New or Significantly Altered Models

1997 Infiniti Q45
The flagship of Infiniti has been redesigned for 1997. Updated styling on the inside and out emphasizes more of a luxury position for the vehicle then on the previous model. The engine has been downsized to a 4.1 litre 32 valve V8 delivering 266hp. Luxury enhancements for the driver abound in the new model. Two trim levels are available: Q45 and Q45t. The Q45t adds a sport tuned suspension and alloy wheels.
1997 Infiniti QX4
Infiniti enters the Sport Utility market in 1997 with a Pathfinder based vehicle, the QX4. The QX4 is powered by a SOHC 12-valve V6 producing 168hp and 196ft-lbs of torque. The wheels are driven by a feature Infiniti calls All-Mode 4WD. An electronically controlled 4WD system, All-mode allows the vehicle to be operated in an automatic mode where the sensors determine front/rear torque split.

Mostly Unchanged

1997 Infiniti I30
1997 Infiniti J30