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Proposing a new direction in luxury cars that are both sporty and roomy
- Fuga’s styling achieves two elements of a sporty exterior and roomy interior without tolerating any compromises.
- The FR-L Platform (FM Package), which is also used on the new Skyline, delivers superb driving performance.
- Interior spaciousness surpasses all other sedans in this class. Fuga’s tall overall height that provides ample headroom, and legroom is expanded for rear-seat occupants.
- The interior’s overall tone is unified in Japanese imagery and a modern design.
- Human-machine interfaces (HMI) that are simpler and easier to understand and operate are located in the middle of the center console. Control switches mounted on the steering wheel reduce the driver’s workload substantially while providing multifunctionality.

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Interesting... Keep us posted on this one definitely!
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I definitely prefer the design and styling of the current M much better. This looks way too much like a Maxima.
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by kloh

I definitely prefer the design and styling of the current M much better. This looks way too much like a Maxima.
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The intend was for a larger G35. And I think they succeeded. I like the direction.

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Yes. I suppose if you take the "M" out of it, I wouldn't mind it. It is a pretty nice looking car altogether. I just happen to really like the current M design.
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I like the car, assuming it has the balls to back the looks.

But what's up with that name? [dunce] FUGA is FUBAR. [lol]
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by gavriil1

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by kloh

I definitely prefer the design and styling of the current M much better. This looks way too much like a Maxima.
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The intend was for a larger G35. And I think they succeeded. I like the direction.

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I agree completely. It borrows quite a bit from the G's styling which, to me, indicates that this will be the common thread they carry into the other lines ala the dual blatter front on Bimmers.

I'd absolutely consider this if I wanted a large sedan.
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I'm diggin' that steering wheel, but what's with the roof?
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I don't know, but I am jealous that my dash doesn't look like that one.[!]
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Yea right are you kidding me that roof is pimp its just like the roof on the maybach. But as far as the I-Drive looking thing under the LCD screen i must ask why? But then look at the driver seat pic where the thigh support is and there is a little decal of a seat but no buttons, where are they planning on going with this?

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Are those headlights or some sort of weapons?!?!?!

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that car makes my mouth drop, i must have! what is/when is it coming out

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Nissan says Fuga Tokyo concept will be next Infiniti M45


By KATHY JACKSON | Automotive News


The Nissan Fuga debuted at the Tokyo motor show.
TOKYO -- The Fuga show car on the Nissan stand at the Tokyo Motor Show will be the new Infiniti M45, sources confirm.

With a four-person seating capacity, the sporty-looking sedan shares a platform with the Infiniti G35 and FX45 and the Nissan 350Z. It will come with both six- and eight-cylinder engines and in rear-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.

The M45, which will debut at the end of 2004 as a 2005 model, is crucial to Infiniti's growth plans in the United States.

"When we replace the M, I'm expecting sales to rise," said Norio Matsumura, executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. "With the styling and roominess of the new M and also the quality interior, I put it in the first-tier luxury mode."

The show car featured a plush leather interior and telematics.

"For Infiniti, interior is very important," Matsumura said.

U.S. dealers sold only 468 M45s in September and 3,508 for the nine months ending Sept. 30.

Matsumura would not estimate the number of sales for the new M45, but he expects Infiniti sales to be about 100,000 in the United States this year and to be considerably higher with the arrival of the new M.

Infiniti sales were up 40.7 percent through September to 89,856. But its volume lagged luxury leader Lexus, which had sales of 186,009 for the same period.

Infinitis are sold only in the United States. Matsumura says he doubts the brand will go global, although Nissan President Carlos Ghosn was quoted in the Financial Times last week as saying the company was studying the possibility of extending Infiniti to Japan and Europe.

"It is my dream to make Infiniti global, but that is not a reality due to regulations, etc., around the world," Matsumura says. "You have to spend a lot of money."



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If the Concept becomes the production model without any changes, it will definitely be the coolest car in its class.
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