Infiniti G

Infiniti G

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In 2009, Infiniti replaced the G35 with the more powerful G37 Now another switch is set to take place in 2014. This time around, however, the model is not changing just the engine, but it will adopt a new nomenclature and design too.

The new Q50 has received a smooth yet dynamic design language, with LED-infused headlights, a "double arch" grille and a crescent-shaped C-pillar. For the interior, Infiniti has placed higher-quality materials and user-focused advanced technology.

In the U.S. market, the Q50 will be offered with a standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine, but customers interested in environment can opt for a new-to-the-model hybrid version that will combine a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor.

The new Infiniti Q50 made its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale in the summer 2013 in both standard and hybrid versions.

UPDATE 03/21/13: A leaked document guide for the new Infiniti Q50 reveals further details on the new sports sedan. The document reveals that the gasoline-powered Q50 will be offered in three trim levels: base, premium and sport, while the hybrid version will only come in premium and sport versions. Both models will be offered in AWD and RWD versions. Customers will have to choose between eight exterior colors and three interior colors combined with aluminum and wood insertions. There will also be lots of packages that will offer the clients the possibility to further customized their models: Technology Package, Deluxe Technology Package, Moonroof Package, Deluxe Touring Package and Navigation Package. Click here to see the guide.

UPDATE 04/02/13: Infiniti USA has launched anofficial configurator for the new Q50 sedan. Thanks to the new site, you will be able to configure each version of the new Q50, selecting trims, colors and packages.

UPDATE 06/25/13: Infiniti has released a pre-release price hike on the new Q50. You can see all of the details after the jump.

UPDATE 07/08/13: Infiniti has announced the release date for the Q50. See the details after the jump.

Infiniti Q50

The next generation Infiniti G has just been caught testing close to the Nürburgring race track in Germany, and this time, it’s not a mule but the real deal. The future sedan is heavily camouflaged, but the Infinity lines, fluid shape and signature Infinity grille are all out in the open for us to see.

According to the first details on the car, the new generation Infiniti G will grow slightly in its dimensions to offer more passenger room. It will also get some new engine options thanks to the new Mercedes and Renault/Nissan alliance.

The new Infiniti G sedan will be the first model to arrive, but it will be joined by a full range of F-models, such as a convertible, coupe, and a high performance version. In order to make the line-up more attractive for its European customers, a station wagon will also be thrown in the mix.

The new generation Infiniti G will arrive in 2013 as a competitor for the Audi A4 , the BMW 3-Series , and the Mercedes C-Class .

The old term “They sure don’t build ’em like they used to” should always be followed up with a “Good,” because modern cars perform better in crash tests than any of the land yachts of the 1970s. Yeah, these cars may be smaller and lighter than those of yesteryear, but advancements in crumple zones and energy transfer over the decades has made them into very protective shells that crumple into piles of tin for the sake of protecting their passengers.

Unfortunately, all of this technology is not without its flaws, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now pointing out. The IIHS has developed a new test to mimic the cause of nearly a quarter of all front-end collision deaths, which is called the “small overlap” test. This is when only a small portion of the front bumper impacts another vehicle or an object.

You may be surprised to hear about who’s failing this important new test. Among those tested to receive the IIHS’ worst rating, “Poor,” was the Mercedes Benz C-Class , Lexus IS and ES , and the Audi A4 . Receiving a score of “Marginal,” which is just above poor, is the Acura TSX , BMW 3-Series , Lincoln MKZ , and Volkswagen CC .

Click past the jump for the rest of the results, as well as an obnoxious statement by one top automaker in regards to the testing process.

Infiniti EMERG-E

The hype surrounding the Infiniti Emerg-E turned out to be false hope, but Infiniti may still have plans for the concept. The coulda, shoulda, woulda halo car recently died out at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed after reports leaked out that its performance may not be as impressive as Infiniti had originally reported. We’re sure having to be towed away definitely wasn’t in the plans. All of that being said, in a recent interview with Inside Line, Shiro Nakamura - Nissan and Infiniti design chief - said that the company is still hoping that the Emerg-E will become the new flagship model for the Nissan luxury brand.

According to Nakamura, the Emerg-E could still be built in limited edition in Britain and Lotus could potentially be behind the build considering the Emerg-E is loosely based off the experimental Lotus Evora 414E hybrid.

Other possibilities for a new flagship Infiniti model are an SUV or a sedan. Either way, he suggested that the 2014 G sedan and a new small hatchback will feature design elements from the Emerg-E. The new G sedan is expected to be unveiled in 2013, while the hatchback, previewed by the Etherea concept , will be unveiled in 2014.

"Today’s G looks a bit fat, but the new G has really nice proportions, and it’s much sportier," Nakamura said. "The compact hatchback is very expressive, but not like the FX . I’m very content with them."

Any hopes for a great hybrid super car from Infiniti may be dead in the water, but we’re still banking on the back that the company has the Essence Concept in its back pocket. Whether they’ll do anything with this 592 hp petrol-electric hybrid ace in the hole is a whole other argument.

Source: InsideLine

The Infiniti IPL G Cabrio Concept was a surprise attendee at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, leading to a lot of curious eyebrows as to why the car made its way there in the first place. Turns out, Infiniti brought the concept as part of their announcement for plans for a production version set to be released soon.

Following in the footsteps of the IPL G Coupe , which itself was first introduced around this time last year, the IPL G Convertible is being prepared to give consumers an open-top version of the affordable yet high-powered sports car from Infiniti’s Performance Line.

The IPL G Convertible was officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, drawing an overwhelmingly positive response from a crowd that saw a car replete with impressive exterior, interior, and performance features.

“Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible takes a different path from its established competitors, with its retractable hardtop that is designed to look as good with the top up as down," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "It’s a terrific addition to the Infiniti Performance Line, taking the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level.”

