37 Compared to some of the other vehicles in the Infiniti stable, the Infiniti G37 has very subtle styling, bordering on sedate.
Compared to some of the other vehicles in the Infiniti stable, the Infiniti G37 has very subtle styling, bordering on sedate. It features a new centre console for 2010, which is similar to those in the Infiniti EX and Infiniti FX crossovers. The emphasis is on natural materials and, we are told, Japanese craftsmanship.
These elements can be seen in the Rosewood panels on the doors, which now have a high-gloss finish, while the aluminium highlights scattered throughout the interior, feature a pattern that hints at traditional Japanese calligraphy.
Behind the electronically adjustable and multifunctional steering wheel, the cleanly laid out LCD instrument panel now carries a white background for extra clarity.
There is a generally rectangular theme to the fascia, especially in the broad, high-level tunnel console and smart centre console, which is dominated by a large display screen. For the first time, Infiniti's Connectiviti system is fitted as standard to the saloon and coupe models - the cabrio gained the technology towards the end of 2009.
Connectiviti is an integrated information and entertainment system that comprises a 7-speaker sound system with a single CD player that also plays MP3 and WMA format discs. Any CD played on the system is automatically copied to the 2 GB hard drive (HDD) Music Box. Music can also be played through Bluetooth streaming while iPods plug straight into the USB port. These can be managed through the steering wheel-mounted controls with information displayed on the full-colour, 7-inch screen as well as the main switchgear. Full mobile phone integration also works through the Bluetooth connection and has voice recognition via the same central controller.
The new Premium models have Connectiviti+, which comes with a 10 GB Music Box, with space for up to 300CDs and a Gracenote music database that provides information about the artist and album. As befits this larger system, there is an 8-inch screen, also used for the reversing camera and a 30 GB HDD, which powers the satellite navigation and its 3D graphics.
The navigation system also offers access to the Michelin Green Guide for tourist information and the Red Guide for restaurants and suchlike. Built in to the system are automatic red traffic lights, speed and camera warnings. DVD playback can be used when the car is stationary and the same screen can display your favourite JPEGS.
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|