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    Default Infiniti new naming scheme..yikes

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/17/i...naming-scheme/



    Oh boy, this is about to get confusing with a capital Q.

    Infiniti has just announced a brand-new scheme that calls for completely new model names across its entire lineup of vehicles. Making things even more difficult will be the fact that all coupes, convertible and sedans will get a Q prefix while all crossovers and SUVs will be prefixed with QX.

    Further muddying the waters, previous engine displacement monikers will be replaced by a double-digit number "representing hierarchy within the range." Put less simply, the slot in the lineup currently held by the G Sedan will be called Q50 while the G Coupe and Convertible will be called Q60. Q70 will replace the M Sedan at the top of the automaker's lineup of cars.

    On the truck side, the range-topping QX is now the QX80. Sitting below is the QX70, which was formerly the FX, then the QX60 that used to be the JX and finally the QX50, which was but is no longer the EX. Qonfused yet?

    Getting back to the G... excuse us, Q50, this is the new sedan that Infiniti had previously announced would be debuting at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Best we can tell, this is a replacement for the old G Sedan, and it will sit below the currently available G Coupe and G Convertible, which will be renamed Q60.

    The Q50 will be the first model from Infiniti to fall into the new Q-based naming convention, with the rest of the automaker's lineup falling into place as 2014 models are announced. Infiniti said on a conference call that this move was necessary as the brand branches out beyond the United States.

    "This strategic change reflects Infiniti's desire for clarity and cohesiveness," says the press release, which you can read below. Hopefully, that will clear everything up for you...



    They are also planning a compact car:

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ml#more-172503



    Nissan announced today that it will invest £250 million ($407 million) into its Sunderland, U.K. plant to build a new Infiniti compact car.
    The brand already backed out of a deal to have Magna Steyr build the unnamed car, but the car will be built nonetheless. Information on the car is still unavailable, but offering a compact luxury car will be a key move for Infiniti as other luxury automakers rush to offer small cars.
    It’s likely that the vehicle will lean on Renault-Nissan’s partnership with Daimler to use Mercedes’ MFA front-wheel drive platform to produce the brand’s first premium compact car. Production is set to begin in 2015 with a targe to build 60,000 units per year. When the car reaches showrooms, it will be competing against cars like the BMW 1 Series, which will have migrated to a front-wheel drive platform, as well as the Audi A3.

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    I've actually thought up a trick for remembering all these new names.

    What you do is you drive your Infiniti to Bakers and you go buy a real luxury car, like an Audi, BMW or Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jza View Post
    I've actually thought up a trick for remembering all these new names.

    What you do is you drive your Infiniti to Bakers and you go buy a real luxury car, like an Audi, BMW or Mercedes.
    They wouldnt give me anything So i just put it away for the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jza View Post
    I've actually thought up a trick for remembering all these new names.

    What you do is you drive your Infiniti to Bakers and you go buy a real luxury car, like an Audi, BMW or Mercedes.
    so which of those cars do you own? you must be rich!

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    You think that Infininty's namings bad? It's actually a breeze compared to Mercedes...


    W = Wagen (Limousine/Sedan)
    S = Stationwagon
    R = Roadster
    C = Coupé
    A = Auf- oder Abgeschnitten (Cabrio/Convertable)
    V = Verlängert (LWB chassis, long sedan)
    CL = Coupé leicht (coupe light )
    X = SUV

    S-Klasse = Sonder-Class (Oberklasse/Upperclass)
    E-Klasse = Executive-Class (Obere Mittelklasse)
    C-Klasse = Compact-Class (Mittelklasse)
    B-Klasse = Backer-Class (Compakt-Van)
    A-Klasse = Access-Class (Einstiegs-Klasse)
    CL-Klasse = Coupé-Luxus-Class
    CLS-Klasse = Coupé-Luxus-Spezial-Class
    CLK-Klasse = Coupé-Luxus-Kurz-Class (Coupé-Luxus-Short)
    SL-Klasse = Sport-Luxus-Class (primal Sport-Light-Class)
    SLK-Klasse = Sport-Luxus-Kurz-Class (Sport-Luxus-Short)
    G-Klasse = Gelände-Class (Allterrain)
    GL-Klasse = Gelände-Luxus-Class (Allterrain-Luxus)
    GLK-Klasse = Gelände-Luxus-Kurz-Class (Allterrain-Luxus-Short)
    ML-Klasse = Mobilität-Luxus-Class (Mobility-Luxus)
    R-Klasse = Raum&Reise-Classe (Room and Travel)
    V-Klasse = Van-Class

    D = Diesel
    E = Einspritzer (fuel injection)
    C = Coupé
    CE = Coupé/Einspritzer
    T = T-Modell = Transport & Touristik
    TE = T-Modell/Einspritzer
    TD = T-Modell/Diesel
    S = Sonder-Class (Oberklasse/Upperclass with carburettor engin)
    SE = Sonder-Class (Oberklasse/Upperclass)& Einspritzer (fuel injection)
    SD = Sonder-Class/Diesel
    SDL = Sonder-Class/Diesel/Lang (LWB)
    SEL = Sonder-Class/Einspritzer/Lang (LWB)
    SEC = Sonder-Class/Einspritzer/Coupé
    SL = Sport/Light
    G = Gelände (Allterrain)
    GE = Gelände/Einspritzer
    GD = Gelände/Diesel

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    Somewhere in there, is a honda engine code.

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