Infiniti QX30 Concept Photo Gallery (31 Photos)

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The Infiniti QX30 concept is a look into the not-so-distant future as the luxury automaker is committed to bringing a new compact SUV to production. We first caught a glimpse of the QX30 in February, but now get an exhaustive look at the sleek concept that hopefully doesn't lose too much of its curvaceous design on its way to production. Infiniti's current SUV range includes the QX50, QX60, QX70 and QX80.

Related: Infiniti Teases QX30 Concept

Designed to mimic the sleek lines of a coupe while offering the ride height of a crossover SUV, Infiniti hopes the all-wheel-drive QX30 "urban explorer" concept will attract a new generation of car buyers. Generations X and Y, according to Infiniti, are more concerned about a premium car's distinctive design and execution rather than size or power. The QX30 does have a powerful design on the outside with 21-inch wheels and satin accents as well as a surprisingly realistic interior with nice touches of leather and blue accent stitching.

Though there are no specifics on power plants at the moment, a production SUV inspired by this concept will hit the road next year. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Joe Bruzek | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Teases QX30 Concept

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Compact luxury SUVs have multiplied like "Lord of the Rings" installments, but the Infiniti EX-turned-QX50 is a place holder in the segment. It hit dealerships in December 2007, so it's older than Gandalf. Enter the QX30 Concept, a low-slung compact SUV that heralds a "future premium compact vehicle," according to the luxury brand.

Related: Infiniti Cancels Electric Car Plans

Infiniti released the first image of the QX30 Concept — a rear-quarter shot with bulging fenders, converging character lines and bumper-integrated tailpipes — ahead of a full debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show in March.

The QX30 Concept has aluminum bumper trim up front, with 21-inch wheels and carbon fiber in the roof rails and lower cladding, Infiniti says. The rails themselves merge toward the center of the vehicle, which passengers can see through glass roof panels.

The QX30 does not necessarily signal the demise of the QX50, even as the latter car's sales have slowed to a crawl — just 188 cars in January 2015, a fraction of the similarly priced Acura RDX or Lexus NX. Still, it's a good bet Infiniti will build the small SUV, and it could share underpinnings (or replace entirely) with the Q30 hatchback concept, which Infiniti showed in 2013. Infiniti says the QX30 is about an inch taller than the Q30.

Stay tuned for more photos from the Geneva show.

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By Kelsey Mays | February 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: Several 2008-2009 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,000 model-year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles equipped with the optional power tilt/telescope steering wheel, which was included in the Premium Package, manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008; model-year 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured Oct. 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008 and model-year 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008.

The Problem: The steering column outer tube in these vehicles may not be round, putting extra stress on the upper steering bearing. This could cause the bearing retainer to fracture; loss of steering ability could result.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering shaft on the EX35, FX35 and FX45 vehicles for free; dealers will replace the steering column assembly on GT-R vehicles for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information; Nissan owners can contact the GT-R hotline at 866-668-1487.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: Certain 2013-2014 Nissan and Infiniti Crossovers

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 170,665 model-year 2013-14 versions of the Nissan Pathfinder crossovers manufactured between June 20, 2012, and Nov. 18, 2013; model-year 2014 Pathfinder Hybrids manufactured between July 18 and Nov. 18, 2013; model-year 2013 Infiniti JX35 crossovers manufactured between Nov. 29, 2011, and June 14, 2013; model-year 2014 Infiniti QX60 crossovers manufactured between May 16 and Nov. 18, 2013; and model-year 2014 QX60 Hybrids manufactured between July 18 and Nov. 18, 2013.

The Problem: In these vehicles, the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly, so the hood may not latch properly. This could cause the hood to open while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Cancels Electric Car Plans

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is buzzing with big electric car news from Chevrolet with the Volt and the Bolt, but Infiniti quietly announced it no longer has plans to produce its electric car, the LE.

Related: Infiniti LE Concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show

When the LE concept debuted at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, Infiniti called it a "production intent" concept and said it would hit the market in the next two years. Three years later, plans to build a luxury electric sedan based on Nissan's Leaf are off due to a renewed focus on higher volume segments, an Infiniti executive told USA Today.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 19, 2015 | Comments (5)

Infiniti Q60 Concept Photo Gallery (27 Photos)

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Infiniti promises a redesigned Q60 coupe in 2016, and if the production version is anything like the concept that the automaker showed off at the 2015 Detroit auto show, expect a stunning coupe with an in-your-face grille and deep, sculpted curves.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

Infiniti Q60 Concept: First Look

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Looks like: The next-gen Q60 coupe

Defining characteristics: In-your-face grille and sculpted curves

Ridiculous features: None; it looks production ready.

Chance of being mass-produced: One hundred percent and the production model should look a lot like the concept, according to Infiniti.

There's nothing pie in the sky about Infiniti's latest concept, the Q60, which bowed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. According to the automaker, it previews what the next Q60 coupe will be in terms of styling and powertrains.

"This I can tell you is about 90 percent. Many of the things — the front view, the very strong shoulder, the sculpted artistry of the body — this is very close to the production," Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti executive design director, said in a statement.

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Outside, its sharp front edges, double arch grille, broad shoulders and strong character line that runs the length of the body combine for an imposing stance — one much more aggressive than the current Q60 coupe wears. It rides on low-profile 21-inch wheels with matte-black and high-gloss black chrome spokes, adding to the menacing look.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Previews Q60 Concept

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On the heels of the stunning Q80 Concept that debuted at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show, Infiniti plans another concept reveal for the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, only this one will likely see production as the next Q60, the coupe counterpart to the Q50 sedan.

Related: More 2015 North American International Auto Show News

The automaker released a teaser pic of the Q60 Concept, and we'll know more when it hits Infiniti's auto show stage on Jan. 13.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012-14 Nissan Juke, Several 2012-15 Infinitis

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 133,000 model-year 2012-14 Nissan Juke crossovers and model-year 2012-13 Infiniti M56 and QX56 vehicles as well as model-year 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 and QX80 vehicles

The Problem: Insufficiently tightened fuel pressure sensors could cause the sensor to loosen, possibly leading to a fuel leak. This could cause a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected fuel pressure sensor parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners starting on or before Jan. 26, 2015. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept Photo Gallery (21 Photos)

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We first saw photos of Infiniti's newest concept at the Paris Motor Show, but they don't do it justice. In person at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Q80 Inspiration Concept is stunning.  

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

The "four-door coupe" concept previews a future Infiniti flagship sedan, but there's nothing production about the Q80 Inspiration. Its cab-rearward styling, wavelike grille insert, fanned-out headlights, bulging rear end, V-shaped roofline and rear-hinged doors look straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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