INFINITI CANADA ACCEPTS THIRD CONSECUTIVE RESIDUAL VALUE AWARD FOR BEST LUXURY BRAND

- Infiniti QX56 Named ALG'S 2011 Best Luxury Fullsize Utility Vehicle -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Today, Infiniti Canada accepted two 2011 ALG residual value awards winning its third consecutive Best Luxury Brand award, as well as receiving Best Luxury Fullsize Utility Vehicle for the 2011 Infiniti QX56.

"When we launched the fully-redesigned QX56 last year we knew we had raised the bar in full-size luxury driving and this award confirms we have a stand-out in the segment," said Wendy Durward, Director, Infiniti Canada. "And Infiniti has now been awarded best luxury brand for three consecutive years confirming that our exceptional line-up provides not only exhilarating performance, but class-leading residual value."

"Infiniti has a well-earned reputation for meeting high ideals in both performance and luxury, and delivering at a price lower than its European rivals," said Raj Sundaram, Senior Vice President, Solutions Group and ALG. "This value strategy has allowed it to expand its presence in the Canadian luxury market, and earns it the top spot in the luxury brand category for the third year running."

About the 2011 Infiniti QX56
The 2011 Infiniti QX56 was redesigned from the ground up and is another great example of inspired design, performance and craftsmanship. Its high-stiffness frame structure enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness while its 5.6-litre V8 engine combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti's VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direction Injection Gasoline (DIG) and 7-speed automatic transmission. With 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque the 2011 Infiniti QX56 can handle a wide range of tasks and delivers 10 per cent better fuel economy than the previous generation QX.

"The all-new 2011 QX56 is the best of both worlds, with a luxurious and spacious interior matched to a muscular V8 engine," said Raj Sundaram, Senior Vice President, Solutions Group and ALG.  "These features were major factors in propelling it to the top of the luxury fullsize utility category."

ABOUT INFINITI
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles designed to inspire at every turn, including the G37 sports coupe, convertible and sedan, G25 Sedan, M37/56 luxury performance sedan, EX personal luxury crossover, FX premium crossover SUV and the QX full-size luxury SUV. More information about Infiniti and the Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.infiniti.ca.

About ALG
(www.alg.com) Based in Santa Barbara, California, ALG is a leading provider of data and consulting services to the automotive industry. ALG publishes the "Automotive Lease Guide" - the standard for Residual Value projections in North America, and has been forecasting automotive residual values for over 45 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. ALG is a company of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK).

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

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Didier Marsaud
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Nissan Canada
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Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com  

Heather Meehan
Cohn & Wolfe
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Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca


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