Infiniti
Apr 17

Vettel showcases new Infiniti Q50 in celebrity race

Sebastian Vettel racing the Q50 in downtown Shanghai. (Photo courtesy Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.)

Sebastian Vettel racing the Q50 in downtown Shanghai. (Photo courtesy Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.)

Sebastian Vettel returned to victory lane this week, behind the wheel of the new Infiniti Q50 in a celebrity race in downtown Shanghai.

Chinese movie star Jimmy Lin, snooker player Pan Xiaoting and renowned businessman Yao Jinbo were amongst the names racing Vettel, who emerged victorious in all but one of the five races.

Sep 15

Infiniti QX56 Review: Impressive Performance Suited With Luxury

Photo Credit: Infiniti

Photo Credit: Infiniti

Nissan’s Infiniti luxury division is going through a major naming shift in 2014, with many of its new vehicle names changing, even if a lot of the cars and light-duty trucks themselves are very familiar.

A good case in point is Infiniti’s top-of-the-line, eight-passenger sport-utility vehicle. Known as the QX56 in 2013, the 2014 model will be called the QX80, although it is largely a carryover, save for the addition of Infiniti’s Backup Collision Intervention System, which becomes part of the high-line SUV’s optional Technology Package. The body, chassis, engine and most other key components remain unchanged between the two.

Jul 20

Infiniti M56 Sedan A Great Choice

Photo Credit: Infiniti USA

Photo Credit: Infiniti USA

Hard to believe, but Nissan’s upscale Infiniti division is closing on being one quarter of a century old. And from the time it first started selling cars in the United States in late 1989, Infiniti’s products typically have been a little edgier and sportier than many of its competitors.

That’s still true today.

Infiniti’s flagship sedan for 2013 is the M56, now in its third year of production. The Infiniti M comes in several distinct flavors: The M37 is a six-cylinder sedan powered by a 330-horsepower, 3.7-liter sedan, while this week’s test car, the M56, gets the much more powerful 5.6-liter V-8 that produces a full 420 horsepower. There is also am M Hybrid variant based on the M37, and both the M37 and M56 are available with your choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.