Shortly after Lexus announced plans for the Lexus IS Convertible, Infiniti has followed suit with the G37 retractable hardtop version of its popular coupe in order to add another car in its lineup. The car will share the G37’s 3.7 liter V6 engine, putting out 325 horsepower through either 7-speed paddle shifted automatic or traditional 6-speed manual transmissions. With the same suspension and engines available, the convertible should offer similar performance numbers and driving experience as the coupe.
Unlike its cousin, the Nissan 370Z, which will be released with a traditional soft, folding convertible top, the G37 will provide buyers the sleek metallic lines of a coupe, while having the convenience of open-air motoring. Options packages remain unchanged between the coupe and ‘vert models, including a Bose sound system, personal front speakers, dual-zone climate controls and heated seats. The car is identical inside and out to the coupe with the same wheels, front and rear fascias, interior trim and design. Short of a distinct difference in the shape of the roof, the two will be indistinguishable.
With the addition of the G37 ‘vert into the luxury convertible market previously dominated by German offerings, the choice has just become much tougher as Infiniti remains a tried-and-true competitor to Lexus and the Germans. On Sale June 19th, the Infiniti G37 ‘vert will start at just under $44K. Stay tuned for KarFarm’s full test and review once it is released.