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    Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Infiniti Q50



    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    January 14, 2013

    The exterior design of the new Q50 draws heavily from the current M (soon to be Q70). Up front, the Q50 wears a large grille and a tapered, vertical front fascia. The side profile features fluidic lines running along the fenders and doors, and a unique crescent-shaped C-pillar. The back end has a tail trunk lid with an integrated spoiler, and a set twin exhaust pipes. When compared with the current G sedan, the new Q50 is longer, wider, lower, and more aerodynamic (0.26 drag coefficient).

    The Q50's interior is an evolution of the current G sedan's interior with a dual-cowl styling. The dash features genuine aluminum trim and will offer maple wood as an option. Leatherette seats will be standard, while leather, heated seats and sports seats are optional. The big change in the Q50's interior is the center stack. The stack features two touchscreens that are a part of Infiniti's new InTouch system. InTouch uses touch and hand-gesture commands to control audio, climate, navigation, and other functions. There will also be actual buttons for the climate and audio.

    Under the hood of the Q50 are two engines. The base is the 3.7L V6 carried over from the G37 that produces 328 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque. New for the Q50 is a hybrid powertrain from the M Hybrid that uses a 3.5L V6 paired to a 50 kW motor and compact lithium ion battery to provide a total output 354 horsepower. Both engines use a seven-speed automatic with rev matching. The Q50 will come in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive versions.

    Tech-wise, the Q50 will have intelligent cruise control, forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, back-up collision intervention, and numerous cameras to name a few.

    The Q50 arrives at Infinti dealers in the summer.

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    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2014 Infiniti Q50 Press Kit: Overview 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan Unleashes Inspired Performance and Hospitality

    • All-new model sets the fresh design, performance and technology direction for new generation of Infiniti vehicles and brand
    • Choice of powertrains for United States launch includes 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid; other powertrains to be added as part of global market launch rollout
    • Offers world's first technologies designed to enhance the driving experience, including Direct Adaptive Steering™ and Active Lane Control™
    • Fully customizable digital environment for linking various driver settings and driving characteristics to i-Key
    • Infiniti InTouch™ next-gen smart connectivity features dual touch-screens and an array of advanced functions, features and custom apps
    • On sale in North America beginning summer 2013

    Building on Infiniti's legendary sports sedan design, performance and technology leadership, the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 is designed to create a new, distinct level of customer engagement when it launches in the North American market in summer 2013. The Q50 rollout will be followed by other Infiniti global markets later in the year.

    Said Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen: "This exciting new Infiniti Q50 stretches the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be, propelling Infiniti in a bold new direction."

    A New Dimension in Dynamic Design

    While Infiniti sports sedans have always been noted for their outstanding proportions and presence, the new Infiniti Q50 adds a new dimension of premium style.

    Its strong first impression is anchored by the smooth yet dynamic character line arising from its "double arch" grille. It energetically flows through the bodyside like a wave and merges with the rear end, creating a highly fluid and intriguing profile and fully illustrating the Infiniti Q50's dynamic and athletic stance.

    "The Infiniti Q50 reflects the direct influence of the Infiniti concepts known as the ‘Infiniti Trilogy', particularly Essence, while honoring the iconic design dynamics of earlier Infiniti sports sedans. The new Q50's athletic and tightened appearance blends its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess to stunning effect inside and out," said Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer.

    Signature Infiniti exterior design features include the "double arch" grille, dynamic arch roofline and Crescent-cut C-pillar. The front end is decidedly aggressive, with a sport front fascia offered on the Q50 sport models. The new grille's three-dimensional, textural quality is provided by elaborate detailing of the waved mesh pattern surface and chrome surround, while the distinctive LED headlights and marker lights' sharp lines suggest an almost human look.

    The lean, robust body sides are designed to anchor the performance stance with a strong, solid "bone" and arched roofline that flows to the Crescent C-pillars that are similar to those that originally appeared on the Essence Concept. In the rear, the side character lines smoothly merge with the shape of the rear LED combination lights. The familiar rear double-arch trunk line completes the strong, unforgettable view from behind. Heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals are standard, while a power sliding and tilting glass sunroof is optionally available.

