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    LA Auto Show: Infiniti QX30


    • The new smaller crossover from Infiniti


    Infiniti revealed their newest small crossover at the LA Auto Show today. Slotting in below the recently enlarged Infiniti QX40, the QX30 arrives staying true to the looks of the Infiniti QX30 Concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2015.

     

    Those of you familiar with the Mercedes-Benz GLA will notice the Benz DNA in this car. That is because the QX30 is part of a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz . This is the first Infiniti built in Europe at a new facility in the UK which will be supplying the vehicle to all global markets.

     

    Much of the hardware under the hood is stock Mercedes. The QX30 in the US comes with a 2.0T matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power is fed to an AWD system that can feed 50% of the torque to the rear wheels. European and other markets will have a diesel available.

     

    Infiniti expects the QX30 to go on sale in the middle of 2016.

     

     

    Press Release on Page 2

     

    Source: Infiniti
    Photos: Drew Dowdell

     


     

    Infiniti QX30: A premium active crossover for all purposes

    • QX30 debuts as a new premium offering for global markets
    • Combines crossover appearance with signature Infiniti design cues
    • Delivers a confident drive and versatile attitude, aided by intelligent all-wheel drive
    • Intuitive technologies enhance safety, comfort and convenience
    • Part of first Infiniti production in Europe, at new facilities in Sunderland, UK
    • Simultaneous world premieres at Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows


    LOS ANGELES – The Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover is making its simultaneous global debut at the 2015 Los Angeles and Guangzhou international motor shows – signalling the next phase of the company’s global growth strategy.
    Created for a new generation of premium buyers who appreciate category-defying design inside and out, the QX30 boasts a purposeful appearance that makes a bold visual statement as part of Infiniti’s premium model line-up.
    Remaining true to the powerful and elegant design cues that guided the original QX30 concept, the car’s highly sculpted exterior, unique crossover stance and asymmetric cabin design exemplify Infiniti’s design-led approach to product development.
    In addition to its striking appearance, the QX30 offers an elevated ride height, confidence-inspiring handling and a versatile attitude, underpinned by an intelligent all-wheel drive system. As a result, the vehicle is able to take on urban, suburban and winding rural roads in all driving conditions.
    The next step for Infiniti in the premium compact segment
    With our recent sales successes and record growth, the current product offensive will further strengthen Infiniti’s global market position. The active crossover, QX30, will broaden our offer to new customers around the world.”
    Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti
    Further fulfilling Infiniti’s promise to expand its product line-up based on popular concept car designs, the arrival of the QX30 premium active crossover comes at a moment of opportunity for the Infiniti brand. The QX30 will play an integral role in Infiniti’s promise to offer customers a broader range of premium products. The QX30 adds another dimension to Infiniti’s premium model line-up and will play a vital role in the brand’s global growth.
    In the first 10 months of 2015, Infiniti sold almost 173,000 new vehicles worldwide, representing an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period in 2014. The 32,200 vehicles sold in China means Infiniti has already exceeded its full-year 2014 figure in the world’s largest car market, while in the U.S. Infiniti sold more than 106,700 vehicles, the best sales results in the country since 2005.

     


