Infiniti targets chauffeurs with special edition Hybrid model
Priced from £399 a month, the manufacturer is expecting a massive interest in its M35h which now boasts a range of added extras specially adapted for the ‘Business Edition’.
With 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds, the M35h Business Edition – recorded as the world’s fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon in 2011 by Guinness World Records – is also loaded with driver appeal, but not at the expense of fuel consumption. It returns 40.9mpg on the combined cycle, but with zero consumption, and zero CO2 emissions, when the innovative hybrid system employs silent all-electric power for driving in congested city streets.
A CO2 figure of 159g/km guarantees 20% Write Down Allowance (WDA), while on the personal tax front the M35h Business Edition falls into the 22% company car tax band for 2012/13 – far lower than for equivalently powerful non-hybrid petrol saloons.
The Business Edition includes Bi-xenon Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), rear-view camera, parking sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Whether the drive is for business or pleasure, comfort is looked after thanks to heated and ventilated front seats, semi-aniline leather seat trim, ‘Forest Air’ climate control, HDD Music Box and voice-recognition navigation, Bluetooth and USB connector.
“For the first time we have been able to create the perfect business Infiniti in the performance luxury class,” said Infiniti Regional Director Tony Lewis. “The M35h Business Edition is the complete package for company drivers and will build on the fleet success we have already had with the M35h in GT Premium trim.
“Whether for the sales director on 30,000 miles a year or the chairman on one third that mileage, the M35h Business Edition ticks all the boxes. Never has business driving been so exciting or personal motoring so pleasurable.”