Infiniti cars first became known in the United States in late 1989. The new brand for luxury in automobiles was an off-shoot of Nissan, and it was designed to compete with Acura and Lexus. It has had success both in its own right and in its ability to outperform its rivals. It enjoys a wide distribution. Americans are buying from 80,000 to 100,000 annually.
When Infiniti was first introduced, there were just a few styles, The brand was criticized for interiors that didn’t live up to the luxury label. The company listened and the vehicles evolved into the eye-catching styles and design flourishes that they are known for today.
5 things you didn’t know about Infiniti
The Infiniti line also expanded over the years from just a few models to
the current roster. Did you know that Infiniti:
- is not a brand in Japan. Infiniti is marketed as Nissan in
- was the first to create a mid-size SUV.
- has been unsuccessful in its forays into championship racing.
- had such a slow start that it was almost disbanded during the Asian
market crisis in 2000.
- recently developed a luxury version of the electric car.
Infiniti Models to choose from
The popular G series sedan includes the G25 which offers a 2.5L V6 engine that delivers 218 horsepower. Standards include 17 inch alloys, leather interiors, and a 7-inch vehicle information display. The G25 Journey adds more luxuries such as heated seats and a rearview monitor. The Infiniti G37 Journey increases horsepower to 328 by adding a unique 3.7 L V6 engine. The G37 Sport offers 18 inch alloys, sport suspension, sport brakes, a special rear sonar system, and a moonroof. The G25x and G37x feature All Wheel Drive.
The IPL is a popular sports car. It is offered as a two-door coupe or a two-door convertible with a three-piece retractable hardtop. The IPL increases the horsepower to 343 thanks to a 3.7L V6. The Infiniti Q56 offers a powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine with 400 hp. It is a seven speed automatic that gives its driver the chance to take the controls through a manual shift mode as well as special snow or tow modes. These vehicles have an IPL-tuned front double-wishbone suspension with a rear multi-link suspension.
The EX and FX crossovers offer several levels of engine power, technology choices and luxurious decors. The JX is a seven-seater SUV, but the QX is the largest Infiniti. It’s a full-sized SUV with a 5.6-liter V8 engine. This 400 horsepower vehicle offers seating for seven, but it can be equipped to seat eight.