AutoGuide.com News » Infiniti http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:29:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 AutoGuide.com News » Infiniti http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/wp-content/themes/autoguide-proper/img/logo_autoguide_red.gif http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Infiniti, Mercedes Officially Announce Mexico Plant http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/infiniti-mercedes-officially-announce-mexico-plant.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/infiniti-mercedes-officially-announce-mexico-plant.html#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:02:06 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249717 Infiniti, Mercedes Officially Announce Mexico Plant Infiniti, Mercedes Officially Announce Mexico Plant
Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz have officially announced plans for a new manufacturing plant in Mexico. The companies will be splitting the $1.4-billion cost in half and the new manufacturing plant will be built adjacent to Nissan’s existing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Both automakers will manufacture vehicles at the new plant based on a shared platform and... more]]>
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Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz have officially announced plans for a new manufacturing plant in Mexico.

The companies will be splitting the $1.4-billion cost in half and the new manufacturing plant will be built adjacent to Nissan’s existing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Both automakers will manufacture vehicles at the new plant based on a shared platform and an estimated 300,000 units will leave the plant annually. In addition, the new plant will add an estimated 5,700 jobs once it hits full production in 2021.

“The Infiniti and Mercedes vehicle will share production and manufacturing but the cars will retain their own independent designs and unique look and feel,” said the two automakers in a statement. “The goal is to increase economies of scale while also maximizing the brand distinctions of the two iconic marques.”

SEE ALSO: Daimler, Nissan Agree on Joint Mexico Production

Specific models being built at the new plant were not disclosed, but it will likely be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz A- and B-Class along with the new entry-level Infiniti model previewed in the Q30 concept. The first model to be produced will sport an Infiniti badge in 2017 with Mercedes following in 2018.

 

GALLERY: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

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Daimler, Nissan Agree on Joint Mexico Production http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/daimler-nissan-agree-joint-mexico-production-report.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/daimler-nissan-agree-joint-mexico-production-report.html#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:01:39 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249357 Daimler, Nissan Agree on Joint Mexico Production Daimler, Nissan Agree on Joint Mexico Production
It appears that Daimler and Nissan have finalized their joint venture deal to produce vehicles in Mexico. Future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars will be built in Mexico according to the report at Nissan’s Aguascalientes factory. The compacts being built will be based on Daimler’s front-wheel-drive architecture, which includes the upcoming Infiniti Q30. According to... more]]>
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It appears that Daimler and Nissan have finalized their joint venture deal to produce vehicles in Mexico.

Future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars will be built in Mexico according to the report at Nissan’s Aguascalientes factory. The compacts being built will be based on Daimler’s front-wheel-drive architecture, which includes the upcoming Infiniti Q30. According to Daimler, the new deal will be the “largest project in the global collaboration of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.” Both companies will have a news conference on Friday to announce the plans.

SEE ALSO: Daimler, Nissan to Jointly Build Vehicles in Mexico

Though Mercedes hasn’t confirmed which models will be produced in Mexico, it is likely that the next-generation A-Class and CLA will see production northwest of Mexico City. Analysts believe Nissan and Mercedes will run joint production to export vehicles to the U.S. starting in 2017.

GALLERY: Infiniti Q30

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[Source: Automotive News]

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3 Million Vehicles Added to Massive Global Airbag Recall http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/3-million-added-massive-global-airbag-recall.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/3-million-added-massive-global-airbag-recall.html#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:02:34 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=248715 3 Million Vehicles Added to Massive Global Airbag Recall 3 Million Vehicles Added to Massive Global Airbag Recall
The airbag recall that saw Toyota fixing 1.73 million vehicles is expanding to include roughly three million vehicles from Honda, Nissan and Mazda. Honda said today that it will recall 2.03 million vehicles including the Fit sub-compact and CR-V compact crossover. Nissan will need to repair roughly 755,000 vehicles globally and Mazda will need to... more]]>
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The airbag recall that saw Toyota fixing 1.73 million vehicles is expanding to include roughly three million vehicles from Honda, Nissan and Mazda.

Honda said today that it will recall 2.03 million vehicles including the Fit sub-compact and CR-V compact crossover. Nissan will need to repair roughly 755,000 vehicles globally and Mazda will need to call back 159,807 of its cars. The newest additions mean that more than 10 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide because of faulty airbags from parts supplier Takata. The affected vehicles were built with airbags that have a potentially defective inflator propellant.

SEE ALSO: Toyota Recalls 766K Vehicles Over Airbag Issues…Again

Earlier this month, Toyota announced a recall campaign that included 766,000 vehicles built with the bad airbag assemblies. In total the flawed equipment has been linked to two deaths in the U.S. in Honda vehicles. Moisture from improper storage at the factory cause the inflators to degrade, making it possible for them to explode and spray pieces of metal into the cabin.

