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Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

It's been more than a decade since Infiniti sported a convertible in its lineup. With the 2009 G37 Convertible and its clever, pretty folding hardtop, it's clear that this is one haircut Nissan's luxury brand won't regret. We drove the new G37 Convertible in Southern California, a sort of test lab...Read More»

2009 Infiniti QX56
2010 Infiniti QX56: Once More, With Feeling

The 2010 Infiniti QX56 is already in showrooms, and the upscale Japanese brand says the pricetag starts from about $56,050. Not much has changed for the new model year with the QX. The big "Endurance" 320-horsepower V-8 still powers the seven-passenger SUV, and a five-speed automatic links in with...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XF
The List: 7 Best Factory Car Sound Systems

You already know which new car's your favorite, and here at TheCarConnection.com, we have some favorites, too. But when it comes to entertaining us at the wheel with great music and excellent music interfaces, which cars truly rock? Spending $30,000 on a new car is easy to do--and yet, some luxury...Read More»

Mercedes G-wagen stuck in mud
Infiniti, Mercedes, and Lexus Lean On Incentives To Move Sales

Even luxury auto brands who once scoffed at the domestics' unseemly hood-slammin', dollar-dealin' pleas are now leaning on big incentives in hopes of reducing swelling inventories. Mercedes incentives averaged $4,185 this February according to Edmunds, an amount nearly double the brand's amount...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37S. Great Panache With Drivetrain Lash.

Ever trying to capture the BMW 3-series magic, for 2009 Infiniti has blessed its G37S with the same hi-po 3.7-liter V-6 found under the hood of the angry Nissan 370Z Coupe. Continuously-variable valve timing and trick VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift, wherein the intake valves self-regulate...Read More»

Infiniti Essence concept
Geneva Motor Show: Infiniti Gets To The Essence

Among the many vehicles dropping trou in Geneva today, few are as highly anticipated as the Infiniti Essence concept. You might recall that Infiniti teased us with a detail shot a few weeks back, but of course, we couldn't tell much from one wee pic. (Not that we didn't try.) Today, the veil...Read More»

2009 Lexus LS 460
Consumer Reports, J.D. Power Rank Vehicles, Dealers

Consumer Reports and J.D. Power carry a lot of weight in the auto industry, and yesterday they delivered a one-two punch in their surveys of vehicles and the folks who sell 'em. Consumer Reports focused on the autos themselves, using three evaluation criteria: road tests, reliability, and safety...Read More»

Infiniti Essence detail
2009 Geneva Show: Infiniti Essence Concept Comes Bearing Luggage

  Okay, so here's what we do know about the mysterious Infiniti Essence concept: We know that it's called the Essence, and it's a new concept car from Infiniti. We know that it's meant to celebrate Infiniti's 20th anniversary and to be "an inspiring exploration into the brand's future". We know...Read More»

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Nissan Ends U.S. Production of Infiniti QX56, Nissan Quest, Nissan Titan

Nissan's days of building cars for the common man may be over--at least in Mississippi. The company has said that it's shutting down production of the Infiniti QX56, Nissan Quest, and Nissan Titan at its Canton plant by the end of next calendar year. Rolling down the assembly line in 2011? Unnamed...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi Back at Cobo Hall

Rejoice, fans of the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti FX50, and Mitsubishi Evo--Nissan/Infiniti dealers and Mitsubishi dealers are footing the bill for their cars to make a showing at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. And to be certain--it's just their cars that will be making a...Read More»

2009 Infinit G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: Live from L.A.

Earlier this year, we showed you the first photo of the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible from the foggy greens at Pebble Beach. Now the Convertible's made a live appearance at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show, flipping and folding its top as it waits for next spring's on-sale date. The new G...Read More»

2008 Infiniti EX35
Infiniti Launches Winter Sales Event Early

Infiniti launched its annual Limited Engagement Winter Event sales event yesterday, a month earlier than usual. Despite reduced availability of credit to many consumers, Infiniti assures that "financing is readily available at Infiniti retailers." To help spur sales in a down market, Nissan's...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima
Get Smart: Nissan Mates Intelligent Key with Mobile Phone

The old-school metal ignition key is rapidly going the way of the dodo. In a joint announcement today, Nissan, NTT Docomo, Inc., and Sharp Corporation introduced the development of a mobile phone capable of functioning as an "intelligent key" for automobiles in its home market of Japan. The...Read More»

2007 Infiniti M35 4-door Sedan RWD Side Exterior View
Infiniti M and M Get More Power

There's big news for the Infiniti M mid-size premium performance sedan for 2008: the fortification of its base V-6 engine, now dubbed VQ35HR (High Revolution). This edition of Nissan's lauded VQ-series V-6 was introduced in the second-generation G35 sedan and it brings a gain of 28 horsepower to...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Video: Nakamura Flogs the G37 Convertible

Last weekend, we showed you this first photo of the Infiniti G37 Convertible. Now, Infiniti's sent over this marvy video of chief Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura, talking about the style and substance of the new hardtop convertible. The new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible uses a three-piece folding...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: First Photo

It's been a long time since Infiniti offered a convertible--set your wayback machine for the M30 that launched with the original Infiniti lineup in 1989. Today, the upscale Nissan brand is rejoining the fray with its first hardtop convertible.The new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible is spun from the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Week in Reverse

Will Chrysler really ditch passenger cars for trucks, and get in bed with Nissan? Our bet is yes, but no telling if the resulting love child will have Chrysler pizzazz, Nissan quality, or John Edwards' eyes. The new Mazda6 is ready to take on the Camry, Accord, Malibu, and the other mid-size...Read More»

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Infiniti Bumps G Lineup with Big V-6, Convertible

Infiniti says the 2009 G lineup will include a new convertible version of its G37 Coupe, a four-wheel-drive G37 Coupe and a G37 sedan as the new versions roll out over the next six months. The big news is the long-anticipated convertible edition of the G37 Coupe. Set to launch in the first quarter...Read More»

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