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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was on hand to personally unveil the newly redesigned Infiniti G35 sedan, underscoring the importance of this model. With the G accounting for approximately one-third of Infiniti sales and serving as a gateway to the brand for many buyers, Nissan is clearly looking to maintain its position the near-luxury market segment by improving not only the dynamic performance but also the interface between man and machine.

Nissan's VQ35 high-output V6 is back but with 80% new content, its redline increased to a screaming 7500 RPM, and power boosted over the 300 HP mark. Backing the motor is either a row-your-own 6-speed or a 5-speed autoshifter, the latter being equipped with magnesium shift paddles. Power can be delivered to the pavement via the rear wheels or Nissan's optional ATTESA AWD system.

The Washi-style aluminum trim is intended to duplicate the look of traditional rice paper, and in person it's quite striking. Keeping the ears happy is a Bose "Studio on Wheels" system, with an "audiophile quality" headunit and a 3-way speaker arrangement - including a 10" woofer - tucked into the front doors. In fact, those doors are said to have been designed around the sound system rather than the other way around.

Click through for more pics and Nissan's official press release.  

The all-new 2007 Infiniti G Sedan , which goes on sale in November 2006, is the second generation of Infiniti’s groundbreaking sport sedan.  First introduced in 2002 as an alternative to the existing “machine-like” vehicles in class, everything about the new 2007 G is designed to create a more powerful driving sensation – from its rewarding performance and the sophisticated exterior, to the finely crafted interior and intuitive technology.

The new G’s exterior continues the original vibrant design theme with seductive, athletic styling that is clean, simple yet very distinctive.  Key design elements include the sculpted grille blades, iconic headlights and taillights and the new, crisp character line that emphasizes the G’s aggressive rear-wheel drive appearance.

Inside, the all-new interior design is refined, inviting and offers a new level of modern warmth and hospitality.  The G interior also offers unique features such as the white-and-violet Fine Vision gauge illumination and high-touch, textured aluminum-alloy trim with “Washi” (traditional Japanese handmade paper) patterning. 

Available advanced technologies include RearView Monitor, a touch screen navigation system with available real-time traffic and the audiophile-quality Infiniti Studio on Wheels™ by Bose®, combining the industry’s first 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers with an audiophile quality head unit incorporating a 24-bit Burr Brown® Digital Audio Converter.

The heart of the G35 remains its advanced engine, platform and drivetrain, anchored by the “next generation” of the award-winning VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6, now rated at an estimated 300-plus horsepower*.  The standard V6 is mated to a choice of a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.  Steering wheel-mounted solid magnesium paddle shifters are standard on the G35 Sport A/T model. 

The G’s second generation FM (Front Mid-ship) platform features a 4-wheel independent suspension with lightweight aluminum components and improved body stiffness.  The 2007 G35 is also offered with Infiniti “intelligent” all-wheel drive system. 

Comfort and convenience features include standard Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), wood trim and Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking.

Highlights of the 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan include:  

 

Body

  • Advanced Front Mid-ship (FM) platform (second generation)

·        An evolution of the original G35 design with a long, wave-like hood, pushed-back A-pillars and aggressive stance

     ·        Enhanced sense of dynamic surface tension and polished craftsmanship

·        Double-arch grille with sculpted grille blades, High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlights, integrated fog lights, L-shaped LED taillights

·        Unique front fascia and side sills on Sport models

     ·        Available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)

·        Available rear spoiler on Sport models

·        Lightweight aluminum hood, available heated outside mirrors

·        Available sliding glass sunroof with tilt and one-touch open/close feature

·        Eight available exterior colors, including four new colors

Engine and Driveline

  • New fourth generation VQ-series 24-valve 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing an estimated 300-plus horsepower
  • New ram air dual intake, equal length exhaust manifold and dual exhaust system with laser-welded rear mufflers
  • Higher compression ratio (10.6: 1 versus previous 10.3:1), higher redline (7,500 rpm versus previous 6,600 rpm), new eCVTCS (electromagnetic variable exhaust cam timing), twin knock sensors, improved cooling and stiffer engine block structure
  • Refined electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and DS mode and ASC (Adaptive Shift Control), or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission
  • Magnesium paddle shifters on Sport A/T model
  • Standard rear viscous limited-slip differential with Sport models (5AT and 6MT)
  • Front engine/rear-wheel drive or ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive (G35x AWD model)

 

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Redesigned 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension with extensive use of lightweight aluminum components, front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Available sport-tuned suspension (Sport models)
  • New power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P225/55R17 V-rated tires
  • Available 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18 front and 245/45R18 rear tires (standard on Sport models)
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)

 

