Infiniti Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: When was Infiniti officially founded?
A: 1985
B: 1989
C: 1992
D: 1995
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti was founded on November 8, 1989.

2: In which city is Infiniti’s headquarters located?
A: Tokyo
B: Nishi-ku, Yokohama
C: Osaka
D: Nagoya
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti’s headquarters are in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

3: Who is the current Group Vice President of Infiniti Americas?
A: Bill Bruce
B: Craig Keeys
C: Carlos Ghosn
D: Roland Krüger
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Craig Keeys is the current Group Vice President of Infiniti Americas.

4: Infiniti is a luxury vehicle division of which parent company?
A: Toyota
B: Honda
C: Nissan
D: Mitsubishi
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Nissan.

5: What inspired the design of the Infiniti logo?
A: A stylized letter “I”
B: A road extending to the horizon and Mount Fuji
C: A futuristic car
D: An infinity symbol
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Infiniti logo is a stylized representation of a road extending to the horizon and Mount Fuji, reflecting its Japanese origins.

6: Which car was Infiniti’s first offering to compete with the Lexus SC?
A: Q45
B: M30
C: G20
D: J30
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The M30 was introduced in November 1989 as an alternative to the Lexus SC.

7: What type of vehicle was the Infiniti QX4, released in late 1996?
A: Sedan
B: Coupe
C: Convertible
D: SUV
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Infiniti QX4 was a mid-size premium SUV.

8: Which model is known for maintaining a centrally installed analog clock?
A: Q70
B: M30
C: Q45
D: G35
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: All Infiniti models, including the Q45, maintained a centrally installed analog clock design.

9: What was the primary marketing strategy for Infiniti during its initial campaign?
A: Featuring the cars in every advertisement
B: Focusing on nature and tranquility without showing the cars
C: Highlighting the car’s technological features
D: Offering significant discounts
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti’s initial campaign aimed to bring about brand awareness with Zen-influenced spots that focused on nature and tranquility, without showing the actual cars.

10: Which Infiniti model replaced the J30 mid-sized rear drive sedan in 1996?
A: G35
B: QX4
C: I30
D: FX35
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The I30 replaced the J30 mid-sized rear drive sedan in 1996.

11: What significant change did Infiniti make to its model designation in 2013?
A: Introduced electric vehicles
B: Changed to using letters Q and QX for all models
C: Began focusing on SUVs only
D: Stopped producing sedans
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2013, Infiniti’s model designation changed to using letters Q for sedans and coupes, and QX for SUVs and crossovers.

12: When did Infiniti start producing cars in Xiangyang, China?
A: 2005
B: 2010
C: 2014
D: 2017
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti started producing vehicles in Xiangyang, China, in 2014.

13: Who was appointed as president of Infiniti in September 2014?
A: Johan de Nysschen
B: Andy Palmer
C: Roland Krüger
D: Bill Bruce
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Roland Krüger, former head of BMW’s Asian division, was appointed as president of Infiniti in September 2014.

14: In which year did Infiniti announce it would become an electric brand by 2021?
A: 2016
B: 2017
C: 2018
D: 2019
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In January 2018, chief executive Hiroto Saikawa announced that the Infiniti brand would be transformed into an electric brand by 2021.

15: Which model was introduced by Infiniti to rival the Acura MDX and BMW X5?
A: FX35
B: Q50
C: JX35 (later renamed QX60)
D: G20
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The JX35, later renamed QX60, was introduced to rival the Acura MDX and BMW X5.

16: Where did Infiniti move its global headquarters in 2012 to focus on the Chinese market?
A: Tokyo, Japan
B: Shanghai, China
C: Hong Kong
D: Beijing, China
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti moved its global headquarters to Hong Kong in 2012 to focus on the burgeoning luxury market in mainland China.

17: What was the primary reason for Infiniti pulling out of the Western European market in 2019?
A: Political instability
B: Poor sales and uncertain Brexit outcome
C: Rising production costs
D: Competition from American brands
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti pulled out of the Western European market due to a combination of poor sales and the uncertain Brexit outcome.

18: What name did the QX56 model adopt in 2013 during Infiniti’s model designation change?
A: Q70
B: Q50
C: QX80
D: QX35
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The QX56 was renamed QX80 during Infiniti’s model designation change in 2013.

19: Who did Infiniti sponsor for the Renault engines in the 2011 Formula One season?
A: Mercedes
B: Ferrari
C: Red Bull Racing
D: McLaren
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti chose to sponsor the Renault engines for Red Bull Racing for the 2011 Formula One season.

