Who Makes INFINITI?

February 14th, 2019 by

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INFINITI is a luxury auto brand from Japan. Their story first began in 1985 with the formation of Nissan’s top secret “Horizon Task Force,” which had the objective to create a new performance luxury brand. This started with the re-branding of current vehicles to encompass the new luxury automotive ethic. Though many Elmhurst car shoppers visit INFINITI of Clarendon Hills for their luxury vehicle purchase, they may not know a lot about the history of this brand. Visit INFINITI of Clarendon Hills to learn more the luxury automaker, then browse our large inventory of luxury cars and SUVs.

Who Owns INFINITI?

INFINITI is a division of the Japanese automotive manufacturing company, Nissan Motor Co., which handles the production of Nissan’s luxury vehicles. In 1987, INFINITI got its name, and the luxury brand is born. To give the feeling of moving forward, a badge was designed to show two central lines stretching into the horizon. In November 1989, the brand officially launched, with most of its vehicles relating to those sold by the parent company, Nissan.

Where Are INFINITI Vehicles Made?

After learning more about who owns INFINITI, you may be wondering where INFINITI vehicles are made. Many models are still produced in Japan, while the QX60 crossover is manufactured in Smyrna, Tennessee and the QX50 crossover is manufactured in Mexico. Additional INFINITI models are also produced at Nissan manufacturing plants in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Britain.

INFINITI’s purpose was to create premium vehicles for America that wouldn’t fit in with Nissan’s mainstream image. In fact, this was around the time that Toyota and Honda developed their Lexus and Acura premium brands. INFINITI earned their status in the auto industry by infusing its cars and SUVs with a powerful performance, a luxurious interior, and state-of-the-art features.

Explore Our Luxury INFINITI Vehicles at INFINITI of Clarendon Hills

Now that you know more about INFINITI, it’s time to visit INFINITI of Clarendon Hills and experience what these luxury vehicles have to offer. We’ll explore the INFINITI QX80 towing capacity, the available INFINITI QX50 configurations, and how our vehicles compare to the competition. Contact us today with questions about INFINITI, to compare INFINITI vs. Lexus, or to schedule a test drive. Be sure to browse our current vehicle specials to save on your next luxury purchase.

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