The Infiniti G37 is part of the Infiniti G-series, a line of entry-level luxury/compact executive cars that went into production from 1990 to 2013. The first two generations of the car were based off the Nissan Primera while the following generations were rebadged version of the Skyline coupes and sedans. The fourth-generation model is the one currently being offered in the market and shares the same platform as the Nissan 370Z. When the fifth-generation G37 comes out in 2014, it will be renamed as the Infiniti Q50. Over the course of its production, the G37 has been recognized by many organizations, including being one of the contenders for North American Car of the Year in 2003 and ranking first as the safest car for the luxury mid-size category according to a 2007 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Infiniti G37 is essentially an American-spec G35 but it received a redesign to make it more palatable for European tastes. This means bumping up interior quality by a couple of notches and using a bigger engine complemented by a seven-speed automatic transmission system. When the G37 entered European markets too, it was priced similarly with the BMW 330i saloon. But for that price, the G37 offers more as standard.
The G37 strengthens its case on the road, many thanks to the new 316bhp 3.7-litre engine it uses that is a version of the VQ V^ motor from Nissan. Cruising along, performance is dynamic and lively and shifting gears is effortless enough whether on automatic or manual mode. There’s also the option of using four-wheel drive if you get the ”X” model though rear-wheel drive is standard. Nevertheless, the chassis offers predictable responses which make driving a breeze. Since the G37 has undergone re-engineering to make it suitable for European driving conditions, it was also given a stronger motor for wipers to allow them to withstand anything.
Infiniti is proud of its customer service to the point that it claims that it can beat out even Lexus. Having a G37 will allow you to see for yourself just how great the level of customer service Infiniti is capable of. If after-sales services are a concern for you, Infiniti serves up a promise you won’t regret.
For all the changes that the Infiniti G37 went through, it’s still lacking in the design department to easily appease the expectations of buyers in the segment. Unfortunately, the G37’s coupe sibling looks better than it. It would have been better if the two were attractive on the same level so the G37 would have an advantage. Inside though, there is undoubtedly an improvement in quality which not only looks good but boosts comfort as well. Sadly, the dashboard is cluttered, with a cheesy clock dead smack in the centre.
With increasing environment tax, the G37 looks like bad candidate because it puts out CO2 emissions over 225g/km. This means driving around one will also have you taking the full brunt of charges, adding to the running costs you would have to deal with when using a G37.
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