Infiniti to Launch M35 Hybrid at Los Angeles Auto Show
The highlight of the Infiniti stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November will be the brand's first gas-electric model, the new M35 hybrid. The M35 uses an all-new hybrid powertrain developed in-house by Nissan, unlike the Toyota-sourced system currently used in the Altima hybrid.
Since Nissan doesn't use the Infiniti brand in Japan, the M35 is sold as the Nissan Fuga hybrid in its home market where it debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall. The hybrid uses the popular 3.5-liter V6 found in several Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in combination with a 50 kilowatt motor that can drive the M35 electrically at speeds up to 62 mph. The M35 also uses a smaller capacity version of the same lithium ion battery used in the new Leaf battery electric vehicle. The M35 hybrid will go on sale in 2011 as a 2012 model.
Gallery: Infiniti M35 hybrid
Infiniti at the Los Angeles Auto Show
A new power player is set to join the Los Angeles scene on November 18th as the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid makes its North American debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The M Hybrid, based on the popular Infiniti M sedan, promises V8 performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy – without compromising driving excitement or trunk space. It will be available at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2011.
Infiniti will also showcase the new Infiniti G25 Sedan, which joins the G Line in September. The 2011 G25 Sedan shares the same dynamic exterior, interior and chassis as the G37 Sedan, but with a smaller displacement engine. The 2.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 produces 218 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. It will have a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $30,950 USD.
In addition, Infiniti will display the new 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe, prior to its December on-sale date. The IPL G Coupe, the first vehicle in the new Infiniti Performance Line, features a 348-horspower 3.7-liter V6, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive sport exterior and interior treatments. Images of the IPL G Coupe are attached to this document.
Please join us on November 18th, time to be announced, for more information.