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    Rumorpile: Infiniti Considers A Four-Door Coupe As A Flagship


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 21, 2013

    Infiniti is trying to differentiate itself from the other players in the luxury car market by possibly developing a four-door coupe as a flagship. This is coming from Nissan's executive vice president Andy Palmer to Automotive News.

    "We won't do a Merc S class or that type of car. We have had that before. We want a flagship car that's appealing and different," said Palmer.

    The four-door coupe is reportedly taking nspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Sources say Nissan design chief Shiro Nakamura's team is looking at how to stretch the dimensions of the Essence concept to add two extra doors and seats. This new model could also use Mercedes-Benz's new rear-drive modular platform and be introduced in 2017 at the earliest.

    But Palmer says the plan for flagship haven't been the greenlight. For that to happen, Infiniti needs to move a fair number of vehicles such as the Q50 sedan and QX60 crossover.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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

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    They will need to do more than just move a few Q50 and QX60's. Start with actually getting something more than bland design language. Infinity seems to be on life support as you see many sit on the dealer lots but not many moving about in traffic.

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      34,805



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      1,155



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      6,918



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      5,737



      7,168



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      39,759



      41,938



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      1,218



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      5,251



      7,189



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      29,246



      23,243



      25.8



      148,883



      135,397



      10.0





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      5,314



      6.6



      39,493



      28,475



      38.7





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      1,093



      -23.5



      8,807



      5,400



      63.1





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      1,611



      -8.8



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      8,186



      10.5





      NV200



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      1,460



      14.0



      10,168



      8,440



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      47,883



      13.7



      312,554



      282,797



      10.5





       





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      JUNE



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      CYTD



      CYTD





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      2016



      2015



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      9,985



      10.7



      64,978



      64,280



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      Infiniti Q40



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      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



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      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





       



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      JUNE



      JUNE



      Monthly



      CYTD



      CYTD



      CYTD





      2016



      2015



      % chg



      2016



      2015



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      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





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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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