    Global sales of 18,400 units in October represented an increase of 20 percent over the same month in the previous year, and continued a 14-month run of best individual months on record for Infiniti, including the best October sales in history for many regions and markets such as the Americas, China, Mexico, and Western Europe.
    As a member of the new premium family, the QX30 gives Infiniti a great platform from which to achieve its goals in key markets globally. It will be built at new manufacturing facilities in Sunderland, UK, becoming part of Infiniti’s first car production in Europe.
    The high demands of premium vehicle manufacturing require significant investment and a highly skilled workforce. Establishing a production base for the Infiniti QX30 represented a new $1.9 billion (£250 million) commitment in plant extensions totalling over 88,000 square feet (25,000m2). A successful recruitment program was conducted, filling over 300 new jobs to support production, while 4,000 existing production line staff members were given special training to meet exacting Infiniti standards.
    Attracting a new type of premium car buyer
    We have identified a new generation of premium buyers and have positioned QX30 as a personalized premium option to suit a varied range of needs. The car is as much at home in the city as it is outside of urban environments, inspiring confidence with its ‘ready-to-go-anywhere’ attitude.”
    Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President Product Strategy
    Infiniti is targeting a new generation of premium buyers with the new QX30. The premium crossover segment is currently among the fastest-expanding markets globally, and Generations X and Y will represent the majority of buyers in this segment by 2020. For them, the car is an expression of “self” rather than “status,” and they remain open to new, category-defying concepts.
    The QX30 will hold a unique position in the segment, bridging the gap between premium compact rivals and larger crossover models. Its crossover-style versatility extends from unique design appeal and a wide range of comfort, convenience, safety and dynamic features, including intelligent all-wheel drive. Its elevated ride height and high-stability drivetrain will give confidence to drivers.
    This more purposeful, crossover-inspired execution has been achieved without the QX30 losing the premium look and feel that buyers expect of a car in this segment. It maintains its urban appeal, premium fit and finish and seamless integration of Infiniti’s highly expressive design – requisite elements required for the car to succeed in the premium arena.
    Category-defying design
    The original QX30 concept, which made its international debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, combined the sleek lines of a coupe with the in-command stance of an all-wheel drive crossover. Consistent with Infiniti’s design-led approach to product development, the production version of the QX30 maintains these characterful attributes.
    “The category-defying design of the QX30 stays true to the inspiration behind the daring 2015 concept. Its mix of artistry in the flowing lines, and power in the elevated stance and confident look, makes a bold visual statement and challenges current preconceptions of what a crossover should look like.”
    Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director
    The combination of a low-slung roofline, elevated stance and crossover appearance creates a striking visual impact. The versatile stance endows the QX30 with a “go-anywhere” attitude, ready to take on all driving conditions – without compromising the high quality finish that buyers associate with premium rivals.
    The QX30 exterior is characterized by dramatic curves and turbulent, sculpted character lines that make an emotional statement, evolving them into new dynamic shapes for a more purposeful appearance. The double-arch grille with three-dimensional mesh draws a flowing, fluid link to the headlamps for a more organic shape.
    The lines of the QX30 flow up the double-wave hood, over the fenders, across the bodyline and into the strong shoulders of the car. The overall effect is designed to look stretched over bone and muscle, rather than the straight, “mechanical” lines seen on rival models. Infiniti’s signature C-pillar design forges a dynamic crescent shape that emphasises motion, even when stationary.
    The elevated dimensions make for a confident and relaxing drive, while ascribing to the car’s versatile character. An overall height of 60.2 inches (1,530mm) (with standard roof rails) helps improve forward visibility over its rivals, aided by a slim A-pillar design, while the elevated ride allows for a higher hip point, improving ease of ingress and egress.
    Other exterior details include newly designed front and rear bumpers and grained side sills for a rugged look, as well as bodywork finished with satin chrome-plated inserts for a premium and high quality metallic finish.
    Living in asymmetry and comfort with QX30
    “QX30’s asymmetric interior design results in an environment focused on the driver, yet encompassing passengers in such a way as to involve and cater for them, more so than the traditionally isolating designs found in the premium segment.”
    Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director
    The bold approach Infiniti has taken to design continues inside the QX30, which challenges traditional standards of symmetry with its expressive, modern and dynamic interior.
    The asymmetric surfaces feature wave shapes and dynamic lines that twist apart and flow away from the driver. These give an “in-motion” feel when natural light moves over the highly sculpted lines and contrasting materials in the cabin. This “dissymmetry” creates a more pleasant environment in which to spend time.
    The most premium materials and processes available have been selected by Infiniti designers in order to create a modern-looking and luxurious cabin. A custom-designed QX30 trim delivers a personalized, self-expressive interior design. The standard interior is finished in high quality black cloth, while optional black or beige Nappa leather delivers an even more premium finish.
    Refinement and comfort is also a core appeal of the QX30’s interior. Comfort is guaranteed thanks to an advanced seat design, which makes use of Infiniti’s advanced “spinal support” research. The seat backs have been carefully engineered to match the curvature of the spine, providing consistent spinal support by more equally distributing load across the seat to minimise pressure on back muscles. Meanwhile, a wider fitting shape and soft seat cushion also provides enhanced support. Internal testing carried out by Infiniti engineers showed that the QX30 seat provides greater levels of support and comfort than rivals, reducing driver fatigue on longer journeys.
    The QX30’s supreme interior quietness adds to cabin comfort, with some of the lowest noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels in the premium compact segment.
    The extensive application of sound-absorbent materials reduces the intrusion of wind, road and unwanted engine noise into the cabin. In addition, closed sections of the high-rigidity body structure protect the QX30 from any negative noise and vibration generated by broken or inconsistent road surfaces.
    The result is an incredibly quiet and refined platform, allowing Infiniti engineers to isolate and emphasise the more pleasant and enriching tones of the QX30’s engines under acceleration, without disturbing the calm of the cabin.
    A versatile attitude and drivetrain to deal with any challenge
    The QX30 is engineered to deliver a confidence-inspiring, dynamic driving experience, aided by intelligent all-wheel drive.
    Development of the QX30 started at the brand’s technical center in Japan, before moving to Europe for final validation and testing. In total, over 750 Infiniti engineers in Japan and Europe were involved in the development and testing of the QX30 in a wide variety of roads and environments.
    “Our holistic approach to engineering the QX30 has resulted in a car that delivers a precise, ‘in-command’ experience behind the wheel. The finely-tuned chassis and suspension, plus a number of assistive driver technologies, all work together to the benefit of the driver, providing a confident drive in all conditions and surroundings.”
    Grahame Cornforth, Infiniti Chief Vehicle Engineer
    The QX30’s chassis has been developed to offer a comfortable ride and confident handling in spite of its elevated ride height and ground clearance. Development teams responsible for QX30’s ride and handling worked hard to ensure the car’s dynamic characteristics met with buyers’ expectations of a vehicle that has been engineered to bridge the gap between compacts and crossovers. Its springs and rear anti-roll bar are stiffer, continuing the engineers’ efforts to ensure a flat ride. While the slightly firmer suspension helps to counteract the dynamic effects of a higher center of gravity, the modifications to the chassis enable QX30 to remain comfortable at all speeds and over a variety of road surfaces.
    The QX30 comes equipped with an intelligent all-wheel drive system. The drivetrain is able to send up to 50 percent of the engine’s power and torque to the rear axle to maintain traction on slippery surfaces and in inclement weather, enhancing a feeling of control and confidence when driving. For example, if sensors detect wheel slip, braking is applied to the slipping wheel, while torque is sent to the gripping wheel for additional stability. Combined with the elevated ground clearance, the QX30’s drivetrain is engineered to deal with all conditions.
    Another standard feature is the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system. The dual-clutch intelligently pre-selects gears so the next shift is always ready to go, while manual mode lets the driver control gear changes when desired. Delivering seamless acceleration at any speed and in any gear, the application of torque is almost uninterrupted during gear changes, reducing lurching while in motion and between shifts.
    Depending on market, there will be a choice between responsive diesel and gasoline engines for QX30 buyers – with specific details available closer to launch.
    Intuitive technologies enhance an involving, safe driving experience
    The QX30 will be among the safest cars in its class owing to a range of active safety and hazard avoidance technologies that enhance the driving experience and provide maximum safety to all occupants. An Around View Monitor with moving object detection and Intelligent Parking Assist makes the QX30 the easiest car to park in its segment.
    A special metal plating method allows the radar waves of the Intelligent Cruise Control to pass through the Infiniti badge without disrupting the QX30’s striking appearance with unseemly radar units.
    Infiniti’s trademark InTouch infotainment system, first introduced on the pioneering Q50, has been evolved and upgraded for the QX30 for a highly intuitive finger touch and swipe control through a seven-inch touch-screen HMI (human machine interface). Infiniti Voice Recognition interacts with the InTouch infotainment system to control audio and navigation commands.
    The Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover will go on sale in selected markets in the middle of 2016.
    Please note: All product information contained in this press kit relates to global QX30 information, including technical specifications, powertrains and standard/optional equipment and features. Please contact your country’s Infiniti PR office for product details relevant to your market.

