INFINITI is giving attendees of the 2017 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) press day a uniquely Canadian glimpse into its involvement with the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. The Canadian winner of the 2016 INFINITI Engineering Academy, Félix Lamy, will return to home soil, pausing his engineering placement with INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team to attend MIAS on January 19th.
INFINITI Motor Company, Ltd. and Nest, a leading venture capital firm and innovation partner, have announced the launch of "INFINITI LAB, Smart Mobility" in Singapore, a unique program created to give founders the opportunity to achieve validation of their business over the course of eight weeks. Applications are open until February 12, 2017 and the program will culminate in June 2017.
INFINITI recently announced the 2017 edition of the INFINITI Engineering Academy during a presentation at the Autosport International Show, with Tommaso Volpe, Director, INFINITI Global Motorsport and Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.
INFINITI achieved record sales in 2016 based on its product offensive, which continues next week when it reveals a new SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. INFINITI sold over 230,000 vehicles in 2016, a 7 percent increase from the prior year. In December alone, INFINITI sold 27,200 vehicles, an 18 percent increase versus the prior year.
The INFINITI QX50 Concept, which will make its global premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showcases the brand's vision for a next-generation mid-size premium SUV. An evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, the QX50 Concept shows how the design of its conceptual forebear could be adapted for a future production model in the world's fastest-growing vehicle segment.
INFINITI achieved its best November sales month and is on track for 2016 to be the best sales year in its history. From January to November, INFINITI set a new global record for sales in the first 11 months, with almost 204,000 vehicles sold, an increase of 6 percent compared to the same time last year. INFINITI sold 215,000 vehicles in 2015.
Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents' birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami.