SAN FRANCISCO – The new Infiniti M35/M45, slated to launch in 2005, should far outperform the slow-selling current generation M45. The anticipated sales increase is “easily tenfold,” says James E. De Trude, senior manager, model line-Infiniti. Such a target would project sales in the low 20,000-range. Year-to-date through May, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s luxury brand has sold 913 M45s, or some 2,200 units on an annualized basis. Sales have been weak since its mid-2002 launch. Although ...

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