Infiniti M35 Hybrid to Debut at L.A. Auto Show
The latest automaker to bring us hybrid news is Infiniti, which confirmed that it will present the 2012 M35 Hybrid at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The vehicle will arrive in showrooms across the U.S. in spring 2011.
“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,” stated the press release.
Infiniti plans to debut multiple vehicles at the event, with the 2012 M35 Hybrid being joined by the G25 Sedan and the 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe.
As a reminder, we’ll tell you that the M35 Hybrid uses a drivetrain comprised of a single electric-motor/twin-clutch arrangement, using a gasoline naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 powerplant. The first clutch is installed between the V6 unit and the electric motor. Infiniti’s engineers chose this layout in order to offer more response for the driver.
The vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery pack, but the specific details, such as the driving range, have not been offered yet. However, the automotive producer mentioned that the car will be able to provide electric-only mobility in certain situations. It also indicated that the car will offer a double mileage.