    Other exterior refinements include new door architecture with narrower, roll-formed A- and B-pillar sashes that provide improved ingress and egress, as well as a more open cabin environment. A new color palette has been specially selected to accent the Q50 contours and sculpted surfaces and includes a range of eight premium colors.

    The new body design also offers enhanced airflow over both the upper and lower body portions, resulting in a coefficient of drag of just 0.26. The Q50 also features zero front and rear lift.

    "Moving forward, we want all Infiniti vehicles to reflect an energetic force rooted in nature, such as the shape of a dynamic wave," said Nakamura. "The Q50's enhanced sense of three-dimensionality gives it a look of strength and agility – a look that is highly personal, seductive and slightly mysterious."

    Performance With a Personal Touch

    Throughout the Infiniti Q50's development, compromise was never an option. No compromise on innovation, design or performance targets, allowing the development teams to stretch the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be.

    "The new Q50 amplifies every driver's performance preference and enjoyment behind the wheel. We have one of the fastest accelerating hybrid engines, which also happens to be projected as one of the most fuel-efficient. We have advanced performance and safety technologies that can see and react before the driver can. And, we have the world's first quick and precise Direct Adaptive Steering technology," said de Nysschen.

    At launch in North America, two advanced powertrains will be available, followed by additional engine options in other global markets later in the year. The Q50's refined 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 is rated at 328 horsepower (est.) and 269 lb-ft of torque (est.) and features Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®).

    The available hybrid powertrain features the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system's V6 is rated at 296 horsepower (est.) and 255 lb-ft of torque (est.), while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower (est.) and 199 lb-ft of torque (est.). The hybrid system net power is 354 horsepower (est.), providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.

    "True to the Infiniti DNA, our hybrid powertrains put performance first, without compromising fuel efficiency. It takes full advantage of the electric motor's instant torque for exceptional acceleration and, in combination with the 3.5-liter V6, provides a sporty driving feel under all driving conditions. We have targeted the best balance of performance and fuel economy and hit it dead center," said de Nysschen.

    Both Q50 powertrains are matched with an advanced 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters. The Q50 is available in rear-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with both powertrains.

    Precise handling is provided by the 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension. The front is a single pivot double-wishbone design, while the revised rear design utilizes a multi-link design with coil springs and Dual Flow Path® shock absorbers, with increased camber stiffness and improved ride comfort. The suspension features extensive use of lightweight aluminum components, along with front and rear stabilizer bars. A sport-tuned suspension is available with Sport models. Also supporting the enhanced handling is an improvement in front body stiffness (versus the previous generation).

    The Q50 rides on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machine-finished surface with 225/55R17 all-season run-flat tires. Also available are 19-inch aluminum-alloy sport wheels with 245/40R19 run-flat all-season or summer tires. Confident braking is provided by 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes with 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist. Also available are sport brakes with upgraded rotors, 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear. Steering is provided by a power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion system.

    The new Q50 also features available Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology, a world's first production vehicle design. The system allows independent control of the Q50's tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver's intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system.

    This increases the direct driving performance feel by quickly and intelligently communicating road surface feedback to the driver. Four different steering settings are offered, allowing customization by driver preference or road conditions. This world's first technology provides the flexibility for the driver to change both steering effort and the steering gear ratio. A backup mechanical steering system is provided with models utilizing the new Direct Adaptive Steering technology.

    Also offered is another world's first, Active Lane Control™, which uses a camera-based straight-line stability system to further enhance on-center driving capability and improve vehicle stability. The system is included as part of the Lane Departure Prevention system, not only adjusting for unintended lane drift, but also making finer adjustments for minor road surface changes or crosswinds (as detected by the camera-based, lane marker detection system). The system goes beyond the traditional Lane Departure Prevention system, taking it a step further by not only reading the road ahead (the camera is located above the rearview mirror) for unintended lane drift but also by making small steering input angle adjustments if the Q50 undergoes minor direction changes due to road surface changes or crosswinds (as detected by the lane marker detection system). By reducing the need for steering input for the driver, the driver's effort may be reduced.

    "The beauty of these advanced systems is to allow a more personal driving experience, with more input when desired and less intrusion of road imperfections in the steering wheel," said de Nysschen. "These are just the start of a range of future technologies that are becoming a point of differentiation for our Infiniti customers."

