The Cima, the Flagship model series from a Japanese automaker actually had been threw away for around a couple of years. However, now the Cima nameplate returns for another group in the premium sedan range.
In the end of eighties in Japan, the Cima was first introduced to face against the Touota Crown Majesta. Then in the first half of nineties, the vehicle was based on the Infiniti Q45 series.
Now the company opts to base the Cima on the long- wheelbase model of the Infiniti M35h to the Cima’s re- introduction for Japanese markets. the Infiniti M35h itself is a China market- only version which has its global outing at Beijing Motor Show this week.
Just the same with its Chinese equivalent, the car brings a 5.9 inch longer wheelbase over the standard Infiniti M, a rear passenger space that is benefited from the extra legroom and other comfort features such as the entertainment system and the power- reclining, completed with heated and cooled seats.
The engineers have made use of gasoline electric hybrid powertrain, also found on the Infiniti M35h to be fitted in the new Cima. The 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine in conjunction with an electric motor is able to return a total system output of 359 ponies.
The company is targeting for 1,000 units Cima for annual sales. In Japanese market, the new Cima is cost from 7,350,000 Yen or around US$69,000 to 8,400,000 Yen or equal to US$78,800.
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