Infiniti M to get stretched for China

Infiniti M to get stretched for China


Filed under: Sedan, China, Infiniti, Beijing Motor Show, Luxury

8ef01f7f59tretch.jpg  Infiniti M to get stretched for China

China is Infiniti‘s second-largest market, so important to the brand that it is building its global headquarters in Hong Kong. Infiniti will also adapt to the local tastes in another way this year when it offers an M37 sedan variant that’s stretched by 150 millimeters for the Chinese market.

By now the Chinese preference for extended-wheelbase vehicles is well known, Audi‘s A6L having left a trail of money that the BMW 5Li, Mercedes-Benz E300L and Volvo S80L were quick to follow. The longer Infiniti M will go up against that bunch. Unlike its competitors, however, the M isn’t built in China, so even though it helped Infiniti nearly double its sales there last year, some suggest the price disparity will handicap its chances.

We’ll know the specifics once the extended-wheelbase M debuts at the Beijing Auto Show in April. A hybrid version is expected to follow after the first model goes on sale in June.

Infiniti M to get stretched for China originally appeared on WorldCarsNews on Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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