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2014 Infiniti Q70h

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The model formerly known as the Infiniti M35h has a new nomenclature going into the 2014 model year. The car shall henceforth (OK, well, until they change it again) be known as the Infiniti Q70h.

Moving forward, it has been decreed all Infiniti nomenclatures will begin with the letter Q, because a simple alphanumeric nomenclature system wasn’t confusing enough for the Tennessee-based sub-brand of the Japanese car company owned by a French conglomerate.

Seriously though, why the nomenclature changes?

Thus saith Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti Motor Company Limited;

“We are embarking on a massive product offensive, and these new cars will need names. There are no suitable combinations of Alphanumeric naming options remaining, which are not already trademarked by another automaker. In order to expand our lineup with the fascinating new models we are developing, we must create a more flexible nomenclature philosophy.

Further, our new advanced technology engines under development will be smaller, lighter, and more fuel efficient—yet more powerful. It would be a bit odd to have a powerful, luxurious and refined V8 powered Infiniti M56, then position a new high-tech 550+ horsepower performance flagship for the Infiniti M range above it, using a potent charged induction V6, but then call it Infiniti M30, which we would be obliged to do, following our current naming logic.”

So, long story short, Infiniti is developing new smaller, but more powerful engines. Because of this, positioning its models based on engine displacement will no longer make sense. It’s a bit confusing now, but eventually it will all be clearer.

With all of that said, the Infiniti Q70h is a mid-size hybrid luxury sedan offered with a powertrain comprised of a 3.5-liter V6 and an electric motor. Combined power output for the powertrain is a highly effective 360 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission handles power routing. The EPA quotes fuel economy for the luxury hybrid sport sedan at 27 miles per gallon in the city, 32 on the highway, and 29 combined.

Powerful, luxurious, and exceptionally well-balanced, Infiniti’s often-overlooked line of luxury sport sedans is a driving enthusiast’s delight. Further, the Q70h is outfitted with first rate materials and attention to detail, while offering a broad array of state of the art comfort, convenience, and tech features. In review after review after review, the Infiniti M cars (now known as the Infiniti Q70) compared highly favorably to their competitors from Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, and Audi.