Karim Habib, former Head of BMW Design has been named Head of INFINITI Design, effective July 1, 2017. Habib has an accomplished track record in Automotive Design for several premium automotive brands, including BMW and Daimler AG. He will be based in the company's technical center in Atsugi, Japan and lead the global INFINITI design teams in Japan; Beijing, China; San Diego, USA and London, England. He will report to Alfonso Albaisa, newly appointed Senior Vice President Global Design for NISSAN Motor Corporation.
INFINITI will once again have a large presence throughout the ever-exciting NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. For the seventh year in a row, INFINITI will sponsor the CBS Sports Round by Round Bracket Challenge.
INFINITI Motor Company will show the iconic Prince R380 race car on Sunday, March 12 at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in the Japanese Prototype class. It will be the first public appearance of this historically significant vehicle in the Americas.
INFINITI had the best February sales month in its history with 20,114 vehicles sold globally, a 21 percent increase versus the same month last year. This follows last month's record January sales. The U.S., Mexico, Western Europe, China and Australia all achieved their best February sales month as well.
The new INFINITI Q50 premium sports sedan will make its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show – featuring innovative technologies that empower and support the driver, taking a holistic approach to performance.