The Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) G Convertible Concept has been unveiled by Infiniti. The concept is set to have its proper debut at the Paris Motor Show, and has now been seen to have a truly aggressive body kit, sports suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels. Truly a lean mean machine, this one is.
If what we hear is right, a small front-wheel-drive coupe would soon roll out of the Infiniti stables and would drive straight into the European market. Riding on the Infiniti Essence concept showcased at the Geneva motor show last year, the new coupe would come with the looks that could stand well above the normal hatchback design and would sport a coupe style profile.
The car which would be offered as the only front-drive model in Infiniti’s line up, would come in as a front-wheel drive vehicle. Most probably, the model could be seen taking on the Mercedes CLC which falls in the same category.
We also get to know from Autocar that the Essence based front-wheel-drive coupe would come in addition to the all-electric model based on the Nissan Leaf. This model, expected to roll out in the near term, would come sailing along the same basic platform and would boast of under-the-floor battery packs. A much powerful electric motor would make this e- different from the Leaf.
The Infiniti electric car, if you would remember, had made an appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall. Look forward to seeing some good looking cuties from the Infiniti assembly line.
Nissan may be doing all the green talking with models like the Leaf — which already sounds like a sales success, but they also have other impressive plan. The rumor mill is on the grind again and if the gossip hounds are to be believed, we might soon get to witness the Infiniti M in coupe and convertible versions.
There is no conclusive evidence suggesting the arrival of these two models but the word is that Nissan is considering expanding the M Lineup to compete with the likes of the E-Class (which I tested in Stuttgart last month — the coupe) and the 6-Series. It is most likely that the models will be based on the Essence Concept if Nissan does give its production a nod-ahead.
North American customers will get lucky this April as the 2010 Infiniti G37 Anniversary Edition will hit the American shores in convertible, coupe, and sedan variants. All forms o the Infiniti G37 will come in limited numbers where the coupe and convertibles will be limited to 200 units.
As far as the sedans go, 350 units will be sold few of which will also please the rear wheel enthusiasts. Under the hood will be a 3.7-liter V6 engine which will be clubbed with a seven speed automatic-transmission. All versions will embrace a Graphite Shadow pigment paint job and will feature aluminum alloy wheels. On the inside, the Infiniti G37 Sedan is done in Monaco red leather while the coupe and convertible get a Maple interior.
The G37 Sedan will bear a price tag of $43,350; the coupe gets priced for $50,550 while the convertible is the most expensive of the lot at $54,900.
Infiniti -Nissan’s luxurious brand, managed to hide everything from our eyes until today, when we entered the virtual Auto Show in Geneva. And our eyes stuck on the new Infiniti Essence Concept, a high-performance hybrid coupe that features both a combustion and an electric engine. Getting deeper, we learned that the Essence is being powered by a twin-turbo, direct-injection 3.7-liter V6 that sports 434 hp and an electric drive design dubbed “3D Motor” that adds 158 hp, for a total of 592 hp. Particularly focused on delivering high performance without neglecting fuel economy and CO2 emissions, it features a Nippon-influenced interior with Alcantara leather and hand-painted wood accents. Certainly hate being poor, isn’t it ? [via Autoblog]
It’s been a while since we waited to get the official pictures of the upcoming Infiniti G37 Convertible, which will be presented live in November at the Los Angeles Motor Show.
The new convertible is built on the same coupe variant of the G37 range with a three-piece retractable hardtop and the same 330hp 3.7-liter V6 engine. Apparently they’re also going to work on the audio and AC systems to make them deliver the best possible when driving with the hair through your hair.
First it’s going to be released in the US, early next year, and studies revealed that other parts of the world including South Africa will probably get it by the end of the year.