Melbourne Football Club co-captain, Nathan Jones, and star midfielder, Christian Petracca, have been signed as INFINITI brand ambassadors.
Joining the AFL giant as the official automotive partner at the start of the season, INFINITI has confirmed that Jones will drive the recently launched INFINITI QX80, while Petracca will steer the stylish INFINITI Q50.
“I’m over the moon to be an ambassador with INFINITI, the QX80 is a huge beast of a thing and I’m looking forward to driving it,” said Nathan Jones.
“I love the appeal of a big black four-wheel drive.
“I tend to get out and go surfing in my spare time (so) I’ll be looking forward to taking it on trips down the coast as well as taking the family around on weekends. It will certainly come in handy.”
For the younger Petracca, the sleek lines and connectivity of the Q50 make it a perfect car for his lifestyle.
“To have INFINITI on board is amazing and we are thrilled to have them join the Melbourne Football Club, but to be an ambassador is a special feeling”, said Petracca.
“Everything about the Q50 it is awesome, the interior is amazing, so too is the technology, I can’t wait to drive it.
“I listen to a fair bit of music, I’ll turn on Bluetooth and Spotify, and I like maps as well. The red is a killer colour, really making it stand out from other cars.”
New INFINITI managing director, Guy Street has handed over the keys with both players delighted with their new vehicles.
“I think Nathan (Jones) and Christian (Petracca) are as excited as we are, and we welcome them to the INFINITI family,” said Mr. Street.
“The INFINITI QX80 and Q50 suit the lifestyles of both players and we hope they’ll enjoy driving these impressive vehicles.”
Nathan Jones is one of the league’s most dynamic players. Known for his tenacity, athleticism and drive, the triple club best and fairest has demonstrated his on-field brilliance for over a decade.
Christian Petracca, in only his third year in the AFL, has proven to be a star performer, able to play in multiple positions and is known for his dazzling strength and speed under pressure.
The INFINITI QX80 is a go anywhere large SUV powered by a 5.6 litre V8 engine boasting an impressive 298kW of power and a huge 560Nm of torque, the ideal vehicle for Jones and his family.
It features INFINITI’s All-Mode 4WD system, a 7-Speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control, 22 inch forged aluminium-alloy wheels and has a towing capacity of 3,500kgs*.
It also includes Bluetooth∞ connectivity, an INFINITI controller for navigation, audio and climate control
and a long list of standard safety including Blind Spot Monitoring, Intelligent Parking System, Forward Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning to name a few - plus an Intelligent Rear View Mirror which turns the standard rear view mirror into a monitor.
The range-topping INFINITI Q50 3.0tt Red Sport has 298kW of power and 475Nm of torque, INFINITI’s next-generation Direct Adaptive Steering and Dynamic Digital Suspension, and a 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and Drive Sport (DS) mode.
When it comes to safety, the INFINITI Q50 is well appointed with an Around View® Monitor, Moving Object Detection, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Active Lane Control and the front and rear sonar system included as standard equipment. Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking and Back-up Collision Intervention are also standard.
In Australia, INFINITI sells an assortment of prestige passenger cars and SUVs. Its passenger car range consists of the Q30, the Q50 – which is its most popular vehicle – the Q60 and the Q70. SUVs include the QX30 and QX70, as well as the flagship 2018 QX80 – which went on sale at the end of March.
Known for its power, performance and safety
innovations, INFINITI has been part of the Australian premium new car market since September 2012. Since then it has sold 3,130 vehicles through to the end of April, 2018.
* Towing capacity is subject to towbar/towball capacity and may be reduced if a non-genuine towbar is fitted.