INFINITI today reported January sales of 6,796 units, a decrease of 8.2 percent versus 7,405 units a year earlier.
With a 3.4 percent gain for the month, sales of INFINITI luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles remained strong, led by the INFINITI QX full-size SUV with a 30.4 percent increase to 1,020 units.
“After a strong close in December, traffic at INFINITI retailers picked up considerably in the last half of January as we began our sponsorship of NCAA® Men’s Basketball,” said Ben Poore, vice president, INFINITI Business Unit. “Strong sales of the INFINITI FX performance crossover and the QX full-size SUV have our retailers highly anticipating the new INFINITI JX that goes on sale in the Spring.”
The INFINITI JX, the brand’s first 3-row, 7-passenger luxury crossover, is expected to offer class-leading interior volume and best-in-class all-wheel-drive fuel economy. It will also feature the world’s first Blind Spot Intervention system, which detects crossing vehicles behind the JX and, if necessary, can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.
As corporate sponsor of NCAA® Men’s Basketball, INFINITI began its second annual Coaches’ Charity Challenge in January. Through this program, $5,000 will be donated to each of the 48 participating coaches’ designated charities. The coach with the most fan votes in the final round will receive $100,000 for his designated charity. INFINITI is promoting its G and M lines during regular season NCAA Men’s Basketball, continuing with the launch of the INFINITI JX luxury crossover during the Final Four®.
INFINITI offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles that inspire at every turn, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size luxury SUV. More information about INFINITI and its Total Ownership Experience? can be found at www.INFINITIUSA.com.