As the first hybrid vehicle ever to carry the mantle of Infiniti’s Inspired Performance, the new 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid, which goes on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2011, is about to change everything luxury sedan buyers have ever thought about hybrids, including the word “compromise.” What makes what was previously thought impossible possible is the Infiniti M Hybrid’s unprecedented balance of three attributes:
• Power – the innovative one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system in the Infiniti M35h delivers thrilling performance and is capable of driving in pure electric mode at speeds up to 62 mph
• Luxury – maintaining the Infiniti M Sedan’s engaging driving feel and extensive array of standard comfort and convenience features
• Efficiency – utilizing the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system, with a powerful yet compact Lithium-ion battery pack, advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine, 50kW electric motor, connected to an electronic 7-speed automatic transmission, helps achieve estimated fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon Highway (official EPA estimates not available at press time)
The result is a vehicle that first and foremost delivers the exhilarating and refined power of a V8, with the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder engine. Combined fuel economy of 27 mpg (estimated) is expected to be the best in class. And one other thing, with its compact Lithium-ion battery, the new Infiniti M35h also delivers an uncompromised interior and competitive trunk space.
“Taking its inspiration from the design and hybrid technology found in the breakthrough Infiniti Essence, the new Infiniti M Hybrid is the only car you can buy today with more than 350 horsepower and 30 mpg,” said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore.
“As hybrid technology has gotten more sophisticated, so have hybrid drivers. Where it was once enough to offer fuel efficiency alone, today’s hybrid buyers need performance and handling to go along with the ‘green’ attributes – and that’s where the new Infiniti M Hybrid delivers like no other,” he added.