Infiniti Expands Into New Zealand
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 15:47
INFINITI Motor Company Limited is expanding its global network to New Zealand with the appointment of Global Motors NZ Limited as its official distributor.
Commencing initially with two premium retail dealerships in Auckland and Christchurch, INFINITI New Zealand has plans to quickly establish its presence in the country with a view to redefining the status quo of the premium vehicle market segment.
Situated in Asia and Oceania, one of the fastest growing regions for INFINITI where sales reached a record high of almost 6,700 vehicles in 2016. INFINITI will launch in New Zealand with three models:
Q50 Saloon – a technologically refined, luxury 4-door sports saloon, featuring class-leading hybrid technology
QX70 SUV – a genuine sports SUV, refined 5-door with a V6 diesel engine
QX80 – a large modern luxury SUV, 5-door, 8-seater, 5.6-litre petrol engine
Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI Motor Company
“We are excited to the new market entry into New Zealand as it exemplifies our continuous growth globally. Together with our new business partner – Global Motors NZ Limited, we are looking forward to providing vehicles across the INFINITI portfolio to customers in New Zealand. The investment into INFINITI by Global Motors NZ Limited represents a significant commitment to the INFINITI brand and forms the basis for an outstanding service to our customers. INFINITI Motor Company would like to thank Global Motors NZ Limited for this commitment and is looking forward to a successful launch of the brand in New Zealand. The timing of the INFINITI introduction is perfect to challenge the premium automotive New Zealand market segment since last year INFINITI had a record sales of over 230,000 units worldwide”
INFINITI New Zealand spokesperson, Tom Griffiths, said: “We are honoured to partner with INFINITI, with whom we have a long-term relationship through the Renault-Nissan Alliance. With our leadership and expertise in the industry, I am confident INFINITI will challenge the traditional perceptions of the luxury space.”