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The history of the brand Infiniti, as well as the entire group Nissan, which is the owner of the brand, has been associated with the fuel crisis of the late 1970s and the beginning of the global recession of the 1980s. It was then that the European and (increasingly) the company entered the US market Nissan, offering the optimal solution - a compact machine that is small in fuel consumption. Successfully won the hearts of American motorists in the years after the stabilization of the economic situation the group decided to issue more prestigious and expensive cars. Demand for cars class "luxury" has grown dramatically, and not to lose a vast market, Nissan began development of a completely new model. But leave unchanged for the car brand a higher grade was not possible. It was founded as "A luxury" division Infiniti. In early 1992, the company released a car similar to Nissan Leopard, under the designation J30. Despite the critical attitude to her appearance, who want to buy this model turned out quite a lot. The car has received a transverse V6 engine volume of 3 liters capacity of 213 horsepower. However, in 1997 this spacious and comfortable cars removed from production. Car Infiniti Q45, presented in 2000 in New York, received a longer wheelbase, compared to previous variations - 2.87 meters. V8 engine again became 4.5-liter, only now its capacity was 340 hp, allowing the car to accelerate to 100 km / h in just six seconds. Q45 upgraded model equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission with the ability to switch to manual mode. The car has received the air suspension, which can be operated with both conventional and with sports load. In addition, improved drive ability machines introduced new developments such as exhaust pipes, the capacity of which could be altered. Also, when upgrading cars were used lightweight pistons. In late 2002, the company released a conceptual model, subsequently exhibited at the Auto Show in Detroit. Car Infiniti Triant equipped V6 engine 3.5-liter. This all-wheel drive cars marked a combination of body sports coupe, as well as the power and handling of an SUV. In addition, the model is equipped with doors opening up, and comes with a maximum number of electronic control systems. Interior of the vehicle was also carried out with all the requirements of comfort. In 2003 published the first crossover Infiniti - FX35 / 45. It was a four-wheel drive vehicle, equipped with a V6 engine volume of 3.5 or 4.5 liters and output of 280-328 hp Depending on the configuration, the machine had the opportunity to accelerate to 212-228 km / h with an average fuel consumption in the 13.5-14.5 liters per 100 kilometers. Infiniti FX35 / 45 supplied with front and rear disc brakes, ventilated, automatic 5-speed transmission and a trip computer. In 2005, in Detroit, the company reported an updated version of the car Infiniti - M. The model was presented with two engine configurations: volume 3.5 and 4.5 liters, with a capacity of 280 and 339 hp respectively. Average fuel consumption of these units amounted to 17,2-19,7 liters per 100 kilometers. The motor was usually mounted behind the front axle, thus ensuring uniform distribution of weight between the axles. In spring 2008, was shown another luxury car - Infiniti G37, made in coupe. Model equipped with a V6 engine working volume of 3.7 liters. The power unit was 333 hp Thanks to this machine, the machine had the opportunity to accelerate to 250 km / h. Fuel consumption Infiniti G37 was about 12 liters per 100 km. In November 2008, the company unveiled the G37 convertible with a body - this is the first representative of an open car in the lineup Infiniti. Technical specifications are not much different from a sports coupe. Cabriolet received a similar volume of the engine, but its capacity was 325 hp Machine equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Start Selling this car the company has planned only in the spring of 2009 - to the 20th anniversary of the brand. In 2016 Infiniti Company announced production of new car, which will take place between hatchback Q30 and sedan Q50. That new Infifniti car will become an important milestone in development of the company. A novelty will be gathered in Sunderland, Great Britain.