“In future, new INFINITI products will benefit from the application of downsized, high-efficiency engines, such as VC-Turbo, which do not compromise performance. INFINITI’s progressive customer base is receptive to new technology, and the VC-Turbo engine is designed to meet this desire to buy innovative products.” Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI
Innovative powertrains such as the VC-Turbo engine will drive INFINITI’s global growth ambitions, and sustain the ongoing expansion of its product portfolio. With VC-Turbo technology, INFINITI has enhanced the prospects of the very idea of the gasoline engine, at a time when the sustainability of diesel combustion is under question.
Significant powertrain innovations will drive INFINITI’s next phase of growth. The new 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine is the latest – and most momentous – of these innovations. INFINITI has improved corporate average fuel economy by 36% from 2005 to 2014, and future powertrain innovations will see the company improve efficiency further.
INFINITI continues to lay strong foundations for the continued growth of the company in every market around the world. New products have formed the basis of INFINITI’s recent sales momentum. The company sold a record 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016 – a year-on-year rise of 7%. INFINITI sold over 125,000 vehicles during the first half of 2017, around a 13% year-on-year rise and another sales record for the company.