2008 Infiniti G37: New York Auto Show
- March 28, 2007
- Infiniti, New Model Introductions
- Posted by George Peterson
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Infiniti gave us a clear idea of where the second-generation G coupe and sedan were headed in January 2006 with the Infiniti Coupe Concept at the Detroit auto show, following it up with the G35 sedan introduction at the 2006 New York show. After bringing you news of both introductions (coupe and sedan) as well as the first VehicleVoice driving impressions of the sedan in prior posts, we’re able to bring you the first photos of Infiniti’s image coupe. At this year’s New York show, Infiniti officially takes the wraps off the G37 coupe. The show is days away, but here is the first look.
The change from G35 to G37 is no error; even as Infiniti’s own homepage now only refers to models by letter, the new engine is worth calling attention to. The coupe gets the new engine, a 330HP (estimated) 3.7L V6 with variable valve timing and lift and a wide range of new or improved dynamic and convenience features. The extra power, a nice bump compared to 2007MY’s 275HP or 297HP depending on transmission selected, does not carry with it a fuel economy penalty, according to Infiniti. Also new with the coupe is an Infiniti four-wheel active steering (the Infiniti M already offers rear active steer) system. Features available on the G and other 2008 model-year products include Infiniti’s new hard-drive navigation or music system (MusicBox), XM NavTraffic (real-time traffic and navigation), rear-view parking camera, intelligent cruise control, and adaptive forward lighting.
Sales of the new car are set for August 2007 here in the States.
Though the production level rear styling is basically the same as the concept shown in 2006 (including LED taillights), the front lost some of the concept’s angular edges and creases, to our disappointment if no one else’s. The G coupe still carries a terrific profile and silhouette, where there was not much change from concept to production.