INFINITI I30 Models and I30 History
New and Used I30 Prices, INFINITI I30 Model Years and History
Introduced for the 1996 model year, the Infiniti I30 sedan represented a translation of many of the brand's Q45 flagship's premium traits to a smaller, more affordable mid-sized car. The 1996 Infiniti I30 was a front-wheel drive sedan powered by a 190-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. A five-speed manual gearbox was standard and a four-speed was optional. In addition to a carefully calibrated suspension designed to lessen road noise while maintaining focus towards comfort and stability, the Infiniti I30 came generously equipped with premium features. Air conditioning with automatic temperature control, power antenna, power windows and a 200-watt Bose audio system were found on the 1996 base model. The Infiniti I30 sedan proved to be a highly important vehicle for the luxury car company accounting for more than 50 percent of the brand's total sales up to the 1997 calendar year. For 2000, a second generation re-imagining of the Infiniti I30 presented the new car as a longer, sportier sedan with continued to offer a large list of standard amenities. A new 3.0-liter V-6 engine utilizing Nissan Variable Induction System generated 227 horsepower. The Infiniti I30 was succeed by the I35 for the 2003 model year.