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Over 30 years ago, we set out to create a new kind of luxury automotive brand. One that would pursue the ideal measure of power, performance and artistry.
30 years ago, the INFINITI logo debuted on the Q45 and represented the possibility of endless road stretching outwards. To this day, INFINITI is dedicated to the same pursuit of a human-centric luxury. This history of world’s first innovations and convention-defying ideas have paved the way for our present and fuels our vision for an electrified future.
1985: company evolution
An elite group forms quietly within Nissan. Its purpose: to build a new division of performance luxury vehicles. One that would challenge the prevailing American and European luxury brandswith more human-centric design.
1987: company evolution
Like that, INFINITI is born. With this development, a feeling of forward movement takes hold. To embody it, a badge is designed depicting two central lines stretching into the horizon.
1989: company evolution
INFINITI launches with 51 dealers in the United States. There are 2 available models: the spacious yet powerful Q45 sedan and the performance-oriented M30 coupe. With the debut of the INFINITI Total Ownership Experience®, we quickly gain recognition as leaders in customer satisfaction.
1995: company evolution
A thrilling new V6 engine family is introduced: the VQ series. Designed for optimal power, torque and fuel consumption, the VQ ranks as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for the next 14years – an unrivalled achievement. This is the predecessor of the INFINITI Twin Turbo V6.
1999: company evolution
After a decade of growth, the INFINITI Owners Club is introduced as an addition to our Total Ownership Experience®. Owners get access to exclusive offers and exciting travel opportunities; extending mobility beyond the driver’s seat.
2001: VEHICLE ADVANCEMENT
INFINITI brings a powerful innovation to fruition with intelligent cruise control. It detects the traffic ahead, adjusting your speed automatically so you can maintain your desired distance. Heightening your response in relation to your surroundings.Explore intelligent cruise control
2001: vehicle advancement
Introducing a more intuitive way to reverse. Our RearView Monitor reveals a different perspective, using external cameras to bring what’s behind your vehicle into view on your in-dash display.
2002: vehicle advancement
Another year leads to greater progress in our connective technologies. With the advent of INFINITI Voice Recognition, you can take command of your vehicle’s settings without removing your hands from the wheel.
2003: vehicle advancement
January sees an invigorating development. Our G35 Sport Sedan and Sport Coupe are ranked among Car and Driver’s Ten Best Cars. By November, INFINITI is the fastest growing luxury brand in the United States.
2004: VEHICLE ADVANCEMENT
Lane Departure Warning makes its first appearance in the INFINITI FX. It senses when you’re about to cross the divider lines without signaling, alerting you before you make the move. A vigilant addition to our growing suite of safety technologies.Continue to Lane Departure Warning
2007: VEHICLE ADVANCEMENT
A brand new parking technology is unveiled: the world’s first Around View® Monitor. Now you can access a virtual 360˚ view of your vehicle as you manoeuvre it. Enabling you to gauge each space with total perspective.
2007: VEHICLE ADVANCEMENT
We bring you the Lane Departure Prevention system, an evolution of Lane Departure Warning. Beyond alerting you, it automatically compensates if it senses you are about to drift to a neighbouring lane, tapping selected brakes to ease you back into position. An industry first, from INFINITI.
2010: VEHICLE ADVANCEMENT
Paving the way for more advanced safety technologies, INFINITI introduces the world’s first Blind Spot Intervention™ system. It senses when someone enters your blind spot – and if you move to change lanes your steering will adjust, guiding you back into position.CONTINUE TO LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
2012: vehicle advancement
INFINITI reveals another world-first technology. Our Backup Collision Intervention detects what you might miss when you’re in reverse. If danger is imminent, the system warns you and engages the brakes, so you can embark in total control.
2014: vehicle advancement
With the introduction of Direct Adaptive Steering®, INFINITI brings unprecedented precision to the wheel. It lets you filter unwanted vibration while tailoring your steering in an abundance of ways. A feature like no other driver technology to date.