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Old 12-17-2012, 09:58 PM
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The IS is also about to go obsolete, and is being replaced by a much larger car.
*sigh*

Well, lucky for me I have plenty of time to figure out what I want next. I would really like an IS-F.

I'd like every day to be steak and nobber day, too, but that ain't happenin'.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:02 PM
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Infiniti changes names for all models.. this is the end

So they have decided to change all the model's names to q and qx.. not a smart decision in my opinion. Here is the story.
Infiniti Announces New Naming Strategy - Infiniti Online Newsroom
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:20 PM
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oops, didnt know this thread was alive, couldnt find anything on it. Anyways, I for one think this is a horrible idea, Q50 doesnt symbolize motor or car..
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:21 PM
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The one thing I will say about this, is their excuse for changing the lineup just isn't justifiable. Its confusing for people? ANYONE that knows ANYTHING about Infiniti's know the differences and knows each and every model.

I don't agree with the change...but I won't bash it. I'll await to see where they go with this to have a full judgement....


For anyone that says, "oh they're copying Audi or BMW"..., yeah, they aren't really trying to hide that fact...

"We need to communicate and explain it to people and also our dealers," he said. "But it will be a clean change and we don't expect any negative fallout or loss of sales.

"I have experienced this once before in my life," de Nysschen pointed out, referring to Audi's naming changeover in the 1990s, before he ran the U.S. subsidiary. "Everybody thought the end of the world had arrived. But actually, it went very, very smoothly."

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:29 PM
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Infiniti Announces New Naming Scheme for all 2014 Models

Interesting, just saw this at Edmunds Insideline.

Infiniti Announces New Naming Scheme for all 2014 Models

Just the Facts:
  • Infiniti is changing its naming strategy for 2014.
  • All cars will carry the "Q" designation followed by a number, and "QX" will be used for SUV and crossover models.
  • The replacement for the G sedan will debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show as the Infiniti Q50.

HONG KONG Infiniti is changing its naming scheme for the 2014 model year, and the first car to debut under the new nomenclature will be the replacement for the G sedan, due in dealerships the second half of 2013.
Set to debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Infiniti Q50 compact sports sedan will lead the Infiniti car lineup into the new naming structure, where all sedans, coupes and convertibles will carry the "Q" designation followed by a number, and "QX" will be used for SUV and crossover models.
Beginning with the 2014 model year, the Infiniti M will become the Q70, and the G coupe and convertible will be renamed Q60. The Infiniti QX will be called QX80, FX becomes QX70, JX will be QX60, and the EX crossover will be known as the QX50.
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen said in a statement that the company, in the process of increasing its global presence, needs "a new identity and direction to promote consumer familiarity" with its model range as it expands the portfolio, and to achieve this it needs a "simple and consistent nomenclature framework."
"It's difficult for consumers in Europe or Asia to understand the difference between G and M." Not so in the U.S., de Nysschen said, but increasing numbers will help to distinguish the obvious hierarchy the higher the number, the more senior the vehicle determined by price point.
The numbers bear no relationship to engine size. According to de Nysschen, "secondary badging on the fender will be used to denote engine capacity."
"Q captured the inspiration within the next generation of Infiniti models, as well as emphasizing our performance credentials while harking back to our heritage with the Q45 Infiniti's first iconic flagship product in 1989," said de Nysschen.
Edmunds says: After leading Audi in the U.S., Infiniti's new chief thinks a more Germanic naming strategy will put the Japanese company on better terms with consumers.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:47 PM
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Hmmmmm Q60,doesnt have the ring to it
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:55 PM
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Petion time anyone? Ford tried this once with everything starting Witt the letter F. Look how long that lasted.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:00 AM
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What the hell does the 50 stand for? Must be the new starting MSRP in thousands.
Not a good move IMO.
Reminds me of that goofy nomenclature Saab used very unsuccessfully
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:01 AM
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The IS is also about to go obsolete, and is being replaced by a much larger car.
IS keeps name it's just a new generation with F-sport option again and IS F to
Come. Gains hybrid in Europe.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:09 AM
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I don't like it either. Q50 just doesn't sound right. I think it's a bad move.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:13 AM
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not feeling it at ALL! What's the point in having everything start with Q?

Eff it Skyline badging hahaa
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:43 AM
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where I live, the buses though...
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:15 AM
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Definite D Badge sounds soo boring. Why would they go with price range so stupid.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:35 AM
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They aren't really coping BMW, Audi or MB, they are copying Volvo .. S40 S60 S80. But it's best to wait and see how it turns out, they will still continue to produce great cars (hopefully).
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:01 AM
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wow.... this is a letdown. many premium German cars don't even go by true engine displacement anymore ( ie bmw: 2013 328 = 2.0t i4, 335 = 3.0t i6, 650 = 4.4t v8)

why the heck do you need to change up the entire lineup just to prove a few things....... VERY bad move.

And if it was to conceal the whole "emissions" thing with smaller displacement engines, why would you bump up our g25/37 into a Q50/60. It defeats the whole smaller number game.....

Oh it makes sense, the current CEO worked for Audi before. Great.

Next car, M4.
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