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      5,857



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      25,081



      32.8



      182,181



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      5,459



      14.9



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      895



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      Press Release is on Page 2


       
      Infiniti announces U.S. pricing and reservation program for all-new 2017 Q60 Sports Coupe
      Select models of the third-generation of INFINITI’s iconic sports coupe set to arrive in early September at INFINITI retailers nationwide Pricing begins at $38,950 for Q60 2.0t rear-wheel drive model Special INFINITI Q60 Reservation Program now available online at InfinitiUSA.com Curated gifts for Reservation Program participants include GoPro® Hero4 Silver camera, Bose® SoundTouch® 20 Series III Wireless Music System, Rosewood Hotel one-night accommodation, Tumi Tegra-Lite® carry-on luggage and specially curated culinary experience

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – INFINITI today announced pricing for select models of the all-new 2017 INFINITI Q60 sports coupe, which will begin arriving at INFINITI retailers nationwide in early September. The Q60 is offered in a range of grade levels, including all-new advanced turbocharged engines and rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
       
      For buyers desiring to be among the first in line for the completely redesigned third-generation INFINITI sports coupe, a special Q60 Reservation Program is available at InfinitiUSA.com. Those who sign up for the program will not only be rewarded with their new Q60, but will receive their choice from a selection of gifts – including a GoPro® camera, Bose® music system and Tumi luggage.
       
