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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: New bosses try to jump-start Cadillac and Lincoln
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    Both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. It's ironic that Cadillac and Lincoln got new bosses within days of each other this month. It's also a commentary on the fact both of America's domestic luxury brands seem to be stuck in neutral. Cadillac has received ...

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    Breaking: Cadillac snags de Nysschen from Infiniti, names him new president
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    Johan de Nysschen, the (now former) president of Infiniti, has officially jumped ship. The 54-year-old, who also spent time as the chief executive for Audi USA, has taken the position of president at Cadillac, following a two-year stint at the Nissan-owned luxury brand. In his new role, the ...

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    Report: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge to cost over $100,000?
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    Enthusiasts have been clamoring for Infiniti to build a car like the Q50 Eau Rouge for years. In concept form, it employs the GT-R's much-loved 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, tuned to produce 560 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, with the whole works slid underneath fetching luxury sedan ...

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    Report: 800k car names trademarked globally, suddenly alphanumerics seem reasonable
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    What's in a name? This cliched phrase probably gets tossed out at every marketing meeting that happens when a new car gets its nomenclature. We know the answer, though: everything. The name of a car has all the potential to make or break it with fickle customers that are more conscious than ever ...

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    Report: Infiniti aims to "de-Americanize" lineup, add flagship
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    Nissan launched Infiniti back in 1989 as a US brand, but more recently, Nissan's luxury marque has started focusing on more of a global presence. With a new global headquarters set up in Hong Kong and former Audi bigwig Johan de Nysschen at the helm, Wards Auto is reporting that the automaker's ...

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    Featured: Infiniti gets boiled down to four P's: Performance, passion, precision, provocation
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    So then we asked, "Well, what does that mean?" We met Andreas Sigl, the global director of Infiniti's Formula One involvement (that's him above on the right), at the US Grand Prix in Austin last year, and our questions to him were aimed at understanding what Infiniti was doing and where it ...

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    Report: Infiniti boss ices plan for EV
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    Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has postponed plans for an electric vehicle in order to focus on high-volume models. Automotive News reports de Nysschen is attempting to be realistic about Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's goal of nearly tripling Infiniti global sales from 170,000 units last year to ...

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    Report: How and why Nissan nearly killed off Infiniti
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    Launched in 1990, Infiniti was expected to be Japan's answer to BMW (Lexus would end up chasing Mercedes-Benz). Yet things went awry almost right out of the gate. Overlooking the fledgling automaker's now infamous early marketing campaign, its product line over the past twenty-four years has been ...

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    Report: Infiniti boss De Nysschen confirms next-gen Q60 Coupe, ponders high-performance variants
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    We've known since mid-December that Infiniti's new global model naming convention would turn the current-generation G37 Coupe into the Q60 Coupe starting next year, but we haven't been clear on whether the model-range-formerly-known-as-G would get a successor, especially as its volume has ...

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    Opinion: Analyzing De Nyscchen's 25-year comeback plan for Infiniti
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    "It took us 25 years to bring Audi back in the US. This kind of thing takes a long time." When Johan De Nysschen left his post at Audi of America last year to take the seemingly thankless job of leading Infiniti's global operations, it seemed like a familiar scenario. Like Michael Dukakis ...

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    Official: Infiniti takes to Facebook to explain model names, mentions 550-hp flagship
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    Infiniti caused quite a stir this week when it announced that it would be changing its vehicle names so that all of its cars start with Q and all of its crossovers and SUVs start with QX. Many displeased fans and owners took to social media to voice their opinions, and Johan de Nysschen, the new ...

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    Official: Infiniti confirms all-new sports sedan will debut in Detroit
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    While the automotive world may currently be focused on the Los Angeles Auto Show, those looking to stay ahead of the curve have their sights set farther down the road. One such automaker is Infiniti. On the first of the LA press days, the Japanese luxury brand has announced an all-new model to ...

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    Official: Scott Keogh announced as Audi of America President
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    Audi of America has announced that Scott Keogh will take over as the company's President effective immediately. Keogh has spent the last six years serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Audi of America, so he's certainly familiar with the ins and outs of the brand and its positioning in the ...

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    Report: Infiniti gunning for 100,000 European sales by 2016
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    Infiniti has its work cut out for it. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants the luxury brand to hit a sales target of 100,000 units in Europe by 2016. Last year, the company moved just 12,500 vehicles in the market. According to Automotive News Europe, the goal is part of a larger strategy to swell the ...

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    Official: De Nysschen headed to Nissan, will run Infiniti from new Hong Kong HQ
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    After abruptly resigning on Friday after 19 years at Audi, former CEO Johan de Nysschen's future has come more clearly into focus today. Nissan has announced that de Nysschen will be joining the company effective July 1. His official title will be Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Company in ...

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    Breaking: Audi North America CEO De Nysschen resigns
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    Johan De Nysschen, CEO of Audi's North American operations, has announced that he is leaving the company after nearly 20 years with the brand. According to Forbes, De Nysschen said the following in an e-mail to dealers and colleagues: "These have truly been the best years of my life, and I ...

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    Report: U.S. not getting new A3 Wagon, separate sedan being developed
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    While we adore sexy three-door hatchbacks in the same way that our lungs crave oxygen, our fellow countrymen don't quite seem to feel the same way. Three-doors simply don't sell in America, and that's exactly why the delicious 2013 Audi A3 Wagon isn't headed to the states, according to The ...

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    Report: Audi goes extra mile to make up for customer's bad auto show experience [w/video]
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    One privileged Audi fan got to experience the Chicago Auto Show in his own garage recently, according to QuattroWorld. After driving three hours to Chicago and being denied the chance to sit in the 2013 Audi RS5 at the show, Joshua Smith wrote a letter to the company complaining about the way he ...

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    Report: Audi confirms plans for North American plant, likely in Mexico
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    Audi will begin construction of a new manufacturing facility in North America, according to Ward's Auto. While the German luxury manufacturer hasn't chosen a specific location as of yet, early whispers hint to a location in Mexico. Previously, Audi parent company Volkswagen had investigated the ...

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    Official: Audi sets U.S. annual sales record with a month to spare
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    Audi may not have the market share of its German rivals here in the States, but that dynamic appears to be changing. Audi announced that 2011 is already a record-setting year here in the U.S., besting its 2010 record by Thanksgiving weekend. Audi has already sold 104,906 vehicles through ...

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