2020 INFINITI AND BEYOND By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes. Infiniti is celebrating its 30th anniversary but it’s a far cry from cupcakes and balloons. Times are tough for the brand’s 205 U.S. dealers. Nissan’s luxury division has seen sales decrease for 11 straight months with declines across all 7 nameplates – 2 of which have been discontinued for the 2020 model year. Their clear sales leader – the QX60 3-row crossover SUV – hasn’t been completely redesigned since 2012.
In the meanwhile, Infiniti recently debuted its Edition 30 vehicles across all 5 existing models featuring a number of distinctive design touches. Available in 3 colors – Black, Graphite and White – with additions like dark finish wheels, dark chrome details, unique graphite interior and the inclusion of ProASSIST package driver assistance features as standard, the Edition 30 Package varies in price per vehicle, ranging from $2,000 for the QX50 Essential to $5,700 for the QX80 Luxe.
Earlier this decade, pundits predicted that a gallon of gas would cost more than $5 a gallon by now. Well, they were wrong. Really wrong. And so the SUVs which were declared dead and almost buried have experienced a boon like never before. Case in point the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. https://testdrivenow.com/2021-chevrolet-tahoe-and-suburban/
Performance Luxury Convertible Expands Two-Door Flagship LC Family
Robust Structural Rigidity Delivers Performance Handling
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Compatibility
Convertible Top Opens in Approx. 15 seconds
471-horsepower Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine
Barrett-Jackson to Auction One-of-a-Kind LC 500 Convertible Next Year
On Sale in Summer 2020
From the $15,000 Versa to the $115,000 GT-R, Nissan’s lineup covers a lot of ground but 3 models do most of the heavy lifting: Rogue, Altima and Sentra and for the latter, it’s redesign is long overdue. Starting at the end of January, the all-new 2020 Sentra arrives in showrooms to reestablish itself in the compact sedan segment. https://testdrivenow.com/2020-nissan-sentra-first-look/
Does Kia need another utility vehicle? You bet they do and here it is: the 2021 Kia Seltos – a small SUV slotted between the Soul and Sportage. Look for it during the first quarter of 2020.