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Infiniti News: Infiniti's IPL Models To See Some Input From Red Bull F1 Racing Team

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

February 19, 2013

Infiniti's IPL lineup was designed to compete along the same lines of other high-performance divisions from other automakers. However the two models that have come out wearing the IPL have been lukewarm to say in the least. That appears to be changing.

Infiniti is looking to their new corporate partner Red Bull Racing to help out on the development on future models. The two will collaborate on the upcoming Q50 IPL. While the new model might not offer the performance of lets say the BMW M3, but it should offer more performance and sportier handling when compared to the normal model.

Source: Car and Driver

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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      14,168
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      184,052
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      3,181
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      327,213
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      71,483
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      10,207
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      1,360
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      25.4
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      2,929
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      371
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      4,433
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      1,214
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      13,008
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      41,995
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      6,343
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      CYTD
      CYTD
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      2016
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      2016
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      113,520
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      54,836
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      690,403
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      65,328
      58,684
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      606,141
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      116,384
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      1,082,527
      1,086,249
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      11,601
      11,553
      0.4
      82,817
      106,455
      -22.2
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      19,128
      13,670
      39.9
      165,711
      169,476
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      0
      0.0
      0
      15
      -100.0
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      16,569
      25,031
      -33.8
      199,861
      242,321
      -17.5
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      8,404
      6,569
      27.9
      49,677
      49,376
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      1,055
      1,316
      -19.8
      10,740
      9,238
      16.3
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      545
      947
      -42.4
      9,100
      16,214
      -43.9
      370Z
      315
      513
      -38.6
      3,580
      4,805
      -25.5
      GT-R
      32
      82
      -61.0
      482
      537
      -10.2
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      57,649
      59,681
      -3.4
      521,968
      598,437
      -12.8
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      5,111
      7,596
      -32.7
      55,208
      69,388
      -20.4
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      3,773
      2,484
      51.9
      35,549
      10,974
      223.9
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      0
      0.0
      1
      38
      -97.4
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      7,460
      8,028
      -7.1
      61,719
      59,111
      4.4
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      4,447
      1,712
      159.8
      25,533
      8,083
      215.9
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      26,459
      47.3
      296,927
      241,619
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      7,536
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      52,907
      60,782
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      10,055
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      1,395
      2.7
      13,594
      13,383
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      14,379
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      56,703
      22.6
      560,559
      487,812
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      % chg
       
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      11,413
      11.7
      113,714
      96,775
      17.5
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      0
      0.0
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      59
      -100.0
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      4,359
      -23.5
      28,076
      31,163
      -9.9
      Infiniti Q60
      763
      497
      53.5
      8,156
      1,413
      477.2
      Infiniti Q70
      550
      402
      36.8
      4,608
      4,495
      2.5
      Infiniti QX30
      1,053
      249
      322.9
      11,981
      323
      3609.3
      Infiniti QX50
      1,628
      1,215
      34.0
      12,143
      12,399
      -2.1
      Infiniti QX60
      3,879
      3,126
      24.1
      29,360
      31,067
      -5.5
      Infiniti QX70
      321
      363
      -11.6
      6,167
      4,062
      51.8
      Infiniti QX80
      1,215
      1,202
      1.1
      13,223
      11,794
      12.1
      Total Car
      4,649
      5,258
      -11.6
      40,840
      37,130
      10.0
      Total Truck
      8,096
      6,155
      31.5
      72,874
      59,645
      22.2
       
      NISSAN GROUP
      SEPT
      SEPT
      Monthly
      CYTD
      CYTD
      CYTD
        2017
      2016
      % chg
      2017
      2016
      % chg
       
      TOTAL VEHICLE
      139,932
      127,797
      9.5
      1,196,241
      1,183,024
      1.1
      Total Car
      62,298
      64,939
      -4.1
      562,808
      635,567
      -11.4
      Total Truck
      77,634
      62,858
      23.5
      633,433
      547,457
      15.7
      Selling days
      26
      25
       
      230
      229
       
    • By William Maley
      After years of saying they would produce an electric vehicle and not following through, it seems Infiniti will finally launch one.
      Speaking with Autocar, Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonsa Albaisa said the brand would be launching a performance electric vehicle in 2019. The model will be previewed by a concept next year at the Detroit Auto Show. Albaisa said it would not be a derivative of an existing model and will be underpinned by a new platform. The most interesting bit about the vehicle is that it will feature some of the design cues from the Prototype 9 that debuted at Pebble Beach last month. Albaisa said that we would see “parts of the car in a difference context” on the Detroit concept.
      Infiniti has teased us before with electric concepts. In 2012 at the New York Auto Show, the company introduced the LE sedan concept. Using the running gear from the Leaf EV, Infiniti said a production model would arrive in 2014. However, plans would be pushed back in 2013 and then put on hold in 2015. 
      Source: Autocar

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