Along with three new Nissan models, the Japanese automaker is also planning to showcase another trio of debuts for its premium Infiniti brand at the LA Auto Show later this year. Included in the list are the Infiniti M Hybrid, the G25 Sedan and the IPL G Coupe.
The M Hybrid uses Infiniti’s 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an electric motor to get what Infiniti says is V8 power with 4-cylinder fuel economy. Infiniti has promised that its innovative new hybrid powertrain will deliver anywhere from a 60 to 90 percent improvement in fuel economy.
Joining the hybrid will be the G25 Sedan, a new entry-level Infiniti model designed to compete with the Lexus IS250 and Acura TSX. Instead of the G37’s 328-hp V6, the G25 will get a 2.5-liter V6 with 218-hp. For $30,950, a G25 sedan will still give you features like 17-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, leather seats, aluminum interior trim, power seats, and six-speaker stereo. The upscale Journey trim level adds a backup camera, heated front seats and dual zone climate control.
Finally, the IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) G Coupe will be unveiled as more potent and sport-injected version of the G37. Upgrades to the G include a retuned 3.7-liter V6 engine with a high-flow exhaust to bump power slightly to 348-hp. Torque also jumps to 276 ft-lbs. Additional modifications include a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels with sport brakes and a limited slip differential – plus there’s a unique aero kit, as well as IPL badging for a time of 14.7:1 Other standard features include a special IPL engine cover, a back-up camera and incredible red stitching.
As always, AutoGuide will be on hand with complete coverage of all the LA Auto Show debuts starting November 17th. Until then, see our LA Auto Show preview here.
GALLERY: IPL G Coupe
Official release after the jump:
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.
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