LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off, Infiniti has been recognized by leading consumer automotive websites AOL Autos, Kelley Blue Book, IntelliChoice and AutoPacific for achievements in technical innovation, leading customer satisfaction and outstanding resale value among its competitors.
AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award Finalist (QX60)
On November 19, during the LA Auto Show's Connected Car Expo, AOL Autos announced it selected Infiniti's Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) as a finalist for its 2013 Technology of the Year Award. Available on Infiniti's QX60 and QX60 Hybrid luxury crossover, BCI is an advanced active safety system that can detect objects the driver may miss when backing up and even apply the brakes momentarily to get the drivers attention.
AOL Autos' annual Technology of the Year award recognizes vehicle manufacturers from around the world who have elevated the industry by incorporating technology into their vehicles that advance the connectivity, telematics, active safety and fuel economy of cars and trucks on the road today. Following an online popular vote at aol.it/VoteTOY, this year's winner will be announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
Motorist Choice Award (QX60)
For eight years, IntelliChoice and AutoPacific have teamed up for the annual Motorist Choice Awards, recognizing vehicles that marry both high consumer satisfaction and outstanding ownership value over time. This year, IntelliChoice recognized the QX60 twice, as the premium segment winner in both the "People Mover" and "Kid Friendly" categories.
Each year, AutoPacific polls more than 50,000 new vehicle buyers on 48 key attributes, determining overall buyer satisfaction with their purchase. Concurrently, IntelliChoice monitors cost of ownership metrics for more than 2,000 different models and trim lines to compile a holistic view of what a car might cost over a five year period. Results from both AutoPacific and IntelliChoice are aggregated into one analysis that recognizes vehicles scoring high in both categories, The Motorist Choice Awards.
Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards (QX50)
Kelley Blue Book recognized Infiniti's QX50 in the highly competitive Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover class as having the best resale value among its peers, citing it offers an "intriguing combination of sportiness, sophistication and practicality."
Now in its 12th year, Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards identify manufacturers producing cars, trucks and SUVs that are outstanding values over the first five years of ownership. Each one of the winners is projected to retain its value better than the competition. Kelley Blue Book's projections for resale value are based off of careful analysis of several key current market indicators including current sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition within their respective segment and forecast for demand.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand's portfolio. As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance.
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