    In fine-tuning the Infiniti Q50's exceptional performance standards, Infiniti's partnership with Red Bull Racing enabled three-time Formula One World Driver's Champion Sebastian Vettel and the team's Test & Reserve driver Sebastien Buemi to provide an extra dimension to its development. With the goal of making the new model the most dynamic and exciting sports sedan on the market, Vettel provided input on the Q50's performance and handling at Infiniti's Tochigi facility in Japan.

    Buemi tested at Nurburgring – one of the toughest proving grounds in the world – pushing prototypes to the limits to help produce a chassis with outstanding handling characteristics.

    Infiniti recently announced that from 2013 it will be Title Partner and Technical Partner to ‘Infiniti Red Bull Racing.' This deep collaboration will lead to joint technical projects for mutual benefits on the track and the road.

    "Having the opportunity to receive feedback on chassis development from two world class drivers is priceless," said de Nysschen. "Our partnership as ‘Infiniti Red Bull Racing' is an extensive one. We are working together to identify a number of areas for technical collaboration and to apply the benefits of partnering with the Formula One World Champions to our own people, processes and technology."

    Another way that the new Infiniti Q50 raises the performance standards in class is the high degree of available personalization, which is made possible with the new fully customizable digital environment. The system works with the vehicle's advanced i-Keys to recognize the vehicle settings for up to four different drivers.

    Offering a sense of "my car knows me," the i-Key can recognize each driver and automatically engage pre-set preferences for driving position, heating and cooling, audio, navigation and telematics. For example, up to 96 optional settings in are offered in the custom mode alone. Easy setting or changing of settings is accessed through the innovative dual touch-screen displays.

    In addition, by using the drive mode selector located on the center console, engine, transmission, handling and steering adjustments can be instantly tuned, for example, for sport or touring settings.

    Modern Luxury Meets Meticulous Craftsmanship

    Matching the inspired Infiniti Q50 design and performance is an interior created to the same extraordinary standards. The interior environment offers a powerful blend of three-dimensional textures, highest craftsmanship and premium quality, combining modern luxury and user-focused advanced technology.

    "An interior is a confluence of thousands of parts and many materials, including leathers, fabrics, metals and glass. The harmony with each element is an important part of the Q50's warmth and high quality feel," Nakamura explained. "Our designers approached the integration of every element in the interior in terms of not just function but also of stimulation of the senses – color, touch, texture, finish and beauty – creating an environment that is both intuitive and indulgent."

    The Q50 interior is also designed as an invitation to drive – to celebrate the elation of driving that is often lost in the modern world. As such, special attention was paid to the driver position, offering a generous range of customizable adjustments within a cosseting yet comfortable cockpit. The Q50's instrument panel honors Infiniti's "double wave" design tradition, while updated with a new asymmetrical flow from the top of the center cluster to the wide center console. Access to all key operations and controls is designed so that the driver does not need to change driving posture, including use of hard switches, touch panels and drive mode selector controller.

    The front and rear seats are a new ergonomic design, developed to help distribute body pressure across a wider range of the upper seating surface. When sitting, the pressure load on the backbone is about 1.4 times greater than while standing. The bending moments that become a factor of load are reduced by the new seat design, with the additional support for the pelvis and the self-weight of the chest.

    The roomy interior space offers ample front and rear head room, ample rear knee room enhanced by the new, thin front seatback design, and greater front seat slide and lift adjustability. Front and rear seat hip points have also been adjusted for greater comfort. The rear seat foot room is also expanded by moving the B-pillar forward nearly an inch (versus traditional designs), making it easier to enter and exit. Effective luggage space is expected to be the best in the segment at 18.0 cubic feet with the 3.7-liter V6 and 14.1 cubic feet with the hybrid powertrain.

    The Infiniti Q50 features a choice of interior fabrics and colors, including available leather-appointed seating surfaces. Three interior colors are offered: Wheat, Graphite and Stone.

    Finishing off the elegant interior is a combination of "Kacchu" aluminum inspired by traditional Samurai armaments and genuine maple wood trim, which is representative of the 16th century Urushi painting technique.

    "Quality is another Infiniti Q50 strong point," added Nakamura. "Our designer's passion, obsession with detail and devotion to craftsmanship and continuous improvements ensure we are producing a truly premium product of the best quality."

