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Old 22nd June 2004, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just saw this over on SA forums.

Nissan has just regitered a new trademark in Australia for the next GT-R, "Infiniti GT-R"

Trademark Owner: Nissan Jidousha K.K

Date Registered: 2004-06-08



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Old 22nd June 2004, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes - Infiniti is also apparently going to get launched in Japan to parallel Toyota launching Lexus in the JDM.
So it's highly likely to be an Infiniti GT-R over here too.
Think that was in BestCar at the end of May.
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Old 22nd June 2004, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I asked Nissan about that and they gave me the old no comment reply. But to name the GT-R under the Infiniti brand in the home market would be a gross mistake for Nissan. I personally don't think they will do it but if they do, you can bet it will be a decision taken by a non-Japanese board member.

Anyway good to see some news....which is better than no news I suppose



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I agree with you, but, sadly, I know how the Japanese are driven by brand culture.
Don't be too surprised if it happens
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Autoexpress a UK weekly journal over here have also claimed that the Infinity brand is to launched in the UK to rival Lexus. No mention of the GT-R though.

I'll see if I can find a link to their website.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/CARS/new...jsp?dbid=22898

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Sorry got mixed up it was not Autoexpress
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Old 22nd June 2004, 04:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It is a nissan dealer btw, for those of you who dont know. Chiba Nissan Jidousha Kabusiki; kaisha; 9-21,Honchibacho,Chuo-ku,; Chiba-shi,Chiba 260-8585 JAPAN; JP
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Old 22nd June 2004, 04:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is a nissan dealer btw, for those of you who dont know. Chiba Nissan Jidousha Kabusiki; kaisha; 9-21,Honchibacho,Chuo-ku,; Chiba-shi,Chiba 260-8585 JAPAN; JP
"It is a nissan dealer btw......" What is?

'Chiba Nissan Jidosha KK' is a Nissan car sales dealership in Chiba city.

'Nissan Jidosha KK' ( the company that has just registered the 'Infinit GT-R' trademark in Australia ) is a slightly larger Japanese company that ( I hear ) makes cars and stuff

You did actually read and understand what DCD wrote, I take it?
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Old 22nd June 2004, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm not surprised that the GT-R is being launched as an Infiniti model given the fact that it is an expensive luxury GT car and would subsequently fit better in the Infiniti range of luxury models rather than the everyday Nissan models.

Thanks for the information
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Im not that surprised either. Although I would rather have it under Nissan GT-R but, Its fine with me. I dont know why they would launch it as Infiniti GT-R in Japan.
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Nothing a new nissan badge can't fix
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Interesting. Sounds like a sensible move.

Sorry Dino, slightly off topic;
PS30-SB your icon is that the heart of your Fairlady Z 432-R?
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Hi Bluefin,
I've got two S20 engines, but my avatar image is not one of them I'm afraid. One is still in Japan ( with a specialist ) and the other is here in London.
I'm building a replica of a 432R. Real S20 engine, but the car will still be a replica.
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Bought one last year.

http://www.altia.ne.jp/shop/bin/cgi....23%2cA11554820

And obviously cheap compared to the real thing! Info-wise, other than that not too much, any directions you could point me to?
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You did actually read and understand what DCD wrote, I take it?
yeah, of course. Well part of it, once I saw the trademark owner who it was lol.
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Im not that surprised either. Although I would rather have it under Nissan GT-R but, Its fine with me. I dont know why they would launch it as Infiniti GT-R in Japan.
supposebly they want to compete with lexus as it will be marked as jdm in japan now. sounds like rubbish to me.
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supposebly they want to compete with lexus as it will be marked as jdm in japan now. sounds like rubbish to me.
I know that Nissan wants to launch Infiniti in Japan and to tell you the truth im fine with that, its the GT-R part that gets me. Im not sure if they are going to make it Infiniti GT-R in Japan but if it does Ill bet most Skyline GT-R fans will be pretty upset.
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Hi Bean........how is your rocket treating you?
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Drag R got something associated with this, I'd like know it looks serious?
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Hi Jeff...
Well - I enjoyed it's blistering pace for a couple of weeks (thinking that we were all going to meet down in Hakone a few weeks ago) then it went back to the garage to be finished off.
When you back over ?

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Jeff was at TopSecret with me when I got a ride in the car I finally bought. They were pretty tame on the test drive...but I still bought it

As for an Infiniti GT-R in Japan, I don't know what will happen, but the Japanese people are brand crazy....as I'm sure anyone who has been here will agree.
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Another issue with regards to the infiniti badging... will they use Nismo parts or come up with a new sports division for infiniti? OR just rebadge the nismo parts so if htey were to make a performace division for infiniti it would only really exist in name but be nismo parts....
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