Infiniti is the name of the posh end of Nissan-land, in the way that Lexus is a prestige version of Toyota, and it’s been making good headway since being launched in Europe. The Americans already like them.
The economically titled M is a high-performance, high-quality V6 petrol or diesel – a petrol-electric hybrid will follow in due course – and is throwing down another Japanese gauntlet to the big German aristocrats.
The M is jam-packed with technology and brimful of luxury to go with the clever stuff. The photos don’t set the pulse racing but it’ll be a classy car and it’s due here in the autumn.
MM verdict: Another stiff challenge for BMW, Merc and Audi.