According to the company's press release, dated April 1, 2011, Infiniti sold 1,355 units in March, this year. In 2010 the March sales report stated that 1,041 vehicles were sold. Compared to the previous year, the model sales are up 30.2 percent. It is a new sales record, set by the full-size QX56 model.
It looks like the first quarter of the current year is more than just success for the Japanese brand in the United States. Nissan North America reported about 121,141 vehicles, sold in March, 2011. This data includes Nissan and Infiniti results. It is a significant improvement in both income and sales. Infiniti division delivered 11,287 units to their owners during the last month. For comparison, the Company sold 9, 942 vehicles during March, 2010. These figures demonstrate the growth of the brand's popularity.
The current QX56 is available in two variations for the North American market. Both two-wheel and all-wheel drive models come with the 5.6-liter 32-valve V8 power unit, which delivers 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to the electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission. The SUV gets 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg in the highway. The on-board technologies of the vehicle include Infiniti Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition, which unlocks the door or trunk distantly and helps to adjust memory setting once a driver is inside of the vehicle. The temperature within the cabin is set by Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system. Infiniti offers its QX56 model with touch-screen Hard Drive Navigation system. From traffic, to weather and music, this on-board computer is a reliable assistant for a driver. The information is displayed on the high-resolution screen that supports Birdview perspective control and enhanced 3-D building graphics. The price of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 starts at $58,700.