The INFINITI QX Sport Inspiration is an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design. Laying down markers for future INFINITI QX models, the QX Sport Inspiration explores the brand's vision for a next-generation, premium mid-size SUV. The concept makes its European premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile), and includes several new design elements.
INFINITI has enhanced the 2017 Q50 sports sedan with new exterior and interior design features and the adoption of new in-car technologies. The upgraded 2017 INFINITI Q50 will make its World debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) on 29 September 2016.
INFINITI today unveils the all-new 2.0-litre VC-Turbo (Variable Compression Turbo) gasoline engine, the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine. Shown for the first time at the 2016 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, the four-cylinder VC-Turbo promises to be one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created.
Raoul Picello (53) has been appointed Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa for INFINITI Motor Company, effective Oct. 1, 2016. Picello, currently Vice President of Sales for Nissan in Europe, succeeds François Goupil de Bouille, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Colour has always played a major part in car design. But just as the creases and curves of a car's outward form have evolved down the years, so too has the palette of colours adorning the metal. Much of this, of course, may be attributed to the transient nature of fashion and the constant evolution of taste.
Renault Sport Formula One Team experienced a character-building Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia at the Autodromo di Monza. Jolyon Palmer made up a number of positions after a spirited start however contact with Felipe Nasr – for which the Sauber driver was subsequently penalized – led to retirement on safety grounds. Kevin Magnussen also made a strong start and finished in seventeenth position.
Infiniti achieved a new global sales record in August. Total sales of over 17,150 were up 2 percent vs August 2015 representing the best ever August result. From January to August, Infiniti sold almost 145,000 vehicles, an increase of 6 percent versus the same period in 2015.
The Renault Sport Formula One Team unfortunately could not capitalize on its best-ever qualifying performance in today's Belgian Grand Prix. Kevin Magnussen had lined up twelfth, just in front of Jolyon Palmer for the 44-lap race. After a strong start, Jolyon was running seventh and Kevin eighth, but a heavy crash for Kevin on lap five led to his premature retirement from the race.