Common Name: Fuga
Engine: V6 (VQ37VHR)
Horsepower: 328 hp / 7000 rpm
Torque: 37.0 kgm / 5200 rpm
Wheelbase: 2900 mm
Weight: 1720 kg
Model Number: 8
Made In: China
The Fuga is a full-size luxury car from Nissan of Japan, introduced in October 2004. First shown as the Fuga Concept at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, it is a direct replacement for the long running Nissan Cedric, Nissan Gloria, Nissan Cima and Nissan President series of cars. The name of the vehicle was inspired by the fugue, a composition musical form. The name Fuga was chosen to suggest that the long, storied histories of the Cedric, Gloria, Cima, and President are being combined into a new vehicle that continues to provide the prestige and heritage of those vehicles. The last model code for the Cedric and Gloria was Y34, and the last model code for the Cima was F50, with the President as PGF50. Two versions of the smaller Y34 (Cedric & Gloria) and the larger F50 (Cima & President) platforms were offered due to Nissan’s dual sales channels in Japan, called (Japanese: Nissan Blue Stage) and (Japanese: Nissan Red Stage) , where Blue Stage sold traditional Nissan products and Red Stage sold former Prince products like the Nissan Skyline, the Gloria, the Nissan Laurel and the Nissan Auster.
The Fuga is a rear wheel drive sedan, with optional All Wheel Drive, riding on a streched wheelbase and width version of the Nissan FM platform, established and introduced with the V35 series Nissan Skyline. August 2010, the Fuga became Nissan’s flagship, top-of-the-range vehicle.
The second generation Nissan Fuga, introduced as the Infiniti M, was previewed at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The new Fuga debuted at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The production version went on sale across Japan starting on December 21, 2009. In markets outside Japan it is sold as the Infiniti M.
The Y51 series Infiniti M / Nissan Fuga introduced November 2009 is only 50 mm (2.0 in) shorter than the F50 series Nissan Cima, with the same width dimensions of 1,845 mm (6.1 ft) and height of 1,515 mm (5.0 ft) compared to the Cima’s of 1,490 mm (4.9 ft) height. On August 2010, the Fuga became Nissan’s flagship with the announcement of the cancellation of the Nissan Cima and the Nissan President. The Fuga is 115 mm (4.5 in) shorter than the Nissan President, and the Fuga has a longer wheelbase at 2,900 mm (114.2 in), compared to the wheelbase on the President and Cima at 2,870 mm (113.0 in). When the Fuga assumed the role as flagship sedan of Nissan Japan August 2010, it became the first time that Nissan didn’t sell a premium luxury V8 sedan in Japan; the Fuga’s North American cousin, the Infiniti M56, is offered with a V8 shared with the Infiniti QX56.