Cuban Infiniti Designer Brings Q60 to His Homeland, Video Gives Us the Feels

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Infiniti brought something to the streets of Cuba that hasn’t been seen there in decades — an American-spec car.

The Japanese automaker’s executive design director, Alfonso Albaisa, took an all-new Infiniti Q60 to Havana, making it the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years. Albaisa made the journey to Cuba to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace, marking the first opportunity he has had to visit Cuba and see the country’s unique mid-century modern architecture.

Albaisa grew up in Miami, Florida, but now is based in Japan, where he oversees all four Infiniti design studios across the world.

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The company shared a video of the experience, including how the streets of Cuba reacted to seeing the all-new Infiniti Q60 on the roadways. During the trip, Albaisa may have also found the origins of his own design DNA that we see in the unique flowing lines of current Infiniti vehicles.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Dec 07, 2016

    how can ANYONE in Cuba afford one??? How???

    • Smartacus Smartacus on Dec 07, 2016

      they can't even afford rice cookers and recently; they could hardly afford the makeshift rice cookers