INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. This design study previews the brand’s plan to launch a range of high-performance electrified vehicles; the INFINITI lineup of the future will consist of a range of electric, e-POWER and performance hybrid vehicles. The new concept illustrates how new architectures and technologies are influencing modern INFINITI design.

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Infiniti envisioned its near future around series hybrids, now says they’re cut from the lineup

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Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand confirmed earlier this week that series-hybrid technology will no longer be an important part of its lineup this decade as the brand transitions to mostly electric vehicles.

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Infiniti Sees No Demand For Luxury Electric Cars Before 2020

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But Nissan's Infiniti luxury division has not been a part of that volume--and now it appears it may not be for some time. Infiniti says it has the capability to launch an electric car (most likely by leaning on parent. Future Cars plug-in cars Infiniti LE ConceptThe Renault Nissan Alliance has sold more electric cars globally than any other company, more than a quarter million as of June.

Infiniti unveils electric Prototype 10 at Pebble Beach

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Infiniti unveiled its electric Prototype 10 at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The concept represents a physical manifestation of Infiniti’s plans for electrified performance. From 2021, every new Infiniti model will be electrified, featuring hybrid or battery electric technology to enhance performance. A future vision realized by Infiniti designers, Prototype 10 evokes the spirit of early Californian speedsters.

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INFINITI to reveal Project Black S Prototype in Paris

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As part of its plan to electrify its portfolio from 2021 onward, INFINITI will reveal a new Project Black S prototype in Paris, showcasing how Formula One dual-hybrid electric powertrain technology can be deployed in a road car. The Project Black S fuses high-performance dual-hybrid technology with INFINITI’s award-winning VR30 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.

2018 192

Bolt EV fires, suppliers ready Tesla 4680 cells, Infiniti EVs, EU's 2035 end date for ICE: Today’s Car News

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Infiniti’s plan to offer its future vehicles as series hybrids is reportedly off. General Motors is back in investigation mode after a couple more Bolt EV fires. The EU tightens its targets and aims to phase out new internal combustion by 2035.

Nissan EVs will share platform with Infiniti, Renault, Mitsubishi

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That’s all set to change soon with the introduction of not just one or two new EVs, but an entire new family of them—and potentially, by the middle of the decade, more than a dozen models globally across Nissan, its Infiniti luxury brand, and

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Out of juice: Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan dropped

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The long-running Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan won't return for 2019, the automaker said Thursday. Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore confirmed the demise of the Q50 Hybrid this year for Green Car Reports. Although Infiniti didn't report sales for the Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid models separately, it's The automaker axed the Q70 Hybrid in July.

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INFINITI says new gasoline-generated EV system (Nissan e-POWER) central to electrification strategy

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INFINITI’s future models will offer drivers a choice of electrified powertrains as the brand embraces new technology to propel its vehicles. INFINITI says that the new gasoline-generated EV powertrain is central to its electrification strategy, and establishes a new propulsion blueprint for many of the brand’s future models. The battery pack is recharged constantly by INFINITI’s new ‘MR15DDT’ engine.

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Infiniti readies electric SUV concept for Detroit auto show

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That's the place where automakers like Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus have thrived for decades. In response, Infiniti is Tesla has rocked the luxury car market in the U.S. to its core with the Model S and Model X, and is now doing the same to the aspirational lower end of the car market and even the mainstream market with its Model 3.

2018 115

Infiniti Electric in 2013

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But when Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti announces an EV for 2013, they get the benefit of any doubt. Autobloggreen reports on the sketch that appeared on Infiniti's FaceBook page. Tags: tesla saab 9-3 ePower RAV4 EV toyota infiniti battery electric car I'm getting used to hearing electric car announcements. I usually take them with a grain of salt, as in the case of the Saab 9-3 ePower concept. Or the Toyesla RAV4 EV redux, for that matter.

Infiniti announces new electric car lineup based on Q Inspiration

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Infiniti has promised to build electric cars in fits and starts since 2012—but we're still waiting. At the 2012 Detroit auto show, the upscale brand showed the Infiniti LE, a dressed up Nissan Leaf with a trunk, but it backed away from the model two years later and we didn't hear anything else about electrics from Infiniti for years.

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INFINITI developing all-new electric vehicle platform influenced by Q Inspiration concept

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In Beijing, INFINITI Motor Company announced it is developing an all-new electrified vehicle platform influenced by the Q Inspiration concept car. When INFINITI unveiled the Q Inspiration at NAIAS this January, the concept was powered by a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain. INFINITI will produce an electrified vehicle in China—one of five new vehicles it will build in China over the next five years—on this new platform at a site still to be announced.