Takata told the companies earlier this month that the defective parts slipped past their quality control procedures and blames their delivery to manufacturers on poor record keeping. Consequently, manufacturers are being forced to expand the recall because it isn’t entirely clear which vehicles received the dangerous parts.

Update: Chrysler has announced it is conducting what it calls regional field action, to replace the airbag inflators in cars from Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chrysler stressed that this is not a recall, but just an “action conducted out of an abundance of caution.

BMW is also recalling an undisclosed number of 3 Series models including the 325i, 325Xi, 330i and 330Xi from the 2001 to 2005 model years. The 325Ci and 330Ci from 2001 to 2006 are also being recalled, although BMW is restricting the campaign to models registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands.

Ford is also recalling 58,669 vehicles originally sold in or  that have been registered in the same areas including the Ford GT from 2005 and 2006, the Mustang from 2007 and the Ranger from 2004.

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Infiniti 2.0L Turbo Engine to be Made in America http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/infiniti-2-0l-turbo-engine-made-america.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/infiniti-2-0l-turbo-engine-made-america.html#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:15:20 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=247577 Infiniti 2.0L Turbo Engine to be Made in America Infiniti 2.0L Turbo Engine to be Made in America
Infiniti will begin producing its newest engine in America. The Japanese automaker has announced the official start of production at the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, which will assemble the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That powerplant will be used in the European versions of the Infiniti Q50 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that is assembled in... more]]>
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Infiniti will begin producing its newest engine in America.

The Japanese automaker has announced the official start of production at the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, which will assemble the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That powerplant will be used in the European versions of the Infiniti Q50 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that is assembled in Alabama.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost More Than $100,000

The new plant is a partnership between the Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG and around 200 new jobs have been added to support production. The company expects 200 more jobs to be added once the plant ramps up to its full 250,000 engine annual capacity. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will have 211 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

“The opening of this new powertrain facility is an important step for Infiniti,” said Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen. “It is the first step of our manufacturing expansion that will include the start of vehicle production in China later this year and in Europe next year.”

GALLERY: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost More Than $100,000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-will-possibly-100k-price-tag.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-will-possibly-100k-price-tag.html#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:02:34 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246810 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost More Than $100,000 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost More Than $100,000
Though it hasn’t been confirmed for production, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge could cost $100,000 if it hits the market. Speaking in an interview with Motor Trend, Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen spilled some more details about the Q50 Eau Rouge and what could possibly happen if it gets the green light for production. Currently, the... more]]>
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Though it hasn’t been confirmed for production, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge could cost $100,000 if it hits the market.

Speaking in an interview with Motor Trend, Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen spilled some more details about the Q50 Eau Rouge and what could possibly happen if it gets the green light for production. Currently, the Japanese automaker is considering producing the Q50 Eau Rouge in low volume of 250-500 units a year with only a two-year life cycle. As a result, it could end up being more exclusive than the BMW M3 or Mercedes C 63 AMG.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Reveals the GT-R Inside

De Nysschen is not only pushing for the Q50 Eau Rouge to become a reality, but to apply the technology to other models. In other words, we could be seeing up to three different models sporting the GT-R’s powertrain under the hood including a high-end coupe and a luxury four-seater. As for how the concept drives, the company is currently working on shifting speed noting that the car needs a limited-slip rear differential.

GALLERY: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/may-2014-auto-sales-winners-losers.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/may-2014-auto-sales-winners-losers.html#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:24:21 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246502 May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies. Bentley doesn’t have to post massive overall sales to report a large percentage increase. From that perspective, it ranked among the biggest... more]]>
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May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies.

Bentley doesn’t have to post massive overall sales to report a large percentage increase. From that perspective, it ranked among the biggest winners in May despite selling fewer cars than almost any other brand. In total, 233 new Bentleys rolled out of showrooms and into climate controlled garages last month, dwarfing the 75 reported by luxury rival Rolls-Royce. Of course, Bentley is opening chasing high volume for its segment while RR prefers to let sales remain low and slow in the name of exclusivity.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Production Rumored http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-production-rumored.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-production-rumored.html#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:15:04 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=241821 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Production Rumored Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Production Rumored
Infiniti might have a product that capable of competing with sport sedans from BMW’s M dvision and Mercedes AMG. Its Q50 Eau Rouge concept car is well on its way to being produced according to a report from AutoExpress. The U.K. publication quotes an unnamed source from the Beijing Motor Show saying “at this stage it... more]]>
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Infiniti might have a product that capable of competing with sport sedans from BMW’s M dvision and Mercedes AMG.

Its Q50 Eau Rouge concept car is well on its way to being produced according to a report from AutoExpress. The U.K. publication quotes an unnamed source from the Beijing Motor Show saying “at this stage it would take more to stop the car getting made than to start things.”

