The Infiniti I35 is a mid-size luxury car manufactured and sold by Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan, in North America. The 'I' in the I35 was a rebadged Nissan Cefiro with Nissan Maxima-like mechanicals.
History of Infiniti I35
Infiniti's I30/I35 technically defines a specific vehicle in the Infiniti line-up, with the 1999 introduction signifying the start of the second generation of this famous mid-size luxury car. Most importantly, the Japanese manufacturer opted to rebrand the automobile from I30 to I35 to stress one of the most fundamental upgrades of the new model, namely the engine improvement, which now had a displacement of 3500 cc. The mid-sized sedan could now boast a higher luxury performance with a bigger displacement engine added to the Infiniti I35 in late 2001. The redesigned Infiniti also arrived with a completely redesigned interior with bigger brakes. First introduced in 2003, Infiniti marketed the Infiniti I35 as a high-performance luxury sedan when they revamped the G35 line-up. Nissan declared in September 2004 that it would discontinue I35 production after the 2004 model year. The Infiniti G20, which stopped manufacturing after the 2002 model year, was the last front-wheel-drive Infiniti. The company manufactured a small batch of 2004 vehicles. The redesigned Infiniti M, which went on sale in 2003, replaced the I.
In 2004, Infiniti sold the last model year of the I35 with an MSRP of $30,600 ($45,959 in 2022).
The I35's interior is exquisite, with attractive leather seats and great ergonomics. The Infiniti I35 is spacious, comfortable, and simple to drive. It won't irritate you. The company employed a new analog clock and new quality leather made in Florence for the 2002 model. The I35's leather seats are soft, and there's a four-way power on the driver's seat. The steering wheel and driver's seat are well-positioned and adjustable for most persons. The front seats include an active head restraint system that moves the headrest forward to protect the head and neck in a collision. Customers may configure the seat to slide back automatically when the ignition is switched off to assist exit and entrance. The Cold Weather Package offers heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated outside mirrors. The adoption of analog clocks by Infiniti is a great heritage. Infiniti added a new trip computer, radio, gauge cluster, and steering wheel to the mix. The new instruments are well-lit and easy to read. The I30's front fascia was distinct from the Maxima's, giving it a distinctive appearance from the outside.
A leaf-like grille and a bigger air intake in the lower bumper region gave it a premium appeal. Sporty mid-size sedans are characterized by long lines on the exterior and a flat trunk. Infiniti used the Q45 sedan's rear lights and little trunk wing to give it a more finished look.
Additional features include:
- Leather-covered steering wheel
- Telescoping center console
- Automatic temperature control
- Power windows
- A 200-watt Bose audio system
- Three three-point belts
The Infiniti I35 engine delivers 227 hp (167 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 218 lb-ft (295 Nm) at 3,600 rpm of torque. The I35 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 8.3 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (209 kph) and a curb weight of 3,306 lbs (1,500 kg). Infiniti sold the I35 as a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle with a 4-speed automatic gearbox powered by a 3.0L V6 engine.
Infiniti first introduced the Infiniti I35 in 2003 as a high-performance luxury sedan.