Infiniti made its debut in the Chinese market with its new M Long Wheelbase model which will be sold in hybrid and naturally aspirated models.
Long wheel base models are extremely popular in China, where a large percentage of vehicle owners prefer to be chauffeured than driving themselves. The global debut of the Infiniti M Long Wheelbase was at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, where the luxury Japanese automaker announced that it’ll come in M35hL hybrid and M25L models.
The M35hL will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an electric motor for a combined output of 359-hp while the M25L has a 2.5-liter V6 with 232-hp under the hood.
The M Long Wheelbase will go on sale in China starting in June, made specifically for the Chinese market. The wheelbase has been extended 5.9 inches to a total of 120 inches and all the extra space is designed for the passengers in the rear.
“The Infiniti M long-wheel-base – available in M35hL hybrid and M25 normally aspirated versions – is the first high-end Infiniti luxury sedan tailor-made for Chinese customers,” said Nissan’s vice president Andy Palmer. “It strikes a perfect balance between outstanding performance and environmental sustainability and brings a new challenger to China’s premium car market.”