Infiniti's '13 for 2013' – A Look Back at 13 Memorable Moments in 2013
Infiniti's '13 for 2013' – A Look Back at 13 Memorable Moments in 2013 Company press release. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As we look forward to another successful year in 2014, we reflect on 13 memorable moments 2013. Have a safe and happy holiday, from everyone at Infiniti.
Dec. 9, 2013
Seb and the Team Crowned Champions
Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing were awarded their trophies for winning the 2013 Drivers' and Constructors' Championship titles respectively at the FIA's annual Prize-Giving Gala in Paris. Held at the Cité du Cinéma movie studios complex built by legendary French film director Luc Besson, the Formula One awards section of the evening kicked off with Mark receiving his trophy for finishing in third place in the Drivers' standings in his final Formula One season. He was joined on stage by runner-up Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Mar. 8, 2013
Infiniti Announces New Hybrid Version of 2014 Infiniti QX60 Premium Crossover
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. announced a new gasoline electric hybrid model for 2014, the QX60 Hybrid. With the addition of the new QX60 Hybrid to the Q70 Hybrid and previously announced Q50 Hybrid, Infiniti has a trio of advanced Direct Response Hybrids for the 2014 model year.
Jan. 14, 2013
2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan Makes World Debut at North American International Auto Show
Sprinter Is Still Superior According To ACFO Award WinInfiniti unveiled the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at a press conference at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. President Johan de Nysschen and Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura presented the dramatically styled Q50.
'This morning we are about to launch Infiniti on a bold new journey, a new Infiniti brand direction built on a foundation of our past and guided by a clear vision for the future,' said de Nysschen. 'And it starts right here today with the new Infiniti Q50, a vehicle that clearly crystalizes the design, performance and technology direction for a new generation of Infiniti vehicles.'
Dec. 3, 2013
Infiniti U.S. Sales Increase 10.5 Percent in November
Infiniti reported the best November in its 24-year history, with U.S. sales of 13,152 units, an increase of 10.5 percent versus 11,897 units a year earlier. The all-new Infiniti Q50 saw deliveries of 5,891 units in November, one of the strongest ever monthly sales of a single Infiniti model. Overall sales of Infiniti sports sedans, which include the Infiniti G37, rose more than 85 percent to a total of 7,174, bringing the automaker's sales of luxury passenger cars up 43.5 percent for the month.
'The all-new Infiniti Q50 continues to create considerable showroom traffic,' said Michael Bartsch, Infiniti Americas vice president. 'Sales at Infiniti retailers this past weekend were greater than any in our history, helping make this the best November since our founding in 1989.'
Nov. 24, 2013
Emotional One - Two for Red Bulls in Brazil
It was a day of high emotion for Infiniti Red Bull Racing in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel signed off the 2013 season with another historic win and Mark Webber brought the curtain down on his illustrious F1 career with second place to seal the team's fifth one-two finish of the season.
Oct. 22, 2013
Infiniti and Campfire Premiere 'Deja View' - A State-of-the-Art Responsive Film
Infiniti released 'DEJA VIEW,' a ground-breaking responsive film that dynamically adapts to each viewer, depending on their spoken interactions with the onscreen characters. The film, which was produced in partnership with award-winning branded content company Campfire, features the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan and can be viewed at InfinitiUSA.com/deja-view.
Infiniti Q50's Direct Adaptive Steering™ Selected as a Popular Science '2013 Best of What's New' Grand Award Winner
The editors of Popular Science selected the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan's Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering™ as one of 12 Grand Award recipients in the annual 'Best of What's New' issue. Direct Adaptive Steering™ is the world's first production steer-by-wire system – providing new levels of control, precision and adaptability. The system uses advanced electronics to streamline the steering mechanism for a more precise feeling behind the wheel.
