The World's fastest Hybrid and it's bried history overview. This vehicle is now available for test drive!
In October 2009, Nissan announced that its Infiniti luxury division would offer a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its M35 V6 powered luxury performance sedan in two years. The automaker made good on its promise when the 2012 Infiniti M35h arrived at Fette Infiniti in Clifton, New Jersey. The M hybrid represents Nissan’s first in-house hybrid, and provides one more example of the curious relationship between luxury and hybrid vehicles.
For a number of years, Nissan’s leadership repeatedly made the argument that hybrids are not the answer to the environmental challenges facing the automobile industry – and that only pure all-electric cars represent the necessary shift to oil- and emissions-free motoring. The company’s small all-electric Nissan Leaf arrived in late 2010.
However, the use of gas plus electric power is apparently Nissan’s solution for luxury buyers unwilling to sacrifice horsepower and high-end features, but no longer wanting to guzzle gas. As Infiniti’s press release states, “The M35h has been designed and engineered to add to, not take away from, the driving experience, a key part of any Infiniti’s appeal.” Does this sound like Infiniti is hinting that most hybrids take away from the driving experience?
In any event, this upscale hybrid won’t make such sacrifices, the company says. Available in one trim level with four option packages, the 2012 Infiniti M35h has a base starting at $53,700. Considering its performance capabilities, it has an astonishing EPA fuel economy rating of 27/32 mpg city/highway, with a combined rating of 29 mpg. That’s a huge leap beyond the new M37’s (the 2011 replacement for the M35) numbers of 18 city/26 highway.
This wonderful vehicle can be seen and driven at Fette Infiniti in Clifton, New Jersey. Also available is the all new 2013 Infiniti JX35 Crossover!