    The Q50's quiet cabin is augmented by standard Active Noise Control, with cancelling of intrusive low frequency noise from four door-mounted speakers, allowing easy conversation with passengers. Premium audio systems include an available next-generation Studio on Wheels by Bose® audio system with a new instrument panel 3-speaker array (14 speakers total throughout the cabin) and Advanced Staging Technology®. SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and High Definition (HD) radio are standard.

    Other features include Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor and available Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

    Infiniti Connected Technologies

    Building on Infiniti's unique approach to making owners' lives easier, which includes the Infiniti Personal Assistant program with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants, the new Infiniti InTouch™ telematics system brings the future of in-car connectivity to the Q50 interior today. Unlike conventional interfaces, the Q50 has not one but two touch capacitive screens with intuitive hand gesture screen operation to easily connect drivers to their lives outside the car.

    "We have new technologies that embrace the way people live today – seamless connectivity and personalization everywhere they go, including while in their cars, with an optimized human-machine interface for ease of use," said de Nysschen.

    Along with the large dual screens, the Infiniti InTouch™ system is designed to effortlessly synchronize car and driver. Content and functions directed to the upper screen includes the most frequently used applications, such as navigation maps. Other content is directed to the lower display screen.

    The two screens work together so that, for example, the navigation map can be viewed on the top screen while setting destinations or finding points-of-interest can be done on the lower screen. A limited number of critical functions, such as heating and cooling, are operated by hard switches. Content can be customized using easy-to-understand menus. A selection of vehicle-centric apps will be pre-loaded into the system. Owners will also be able to download, update and synch personal apps through their smartphones and USB drives. Additional details on the system's operation will be available at a later date.

    Safety Shield Technologies

    The final area of segment leadership for the new Infiniti Q50 is its advanced safety systems. Building on the long list of safety and security technologies already found in other Infiniti models, the Infiniti Q50 offers available Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, predictive Forward Collision Warning (world's first technology), Forward Emergency Braking, Distance Control Assist, Blind Spot Intervention, Back-up Collision Intervention®, Lane Departure Prevention and Active Lane Control™.

    Coming Soon

    The all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be initially offered in the United States and Canada beginning in summer 2013. At launch, two powertrains – the 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid – will be available, each in a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and in a selection of trim levels, including Sport models.

    The Q50 will roll out in other global Infiniti markets beginning in summer 2013 and will include additional powertrain offerings adapted to respective market needs.

    "The new Infiniti Q50 is a true game changer in the sports sedan segment," said de Nysschen. "With its cutting-edge performance, design and technology, it breaks away from ordinary – just like the Infiniti brand."

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    WOW, Sterile and Blah! This car has a fat mans Predator grill and is not inspiring. The interior is sterile and isolated from people input. This is what I would expect out of a robot building a car, not a human. Not impressed.

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    WOW, Sterile and Blah! This car has a fat mans Predator grill and is not inspiring. The interior is sterile and isolated from people input. This is what I would expect out of a robot building a car, not a human. Not impressed.

    FAILURE!

    What?! I think this is one of the best vehicles at the show. I'm really impressed with the Q50 (aside from the name)

    Also... Uploaded a new gallery of pictures taken by BlackViper8891. Thanks

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    Ugly and dull, nothing to really make it stand out IMO.

    Edit: Upon looking over the photos again, it looks good from the rear 3/4 shot, I like the swooping character line in the rear, but overall I'm still not wow'ed by it.

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    At least for me, curves on a car can be sexy, or they can remind of an overweight person. This is mostly doing the second of those for me. Sorry, not a fan.

