Infiniti has simplified its base Q50 2.0t AWD for 2017, offering just one trim line to make choosing much simpler. It gets new standard rain-sensing wipers, however, so for $39,900 you now get a 208-hp…

2017 Infiniti Q50 2.0t AWD Road Test Review

If it weren't for the tremendous upsurge in sport utility sales, today's premium carmakers would need to be worried. Canadian deliveries of the once impervious BMW 3 and 4 Series have been in free fall, calendar year 2015's collective high somehow tumbling to the lowest point in almost a decade. BMW is still number one in the segment, its 10,504 compact D-segment sales just managing to outpace a slightly sagging Mercedes' C-Class that found just 9,954 customers last year, but an obvious shift in buying patterns is rocking the status quo's boat.

Mercedes' C-Class aside, which has maintained fairly consistent numbers over the years, other brands have experienced similar sales scenarios, Audi's A4 and A5 models undergoing their worst calendar year in some time with just 6,343 sales compared to a peak of 8,307 in 2013; Lexus with just 4,901 IS, ES and RC deliveries compared to a high of 6,749 in 2014; Acura finding just 4,137 buyers for its TLX despite enjoying 5,075 the year prior; Read Full Story
In Formula One, motorsport’s top echelon, the engineers that make the cars fast, fuel-efficient, reliable and safe are at least as important as the drivers that pilot them. Infiniti has long played…

Infiniti offers Formula One dream jobs to aspiring engineers

In Formula One, motorsport's top echelon, the engineers that make the cars fast, fuel-efficient, reliable and safe are at least as important as the drivers that pilot them.

Infiniti has long played an important role in the FIA-sanctioned series, and now that its European partner Renault is back as a fully-fledged manufacturer team instead of just a championship winning engine supplier, Infiniti is more involved than ever before.

Over the past three years the Japanese luxury brand has offered an opportunity for talented young engineers to take part in Renault's F1 efforts, calling it "a money-can't-buy, life changing career opportunity for seven world-class students," in a press release announcing the fourth successive year of the Infiniti Engineering Academy.

On hand for the announcement at the January 16, 2017 Autosport International Show in Birmingham, England were Tommaso Volpe, Director, Infiniti Global Motorsport and Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Read Full Story
What are the chances that Infiniti’s American-born head of design is of Cuban descent, that he had a great uncle who was a famous Cuban architect, and that Cuba would become open to U.S. nationals just…

Infiniti drives first registered US-spec car through Cuban streets in 58 years

You can't make stuff like this up. Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti's executive design director, is the great-nephew of mid-century modern architect Max Borges-Recio, renowned for designing Havana, Cuba's fabulous and world famous Cabaret Tropicana, as well as Club Náutico. Now that the U.S. has reopened its embassy and is allowing trade and tourism between the two countries, could there be a better opportunity for a family reunion?

For a bit of background, the Tropicana Club, which came to life in 1939 at Villa Mina, a large suburban estate in Havana's Marianao neighborhood, helped spread Cuba's rich, vibrant culture internationally, and of course was the inspiration for the fictional Manhattan nightclub of the same name in "I Love Lucy", where Lucy's (Lucille Ball) husband Ricky Ricardo (played by Cuban-born Desi Arnaz) was a singer and bandleader. The TV venue has since been recreated in real-life, not to mention the Tropicana name has also been used for hotel casinos in Atlantic Read Full Story
It’s not too often that a sequel is better than the original, but in the case of Infiniti’s new subcompact luxury SUV, the QX30 makes a strong argument for being more appealing than the Mercedes GLA…

2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium AWD Road Test Review

By now you may have heard that the QX30 looks for all parts an Infiniti, but is in fact mostly a Mercedes GLA 250 4Matic under the skin. For most this shouldn't be a problem, because Mercedes makes superb vehicles and the GLA is certainly high on that list.

When first learning of this I questioned why Infiniti didn't just use Nissan's B platform that underpins the Juke, as it's a great little crossover SUV with excellent handling and many other admirable qualities, but no doubt it would've been difficult to adapt Infiniti's definitive design language to the little SUV's unorthodox styling, while it's probably a bit small for this application too. Therefore we have an Infiniti-ized Mercedes, the end result being a subcompact SUV that I truly enjoyed spending time with.

First off I like the way it looks, Infiniti pulling off the design very well. Its front end is 100 percent Infiniti as is its kinked C-pillar, while the LED enhanced headlight and taillight designs are particularly Read Full Story
An all-new Infiniti Q60 sport coupe has spiked sales and added excitement across the entire range, the base model incorporating the same 208-hp turbo-four as the Q50 2.0t, the mid-range 3.0t getting a…

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t AWD Coupe Road Test Review

This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit saw a renaissance of luxuriously equipped personal sport coupes, but only two of the four shown will see the light of day, at least as far as we know.

Acura's Precision Concept, while really a four-door coupe, was merely a design exercise to introduce a new look for Honda's luxury division, first translated for the road via the brand's refreshed 2017 MDX. Likewise the Buick Avista concept made some believe GM's second-rung luxury division might become relevant outside of China again, but Lexus' jaw-dropping LC 500 is the real deal and will soon join the LC 500h in dealer showrooms. Then again, Infiniti's gorgeous 2017 Q60 Coupe has been available for months already.

The Q60 sits more upright than those unreal show cars, but its lines are still some of the most attractive amongst premium production two-door models. Like its predecessor and premium sport coupe competitors, which include BMW's 4 Series Coupe, Read Full Story