At $54,595, the 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid isnít the cheapest automobile out there, but it sure is one of the most stylish luxury hybrids. Available in 7 stunning yet subtle colors, and with newly redesigned exterior lines, the M35 Hybrid is sure to impress all who gaze upon her. The trunk space is one of the least favorable characteristics about this hybrid, with just 11.3 cubic feet available. However, the gas tank is able to hold 17.8 gallons of fuel and can go nearly 570 miles between fill ups. The 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid also obtains 32 MPG on the highway, and still a wallet-saving 27 MPG in-town.
All of which, is powered by a 3.5-liter fuel V6 with electronic fuel injection and a surprising 360 horsepower. This engine also contains a Dual Overhead Cam with 4 valves in each cylinder. The M35 has an independent front suspension, and a multi-link rear suspension, for greater steering capabilities. The steering is powered electrically and this hybrid has a well above average turning radius of 36.7 feet. The 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control, is able to sense the steering and acceleration of the driver and automatically adjust shifting, making for a highly smooth and enjoyable ride. The 4 antilock disc brakes ensure that the driver is able to bring the vehicle to a stop, as soon as is required. Perhaps most amazing is the Regenerative Braking feature, which channels energy that would normally be lost during braking, and directs it towards the battery in the car, making for greater powertrain efficiency. The 18-inche aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires will ensure that you can handle nearly any type of on-road terrain.
The HID bi-xenon headlights automatically turn on and off, so you wonít need to worry about draining you battery, when you accidentally leave the lights on. The rear LED brake lights will allow other drivers on the road to see you well before itís too late. UV-blocking solar glass panels add to the overall safety of the 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid. Speaking of windows and windshields, the front and back windows have rain-detecting technology that automatically wipes away rain, sleet or snow, without the driver ever having to touch the knob.
The interior of this hybrid is arguably just as lavish as the rest of it. The push-button ignition ensures that you can keep your keys in you pocket the entire time while driving, so youíll always know right where they are. Itís also impossible to lock your keys in this car. It also comes in elegantly designed leather with heated, power adjustable front seats and a display that alerts the driver of both outside and inside temperature of the car.
So, whether you want a fuel-efficient and luxurious car for a work car, pleasure or as a gift for a spouse, you simply have to take a long and hard look at this innovative hybrid.