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      14
       
      N/A
       
      15
       
      926
       
      -98.4
      Altima
      20,257
       
      20,948
       
      -3.3
       
      262,578
       
      283,372
       
      -7.3
      Maxima
      3,908
       
      4,903
       
      -20.3
       
      53,284
       
      31,704
       
      68.1
      LEAF
      1,412
       
      1,238
       
      14.1
       
      10,650
       
      14,868
       
      -28.4
      Juke
      858
       
      1,804
       
      -52.4
       
      17,072
       
      23,266
       
      -26.6
      370Z
      400
       
      647
       
      -38.2
       
      5,205
       
      6,529
       
      -20.3
      GT-R
      57
       
      58
       
      -1.7
       
      594
       
      987
       
      -39.8
      Total Car
      49,971
       
      58,441
       
      -14.5
       
      648,408
       
      654,583
       
      -0.9
      Frontier
      6,364
       
      4,764
       
      33.6
       
      75,752
       
      52,025
       
      45.6
      Titan
      3,181
       
      882
       
      260.7
       
      14,155
       
      10,403
       
      36.1
      Xterra
      0
       
      421
       
      N/A
       
      38
       
      10,433
       
      -99.6
      Pathfinder
      6,421
       
      5,584
       
      15.0
       
      65,532
       
      68,581
       
      -4.4
      Armada
      1,740
       
      970
       
      79.4
       
      9,823
       
      10,769
       
      -8.8
      Rogue
      21,179
       
      24,939
       
      -15.1
       
      262,798
       
      238,146
       
      10.4
      Murano
      10,701
       
      5,350
       
      100.0
       
      71,483
       
      50,250
       
      42.3
      Quest
      152
       
      753
       
      -79.8
       
      10,207
       
      8,362
       
      22.1
      NV
      1,360
       
      1,391
       
      -2.2
       
      14,743
       
      13,929
       
      5.8
      NV200
      1,243
       
      1,409
       
      -11.8
       
      15,622
       
      14,343
       
      8.9
      Total Truck
      52,341
       
      46,463
       
      12.7
       
      540,153
       
      477,241
       
      13.2
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      INFINITI
      OCTOBER
       
      OCTOBER
       
      Monthly
       
      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      2016
       
      2015
       
      % chg
       
      2016
       
      2015
       
      % chg
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Infiniti Total
      11,208
       
      11,143
       
      0.6
       
      107,983
       
      106,711
       
      1.2
      Infiniti Q40
      0
       
      33
       
      N/A
       
      59
       
      8,536
       
      -99.3
      Infiniti Q50
      3,689
       
      3,811
       
      -3.2
       
      34,852
       
      35,414
       
      -1.6
      Infiniti Q60
      725
       
      273
       
      165.6
       
      2,138
       
      3,453
       
      -38.1
      Infiniti Q70
      451
       
      682
       
      -33.9
       
      4,946
       
      6,986
       
      -29.2
      Infiniti QX30
      723
       
      0
       
      N/A
       
      1,046
       
      0
       
      N/A
      Infiniti QX50
      1,106
       
      989
       
      11.8
       
      13,505
       
      3,107
       
      334.7
      Infiniti QX60
      2,929
       
      3,669
       
      -20.2
       
      33,996
       
      33,047
       
      2.9
      Infiniti QX70
      371
       
      480
       
      -22.7
       
      4,433
       
      4,430
       
      0.1
      Infiniti QX80
      1,214
       
      1,206
       
      0.7
       
      13,008
       
      11,738
       
      10.8
      Total Car
      4,865
       
      4,799
       
      1.4
       
      41,995
       
      54,389
       
      -22.8
      Total Truck
      6,343
       
      6,344
       
      0.0
       
      65,988
       
      52,322
       
      26.1
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      NISSAN GROUP
      OCTOBER
       
      OCTOBER
       
      Monthly
       
      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      2016
       
      2015
       
      % chg
       
      2016
       
      2015
       
      % chg
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      TOTAL VEHICLE
      113,520
       
      116,047
       
      -2.2
       
      1,296,544
       
      1,238,535
       
      4.7
      Total Car
      54,836
       
      63,240
       
      -13.3
       
      690,403
       
      708,972
       
      -2.6
      Total Truck
      58,684
       
      52,807
       
      11.1
       
      606,141
       
      529,563
       
      14.5
      Selling days
      26
       
      28
       
       
       
      255
       
      257
       
       
       
