Infiniti For 1998

By Carey Russ

Infiniti follows last year's successful introduction of the second-generation Q45 and the company's first sport-utility, the QX4, with refinements to its entry-luxury I30.


The mid-sized front-wheel drive I30 has new headlights, Q45- like taillights, front seat side airbags, and a variety of interior enhancements and option package modifications. It is offered in two well-appointed models, the regular I30 and performance-oriented I30t. Both are powered by a 190-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine, with a standard 4-speed automatic transmission. Befitting its more sporting intent, a 5-speed manual gearbox is available in the I30t .


The renewed Q45 has proven popular since its introduction last year. It received side airbags in the middle of the 1997 model year, and has only minor equipment and trim changes for 1998. It is offered in both standard and performance-specification "Touring" form. The Q45 is a rear-wheel drive car with a 4.1-liter, 266-horsepower engine.


Infiniti's entry in the luxury sport-utility class is a fully- equipped midsized vehicle with an advanced multi-mode 4-wheel drive system. Its "MonoFrame" construction combines the best features of unibody car construction and body-on-frame truck ruggedness for light weight, space efficiency, quietness, and strength. A 3.3-liter V6 engine supplies power. The QX4 is essentially unchanged this year.

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