The Renault Sport Formula One Team was unable to move up the order in an action-packed 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix where both drivers finished the race, but finishing positions of 17th for Kevin Magnussen and 22nd for Jolyon Palmer illustrated that the team wasn’t able to harness its performance potential at the Shanghai International Circuit today.
Infiniti's global search for the best up-and-coming student engineering talent begins its third successive year with the launch today of the 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy. Students from all over the world have the chance to earn the career opportunity of a lifetime working at Infiniti Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.
Infiniti has revealed a first glimpse of its daring new QX Sport Inspiration, an exploration of the brand's vision for a next-generation, mid-size premium SUV. Inspired by Infiniti's "Powerful Elegance" design philosophy, the QX Sport Inspiration features the brand's design hallmarks and stands out thanks to its striking design details and sophisticated craftsmanship.
Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., today announced that the Dongfeng Infiniti Board of Directors has appointed Lu Yi as the President of Dongfeng Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd, and Managing Director of Infiniti China effective immediately. Lu Yi will be responsible for Infiniti business in China.
Infiniti today announced pricing for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 of $47,950 for the rear-wheel drive and $49,950 for the all-wheel drive configurations. The new performance flagship of the Q50 portfolio is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
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.
The newly freshened 2016 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover, when equipped with Forward Emergency Braking, has received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after earning a "Superior" rating for front crash prevention.
Renault Sport Formula One team fought a tough Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix with Kevin Magnussen finishing in eleventh place and Jolyon Palmer failing to make the start. Kevin's race began from the pit lane due to a penalty incurred during practice on Friday but he fought through the field to finish just shy of the points.
Infiniti today reported sales of 13,775 vehicles in the U.S. during March, an increase of 10.0 percent versus prior year. The new QX50 luxury crossover had its best March ever with an increase of 596.8 percent to 1,512 units. The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover also saw its most successful March ever with sales of 3,905, an increase of 20.4 percent. In all, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles were up 37.2 percent over prior year.
Vasseur: "It was a great feeling, and I would like to thank the team for the opportunity for a smooth, good weekend. At the end of the Grand Prix, I had the feeling that we had been working together for a long time. For sure we need to improve, and we know we have a lot of work ahead of us, but so far I am very happy with how things are going and the collaboration between Viry and Enstone."