A high-profile performance sedan would allow Infiniti to compete in a part of the luxury market that it traditionally ignored. It seems like the brand is working to produce the 552-hp supersedan, especially given the fact that it released a video of Sebastian Vettel track testing it.

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GALLERY: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept

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[Source: AutoExpress]

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Infiniti Expanding Lineup by 60 Percent Over 5 Years http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-expanding-lineup-60-percent-5-years.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-expanding-lineup-60-percent-5-years.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:45 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=241450 Infiniti Expanding Lineup by 60 Percent Over 5 Years Infiniti Expanding Lineup by 60 Percent Over 5 Years
At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Infiniti introduced two updated models, but that’s just the start of the growth for the Japanese automaker. The company has announced its plans to grow its lineup by 60 percent over the next five years and expects to compete in 80 percent of premium segments by 2018. In... more]]>
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At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Infiniti introduced two updated models, but that’s just the start of the growth for the Japanese automaker.

The company has announced its plans to grow its lineup by 60 percent over the next five years and expects to compete in 80 percent of premium segments by 2018. In addition, and perhaps more excitingly, Infiniti will double its powertrain offerings over the same period, which is welcoming considering most of its models feature the automaker’s 3.5- or 3.7-liter V6 engine.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015

The Q50 kicked off Infiniti’s new product offensive, and at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the brand showed off the refreshed Q70 and QX80 models. Up next will be the production version of the Q30, a compact vehicle targetting younger buyers. It will be Infiniti’s first vehicle built in Europe and will be launched next year.

With the help of Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s Director of Performance, the brand not only wants to capture the hearts of luxury buyers, but true automotive enthusiasts looking for a spirited driving experience. The powertrain expansion should be exciting for performance seekers, especially considering Infiniti shoe-horned a GTR powerplant under the hood of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept.

GALLERY: 2015 Infiniti Q70

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2015 Infiniti QX80 Updated With New Body, Nicer Cabin http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-qx80-updated-with-new-face-nicer-cabin.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-qx80-updated-with-new-face-nicer-cabin.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:01:54 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=240810 2015 Infiniti QX80 Updated With New Body, Nicer Cabin 2015 Infiniti QX80 Updated With New Body, Nicer Cabin
Limited edition luxury SUVs are all the rage and Infiniti seems to know that. In keeping with what other high-end brands are up to, it announced today that a higher-trim QX80 “Limited” will be on sale for the 2015 model year. Production plans are finite, although Infiniti didn’t actually specify how many units would make up the limited run. Special enhancements reserved for... more]]>
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Limited edition luxury SUVs are all the rage and Infiniti seems to know that.

In keeping with what other high-end brands are up to, it announced today that a higher-trim QX80 “Limited” will be on sale for the 2015 model year. Production plans are finite, although Infiniti didn’t actually specify how many units would make up the limited run. Special enhancements reserved for the higher-end model include darker exterior trim pieces including standard 22-inch wheels and ash wood inserts with the “open pore” look that several other luxury brands are offering. The cabin is upholstered in a higher-grade leather. Infiniti America president Michael Bartsch even went so far as to call it a “mobile man cave,” saying the cabin is designed to look masculine.

Of course, the Limited package also brings all of the options offered on normal QX80 models including a mobile entertainment system to keep rear seat passengers from catapulting Cheerios at each other. The driver’s seat features 10-way power adjustability or eight-way adjustability for the front passenger.

The powertrain remains the same with a 5.6-liter V8 pushing 400 hp and 413 lb-ft f torque through a seven-speed automatic with automatic downshift rev matching and Infiniti’s all-mode all-wheel drive system.

If you don’t want to spring for the Limited package that Infiniti hasn’t announced pricing for, there’s always the normal QX80. For 2015, all versions are being refreshed with the same corporate face first seen on the Q50 sedan. As is typically standard procedure during a mid-cycle update, there are more colors and wheel options on tap starting with the 2015 model year.

The cabin also gains new materials. For example, the “Deluxe Technology Package” includes high-grade semi-aniline leather. Infiniti also revised how the door trim looks. Aside from nicer leather, you’re more likely to notice the new safety technologies packaged for the 2015. Just like the Q50, the QX80 is available with the company’s ”Predictive Front Collision Warning System” that is supposed to see ahead of the next car to detect a crash earlier. The truck also adds “three-blink, one touch” turn signals and automatically dipping high beams that use a camera to sense oncoming cars.

Infiniti dealers in North America are expected to start receiving the new models this fall. Pricing wasn’t announced today, but don’t be surprised if the current $63,695 base price climbs along with the rest of the range.