    • By William Maley
      Nissan Group reports September 2016 U.S. sales
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for September 2016 of 127,797 units, an increase of 5 percent over the prior year and a September record.
      Nissan highlights:
      Nissan division sales set a September record with sales 116,384, up 4 percent. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a September record, up 20 percent. Sales of the Rogue crossover set a September record with sales 26,459, up 6 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover set a September record with sales 7,536, up 46 percent. Sales of the Frontier pickup truck increased 65 percent to 7,596. Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 6,569, up 70 percent.  
      NISSAN DIVISION
      SEPTEMBER
      SEPTEMBER
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      Nissan Division Total
      116,384
      111,562
      4.3
      1,086,249
      1,026,920
      5.8
      Versa
      11,553
      18,053
      -36.0
      106,455
      109,832
      -3.1
      Sentra
      13,670
      14,196
      -3.7
      169,476
      154,270
      9.9
      Cube
      0
      24
      -100.0
      15
      912
      -98.4
      Altima
      25,031
      24,224
      3.3
      242,321
      262,424
      -7.7
      Maxima
      6,569
      3,871
      69.7
      49,376
      26,801
      84.2
      LEAF
      1,316
      1,247
      5.5
      9,238
      13,630
      -32.2
      Juke
      947
      2,108
      -55.1
      16,214
      21,462
      -24.5
      370Z
      513
      573
      -10.5
      4,805
      5,882
      -18.3
      GT-R
      82
      38
      115.8
      537
      929
      -42.2
      Total Car
      59,681
      64,334
      -7.2
      598,437
      596,142
      0.4
      Frontier
      7,596
      4,617
      64.5
      69,388
      47,261
      46.8
      Titan
      2,484
      1,078
      130.4
      10,974
      9,521
      15.3
      Xterra
      0
      766
      -100.0
      38
      10,012
      -99.6
      Pathfinder
      8,028
      6,203
      29.4
      59,111
      62,997
      -6.2
      Armada
      1,712
      841
      103.6
      8,083
      9,799
      -17.5
      Rogue
      26,459
      25,064
      5.6
      241,619
      213,207
      13.3
      Murano
      7,536
      5,166
      45.9
      60,782
      44,900
      35.4
      Quest
      209
      656
      -68.1
      10,055
      7,609
      32.1
      NV
      1,395
      1,437
      -2.9
      13,383
      12,538
      6.7
      NV200
      1,284
      1,400
      -8.3
      14,379
      12,934
      11
      Total Truck
      56,703
      47,228
      20.1
      487,812
      430,778
      13.2
       
      INFINITI
      SEPTEMBER
      SEPTEMBER
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      Infiniti Total
      11,413
      10,220
      11.7
      96,775
      95,568
      1.3
      Infiniti Q40
      0
      155
      -100.0
      59
      8,503
      -99.3
      Infiniti Q50
      4,359
      3,557
      22.5
      31,163
      31,603
      -1.4
      Infiniti Q60
      497
      258
      92.6
      1,413
      3,180
      -55.6
      Infiniti Q70
      402
      622
      -35.4
      4,495
      6,304
      -28.7
      Infiniti QX30
      249
      0
      N/A
      323
      0
      N/A
      Infiniti QX50
      1,215
      263
      362.0
      12,399
      2,118
      485.4
      Infiniti QX60
      3,126
      3,845
      -18.7
      31,067
      29,378
      5.7
      Infiniti QX70
      363
      476
      -23.7
      4,062
      3,950
      2.8
      Infiniti QX80
      1,202
      1,044
      15.1
      11,794
      10,532
      12.0
      Total Car
      5,258
      4,592
      14.5
      37,130
      49,590
      -25.1
      Total Truck
      6,155
      5,628
      9.4
      59,645
      45,978
      29.7
       
      NISSAN GROUP
      SEPTEMBER
      SEPTEMBER
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      TOTAL VEHICLE
      127,797
      121,782
      4.9
      1,183,024
      1,122,488
      5.4
      Total Car
      64,939
      68,926
      -5.8
      635,567
      645,732
      -1.6
      Total Truck
      62,858
      52,856
      18.9
      547,457
      476,756
      14.8
      Selling days
      25
      25
       
      229
      229
       
    • By William Maley
      Nissan Group reports August 2016 U.S. sales

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for August 2016 of 124,638 units, a decrease of 6.5 percent over the prior year.
      Nissan highlights:
      Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set an August record, up 19 percent. Sales of the Rogue crossover set an August record with sales 32,979, up 19 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover set an August record with sales 7,482, up 29 percent. Sales of the Frontier pickup truck increased 162% to 9,537. Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 6,064, up 43 percent.  
      NISSAN DIVISION
      AUGUST
      AUGUST
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
       
