The Renault Sport Formula One Team suffered a disappointing double retirement from an eventful Monaco Grand Prix. Kevin Magnussen showed promising progress with an early swap to intermediate tires after a race start on full wet tires behind the safety car. Kevin's potential was ultimately undone by an unfathomable onslaught from a one-lap-down Daniil Kvyat. He continued to race but subsequently ended up in the barriers again and retired from the Grand Prix. Jolyon Palmer's race was far shorter, ending after aquaplaning into the barriers on the main straight, then into the barriers at Sainte Devote on the seventh lap.
The Infiniti QX60 was named 2016 Best in Class Luxury SUV/Crossover for the $40,000-$60,000 category by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). Infiniti will receive the award during the Annual Awards Dinner May 26, on the eve of the NEMPA MIT Technology Conference at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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 today announced pricing for four 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t models – each equipped with the all-new 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine. The new Q50 3.0t models complete the 2016 Q50 lineup, which now offers buyers a choice of four powerplants and 12 models – all of which are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
This year, Infiniti donated more than $1 million to a variety of coaches' charities as part of the brand's ongoing corporate partnership with NCAA® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Allyson Witherspoon, director Marketing Communications and Media, Infiniti USA, presented the checks to the winners at Infiniti Americas Headquarters in Tennessee.
Renault Sport Formula One Team finished a close-packed 13th and 14th in today’s Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. A different strategy was employed across the two cars, with Kevin Magnussen changing to a three-stop race and Jolyon Palmer running to two stops. Both drivers were right together for the final laps, with Jolyon finishing just 2.7 seconds ahead of Kevin.
Jolyon Palmer makes his Formula 1 race debut for Renault Sport Formula One Team, after performing Third Driver duties for the previous Enstone iteration of Lotus F1 Team in 2015. He rose to Formula 1 on the back of his 2014 championship-winning GP2 season, as he became the first British driver to win the F1 feeder series since Lewis Hamilton in 2006. Following is an interview with Palmer ahead of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.
Infiniti today reported sales of 10,432 vehicles in the U.S. during April, an increase of 4.5 percent versus prior year. The QX50 luxury crossover had its best April ever with an increase of 657.3 percent to 1,401 units.
Renault Sport Formula One Team scored its first points of the 2016 Formula 1 season after a strong and spirited drive from Kevin Magnussen to finish seventh in the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Jolyon Palmer finished shy of the points, making five places from his starting position to finish P13.
With the QX Sport Inspiration, Infiniti has started to explore the potential to expand its portfolio in the mid-size SUV market – one of the world's largest and fastest-growing premium segments. Here is an interview with Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director, about QX Sport Inspiration.