Nissan Fuga Hybrid

Nissan Fuga Hybrid Review: “Relishing a finer maneuverability and a high quality saloon” by Naoto Shimazaki

Similar with the Skyline, the Fuga Hybrid is crafted with an Infiniti badge, and it does not have the Nissan logo on the front page of its catalog and on the trunk lid. It became a little bit complicated to judge this model because of that, but regardless, I think that it is a great saloon.

This is because its maneuverability has progressed. The vehicle I test drove was a hybrid but regardless of that, it was somehow flat and it had a high quality riding feel, clearly more refined than the previous model. Its steering feel is accurately responsive, and its cornering is also stable regardless of speed. I could feel its responsiveness while driving despite the fact that it is a big saloon. While on a par with its rival cars, the BMW and Mercedes Benz, it also reminds me of the early models, the Cedric and the Gloria, which really captured the hearts of drivers who are 50 years old and above.

I felt the authenticity of its interior’s craftsmanship once again. I could see it was made up of high quality; the switch operation, the tactile sense of the type of its trim, the accuracy of the parts’ imposition, and the particularity in designing this model are all proof of that.

Its hybrid system leaves an impression that does not spoil the riding feel as mentioned above. It is originally equipped with a flexible 3.5L V6 engine. Finally, it materializes a natural and high-quality maneuverability that won’t make you think it is a hybrid vehicle, as you use it with an appropriate acceleration support for the motor engine when driving in EV mode.

â–  Five Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)

Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)