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Nissan Division Total
      114,199
      122,716
      -6.9
      969,865
      915,358
      6.0
      Versa
      10,585
      14,875
      -28.8
      94,902
      91,779
      3.4
      Sentra
      14,256
      15,662
      -9.0
      155,806
      140,074
      11.2
      Cube
      0
      46
      -100.0
      15
      888
      -98.3
      Altima
      19,646
      32,327
      -39.2
      217,290
      238,200
      -8.8
      Maxima
      6,064
      4,250
      42.7
      42,807
      22,930
      86.7
      LEAF
      1,066
      1,393
      -23.5
      7,922
      12,383
      -36.0
      Juke
      1,143
      2,360
      -51.6
      15,267
      19,354
      -21.1
      370Z
      590
      635
      -7.1
      4,292
      5,309
      -19.2
      GT-R
      88
      65
      35.4
      455
      891
      -48.9
      Total Car
      53,438
      71,613
      -25.4
      538,756
      531,808
      1.3
      Frontier
      9,537
      3,645
      161.6
      61,792
      42,644
      44.9
      Titan
      1,248
      1,268
      -1.6
      8,490
      8,443
      0.6
      Xterra
      2
      1,132
      -99.8
      38
      9,246
      -99.6
      Pathfinder
      5,794
      7,054
      -17.9
      51,083
      56,794
      -10.1
      Armada
      514
      891
      -42.3
      6,371
      8,958
      -28.9
      Rogue
      32,979
      27,665
      19.2
      215,160
      188,143
      14.4
      Murano
      7,482
      5,800
      29.0
      53,246
      39,734
      34.0
      Quest
      327
      658
      -50.3
      9,846
      6,953
      41.6
      NV
      1,431
      1,389
      3.0
      11,988
      11,101
      8.0
      NV200
      1,447
      1,601
      -9.6
      13,095
      11,534
      14
      Total Truck
      60,761
      51,103
      18.9
      431,109
      383,550
      12.4
      North American produced
      96,585
      101,906
      -5.2
      719,807
      773,037
      -6.9
      Car
      62,394
      68,507
      -8.9
      467,110
      505,363
      -7.6
      Truck
      34,191
      33,399
      2.4
      252,697
      267,674
      -5.6
      Import
      25,945
      20,810
      24.7
      135,859
      142,321
      -4.5
      Car
      2,342
      3,106
      -24.6
      18,208
      26,445
      -31.1
      Truck
      23,603
      17,704
      33.3
      117,651
      115,876
      1.5
       
      INFINITI
      AUGUST
      AUGUST
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
       
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Infiniti Total
      10,439
      10,635
      -1.8
      85,362
      85,348
      0.0
      Infiniti Q40
      0
      264
      -100.0
      59
      8,348
      -99.3
      Infiniti Q50
      3,745
      3,839
      -2.4
      26,804
      28,046
      -4.4
      Infiniti Q60
      169
      311
      -45.7
      916
      2,922
      -68.7
      Infiniti Q70
      439
      626
      -29.9
      4,093
      5,682
      -28.0
      Infiniti QX30
      74
      0
      N/A
      74
      0
      N/A
      Infiniti QX50
      1,200
      241
      397.9
      11,184
      1,855
      502.9
      Infiniti QX60
      3,268
      3,995
      -18.2
      27,941
      25,533
      9.4
      Infiniti QX70
      283
      273
      3.7
      3,699
      3,474
      6.5
      Infiniti QX80
      1,261
      1,086
      16.1
      10,592
      9,488
      11.6
      Total Car
      4,353
      5,040
      -13.6
      31,872
      44,998
      -29.2
      Total Truck
      6,086
      5,595
      8.8
      53,490
      40,350
      32.6
       
      NISSAN GROUP
      AUGUST
      AUGUST
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
       
      2016
      2015
      % chg
      2016
      2015
      % chg
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      TOTAL VEHICLE
      124,638
      133,351
      -6.5
      1,055,227
      1,000,706
      5.4
      Total Car
      57,791
      76,653
      -24.6
      570,628
      576,806
      -1.1
      Total Truck
      66,847
      56,698
      17.9
      484,599
      423,900
      14.3
      Selling days
      26
      26
       
      204
      204
       
    • By William Maley
      Nissan Group reports July 2016 U.S. sales
       
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for July 2016 of 132,475 units, an increase of 1 percent over the prior year, setting a July record.
       
