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    Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitch

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    Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand will recall roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan’s autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said. The auto industry is racing to put self-driving cars on the road, seeing […] More

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    Infiniti global sales on track for record year, chief says

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    BEIJING — Nissan Motor Co.’s premium Infiniti brand will likely end 2016 with record sales well beyond the 215,000 vehicles it sold worldwide last year, the Japanese brand’s global chief told Reuters. Infiniti on Tuesday said global sales reached 20,050 cars in November, a rise of five per cent from the same period a year […] More

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    Canadian and former BMW exec Karim Habib named Infiniti’s design chief

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    TOKYO — Infiniti, Nissan Motor’s premium brand, named Canadian Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand’s new chief designer, effective July 1. Habib will replace Alfonso Albaisa, who will be promoted to lead Nissan’s global design. Habib will report to Albaisa. Habib, a Lebanese-Canadian, studied engineering in Canada’s McGill University before […] More

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    Nissan Canada makes automated braking standard on eight models

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    Nissan Canada is following the lead of the automaker’s U.S. arm and making advanced automated braking technology standard on most of the vehicles it sells in the Canada. The Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) technology — formerly marketed by Nissan as Forward Emergency Braking — is currently offered only as an option in higher-grade trim packages. “This […] More

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    Parking app wins first Canadian Infiniti Lab tech competition

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    TORONTO – The Toronto-based start-up that labels itself as the “Airbnb of parking” on Tuesday was named the first winner of Infiniti’s Canadian technology accelerator program. Rover Parking, which allows users to rent out unused parking spaces and driveways in select markets for up to $2 per hour, beat seven other competing start-ups at Infiniti […] More

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    Infiniti Canada confirms QX70 has been dropped

    NASHVILLE — Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it prepares to shift more attention to other crossovers. “Infiniti is preparing for new and updated crossovers and sport utility vehicles, including the all-new QX50,” Infiniti Canada spokeswoman Jennifer McCarthy said in an email to Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada. Dealers in the […] More

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    Quebec dealer group HGregoire enters luxury market with Infiniti store

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    Dealer group HGregoire continues to expand in Quebec, with the opening of HGregoire Infiniti Laval officially marking its first foray into the burgeoning Canadian luxury car market. HGrégoire invested nearly $ 23 million in the acquisition of the existing dealership, founded by brothers Louis-Carl and Christian Dagenais in 2009. It becomes the seventh major HGrégoire […] More

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    Infiniti crossovers recalled for potential electric problem

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    Nissan Canada is recalling 2017-18 Infiniti QX30 crossovers because poor grounding of steering components could cause the driver-side airbag to deploy, potentially injuring the driver and resulting in a crash. The driver-side airbag can deploy if an electrostatic charge occurs that cannot be led to ground and the airbag clock spring is broken. Transport Canada says […] More

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    Meet the Canadian solving Infiniti’s identity crisis

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    TORONTO — Karim Habib has lived on three continents and worked for BMW and Mercedes-Benz in Germany. Now he’s based in Japan as Infiniti’s global design chief. But his formative years were spent in Canada. Habib, who came to Infiniti in 2017 from the head of design for BMW, was born in Lebanon in 1970. […] More

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    Infiniti Lab returns to Toronto in search of tech partners

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    TORONTO — Infiniti Lab, the luxury brand’s startup accelerator program, will return to Toronto for the second consecutive year, giving tech businesses a chance to vie for funding and potential partnerships with the automaker. The lab gives eight startups six weeks of training and access to funding from investors. Infiniti said the companies will have […] More

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