The Infiniti M35 hybrid
is one of our favourite cars that we’ve driven this year; the main problem was where to buy one from, but that is now being solved with the roll-out of Infiniti Centres around the UK.
The most recent Centre, and the largest, was opened in Stockport last week. So at last motorists in the North West have somewhere to view the Infiniti range. Within only a short drive from places such as Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Hale – areas where Range Rover Sports currently proliferate – Infiniti deserves to be extremely successful – as long as people are aware of the brand’s cars.
Although the M35h is the main model on our radar at the moment, there will be more hybrids and an electric car appearing from the brand over the coming years. In the meantime Infiniti offers SUVs, crossovers, saloons, coupes and convertibles that look refreshingly different and that are more individual than cars from most other luxury performance brands. Infiniti is from Japan, and its products feature design elements influenced by Japanese life such as calligraphy brush strokes and curves from nature.
Stockport is the country’s fifth Infiniti retail outlet. The launch included the Inspired Performance Gallery which saw the international debut of the works of the first finalists from the Infiniti Digital Art Competition.
Chairman of Mana Premier Automobiles Mr Hishani Al Mana, Mana Premier Automobiles COO Lisa Ford, and Vice President of Infiniti Europe Bernard Loire led the formal address. They were joined by a video message from Infiniti’s brand ambassador, double Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
Infiniti has also announced that it will expand its partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team for the 2012 season. The announcement, made at the Korean Grand Prix, follows Sebastian Vettel winning his second world drivers championship. From 2012, Infiniti will feature more prominent branding on the Red Bull Racing F1 cars.
Infiniti Centre Leeds, the marque’s sixth outlet is set to be unveiled on 20 October.
The Infiniti Centre Stockport is located just off the M60; for further information visit www.infiniti-stockport.co.uk