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2002 ICOTY Awards - Luxury
Most Respected - Infiniti Q45

ROAD & TRAVEL's 2002 Most Respected -- Infiniti Q45What makes a leader? Usually it's a mix of charisma, abilities, and a go-getter attitude that make people want to follow. Those three characteristics sum up the new Q nicely. When it comes to personality, the Q exudes it in mass quantities. From the dramatic exterior styling to its beautiful wood and leather interior treatment, the Q45 knows how to please people and make a friend for life. As for attitude, the aggressiveness is shown in its powerful 4.5-liter 340-horsepower V-8 engine, standard 17-inch alloy wheels, and big vented disc brakes. But with most good leaders, the real talent is in the abilities, and this is where the new Q pulls ahead of other contenders like the BMW 7-series and new Audi S8.

The Infiniti Vehicle Information System (VIS) is the brain behind this new sedan's talents. The system integrates and displays vehicle information that includes audio settings, climate control, maintenance requirements, navigation system and vehicle settings. It also uses voice recognition technology, as well as hands-free cellphone usage, a must in today's highway traveling. The fact that the new Q can do all this, plus come in at a price well below many of its competitors shows that, like any good leader, a good bottom line is always important. Infiniti Q45, we'd follow you anywhere!

Most Respected
Luxury Car of the Year
Infiniti Q45

Most Likely to Change the World
ECO- Friendly Car of the Year
Th!nk City

Most Likely to Survive Anything
SUV of the Year
Jeep Liberty