• Oct 22nd 2009 at 5:59PM
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Nissan Fuga - Click above to watch the video after the break

You will soon be watching video of the Nissan Fuga running around a glorious rode somewhere empty and scenic. What's a Fuga? Well, here in the United States we'd call the Fuga the 2011 Infiniti M with tiny wheels. Regardless, the video gives you a 98% complete glimpse of what the new 5-Series fighter from Infiniti will look like in motion. And we think you'll agree, it looks good. Even with that Nissan badge and no sound whatsoever.

In fact, we could see Nissan bringing the Fuga over our way with a Maxima badge slapped on the trunk. Not only won't "Fuga" translate well in America, but ever since the Altima got all grown up (i.e. VQ'd), the once mighty Maxima has become sort of a directionless afterthought. But with both the mountain-leaping GT-R and iconic Z giving the Nissan brand oodles of performance credibility, wouldn't a rear-wheel drive flag(ish)ship sedan make some sense? Anyhow, that ain't happening – ever – so enjoy a preview of the all-new Infiniti M after the jump.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks great. Would look even better without the tacked-on Hofmeister kink -- a smooth quarter-window curve like the one on the previous Buick Lacrosse would be perfect.
      • 5 Years Ago
      rode or road?
      • 5 Years Ago
      More Like Nissan Fugly, amirite?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't think there was any sound in that video at all. Like what there doing to the Tesla, they should put a speaker on the rear so you can play a exhaust noise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      its just so boring with no exhaust note to listen to..
      The car looks fantastic though
        • 5 Years Ago
        It looks like they bought the tooling for the last generation Buick LaCrosse out of the GM bankruptcy.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look ugly in the video. Looks huge and heavy.

      Maybe in person will change my mind. First impression not pretty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      fuga? Seriously?? That's way close to what you call someone that cuts you off! A Fu...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fuga? It should be called Fugly!

      That grill is too tall and doesn't fit in with the lines of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yup, Infiniti's still a Nissan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rode? Seriously, Jonny?
      • 5 Years Ago

      I hope you and all the other ignorant people here understand, the new Maxima is the best selling car in it's class. That "directionless afterthought" slaps the Genesis in sales like a red-headed step-child.

      September 2009 Sales

      1. Maxima - 5,901
      2. Lucerne - 4,324
      3. LaCrosse - 2,383
      4. CC - 2,290
      5. Avalon - 1,939
      6. Genesis - 1,665
      7. G8 - 1,005
      8. Passat - 664

      You all want to trash talk the Maxima, fine. At least back up your talk with facts. If the new Maxima is a "directionless afterthought", then everything below it is absolute TRASH.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Your sales facts don't counter the claim that the Maxima is irrelevant. The Altima is about the same size, just as fast and cheaper. Those are facts too. That's the point the article was making. The Maxima should be faster, offer more and be bigger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think that it does look good, too bad that there's no sound. I also agree that this car should be the new Maxima, it would be a better choice instead of the current one.
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