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A Pictorial Glimpse of Infiniti from its inception until now

Infiniti is the luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Infiniti officially started selling vehicles on November 8, 1989 in North America and its global operations have now expanded to include China, the Middle East, South Korea, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

There are direct Nissan counterparts to the Infiniti models. The Infiniti G is the Nissan Skyline sedan and coupe and before that the Nissan Primera, Infiniti M was the Nissan Fuga and before that the Nissan Leopard, Infiniti EX was the Nissan Skyline hybrid, and Infiniti Q45 was the Nissan Cima. There is no Nissan equivalent to the Infiniti FX and is not marketed in Japan. The Nissan Skyline and Cima were luxury Japanese vehicles before Infiniti, and were initially exclusive to Japanese Nissan dealers labeled Nissan Prince Shop, then later named Nissan Red Stage until the Japanese dealership system was disbanded.

In 2012, Infiniti moved its worldwide headquarters from the Nissan corporate site in Yokohama and incorporated as Infiniti Global Limited, in Hong Kong with Carlos Ghosn aiming for Infiniti to have increased focus on the thriving China luxury marlet as it conjectured China to wind up as the worlds largest luxury auto market. In 2012, Johan de Nysschen was delegated to head up the Infiniti division IN August, 2014, de Nysschen left the organization become CEO of Cadillac. Infiniti Chairman Andy Palmer took over the responsibilities of de Nysschen. Roland Krüger was appointed president of Infiniti after Andy Palmer, resigned in 2014 to join Aston Martin.

The first two models of the Infiniti brand was the mid-size M30 and the Q45. The Q45 was based upon the all new second generation JDM Nissan President shorter wheelbase 113.2 in platform. Beginning with 1992 model year, the wheelbase matched the President's wheelbase 113.4 in platform. The Q45 featured a 278 hp V8 engine, active suspension system and four wheel steering offered on the original Q45t. The auto's features made it competitive to the full-sized " market against the Cadillac Fleetwood, Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Jaguar XJ.

Full Size

Infiniti Q - Infiniti Q45 (1989–2006), Infiniti Q50 (2014–present)

1999 Infiniti Q45
1999 Infiniti Q45
2016 Infiniti Q50
2016 Infiniti Q50

Mid-Size

Infiniti M - 1989–1992, 2002-2013–present (Q70)

1990 Infiniti M30 Convertible
1990 Infiniti M30 Convertible

Compact

G Series - 1990–2016

1991 Infiniti G20
1991 Infiniti G20
2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe
2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe

SUV

EX, FX, QX

2016 Infiniti QX80
2016 Infiniti QX80
2017 Infiniti QX30 Crossover
2017 Infiniti QX30 Crossover

Concept

2012 Infiniti Etherea Concept
2012 Infiniti Etherea Concept

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A Pictorial Glimpse of Infiniti from its inception until now Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5