2012 Infiniti M Hybrid to Sell for $53,700
The model will retail in the US for $53,700 starting March 16, the date when the car can be purchased from the aforementioned showroom floors. The non-hybrid versions of the model will sell for $47,700 (M37 RWD), $49,850 (M37 AWD), $59,100 (M56 RWD) and $61,600 (M56 AWD).
"We're excited to be able to bring in the new Infiniti M Hybrid – with its exceptional blend of power, efficiency, style, luxury and technology - at an M.S.R.P. of under $54,000," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore.
"Competitively priced, though with little real direct competition, we expect the M Hybrid to continue the strong sales momentum the new Infiniti M Sedan has been experiencing since its launch in the 2011 model year."
The hybrid M is powered by 3.5l DOHC 24-valve V6 engine coupled to a 50 kW electric motor. The 360 combined horsepower, which come rushing out of this combination, don't take their toll of the fuel economy figures.
The vehicle has an official EPA figure of 27 mpg city, with the other numbers showing 32 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined. As an extra touch of uniqueness, the model is the first hybrid in the world to be equipped with Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP), a feature which could soon become mandatory of hybrids and EVs.