Complete Infiniti J30 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1993 Infiniti J30 - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1992 - 1997 Infiniti J30 SedanJ302 Trims 200 to 213 Hp

The Infiniti J30 (Nissan Leopard J Ferie in Japan) is a luxury car manufactured by Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan. Infiniti produced and designed the J30 to compete with the Lexus GS and Acura Legend in the United States from 1993 to 1997.

History of Infiniti J30

A luxury rear-wheel-drive vehicle, the Infiniti J30, was produced. Infiniti replaced the M30 coupe with the J30 sedan on April 7, 1992, and they debuted the Lexus GS sedan in the United States at the same time. As Infiniti's first mid-size sedan, they created the model to bridge the gap between the G20 and Q45. In addition, it had a rounded style that was uncommon in the near-luxury market. Jerry Hirschberg, head of Nissan Design International (NDI), was in charge of the J30's exterior design. The model was able to gain traction on the market thanks to a winning combination of a roomy interior with excellent handling and maneuverability. Although it had difficulty attracting new clients, its strategy of offering a wide range of essential equipment paid off, and two trim levels were available: standard and T. In comparison, the "touring" model had a sturdier suspension, a tiny spoiler on the trunk, and bigger tires on light-alloy wheels.
Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan, was the only location for the production of the J30. On June 18, 1997, the manufacturing of the J30 came to an end, and the I30 replaced it in 1996.


Infiniti sold the J30 model with an MSRP of $33,000 ($64,793 in 2022) and the J30t at $34,700 ($68,131 in 2022) for the 1993 model year. Price updates happened in 1995, Infiniti increased the price of the base model to $39,000 ($72,604 in 2022) and J30t was $2,000 more which is $41,000 ($76,327 in 2022).


Infiniti created this automobile at the start of the biodesign period. A coupe-like roofline and full-width taillights finished an aggressive front look with an oval grille and projector-beam headlamps. The lower bumper-mounted fog lights were standard equipment. The large center tunnel, caused by the vehicle's rear-wheel-drive setup, made it difficult to fit three people in the back. The door panels, seats, and central console all have leather upholstery. The interior was equipped with tilt-steering and a sunroof. Standard features were antilock disc brakes and all-season tires. Infiniti installed a 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic gearbox with interactive engine-transmission collaboration to decrease shift roughness as a standard feature. The J30t's rear spoiler, alloy wheels, and V-rated tires changed the J30's traditionally rounded trunk look. The J30 had a long list of standard features, including leather interiors with heated seats and a CD player with a Bose sound system when it was new. Other standard features were remote keyless entry and power trunk lid release.

More features of the Infiniti J30 include:

  • Bronze-tinted exterior glass
  • Digital climate control
  • Real burlwood trim
  • Front ashtray
  • A power metal panel sunroof
  • Dual 8-way power heated seats
  • Dual airbags
  • Variable speed-sensitive power steering
  • Ventilated discs front and rear


The Infiniti J30 engine delivers 214 hp (157 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 193 lb-ft (262 Nm) at 4,800 rpm of torque. The J30 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 127 mph (204 kph) and a curb weight of 3,527 lbs (1,600 kg). Infiniti sold the J30 as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle with a 4-speed automatic gearbox powered by a 3.0L V6 engine.

Release Date

Infiniti released the Infiniti J30 as a rear-wheel-drive luxury car on April 7, 1992, and decided to stop the production of this model in 1996 to give way to the I30 model.