GALLERY: 2015 Infiniti QX80 Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Infiniti QX80

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Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-q70-grows-longer-safer-sexier-2015.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-q70-grows-longer-safer-sexier-2015.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:01:06 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=240777 Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015 Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015
Sick of sitting in the automoive luxury market’s second tier, Infiniti is launching a product offensive aimed at competing more directly with Germany. Performance capability will play a big role in that, but so will large-scale luxury cars. The Q70 (formerly the M) is no runt, but Infiniti understands that it still isn’t able to... more]]>
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Sick of sitting in the automoive luxury market’s second tier, Infiniti is launching a product offensive aimed at competing more directly with Germany.

Performance capability will play a big role in that, but so will large-scale luxury cars. The Q70 (formerly the M) is no runt, but Infiniti understands that it still isn’t able to keep up with extended wheelbase options from other manufacturers.

Following behind the recently-released Q50, the Q70 adopts the same styling cues. Its flared front fenders and rear-end style are both characteristics the refreshed sedan shares with its less expensive sibling.

Powertrain options carry over as do the rest of the vehicle’s mechanical components. That means the Q50′s steer-by-wire system is not in place here. Similarly, Infinti’s previous-generation infotainment system is also in place rather than the brand’s new two-screen system.

The biggest news is that Infiniti will begin offering a long-wheelbase model for the 2015 model year. The new cars will begin arriving in late 2014 and offer 5.9 extra inches of rear-seat legroom. The Q70L, as it’s called, will be sold with the 3.7-liter V6 making 330 hp or the 5.6-liter V8 that makes 416 hp compared to the 420-hp rating the same engine with the normal wheelbase cars. Infiniti will continue offering its hybrid powertrain as well, but not with the Q70L.

Aside from a revised exterior and more available rear legroom, the brand is also adding four new safety systems to its flagship sedan. “Predictive Forward Collision Warning,” a system that can see past the car immediately ahead to detect a crash sooner than the driver, will be available in the Q70 for 2015. Nissan’s bird’s eye view parking display will also be available along with a a system called “Backup Collision Intervention” and automatic braking while driving forward. There’s also a lane departure prevention system that will gently apply the brakes to prevent the car from drifting between lanes.

GALLERY: 2015 Infiniti Q70 Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Infiniti Q70

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Is an Infiniti Juke in the Works? http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-juke-works.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/infiniti-juke-works.html#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:30:32 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=240492 Is an Infiniti Juke in the Works? Is an Infiniti Juke in the Works?
A luxury version of the Nissan Juke could be on its way, sporting an Infiniti badge. Reports are coming in that the Japanese automaker is planning to unveil a new compact crossover at the upcoming 2014 Beijing Motor Show based on the Nissan Juke. The luxury compact crossover segment is growing, especially now that Lexus... more]]>
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A luxury version of the Nissan Juke could be on its way, sporting an Infiniti badge.

Reports are coming in that the Japanese automaker is planning to unveil a new compact crossover at the upcoming 2014 Beijing Motor Show based on the Nissan Juke. The luxury compact crossover segment is growing, especially now that Lexus has officially debuted its NX model, so it’s natural that Infiniti would create a competitor of its own.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Nissan Juke Adds Cargo Room, Keeps Wacky Style

The above image was part of a press conference held before the Beijing Motor Show and reveals a shaded silhouette of an unnamed model that shares a similar roofline to the Juke. It is likely that Infiniti’s version will sport styling similar to what is found on the Q50, as the brand shifts its image to be more consistent throughout its lineup.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti Q30 Preview

The model is being mentioned as one of seven Infiniti models that will enter the Chinese market this year. As for this being the QX30, it’s possible, but unlikely since that model will be built on the Q30 platform and isn’t due until 2016. This is the first time the brand has hinted at an even more compact crossover, do there’s a chance it could sport the QX20 or even QX10 nameplate.

We’ll know more once the 2014 Beijing Motor Show kicks off in a couple of weeks.

GALLERY: 2015 Nissan Juke Live Shots

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[Source: Car Advice]

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Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide. Nadine is a 37-year-old mother of three. She’s... more]]>

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Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide.

Nadine is a 37-year-old mother of three. She’s in the market for a family-friendly vehicle that can endure the abuse handed out by her growing brood of little ones.

Ruggedness, power and space are important, but so is seating capacity. How do you efficiently transport a whole mess of kiddies? While simple and extremely cost effective dragging them along in a trawler net isn’t feasible; they need to be properly restrained in a manner that won’t cause them harm (read: rope burn).

She mentioned an interest in the Honda Odyssey miniature van along with its integrated vacuum cleaner. This means she’s not intimidated by a high price tag, because one of these puppies with a suction device is north of 45 grand. Aside from this family-focused option, what are some other alternatives? Well, she’s come to the right place because we’ve got a whole mess of suggestions. And by that we mean two other possibilities that might serve her. Please continue…

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