Nissan is gearing up for a busy 2010.

After spending the better part of last year trying to regain its footing in the auto industry following the inescapable effects of the global financial crisis, Nissan has finally decided to direct its attention and resources on making 2010 the year of the comeback.

In a recent round-table discussion held at the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan America chairman Carlos Tavares laid out the Japanese brand’s bold plans for 2010, including the upcoming release of eight new models for this year.

Among the models Tavares singled out as primed and ready for the production line include the Infiniti M37 six-cylinder and M56- V-8, the Infiniti QX56 SUV, the 40th anniversary model of the Nissan 370Z, the Nissan Juke, the Nissan NV 2500, the Nissan Leaf, the Nissan Quest Minivan, and a still to-be-named Infiniti model, which, according to Tavares is an “all-new derivative model that will feature different powertrain, features and equipment than currently found in whatever model from which it will be derived.”

From the looks of things, the release of these new models in a year’s time gives us an inkling that Nissan just might be ready to get back into the automotive game.

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Infiniti may add smaller model than the G37

Infiniti may add smaller model than the G37

Infiniti is pretty unsure about its future. It wants big cars, but can likely only sell small cars. "At the moment, society is pushing for smaller cars," said Shiro Nakamura, global design director for Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. "We would like to have a Q45, but I cannot do it without support from society."

Announcement of a new flagship sedan had been expected this summer, but Nakamura said high fuel prices "make it more difficult" to justify development of such a vehicle.

As for developing a car smaller than the G37, Nakamura said demand exists outside the United States, but Nissan is still studying the segment. He said an entry-level Infiniti is at least three years away. Asked whether the car would be rear-drive, Nakamura said, "We hope so. The essence of Infiniti is the driving experience. We think it is quite important to maintain rear-wheel drive for the Infiniti line."

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Road&Track reveals Top 5 Most Comfortable Cars In America

Road&Track reveals Top 5 Most Comfortable Cars In America

Road&Track revealed today the Top 5 Most Comfortable Cars In America. Ford’s luxury division, Lincoln, received the first place with its MKS.

(More winners after the jump)

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Infiniti GT-R in the work?

Infiniti GT-R in the work?

In an interview with Automotive News, Infiniti dealer Peter Wilson said there will be some sort of a supercar in the future that might be built on the same platform as the GT-R. As he said: "that would make sense, but it’s not necessary."

"Another segment is the spot previously occupied by the old mid-sized QX4. That vehicle was retired in 2003, and nothing took its place. We’ll call it a mid-sized people-mover — not necessarily an SUV. I tend to think the SUV thing has run its course. A crossover, maybe? That would be good."

Infiniti believes people might be interested of a smaller-engine model. Why? Because as it says, the Lexus IS 250 sells much better than the 350: same look, just different power. This is exactly what Infiniti plas to do with the G35 that has a maximum output of 306 horsepower and costs $34,000: "With a different engine, you’re opening the door to other consumers who really don’t need all that power. They want to buy the look. There is only a percentage of them who want to also buy the power. Infiniti has been in a renaissance since 2002, when they redefined themselves as a performance brand. It has worked well. But performance isn’t for everybody. Not everyone who buys a $34,000 sports car needs 306 horsepower."

An G35 Hybrid is also under consideration: "You must have a completely separate hybrid model. It couldn’t be a "G35 Hybrid." It would need to be a unique hybrid model."

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Infiniti's line-up to expand by 50%

Infiniti’s line-up to expand by 50%

At an interview at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Carlos Tavares, Nissan Motor Co.’s global product boss announced that by 2010 Infiniti’s line-up will expand by 50%, meaning a lineup of “10 or so” nameplates.

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Infiniti working on three new models

Infiniti working on three new models

Infiniti will expand its line-up with three new models in the near future: a smaller model than the current G and a high-end coupe or convertible models equivalent to the Nissan GT-R.

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BMW Rightfully Keeps the “M” and Teaches a Lesson to Infiniti

BMW Rightfully Keeps the “M” and Teaches a Lesson to Infiniti

BMW Rightfully Keeps the “M” and Teaches a Lesson

When you think of an “M” vehicle, do you think of a BMW or an Infiniti? I for one definitely think of the Bmw M3, M5, and M6. I would even think of a future car that has not been released or confirmed yet- the Bmw M7. Ultimately, I think of Bmw M performance cars – vehicles that enthusiasts salivate over.

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Infiniti Coupe Concept to be launched in Russia.

Infiniti Coupe Concept to be launched in Russia.

The Infiniti to take on Russia

The Russians like the look of the Inifiniti, who can blame them!!

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