      "Like the new Q60 sports coupe, we've selected Reservation Program rewards that fit INFINITI owners' lifestyles," said Randy Parker, vice president, INFINITI Americas. "The real reward, of course, is the new Q60 with its next generation ride and handling technologies and the very latest INFINITI infotainment and driver assist systems."
       
      The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2017 INFINITI Q60 are:
       
      Model Engine/Drive MSRP
      Q60 2.0t 2.0L I4 Turbo / RWD $38,950 USD Q60 2.0t AWD 2.0L I4 Turbo / AWD $40,950 USD Q60 2.0t Premium 2.0L I4 Turbo / RWD $41,300 USD Q60 2.0t Premium AWD 2.0L I4 Turbo / AWD $43,300 USD Q60 3.0t Premium 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD $44,300 USD Q60 3.0t Premium AWD 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD $46,300 USD

      Destination and Handling $905 USD
       
      Pricing for the 2017 Q60 Red Sport 400 will be announced at a later date.
    • By William Maley
      Nissan Group reports June 2016 U.S. sales

       
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for June 2016 of 140,553 units, an increase of 13 percent over the prior year and a June record.
       
      Nissan highlights:

      Nissan Division finished June with 129,495 sales, up 13 percent, setting a June record.
      Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a June record, up 14 percent.
      Sales of the Rogue crossover set a best month ever record with sales 29,246, up 26 percent.
      Sales of the Murano crossover increased 7 percent to 5,665.
      Sales of the Frontier pickup truck increased 84% to 8,166.
      Nissan's total car sales set a June record with 75,059 in sales, up 13 percent.
      Sales of the Nissan Versa increased 44 percent to 14,683, setting a June record.
      Sales of the Altima sedan increased 4 percent to 30,475, setting a June record.
      Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 4,923, up 22 percent.





      NISSAN DIVISION



      JUNE



      JUNE



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





       



      Nissan Division Total



      129,495



      114,243



      13.4



      733,136



      672,203



      9.1





      Versa



      14,683



      10,190



      44.1



      72,461



      66,955



      8.2





      Sentra



      20,721



      17,200



      20.5



      123,014



      105,901



      16.2





      Cube



      0



      115



      -100.0



      15



      790



      -98.1





      Altima



      30,475



      29,418



      3.6



      172,695



      172,031



      0.4





      Maxima



      4,923



      4,037



      21.9



      30,753



      14,505



      112.0





      LEAF



      1,096



      2,074



      -47.2



      5,793



      9,816



      -41.0





      Juke



      2,524



      2,567



      -1.7



      12,556



      14,647



      -14.3





      370Z



      593



      666



      -11.0



      2,980



      4,001



      -25.5





      GT-R



      44



      93



      -52.7



      315



      760



      -58.6





      Total Car



      75,059



      66,360



      13.1



      420,582



      389,406



      8.0





      Frontier



      8,166



      4,437



      84.0



      45,011



      34,805



      29.3





      Titan



      896



      1,155



      -22.4



      6,099



      6,049



      0.8





      Xterra



      2



      1,184



      -99.8



      36



      6,918



      -99.5





      Pathfinder



      5,737



      7,168



      -20.0



      39,759



      41,938



      -5.2





      Armada



      754



      1,218



      -38.1



      5,251



      7,189



      -27.0





      Rogue



      29,246



      23,243



      25.8



      148,883



      135,397



      10.0





      Murano



      5,665



      5,314



      6.6



      39,493



      28,475



      38.7





      Quest



      836



      1,093



      -23.5



      8,807



      5,400



      63.1





      NV



      1,469



      1,611



      -8.8



      9,047



      8,186



      10.5





      NV200



      1,665



      1,460



      14.0



      10,168



      8,440



      20





      Total Truck



      54,436



      47,883



      13.7



      312,554



      282,797



      10.5





       





      INFINITI



      JUNE



      JUNE



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





       





