The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo made its first-ever appearance outside of China at the Copper Box in Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game, Grand Turismo Sport. Displayed alongside seven other full-size concept cars, the largest ever gathering of GT concept vision cars in one place, the vehicle provides a visualization of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future.
Infiniti ended the first quarter of 2016 with exceptionally strong sales numbers. In March the brand achieved an all-time high record by selling more than 24,900 vehicles globally, an increase of 22% over March 2015. This marks the 19th consecutive month with global year-on-year growth. In the first quarter, Infiniti sold more than 57,200 vehicles, which surpasses the first quarter of 2015 by 9%. It is the best ever first quarter in Infiniti's history.
Infiniti and Nest®, a Hong Kong-based investment company, today announced that the second "Infiniti Accelerator," a 12-week startup development program, is now open for applications from around the world. This second edition of the Infiniti Accelerator builds upon the successful completion of the first such program at the end of 2015. The "Infiniti Accelerator 2.0" will continue the previous theme of smart cities but focus particularly on connectivity technologies as part of the solutions for future intelligent urban mobility.
Infiniti has announced a partnership in France with Simone Zanoni, Chef de Cuisine of Trianon Restaurant in Versailles, and Camille Jaccoux, Champion Freeskier from Chamonix – both of whom will be acting as new brand ambassadors for Infiniti in Europe.
Earlier this month, Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., visited the Infiniti Middle East offices and met with the regional teams covering all areas of business operations for the year ahead.
Following a record year in 2015, Infiniti carried its momentum into 2016 setting a new sales record for January. The company sold more than 15,600 vehicles around the world, a slight increase of 1 percent over January 2015. This marks the best January result ever for Infiniti globally as well as the 17th consecutive month with year-on-year growth on record.