20: In what year did Infiniti cease production at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2020
D: 2021
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti ceased assembly of vehicles at its Sunderland plant in 2019.

21: Which model was first to use the lithium-ion battery pack displayed in the Essence concept car?
A: Q50
B: M56
C: FX50
D: QX30
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Infiniti M56 first featured the lithium-ion battery pack displayed in the Essence concept car.

22: When did Infiniti first debut in Europe?
A: 2005
B: 2008
C: 2010
D: 2012
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti made its official European debut in late 2008.

23: What is the horsepower of the 3.5-liter V6 engine in the Infiniti EX35 launched in (December) 2007?
A: 250 hp
B: 280 hp
C: 306 hp
D: 320 hp
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Infiniti EX35 shared the G35’s 3.5-liter, 306 hp V6 engine.

24: When did Infiniti unveil its new performance division named Infiniti Performance Line?
A: 2008
B: 2010
C: 2012
D: 2014
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti unveiled its new performance division named Infiniti Performance Line in August 2010.

25: In which year did Infiniti reveal it would leave the Australian and New Zealand markets?
A: 2009
B: 2015
C: 2017
D: 2019
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Infiniti announced in 2019 that it would leave the Australian and New Zealand markets due to slow sales in the region.

26: Who took over the public relations for Infiniti EMEA in 2013?
A: Carlos Ghosn
B: Norman Ko
C: Simone Piattelli Palmarini
D: Ian Peart
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Simone Piattelli Palmarini took up the role of head of public relations for Infiniti EMEA in 2013.

27: As of which year did Infiniti plan to end production and new car sales of fossil fuel powered vehicles by 2030?
A: 2018
B: 2020
C: 2021
D: 2022
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: As of November 2021, Infiniti stated that it would become 100 percent all-electric by 2030.

28: Which market did Infiniti initially focus on after leaving the European market?
A: Australia and New Zealand
B: South Korea and Malaysia
C: North America, China, and the Middle East
D: South Africa and Vietnam
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti focused on the North American, Chinese, and Middle Eastern markets after leaving the European market.

29: What type of engine did the J30 model, introduced in 1992, have?
A: 278 hp V8
B: 193 hp V6
C: 210 hp VG30DE
D: 306 hp V6
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Infiniti J30 introduced in 1992 had a 210 hp VG30DE engine.

30: Which model helped Infiniti sales improve by 2003?
A: Q45
B: G35
C: QX4
D: M35
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The G35 helped improve Infiniti sales significantly by 2003.

31: Which Infiniti model was marketed as the Japanese BMW?
A: G35
B: Q70
C: FX35
D: I30
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Infiniti G series, particularly the G35, helped re-define Infiniti as the “Japanese BMW.”

32: When did Infiniti relocate from Hong Kong to Yokohama?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2020
D: 2021
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti relocated its headquarters from Hong Kong back to Yokohama in 2020.

33: What year did Infiniti introduce the EX35 compact crossover?
A: 2006
B: 2007
C: 2008
D: 2009
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Infiniti EX35 was introduced in (December) 2007.

34: Who developed the business strategy to break Infiniti away from its Nissan roots?
A: Bill Bruce
B: Carlos Ghosn
C: Roland Krüger
D: Hiroto Saikawa
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Carlos Ghosn developed a business strategy to break Infiniti away from its Nissan roots.

35: Which Infiniti model competed in the 2004 sport-tuned crossover market?
A: QX4
B: FX35/45
C: EX35
D: G37
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The sport-tuned FX35/45 crossovers were introduced to compete in the American market in 2004.

36: What year did Infiniti cease production in Russia and Belarus?
A: 2019
B: 2020
C: 2021
D: 2022
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Nissan, along with Infiniti division, withdrew entirely from Russia and Belarus as of March 2022.

37: Who was appointed the role of head of public relations for Infiniti EMEA in 2013?
A: Roland Krüger
B: Hiroto Saikawa
C: Simone Piattelli Palmarini
D: Joohan de Nysschen
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Simone Piattelli Palmarini took up the role as head of public relations for Infiniti EMEA in 2013.

38: What notable accolade did the Infiniti G35 receive in 2003?
A: Best Luxury SUV
B: Motor Trend Car of the Year
C: Best Fuel Efficiency
D: Best Compact Sedan
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Infiniti G35 was voted Motor Trend Car of the Year in 2003.

39: Which Infiniti model was the brand’s first offering in the entry-level luxury segment?
A: J30
B: I30
C: G20
D: Q45
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Infiniti’s initial entry into the entry-level luxury segment was the J30.