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Infiniti VC-Turbo engine receives environmental award from ARBÖ

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Infiniti’s VC-Turbo variable compression engine ( earlier post ) was named by the Automobile, Motor and Bicycle Association of Austria (ARBÖ) with the Grand Austrian Automobile Award in the category “Environment.” Infiniti engineers have worked for 20 years on the technology to make VC-Turbo production-ready. The first Infiniti cars equipped with the VC-Turbo engine will be on sale in 2018.

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Infiniti QX Inspiration concept sets design direction for brand’s electric future

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The future of Infiniti is electric. And today at the Detroit auto show the brand previewed the direction of a future electric Infiniti SUV—and the brand—with the QX Inspiration concept. With entirely new proportions allowed by electric powertrains, a cleaner, simplified exterior design direction, and a warm, lounge-like interior, the. Detroit Auto Show

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Is Infiniti now ready to launch an electric car, after all?

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Nissan's strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in history, the company has repeatedly postponed plans for an all-electric Infiniti model. But Infiniti's on-again, off-again electric car may now be back on again. RELATED: Infiniti.

2016 131

INFINITI selects 9 Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city startups for INFINITI LAB program in Canada

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INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The month-long Toronto program kicks off on 29 May, and the top startup will be fast-tracked into the three-month global program at the brand’s HQ, the INFINITI LAB Hong Kong driven by Nest, which launches in August.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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Infiniti unveiled its Q Inspiration Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Previewing a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, the Q Inspiration Concept proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain ( earlier post ), next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment.

2018 161

Infiniti makes electric the design essence for its fourth decade

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Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand, is on the verge of its 30th birthday and already in the midst of what sounds like serious midlife crisis territory. For one, it’s giving up on Western Europe and Australia, among other markets, and focusing in on the U.S.—where —where it originally launched, in 1989—and China, where the brand sees

2019 95

Nissan Ariya electric crossover to be aimed upscale, might have been an Infiniti

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Automotive News Europe reported Tuesday that the production version of the Nissan Ariya concept EV may have been initially an Infiniti deep within the company's plans, well before the brand was folded in Western Europe, and could telegraph Nissan's

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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Infiniti to share EV platform

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The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, including Infiniti, will move its electrification strategy forward on an all-new, shared platform.

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Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

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The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8 versions of the big luxury sedan. Although it was renamed

2018 91

Infiniti Qs Inspiration is the automaker's idea for an EV sport sedan

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Infiniti is on the back foot for electrified powertrains today. On Wednesday, ahead of the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept sedan gave us a glimpse of what may be The luxury automaker quietly shelved its hybrid powertrains in the past few years in the buildup toward an all-electric lineup sometime in the next few years.

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2012 Infiniti M35h

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From the outside, the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid looks just like any other model of the large luxury sport sedan. It's the first hybrid for Infiniti, that gives the M35h the title of "fastest hybrid sedan" sold this year. Infiniti is proud of Only some subtle badges--one on each front fender, one on the trunk lid--denote its hybrid powertrain.

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INFINITI will offer mix of BEV and e-POWER vehicles from 2021; 50% of global sales by 2025

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INFINITI Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, said Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. INFINITI will offer a mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-POWER series hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), demonstrating the full range of low-emission vehicle technology available to INFINITI as the premium brand of Nissan Motor Company.

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Vacuum-maker Dyson hires Infiniti exec to get serious about making cars

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The company announced on Tuesday it has hired former Infiniti President Roland Krueger to head its automotive operations. Under Krueger's tenure, Infiniti, Nissan's luxury brand, announced that it would convert most of its models to electric or. Dyson, famous for reinventing vacuum cleaners, looks to be getting serious about building electric cars. dyson

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New Infiniti Q60 coupe available from October

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Infiniti has released pricing for its new BMW-rivalling coupe – the Q60 – which will be available from October. Infiniti Q60With a list price of £33,990, the seco.

Infiniti co-developed Gen2 ERS unveiled with all-new Renault Sport R.S.17 F1 racer

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Infiniti reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil today. incorporates for the first time the Infiniti co-developed second-generation Energy Recovery System (ERS). Performance Hybrid technology is one of Infiniti’s major strengths. —Tommaso Volpe, Infiniti Global Motorsport Director

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Infiniti prices new Q50 Hybrid starting at US$43,950

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Infiniti today announced full US pricing on the 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, which goes on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in early July. Three new world-first production performance technologies make their debuts in the Q50: Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology; Active Lane Control; and Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW).

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Once More, Infiniti Electric Car Is Killed Off (Or Postponed?)

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But another news item is just now coming to light: A representative for Nissan''s luxury brand, Infiniti, says the carmaker has shelved plans to offer a battery-electric model. DON''T MISS: Infiniti LE The electric-car headlines at last week''s Detroit Auto Show clearly belonged to the Chevrolet Bolt concept, a subcompact 200-mile electric car.

