Dinosaur Bones, Calamity and Gear: Exploring the Gobi Desert

An epic Mongolian adventure with Infiniti and The Explorers Club

After the sixth hour of a biblical sandstorm, we’re feeling fairly confident about the $1,800 Hilleberg tent that we’re huddled inside—especially considering the rest of the campsite blew down hours ago. During the desert storm, two members of our expedition were injured and needed to be evacuated: one suffered a concussion, the other a scorpion sting. So while it’s the middle of the night, we’re …

Test Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX50

Good looks, a motor developed over 20 years, NASA tech in the seats and more

by Andrew Maness When it comes to crossovers, there’s little choice other than to go all-in and create a design that will turn heads. Some manufacturers reach to extremes and end up bringing a car to market with an overcomplicated, fussy design. Subtlety is increasingly hard to find in the automotive arena, particularly in the booming crossover segment, but leave it to Infiniti to find …

Redesigning the 2018 Infiniti QX80

Alfonso Albaisa, Senior VP of Global Design for the company, addresses their new approach

by Andrew Maness Sometimes a minor refresh goes a long way, and such is certainly the case with the recently debuted 2018 Infiniti QX80. CH got a sneak peak at the QX80 last month in Los Angeles and it’s clear the subtle changes to company’s flagship SUV have made a big impact. The revised front fascia brings the vehicle into line with the rest of …

INFINITI Takes Their Q60 to Havana

Executive design director Alfonso Albaisa traces his roots in Cuba, while bringing the first US car to the country in 58 years

Growing up in Miami, INFINITI‘s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa is Cuban, yet is also (in his words) a “product of the United States.” Despite the tie to his homeland being built on his parents’ and family’s stories and photographs rather than his own experience, Albaisa patriotism and connection to Cuba was unshakable. With INFINITI, Albaisa got the opportunity to visit Cuba for the first …