As the luxury automotive brand of Nissan, Infiniti - since its U.S. launch in the fall of 1989 - has been charged with penetrating the profitable market for high end automobiles that exists (most years) within the United States. With but one competitive product and esoteric ad campaign, the US launch was less than successful, and it took Infiniti well over a decade to find its voice in the increasingly crowded luxury segment.

Today Infiniti would seem to have found that voice - and market share - with a wide-ranging selection of sedans, coupes, crossovers and SUVs. Most affordable is the all-new QX30 crossover. Using a Mercedes-supplied platform and drivetrain, the QX30 offers a contemporary 5-door profile and an entry-level window sticker of around $30K. And with tme and growing visibility, it could also become the brand's most popular. There is no halo GT in the lineup, but the new Q60 Red Sport 400 has, as the tag would imply, unlimited potential. And the 'most expensive' honor goes to Infiiniti's QX80 SUV, where the model designation and delivered price (under or over roughly $80000) essentially overlap.


2018 INFINITI Q50
2018 INFINITI Q50
MSRP:
$34,200
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 30 HWY
2018 INFINITI QX60
2018 INFINITI QX60
MSRP:
$43,300
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
20 City / 27 HWY
2017 INFINITI Q70
2017 INFINITI Q70
MSRP:
$50,100
Engine:
3.7L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 25 HWY
2017 INFINITI Q50
2017 INFINITI Q50
MSRP:
$33,950
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 31 HWY
2017 INFINITI Q60
2017 INFINITI Q60
MSRP:
$38,950
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2017 INFINITI Q70L
2017 INFINITI Q70L
MSRP:
$51,600
Engine:
3.7L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 25 HWY
Infiniti's variable compression engine in the 2019 QX50 is the first of its kind

Underneath the hood is some serious technology.

The new VC-Turbo gasoline engine is able to change its compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1, or anything in between depending of the driving situation.
2019 Infiniti QX50 starts fresh with a new face and trick engine

No more V6 or rear-wheel drive.

The new engine can vary the compression ratio for better power and fuel economy.
New details emerge on Inifiniti QX50’s unique new variable-compression engine

More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.

More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.
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2002 Infiniti Q45
$5,995 / 99,000 miles / CA
2014 Infiniti QX60
$27,995 / 30,379 miles / CA
2015 Infiniti QX60
$31,087 / 32,175 miles / CA
Nissan tests fully autonomous ProPilot tech on Tokyo roads

The prototype is an Infiniti Q50.

Nissan says the next generation of ProPilot will be on roads in 2020.
A beautiful conundrum | 2017 Infiniti Q60 First Drive
We drive Infiniti's newest luxury sport coupe, which features a new twin-turbo V6, revised all-electric steering, and an advanced suspension.
2017 Infiniti QX30 First Drive
German engineering and Japanese styling combine in the form of a CUV-ified hatchback with turbo power. The QX30 is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 First Drive
With its 400-horsepower Red Sport model and a revised steer-by-wire system, the 2016 Q50 feels like the sedan Infiniti should have made all along.
Infiniti Q50 sedan recalled over steering software glitch

Infiniti will recall around 60,000 Q50 sedans globally due to a glitch in the cars' direct adaptive steering system.
Nissan recalling GT-R, Infiniti crossovers over steering column issue

Nissan has found that the steering column tubes on some GT-Rs and Infiniti crossovers may not be perfectly round and could lead to a steering malfunction, prompting a recall of some 17,000 vehicles.
Nissan recalls 640k crossovers for wiring issue, hood release

Nissan recalling 470k previous-generation Rogues for a wiring harness connector that could short out, and another 170k Pathfinders (as well as their Infiniti counterparts) to fix the hood latch mechanism in two separate campaigns.