Unveiled: New York International Auto Show
Vehicle type: Entry-luxury sedan
Engine: 3.0-liter V-6
What is new: New sheet metal with 10 different panels from its Nissan Maxima brother, four inches longer than current I30, horsepower rises to 222, retuned rear suspension, interior layout, rear sunshade, active head restraints, analog clock.
Why it is important: Even though it is not the flagship, the I30's high sales make it the face of the franchise.
Goes on sale: September