Here we have one of Infiniti's best kept secrets - the Infiniti G Line, which comes in Saloon Coupe and Cabrio formats.
Here we have one of Infiniti's best kept secrets - the Infiniti G Line, which comes in Saloon Coupe and Cabrio formats. Much is made of the Infiniti EX, the mighty Infiniti FX crossovers and the newcomer the Infiniti M but in my opinion the Infiniti G37 outshines them all.
It would be fair to say that these are all very different vehicles with their own strengths and highlights. However, I think that because the Infiniti G37 majors on subdued styling, especially inside - which is something that can’t be said of the others - it is more likely to appeal to UK customers.
The Infiniti G37 is by no means a small car but neither is it as vast as the Infiniti M. Nor is it new, as it has been on sale elsewhere for a while; but has been updated for 2010 and the big Infiniti 'push' in the UK.
For those that don't recognise the name, Infiniti is a Japanese manufacturer and the luxury brand of Nissan. The Infiniti G37 certainly isn't lacking when it comes to toys and gadgets, but we will start with the exterior.
The main changes are concentrated on the front end. This takes the form of sharper styling with new headlight light clusters. These are still fitted with bi-Xenon lights with adaptive cornering, as standard. Below, the newly designed, lower grille forms a 'grimace' with the fog-lights peeking out from their new, recessed housings.
The lower air intake scoops up on either side and disappears behind the sculpted bumper, in line with the inner edge of the light clusters. In between, the louvres on the upper grille fan out in the middle, where it carries the new 'double-arch' Infiniti emblem.
The considerable width of the Infiniti G37 is emphasised by the long, broad bonnet, which has high, curved edges that blend into the muscular wheelarches. The whole front end gives the car a sense of power.
The rest of the Infiniti G37 remains largely unchanged from the previous model. That is to say a smart saloon on a long wheelbase. The A-pillars are quite steeply raked and the B-pillars and the trailing edge of the rear quarterlights lean backwards too, making it look sporty as well as solid.
The rear of the Infiniti G37 features a spoiler that is little more than a lip built into the boot and forming an extension of the shoulder-line. Rear light clusters stretch into the vertical part of the boot lid, echoing the curve of the bumper, which has a scoop in the lower edge to allow for a diffuser-effect panel, flanked by two shiny tailpipes.
Overall, the Infiniti G37 has the classic lines of a luxury saloon; but is inside that most of the changes have taken place.
Infiniti G Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Infiniti G37 Saloon Premium|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||5.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||36.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 01/09/10)||£38,855|