Infiniti is the luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. formed in 1989. This division solely produced Infiniti parts and luxury vehicles. Sales of Infiniti parts and luxury cars began in North America and since that time, its global operations rapidly grown to new markets in Mexico, the Middle East, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, China & Ukraine. Today, the Infiniti global network includes more than 230 dealers selling cars as well as Infiniti parts in 15 countries.
Infiniti began to take part of the luxury market mostly thanks to its popular Q45 and its Infiniti parts. The vehicle included a powerful class leading 278 hp V8 engine, four wheel steering, the first active Infiniti parts suspension system offered on a motor vehicle, and numerous interior luxury appointments. These made it competitive against the German imports like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which by the time of Infiniti's release had overtaken Cadillac and Lincoln in dominating the luxury segment of the American market.
Infiniti has an unwavering passion for design and performance. It is this ardor that fuels their constant research and development into new cutting edge Infiniti parts designs. All current Infiniti coupes, sedans and crossovers are based on the Nissan FM platform but assembled with Infiniti parts. The center of the engine is placed behind the front wheels. This placement makes weight distribution more even, which is intended to improve braking, acceleration, and handling of Infiniti parts. Infiniti is like no other. Infiniti builds cars and Infiniti parts to inspire at every turn.
Infiniti parts name designation includes one letter for coupes and sedans, two for SUV's number reflecting engine displacement. For example, the QX56 is an SUV featuring a 5.6 L Infiniti parts engine. An exception to this was the QX4 SUV, which featured a 3.3 L engine and later a 3.5 L engine. An 'x' following the engine displacement of Infiniti sedans denotes an all wheel drive model while 's' denotes a sport package model on the G35 sedan, M series sedans, and G37 Coupe. From the hand of the designer to your hands on the wheel, powerful emotion is poured into, and pours from every Infiniti part. Inspiring you with the intimacy of audio designed to sound like a live performance, the thrill of acceleration created by Infiniti parts, the satisfaction of an experience that exceeds every expectation.
Infiniti's sales and reputation continue to rise as Carlos Ghosn follows through on his vision to break Infiniti away from its Nissan roots. The G35 series helped re-define Infiniti as the "Japanese BMW", an image it continues to cultivate with its new Infiniti parts. This reputation has been enhanced by the FX35/FX45 SUV, and the redesigned M35/M45 for the 2006 model year. The M35/M45 has already garnered impressive acclaim from the automotive press, winning an eight-car comparison test in Car and Driver and also named the best luxury sedan in Consumer Reports. The M45 model featured the same engine as the flagship Q45, and its success prompted Infiniti to remove the Q45 from its lineup for the first time ever in 2007, at which time the M45 became the flagship model.
At Infiniti, they start with inspiration. A vision of the experience they want to create, the senses they want to stir. This is the creative formulation that goes into Infiniti parts.