• Jun 19, 2009
The JDM Nissan Fuga is due for a comprehensive overhaul, and according to a report by Japan's Holiday Auto, we can expect to see the redesigned sedan at this fall's Tokyo Motor Show.

The sketches above were inspired by a recent batch of spy shots and as expected, the Fuga – which serves as the basis for the Infiniti M in the States – will undergo a thorough exterior makeover, taking cues from the Essence concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The headlamps will continue to be stretched further over the fenders, while the taillights and bumper will be more smoothly integrated into the bulbous rump. We're hoping the most interesting element of the Essence – the curved, creased and indented C-pillar – will make a successful transition from concept to production. Expect the Fuga to go on sale in Japan early next year, with the fully-redesigned Infiniti M to debut soon thereafter.



[Source: Holiday Auto via 7Tune]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      looks fine to me, make a flat c-pillar and it'll be good to go.

      also, thanks to all the people who pointed out that it has similar styling cues to the g37........ it's almost as if infiniti has some sort of brand identity or something associated with their cars. like, something that they want people to see and automatically realize that it's an infiniti, but why would they want that? perhaps they should assimilate and make all their cars look like kia spectra's instead.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't believe they are actually keeping that oddball C-pillar.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah... i hate it when companies take the worst part of a concept car and put it into production. take a look at acura's new buck tooth grill. that was the worst aspect of the advanced sedan concept imo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's only one "M"
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks too "infiniti" to me....they need to make a drastic change to their design....all their cars looks the same inside and out.



      This is still weird looking IMO. There something about its design that does not click.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        their design language is getting stale
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope that C-pillar doesn't make it into production.

      Overall I have high hopes for the new M, especially the M50. This and the new Lexus GS will hopefully give the new E-Class, revised XF, and then-new 5-Series a run for their money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you look at the spy shot in the link, I'm pretty sure that its actually an old one of a Maxima.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks quite bold and actually pretty nice too. I want to see it for real in pictures, though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice Mercedes CLS headlights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the new engines. 3.7 & 5.0
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excited to see what they come up with, Infiniti is one of the few Japanese companies that have an interesting design language, Mazda and sometimes Nissan would be the only other ones.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup... sometimes infiniti copies nissan too much....
        :sic:
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please- wider track, flared fenders/bulges and wheels that don't look 2 sizes too small and narrow! The G35 and M35 look horribly NARROW and the wheels are sunken inward. Lexus is the same, but Infiniti is the worst. I wish the Japanese would mimic the germans and domestics and learn to flare their fenders giving cars a sexier more planted-to-the-ground look. Especially sports sedans, they should be aggressive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice AMG rims...
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