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Infiniti variable-compression engine: more complexity, incremental gains

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That has led Infiniti to turn to a technology engineers have toyed with for some time, one that so far hasn't been used in production cars. To meet stricter global emissions standards, carmakers are trying to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of internal-combustion engines. General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Saab have all experimented with. Engines Fuel Economy Paris Motor Show

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Infiniti introducing production-ready variable compression ratio engine at Paris Motor Show

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Infiniti will introduce a production-ready variable compression ratio engine VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) in September. Infiniti said that the new four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline VC-T engine has been in development for more than 20 years. Infiniti’s VC-T engine technology seamlessly raises or lowers the height the pistons reach. VC-T technology is a step change for Infiniti.

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Infiniti bets its future on electric cars–and hybrid tech it hasn’t yet named

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Transmissions will soon be history at Infiniti. Electric motors will exclusively power the drive wheels of future models, and all or nearly all versions will have all-wheel drive. Yet charge ports won’t be all that common, and most of the vehicles will still have a fuel tank, a tailpipe, and an engine under the hood. Confused? That’s

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INFINITI/Renault Sport Project Black S hints at performance hybrid powertrain, inspired by Formula 1 ERS

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At the Geneva Motor Show, INFINITI is unveiling the Project Black S concept, exploring the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring on-road technology inspired by Formula One. Suggesting a radical reinterpretation of the INFINITI Q60 coupe, the Project Black S features an aerodynamically-optimized new design with a performance hybrid powertrain developed in close collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

2017 161

Infiniti Q30 Luxury Compact Hatchback: Frankfurt Auto Show Unveiling

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Two years after unveiling a concept version of its first compact luxury car, Infiniti unveiled the real thing at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2017 Infiniti Q30 takes Nissan's luxury brand into a new area of the market, with a little help from Mercedes-Benz. That's because the Q30 shares its underpinnings with the European-market. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show

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Infiniti models to be manufactured in Xiangyang, China beginning 2014

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DFL) and the City of Xiangyang today announced that the Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, China, has been selected as the local production site for Infiniti. Nissan’s joint venture company in China, will manufacture two Infiniti models starting in 2014. The Infiniti brand was first introduced to China in 2007, and continues to strengthen its product lineup and expand its sales network to satisfy customers in the growing Chinese luxury segment. Dongfeng Motor Co.,

Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 open-wheeled electric retro roadster; new 30 kWh pack, prototype motor

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Nissan Motor Corporation and its Infiniti brand revealed a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Prototype 9 is the first Infiniti to be powered by a new EV powertrain from Nissan Motor’s Advanced Powertrain Department—a 30 kWh high-voltage battery paired with a prototype electric motor, one not yet seen on a production vehicle. It started as a discussion: What if Infiniti had created a race car in the 1940s?

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2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Priced From $44,855

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Anyone in the market for a fuel-efficient sedan with sporty dynamics and a bit of luxury now has a new option: the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. The Q50 is essentially Infiniti’s replacement for the G37, and it goes on sale this July with a starting price of $37,605, including a $905 destination charge. However, the model we’re interested

Infiniti unveils Q50 sports sedan; conventional and hybrid powertrains

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2014 Infiniti Q50. Infiniti unveiled the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Q50 will be available at US launch with a choice of a 3.7-liter V6 or new Q50 Hybrid featuring Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid System with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. Two new performance technologies make their debuts in the Q50: Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane Control.

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VW electric cargo bus, Infiniti Q50 Hybrid canceled, and Jaguar I-Pace: Today's Car News

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Infiniti kills the Q50 Hybrid. VW shows off the ID Buzz electric cargo bus. Jaguar takes the I-Pace on a tour across the United States. And French luxury brand DS introduces the DS 3 electric crossover. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The VW ID Buzz Cargo builds on the original ID Buzz concept and previews a future commercial vehicle

2018 116

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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Infiniti unveiled the Q80 Inspiration concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, it what it called a signal of its intent to break into the top tier of the premium sedan category; the concept will lead to a future model. Infiniti plans to double its powertrain range over the next five years.) Infiniti’s Q80 Inspiration also previews the company’s philosophy on autonomous technology—i.e., The company also introduced the the new 2015 Infiniti Q70 to Europe during the show.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Infiniti

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Where we stand: February, 2012 As the luxury division of Japanese carmaker Nissan, the Infiniti brand is better known for high performance vehicles than anything that can be remotely described as “green”. Nevertheless, in recent times, Infiniti has taken steps towards expanding its line-up and appealing to a wider consumer base with several green innovations [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight car hybrid Infiniti

Infiniti presents M35 Hybrid at LA Show

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Infiniti presented its first production hybrid performance luxury sedan, the 2012 Infiniti M35h ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Infiniti Hybrid offers more than 350 hp (361 kW) and estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg highway (7.8 In addition, the new Infiniti M35h can drive on electric power alone at speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h) and can travel on electric propulsion for up to 1.2