      Nissan highlights:

      Nissan Division finished July with 122,530 sales, up 2 percent, setting a July record.
      Sales of the Nissan Versa increased 19 percent to 11,856.
      Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 5,990, up 44 percent.
      Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a July record, up 16 percent.
      Sales of the Rogue crossover set a best month ever record with sales 33,298, up 33 percent.
      Sales of the Murano crossover increased 15 percent to 6,271.
      Sales of the Frontier pickup truck increased 73% to 7,244.





      NISSAN DIVISION



      JULY



      JULY



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





       



      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





      Nissan Division Total



      122,530



      120,439



      1.7



      855,666



      792,642



      8.0





      Versa



      11,856



      9,949



      19.2



      84,317



      76,904



      9.6





      Sentra



      18,536



      18,511



      0.1



      141,550



      124,412



      13.8





      Cube



      0



      52



      -100.0



      15



      842



      -98.2





      Altima



      24,949



      33,842



      -26.3



      197,644



      205,873



      -4.0





      Maxima



      5,990



      4,175



      43.5



      36,743



      18,680



      96.7





      LEAF



      1,063



      1,174



      -9.5



      6,856



      10,990



      -37.6





      Juke



      1,568



      2,347



      -33.2



      14,124



      16,994



      -16.9





      370Z



      722



      673



      7.3



      3,702



      4,674



      -20.8





      GT-R



      52



      66



      -21.2



      367



      826



      -55.6





      Total Car



      64,736



      70,789



      -8.6



      485,318



      460,195



      5.5





      Frontier



      7,244



      4,194



      72.7



      52,255



      38,999



      34.0





      Titan



      1,143



      1,126



      1.5



      7,242



      7,175



      0.9





      Xterra



      0



      1,196



      -100.0



      36



      8,114



      -99.6





      Pathfinder



      5,530



      7,802



      -29.1



      45,289



      49,740



      -8.9





      Armada



      606



      878



      -31.0



      5,857



      8,067



      -27.4





      Rogue



      33,298



      25,081



      32.8



      182,181



      160,478



      13.5





      Murano



      6,271



      5,459



      14.9



      45,764



      33,934



      34.9





      Quest



      712



      895



      -20.4



      9,519



      6,295



      51.2





      NV



      1,510



      1,526



      -1.0



      10,557



      9,712



      8.7





      NV200



      1,480



      1,493



      -0.9



      11,648



      9,933



      17





      Total Truck



      57,794



      49,650



      16.4



      370,348



      332,447



      11.4





      INFINITI



      JULY



      JULY



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





       



      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





      Infiniti Total



      9,945



      10,433



      -4.7



      74,923



      74,713



      0.3





      Infiniti Q40



      1



      407



      -99.8



      59



      8,084



      -99.3





      Infiniti Q50



      2,805



      3,807



      -26.3



      23,059



      24,207



      -4.7





      Infiniti Q60



      62



      319



      -80.6



      747



      2,611



      -71.4





      Infiniti Q70



      507



      572



      -11.4



      3,654



      5,056



      -27.7





      Infiniti QX50



      1,360



      182



      647.3



      9,984



      1,614



      518.6





      Infiniti QX60



      3,701



      3,760



      -1.6



      24,673



      21,538



      14.6





      Infiniti QX70



      242



      310



      -21.9



      3,416



      3,201



      6.7





      Infiniti QX80



      1,267



      1,076



      17.8



      9,331



      8,402



      11.1





      Total Car



      3,375



      5,105



      -33.9



      27,519



      39,958



      -31.1





      Total Truck



      6,570



      5,328



      23.3



      47,404



      34,755



      36.4





      NISSAN GROUP



      JULY



      JULY



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





       



      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



      % chg





      TOTAL VEHICLE



      132,475



      130,872



      1.2



      930,589



      867,355



      7.3





      Total Car



      68,111



      75,894



      -10.3



      512,837



      500,153



      2.5





      Total Truck



      64,364



      54,978



      17.1



      417,752



      367,202



      13.8





      Selling days



      26



      26



       



      178



      178



       





       

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