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Is Nissan about to pull Infiniti out of Europe? [updated with automaker's response]

6 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

As Infiniti sales plunge at a dizzying rate across Europe and new model launches are pushed back, the question has to be asked: is Nissan planning to pull the plug on its luxury brand in the world's toughest market?

ANALYSIS - Infiniti Q60 3.0 Sport Tech

3 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The latest Q60 will never be a big seller for Infiniti and with the contraction of the global market for convertibles, there probably won't be a replacement for the old-shape open car. Even so, this challenger for the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi Q5 coupés is both a big step forward over the old-shape car and an underrated alternative to the segment leaders.

ANALYSIS - Infiniti future models

31 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from the chapter on Datsun, the second instalment in a Nissan Motor future models series takes a look at what's ahead for Infiniti. After this will come two features which examine the next generation of Nissan cars, crossovers, pick-ups and SUVs.

Driving the new Q30, and Infiniti future models

22 Jul 2016 | Glenn Brooks

It's been a long time coming but finally European car buyers are becoming aware of Infiniti. The Q30 is the reason why brand sales were up by 177% in the first half of 2016.

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Great Wall looking overseas for growth

26 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Great Wall Motor, the major player in sport utility vehicles in China, is now turning to potential customers abroad for its next phase of growth, a media report said.

Audi expands its premium mobility services in Hong Kong

23 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Audi says it is significantly expanding its mobility offerings in Hong Kong.

Volvo Cars owner Geely books healthy first half profit

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely has promised cars on the platform developed with its Volvo Cars unit [the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which will underpin Volvo's smaller 40 series cars currently under development and also Lynk models] later this year and announced healthy first half profits.

Geely's Lynk shoots for half a million a year

9 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

Lynk & Co, Geely's China-based premium brand has set a half-million unit annual global sales target by 2020 according to an interview with The South China Post.

O Luxe to buy Japanese EV maker GLM

11 Jul 2017 | Staff reporter

Hong Kong-based watch-maker O Luxe Holdings Ltd plans to buy a controlling stake in Japan’s electric sportscar company GLM Co Ltd, according to local reports.

Beijing Benz targets China's top premium slot

30 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BAIC Motor Group, with subsidiaries Beijing Brand, Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai and Fujian Benz boosted combined 2016 sales 16.4% to 1.929m units.

Nissan's Infini to launch variable compression ratio engine in Paris

15 Aug 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor's luxury brand Infiniti said it would show its new VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) powerplant at the Paris show next month. It's claimed to be the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever developed.

HONG KONG: Infiniti sets half year sales record

2 Jul 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Infiniti said it sold a record 103,500 new vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2015, up 13% year on year.

HONG KONG: Infiniti’s global sales hit new record in first quarter

15 Apr 2015 | Dave Leggett

Infiniti's says its growth strategy is on track after a record first quarter.

HONG KONG: Infiniti global sales up 13.5% in 2014

9 Jan 2015 | Dave Leggett

Infiniti says it recorded the global sales of more than 186,200 vehicles in 2014, up 13.5% from the previous year.

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