What It Is: Captured here by our spy photographers is the next generation of the Infiniti G sedan, the brand's mid-size premium sedan. The sporty rear-driver will be the sister model to the Japanese-market Nissan Skyline and closely related to the larger M sedan and the EX37 crossover. Later on, Infiniti will launch coupe and convertible variants of the G—both of which have proven important to the brand in the past. The styling of the G will reflect the design cues launched with the Essence concept car, including the double-arched grille, the protracted headlights, and the "crescent-shaped" C-pillar.
Why It Matters: The G currently is Infiniti’s entry-level offering—and also its best-seller—but it will become the brand's core model as a front-wheel-drive entry-level sedan and an electric vehicle will be added to Infiniti’s lineup. The G needs to catch up with the rest of the lineup in terms of sophistication, while maintaining the specific character of the brand.
Platform: The next G will ride on an evolution of Nissan and Infiniti's FM front-engine/rear-wheel-drive platform, which forms the basis for a number of Nissan and Infiniti models, including the 370Z. It is a competent and well-proven architecture that offers vast possibilities for rear-and all-wheel-drive variants and different powertrain options.
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