      Infiniti Total



      11,058



      9,985



      10.7



      64,978



      64,280



      1.1





      Infiniti Q40



      4



      748



      -99.5



      58



      7,677



      -99.2





      Infiniti Q50



      2,349



      3,470



      -32.3



      20,254



      20,400



      -0.7





      Infiniti Q60



      79



      366



      -78.4



      685



      2,292



      -70.1





      Infiniti Q70



      522



      613



      -14.8



      3,147



      4,484



      -29.8





      Infiniti QX50



      1,689



      417



      305.0



      8,624



      1,432



      502.2





      Infiniti QX60



      4,380



      3,003



      45.9



      20,972



      17,778



      18.0





      Infiniti QX70



      490



      372



      31.7



      3,174



      2,891



      9.8





      Infiniti QX80



      1,545



      996



      55.1



      8,064



      7,326



      10.1





      Total Car



      2,954



      5,197



      -43.2



      24,144



      34,853



      -30.7





      Total Truck



      8,104



      4,788



      69.3



      40,834



      29,427



      38.8





       



      NISSAN GROUP



      JUNE



      JUNE



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





       



      TOTAL VEHICLE



      140,553



      124,228



      13.1



      798,114



      736,483



      8.4





      Total Car



      78,013



      71,557



      9.0



      444,726



      424,259



      4.8





      Total Truck



      62,540



      52,671



      18.7



      353,388



      312,224



      13.2





      Selling days



      26



      25



       



      152



      152



       





       

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    • By William Maley
      Nissan Group reports May 2016 U.S. sales
        NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2016 of 133,496 units, a decrease of 1 percent over the prior year.   Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished May with 122,668 sales, down 1 percent. Sales of the Nissan Versa increased 20 percent to 12,114, setting a May record. Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 5,032, up 219 percent. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a May record, up 1 percent. Sales of the Rogue crossover set a May record with sales 26,428, up 6 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover increased 6 percent to 5,978. Sales of the Frontier pickup truck increased 46% to 7,941. NISSAN DIVISION MAY MAY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2016 2015 % chg 2016 2015 % chg   Nissan Division Total 122,668 124,305 -1.3 603,641 557,960 8.2 Versa 12,114 10,121 19.7 57,778 56,765 1.8 Sentra 20,204 20,616 -2.0 102,293 88,701 15.3 Cube 1 108 -99.1 15 675 -97.8 Altima 28,404 33,630 -15.5 142,220 142,613 -0.3 Maxima 5,032 1,578 218.9 25,830 10,468 146.8 LEAF 979 2,104 -53.5 4,697 7,742 -39.3 Juke 2,271 2,625 -13.5 10,032 12,080 -17.0 370Z 554 800 -30.8 2,387 3,335 -28.4 GT-R 63 111 -43.2 271 667 -59.4 Total Car 69,622 71,693 -2.9 345,523 323,046 7.0 Frontier 7,941 5,439 46.0 36,845 30,368 21.3 Titan 922 1,218 -24.3 5,203 4,894 6.3 Xterra 4 1,198 -99.7 34 5,734 -99.4 Pathfinder 5,981 7,421 -19.4 34,022 34,770 -2.2 Armada 794 1,488 -46.6 4,497 5,971 -24.7 Rogue 27,428 25,901 5.9 119,637 112,154 6.7 Murano 5,978 5,715 4.6 33,828 23,161 46.1 Quest 1,122 1,154 -2.8 7,971 4,307 85.1 NV 1,465 1,447 1.2 7,578 6,575 15.3 NV200 1,411 1,631 -13.5 8,503 6,980 22 Total Truck 53,046 52,612 0.8 258,118 234,914 9.9   INFINITI MAY MAY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2016 2015 % chg 2016 2015 % chg   Infiniti Total 10,828 10,474 3.4 53,920 54,295 -0.7 Infiniti Q40 2 1,164 -99.8 54 6,929 -99.2 Infiniti Q50 2,367 3,423 -30.9 17,905 16,930 5.8 Infiniti Q60 103 367 -71.9 606 1,926 -68.5 Infiniti Q70 515 691 -25.5 2,625 3,871 -32.2 Infiniti QX50 1,632 248 558.1 6,935 1,015 583.3 Infiniti QX60 4,274 3,141 36.1 16,592 14,775 12.3 Infiniti QX70 511 382 33.8 2,684 2,519 6.6 Infiniti QX80 1,424 1,058 34.6 6,519 6,330 3.0 Total Car 2,987 5,645 -47.1 21,190 29,656 -28.5 Total Truck 7,841 4,829 62.4 32,730 24,639 32.8   NISSAN GROUP MAY MAY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2016 2015 % chg 2016 2015 % chg   TOTAL VEHICLE 133,496 134,779 -1.0 657,561 612,255 7.4 Total Car 72,609 77,338 -6.1 366,713 352,702 4.0 Total Truck 60,887 57,441 6.0 290,848 259,553 12.1 Selling days 24 26   126 127    
       
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