40: Who was Infiniti’s founding general manager?
A: Bill Bruce
B: Craig Keeys
C: Carlos Ghosn
D: Roland Krüger
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Bill Bruce was the founding general manager of Infiniti.

41: Which model was the luxury vehicle division’s first premium SUV introduced in late 1996 specifically?
A: QX4
B: EX35
C: FX35
D: Q50
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Infiniti introduced its first premium SUV, the QX4, in late 1996.

42: How many countries did Infiniti’s marketing network include in the 2010s?
A: 40
B: 50
C: 60
D: 30
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In the 2010s, Infiniti’s marketing network included dealers in over 50 countries.

43: What type of vehicle segment was Infiniti created to target?
A: Economy cars
B: Premium vehicles
C: Commercial trucks
D: Motorcycles
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti was created to target the premium vehicle segments.

44: What was one of the two initial models launched by Infiniti in 1989?
A: QX4
B: G20
C: Q45
D: I30
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti launched with the Q45 and M30 models in 1989.

45: Which model was known for its four-cylinder SR20DE engine?
A: G35
B: G20
C: FX45
D: QX60
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Infiniti G20 used the SR20DE four-cylinder engine.

46: Who succeeded Andy Palmer as president of Infiniti in 2014?
A: Roland Krüger
B: Johan de Nysschen
C: Craig Keeys
D: Carlos Ghosn
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Roland Krüger succeeded Andy Palmer as president of Infiniti in 2014.

47: In what year did Infiniti pull out of the Australian and New Zealand markets?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2017
D: 2016
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti pulled out of the Australian and New Zealand markets in 2019.

48: From which Japanese Nissan model was the Infiniti G35 based?
A: Nissan Leopard
B: Nissan Primera
C: Nissan Skyline
D: Nissan Cedric
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Infiniti G35 was based on the Nissan Skyline.

49: Which Infiniti model was launched in 2006 for the 2007 model year?
A: M35
B: QX56
C: G35
D: I35
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: A redesigned version of the G35 sedan was launched in 2006 for the 2007 model year.

50: Which Infiniti model was introduced in mid-2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show?
A: Q50
B: Q30 Concept
C: QX60
D: Q70
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Q30 Concept car had its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

51: Where were Infiniti’s European headquarters located?
A: Paris, France
B: Berlin, Germany
C: Rolle, Switzerland
D: Madrid, Spain
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Infiniti Europe’s headquarters are in Rolle, Switzerland.

52: What was the main reason for Infiniti’s withdrawal from the South Korean market?
A: Lack of dealership networks
B: Intensified consumer sentiment against Japanese products
C: High taxes
D: Weather conditions
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti withdrew from the South Korean market due to intensified consumer sentiment against Japanese products.

53: What strategy was introduced by CEO Hiroto Saikawa for Infiniti in 2018?
A: Focusing on SUVs only
B: Becoming an all-electric brand by 2021
C: Merging with another luxury brand
D: Entering the motorcycle market
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced that Infiniti would become an all-electric brand by 2021.

54: When did Infiniti start marketing its luxury vehicles in North America?
A: November 8, 1989
B: November 8, 1992
C: November 8, 1995
D: November 8, 2000
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Infiniti started marketing its luxury vehicles in North America on November 8, 1989.

55: How many horsepower did the Q45’s V8 engine have?
A: 250 hp
B: 278 hp
C: 300 hp
D: 350 hp
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Q45 featured a 278 hp V8 engine.

56: What kind of suspension did the first generation Q45t offer?
A: Adaptive Cruise Control
B: Active Suspension System
C: Manual Suspension System
D: Hydraulic Suspension System
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The first generation Q45t offered an active suspension system.

57: Which model replaced the G20 in late 1996?
A: Q45
B: I30
C: J30
D: FX35
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The G20 was replaced by the I30 mid-sized rear drive sedan in late 1996.

58: Who was the president of Infiniti Global Limited when it incorporated in Hong Kong?
A: Roland Krüger
B: Carlos Ghosn
C: Andy Palmer
D: Simone Piattelli Palmarini
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Andy Palmer was the president of Infiniti Global Limited when it incorporated in Hong Kong.

59: What was the main reason for Infiniti to relocate its headquarters back to Yokohama in 2020?
A: Cost reduction
B: Integration with parent company Nissan
C: Market expansion strategies
D: Environmental regulations
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti relocated its headquarters back to Yokohama to integrate with its parent company Nissan.

60: When did Infiniti officially announce its decision to leave the Western European market?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2020
D: 2021
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Infiniti announced its decision to leave the Western European market in 2019.

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