Sep. 19, 2013
VIDEO REPORT: High Fashion Designers Put Signature Touch on the Infiniti Q50
The Infiniti Q50 had a new look revealed in New York City, thanks to two of the hottest designers in the high-fashion world. The cars were unveiled to media at the Infiniti of Manhattan dealership located in the city's famed Hell's Kitchen area.
'I was totally blown away when I saw it; the ombré-effect that we created with the exterior paint, and set out to create, really worked as an object. That emphasized the movement and the shape of the car, which is what was most important to me,' said Zac Posen, fashion designer.
Posen dresses some of today's hottest celebrities. He and his contemporary, Thom Browne, each took a turn at outfitting the newest addition to the Infiniti lineup. These custom-tailored cars feature elements exclusive to each designer's aesthetics.
Sep. 10, 2013
Infiniti Reveals Q30 Concept at IAA Frankfurt Motor Show
Infiniti revealed the next step in its strategy to expand into new premium segments with the debut of the Q30 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The sleek, seductive Q30 Concept is the design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle with a contemporary, individualized character for a new generation of premium customers. The global compact premium segment is forecast for significant growth with the entry of young-minded affluent customers.
Aug. 16, 2013
Michael Bartsch Named Vice President, Infiniti Americas
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. named Michael Bartsch vice president, Infiniti Americas. He succeeds Ben Poore who left the company to pursue other interests. Most recently, Bartsch, 54, was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
'Michael Bartsch has a proven track record in the premium automotive industry and we are very pleased to welcome him to Infiniti,' said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd. 'Michael joins us at a time when Infiniti is going through a major transformation to prepare for a significantly expanded product portfolio and future growth. His 30-years of global automotive experience will be a great asset as we grow Infiniti's business in the Americas.'
Aug. 8, 2013
First Customers Take Delivery of Their New Infiniti Q50
A Note to Consumers from Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen
Dear Infiniti Fans,
I am very pleased and proud to announce that today, our first owners will be taking delivery of their all-new Infiniti Q50. I suspect there may be more than a few people who decide to take the long road home this afternoon. I wish to thank our first new Q50 owners for your discerning choice.
We are all driving enthusiasts at Infiniti, and the Q50 represents our collective efforts to make your heart beat a little faster every time you get behind the wheel.
The new Q50 marks an important milestone for Infiniti, and heralds the start of a new direction for the marque. This outstanding automobile marks the opening salvo in a strong, impending product offensive you can be assured is coming from Infiniti.
Your new Infiniti Q50 embodies an array of advanced technologies designed to add driving exhilaration and a new level of active and passive safety systems. The entire team at Infiniti have worked very hard to bring the new Q50 to market, and we trust you are as excited about your new car, as we are at seeing it come to reality.
Enjoy your new Infiniti, and take that long route home today!
Johan de Nysschen
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.
Mar. 28, 2013
VIDEO REPORT: Infiniti Moving Fast Toward Becoming a Global Premium Brand
With Infiniti's new South Africa-born president, the brand's new headquarters in Hong Kong, a string of newly appointed global department heads, and a growing model lineup, Infiniti is defining its place in the global premium auto category.
Infiniti's global sales increased 17 percent last year. The brand is now in nearly 50 countries. And Infiniti's President Johan de Nysschen says his group plans to nearly double the number of vehicles in their lineup in the next few years.
Mar. 27, 2013
Three Time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel Signs as Infiniti's Director of Performance
On the opening day of the New York International Auto Show, Infiniti announced Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver and triple Formula One World Champion, as Director of Performance for the premium automotive brand.
This latest announcement extends and enhances Vettel's relationship with Infiniti, which formally began in 2011. In this capacity, Vettel already has played a crucial role in developing Infiniti's vehicle line-up, starting with the exclusive Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and most recently with the all-new Infiniti Q50.
After that it was time for the Constructors' prize, which was announced by the victorious RB9 being lowered from the roof of the auditorium. Christian Horner then collected the team's trophy for its fourth Constructors' crown in a row from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.