INFINITI: STRONG SALES RESULTS ACROSS EUROPE AND EMEA IN SEPTEMBER AND YEAR-TO-DATE
- Europe: September sales up by 94% compared to September 2015 and 155% year-to-date compared to same period 2015
- EMEA: September sales up by 30% compared to September 2015, and 42% year-to-date compared to same period 2015
- Globally, all-time record for INFINITI sales in September as well as year-to-date
Rolle, Switzerland – INFINITI continues its strong momentum when it sold 1,790 vehicles in Europe in September, almost twice as many as in September of the previous year. Year-to-date the car manufacturer sold 13,176 cars on European soil – corresponding to an increase of 155% compared to the same period of last year. Across the competitive EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region 2,799 Infiniti cars were sold in September – 30% more than in September 2015, and 22,726 this year so far. Strongest model in the entire EMEA region was again the Infiniti Q30, of which 8,728 have been sold since January.
In Europe, INFINITI was most successful in France: Sales in September went up to 564 vehicles – more than three times as many as in September 2015. During this year, 3,201 INFINITI cars have been sold across the country so far – an increase of 249% in comparison to the same period of the year before. In the UK, 257 cars were sold in September. During this year, 2,408 INFINITI cars have been sold across the country – an increase of 132% in comparison to the same period of the year before. With 178 cars sold, INFINITI in Germany was able to increase ts sales by 46% compared to September 2015. Furthermore, since January 1,707 cars were sold, an increase of 128%. In Italy, 292 customers have bought a new INFINITI in September, and 1,696 since the beginning of this year, which means more than six times of what was sold in the same time frame of 2015.
“I am glad to join INFINITI at this pivotal moment as we are in the middle of a major product offensive. Our Q30 and QX30 compact vehicles have been well received in Europe and beyond. With the all-new Q60 sports coupe, the new 3.0 twin-turbo V6 engine and other highly innovative technologies, INFINITI carries further momentum. I am happy to be part of this wonderful team and I am confident that together we will drive further sales achievements and continue our success in the entire EMEA region”, said Raoul Picello – newly appointed Vice President of INFINITI Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Globally, INFINITI achieved the best September sales month in its 27-year history. Total sales of more than 19,900 were up 12% versus September last year. For the first three quarters of the year, INFINITI sold more than 164,600 vehicles, an increase of 7% compared to the same time last year. This also marks an all-time record for the company.
At the Paris Motor show this week, INFINITI debuted its ground-breaking VC-Turbo engine, the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine as well as the design evolution of the QX Sport Inspiration. It also showed for the first time the 2017 Q50 sports sedan, which will be arriving at INFINITI retailers soon.
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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