Infiniti Debuts New 2002 Q45 Performance Luxury Sedan And FX45 Concept Crossover SUV at Detroit Auto Show
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DETROIT, Jan. 9 Infiniti today introduced a pair of dramatic performance luxury vehicles, the 2002 Infiniti Q45 performance luxury sedan and the futuristic Infiniti FX45 Concept crossover SUV, at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The two vehicles are part of Infiniti's plan to completely reinvigorate and expand its product lineup in the next few years. The introductions follows record sales in 2000 and parent company Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.'s renewed profitability. In November 2000, Nissan released financial figures showing a consolidated operating profit of $1.24 billion and an operating margin of 4.5 percent for the first six months of fiscal year 2000 -- the company's best performance in a decade. The 2002 Infiniti Q45, the third generation of Infiniti's flagship sedan, is a unique combination of exciting performance, dramatic styling, luxurious interior and innovative technology. It features a 340-horsepower V8 engine, voice-activated controls, a LCD information display screen and one of the most powerful headlight systems in the world. The FX45 Concept vehicle is a new type of Infiniti concept created to take on the rapidly expanding "Crossover Luxury" SUV market. The FX45 Concept features V8 power, all-wheel drive, exceptional performance and distinct interior and exterior appointments.