Infiniti arrives in the UK!

  • Luxury arm of Nissan finally arrives in the UK
  • Saloon, 4x4 and convertibles on offer
  • Customers can expect top quality service

It's the upmarket car maker you've probably never heard of, but September 2009 saw Japanese firm Infiniti launch in the UK. And its range of performance saloons, coupes and 4x4s are set to take on the likes of BMW and Audi.

Infiniti is actually owned by Nissan in a similar way that Toyota has Lexus as its premium make. Here we give you the low down on the whole model range and what else you can expect from the the newest manufacturer to hit UK shores.

There is currently only one dealership - based in Reading - but more will open during 2010 in London, Birmingham and Glasgow. A further four are planned for 2011 in locations including Stockport, Leeds and two more in the capital.

Potential buyers can expect top quality levels of customer service as the brand looks to emulate the reputation Lexus has gained. This includes a free collection and delivery service (up to 150 miles) when your car requires a service.

But what's most surprising about the Infiniti range is what it lacks - a diesel engine. For now the only choices are high powered (but thirsty) petrol engines. Good for performance but not for economy or running costs. However, there are plans to introduce a diesel sooner rather than later.

We've already driven the largest Infiniti model, the FX, and you can read our comprehensive review on the newcomer. Here's what else you can expect from Infiniti: 

 

EX: the smaller 4x4

Similar in size to the BMW X3, this is a refined road-focussed 4x4 rather than a go-anywhere vehicle. Read more here

 

 

G Saloon: the performance saloon

The mainstay of the range, the four-door saloon promises great performance and superb comfort. Read more here

 

 

G Coupe: the sporty two-door

Powered by the same 3.7-litre V6 that features in the rest of the range, this coupe promises keen handling. Read more here

 

 

G Convertible: the stylish drop top

An alternative to the likes of the Audi A5 Cabriolet, the G Convertible comes with a metal folding roof. Read more here