The Infiniti IPL G Cabrio Concept was a surprise attendee at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, leading to a lot of curious eyebrows as to why the car made its way there in the first place. Turns out, Infiniti brought the concept as part of their announcement for plans for a production version set to be released soon.

Following in the footsteps of the IPL G Coupe , which itself was first introduced around this time last year, the IPL G Convertible is being prepared to give consumers an open-top version of the affordable yet high-powered sports car from Infiniti’s Performance Line.

The IPL G Convertible was officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, drawing an overwhelmingly positive response from a crowd that saw a car replete with impressive exterior, interior, and performance features.

“Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible takes a different path from its established competitors, with its retractable hardtop that is designed to look as good with the top up as down," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "It’s a terrific addition to the Infiniti Performance Line, taking the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level.”

UPDATE 06/07/2012: Infiniti has announced prices for the 2013 IPL G Convertible which is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The model will be priced from $60,600, while its coupe brother has a starting price of $50,500.

Find out more about the Infiniti IPL G Convertible after the jump

Infiniti Q50

Alright folks, grab the salt shakers and put a great big grain of salt in your hand, `cause we’ve got rumors. Recently, our colleagues over at Motor Trend had a little powwow with someone in the know about the upcoming Infiniti G sedan . Some of the rumors are a little ho-hum and others are flat out awesome, we’ll stick to the latter ones for now.

First off, the next-gen Infiniti G is through its design phase and production is ready to begin. According to the mole in Infiniti, the new G sedan will be based on a slightly stretched version of the new Mercedes C-Class’ platform, with other modifications. The leaky informant also let it be known that the new Infiniti G sedan will be in showrooms by the end of the summer in 2014 and the coupe will come later.

According to the informer, the new G will look nothing like the current model. From the front end, in particular the headlights, it will have the appearance of the Etherea concept car that Infiniti teased us with at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The G will again come in a sedan or coupe, so no surprises there. However there are talks of a crossover model.

Now onto the good stuff: the Infiniti G’s engines. First, the rumors of a diesel engine are true, per Motor Trend’s source, but not for the G sedan. The 2.1-liter Mercedes diesel will only see use in the European and Korean Infiniti M. The only information he shared on the G’s engine was that the all-new IPL performance model will feature a 530-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter V-6. Last, the price of the Infiniti G IPL model was discussed and the informant says it will hover in the 10 million Yen range, which is about $123,000.

So there we have it. We can’t necessarily validate these rumors, but they certainly do add a little more excitement to the waiting game. We just have to wait and see if these rumors are true.

Source: Motor Trend

After the IPL G Coupe , Infinti will come at Paris Auto Show with the Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) G Cabrio Concept. Depending on people’s reaction on the concept Infiniti will decide if the IPL models will also make it to Europe.

The IPL G Cabrio Concept comes painted in new Malbec Black – a pearlescent black paint with red hints combined with a Monaco Red leather interior. The IPL program includes 19-inch split-rim 7-spoke graphite-finish alloy wheels, a new bumper section, blacked-out grille and headlight surrounds, a body-color bootlid spoiler and of course a lowered body. The interior will get black lacquer on the center console, the dashboard area above the glove box and doors adorned with KACCHU, the name given to the armour used by Japan’s feudal warlords, or samurai, in the Middle Ages.

Under the hood there is a 3.7-liter V6 engine with an output of 338 HP and 374 Nm of torque. This will sprint the concept from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, while top speed is 167 mph.

Press release after the jump.

Next to the IPL G Coupe , Infiniti will also be unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the new G25 Sedan. The new model will go on sale this September at a price of $30,950 USD.

The new G25 sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that produces 218 HP and 187 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It will be available in both rear-wheel drive and intelligent all-wheel drive and three trim levels: G25 Sedan, G25 Sedan Journey and G25x Sedan AWD.

The list of standard equipment will include: leather-appointed seating, Shodo aluminum interior trim, 8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power front passenger’s seat, Automatic Temperature Control, premium audio system with six speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, 4-wheel Anti-lock Disc Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

Press release after the jump.

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We have been wondering for quite some time about an Infiniti entry-level sedan and they finally got around to making one, just not here.

Images of the Infiniti G25 have begun to surface on the Chinese website, Autohome and the shots show the car on the showroom floor of a Chinese dealerships. You can also have this car in certain areas in Russia.

Under the hood of the G25 is a 2.5-liter V6 that creates around 232 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. We would like to see a little more torque if this car does come to our shores.

Reports have indicated that the G25 will be heading to the United States, but we don’t have official word if that will be the case or not. It seems logical though, as the Japanese automaker would need this car to compete with the BMW 328i and the Lexus IS250 .

Stay tuned to find out more on the G25.

Source: Autohome

You heard a lot people talking about the recent alliance between Daimler and Renault-Nissan, but what will this bring to the Infiniti line-up? According to Japan’s Best Car magazine the Infiniti M andInfiniti G replacements (known as the Nissan Fuga and Skyline in Japan) will share a foundation with the Mercedes E-Class . This may be a little hard to believe, but it is not completely crazy. Look at Volkswagen and Porsche . That seemed to be an unlikely pairing as well and they have done it. The platform sharing between Mercedes Mercedes and Infiniti are just rumors for now, but we will keep chugging ahead until we get some sort of confirmation or refutability of this development.

What we do know about this alliance so far is that it will bring the development of a new rear-wheel drive platform for small cars and the sharing of diesel and petrol engines between the two groups. Also, a small Infiniti CUV based on the next generation of the Mercedes A-class is also a possibility.

Sounds to us like this could mark the start of a productive friendship. Especially if we get to see some high-speed Mercedes engines in cheaper Infiniti models.

Source: Carscoop

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