Interior Features

  • Driver-oriented interior styling with fine craftsmanship and modern warmth
  • Standard leather-appointed seating, available in Beige (except Sport models), Black or Gray
  • Unique “Washi”–pattern (traditional Japanese paper) aluminum-alloy trim on center console, instrument panel and doors
  • Standard 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • Hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control switches
  • Fine Vision gauges with white and violet illumination
  • Available wood trim on center console, instrument panel and doors
  • Standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • Available Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose, combining the industry’s first 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers with an audiophile quality head unit incorporating a 24-bit Burr Brown® Digital Audio Converter
  • Standard audio system featuring in-dash CD changer with mp3 playback capability and 6 speakers
  • Leather-appointed and aluminum shifter lever
  • Available Infiniti Navigation System with available XM® NavTraffic™ real-time traffic information
  • Available Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
  • Available RearView Monitor
  • Available sport-styled front seats with thigh extensions and power torso and thigh bolsters
  • Available sport-styled steering wheel and aluminum pedals
  • Available satellite radio with choice of XM® or Sirius™ providers
  • Infiniti signature analog clock
  • Digital automatic temperature control with standard micro filtration and rear heater vents, available dual HVAC control with available rear vents
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)

     

Safety and Security

  • Standard Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Standard front-seat and front and rear curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver’s seat ELR only)
  • Front seat belt adjustable upper anchors with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Zone Body construction with energy-dispersing side structure
  • Engine mount breakaway design with breakaway driveshaft
  • Retracting brake pedal to help reduce lower leg injuries in severe crash
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) child seat anchorage system

 

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in five models: G35, G35 Journey, G35x AWD, G35 Sport and G35 Sport 6MT

     

  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. In Tochigi,


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      • 8 Years Ago
      This G35 is awesome, and the new boost of hp will do really well for the car. i think that between this car and the lexus is350, there is no comparison - the IS still looks like a kids car, the g35's grown up. as for the g35 competing with the bmw 3series, i'd like to see performance tests side by side. but from the outside, the G35 looks much more luxurious; it's an infiniti. they have, in my opinion the best line up out there
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well I hate to say it but Infiniti is starting to win me over... The local dealer sponsers a few street fairs by the University I go to and as such I have been able to really look at the 2006 offerings with out being bothered by a salesman(woman), and bet of all with out being lock out of the car b/c nobody is around.

      I like the 2006 G35 sedan and I like the fact that it is a RWD system and not just an up badged Nissan. I also like the how Infiniti has been able to distance it self from the Nissan global design center... have you seen the "all new" Maxima??? I remember a time (now I feel older than I should) when you could tell the difference from a Maxima and an Altima from the street; if it werent for the clear lense "euro" tail lights I still would not be able to tell.

      I am sure this not nessarly all new but very nice evlotion of the G35 will do well among repeate buyers. I just hope Infiniti has updated the suspension enough so it does not ride like a 350Z. If they have, or unless the car I drove was just a POS from the factory and a fluke, then the new G35 will also be able to sway many new customers as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      why is there no 4 year prepaid service plan like it.s competlitors.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wonder if you'll be able to buy the AWD version with a 6 speed this time around- doesn't seem like it. Too bad.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Woah, looks like I'll be buying that instead of a new Lexus IS, finally it has the looks that I've been waiting for. Now I'm excited.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I tell you, I second those comments here about past generations G35 interiors. They really did a great job with this one. That steering wheel is a thing of beauty, thick, meaty and nicely designed. I have been dying to find a suitable replacement for my Audi A4. I am sick of the Audi reliability problems, I am delighted that Infinity came out with a great option for me to go for after my lease experies.

      I have only one gripe, the navigation controls look kind of funny, but then again, not car interior is perfect (except the the Audi of course :>))

      Silver with silver leather interior (I hope they offer that option) and with 300 ponies, only 6 speed manual will be allowed in my garage!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is that a weird pebble finish on the dash? Or is it just a digital photo problem?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am great Admirer of Infiniti G series.But the Interior of this new sedan makes me sick.It does have a good appeal as the old one.The Exterior seems pretty good.But looks like a cross-over of Acure, BMW ans Infinity.Sounds interesting.....
      Joey E
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have been anticipating this car for a while now, but now that i've seen the subpar exterior, I am going to wait to see what the pricing is and see if I think it's worth it. I originally wanted to buy a 2006 (fully loaded, nav, body kit) as opposed to the 2007 but I'm friends with my dealer and he told me to wait and check out the '07. So i took the advice. The interior of the 2007 is beautiful and technologically impressive, but what happened to the exterior? It's not as exciting as the 1st generation G. The front has maintained its combative stance and aggressive fascia (a plus), but aside from that and the premium interior, I'm gonna go ahead and give exterior styling a thumbs down. The side stance for '07 is not as exciting and belligerent as the '06. It looks like a Lexus GS from the side. It's my understanding Infiniti is supposed to COMPETE with LEXUS, not TURN into one! On to the rear. This is perhaps the most disappointing part of the car. The trunk is oddly shaped with a sad excuse for a lip spoiler mounted atop it, and the rear bumper is not as impressive as the '06. I will definately have to see it in person (WITH a FULL body kit and rear WING spoiler) and test drive it to see if I'm satisfied enough to overlook my opinion of the exterior styling. That is, if I dont buy the '06 by then. NOVEMBER?! C'mon!! I want to see it now! -lol- As I'm sure everyone else does. As of now - I'm on the fence with which model to buy. We'll see what happens.
      • 8 Years Ago
      grt car....but give me coupe in awd. snowbelt guys would love it
      • 9 Years Ago
      for #9... question if nissan is woried about g35 eating gtr sales... no.. theya re both way different category cars. where as the infiniti is luxury sports car, the other one willm ainly focus on sports.. performance.. and yes some luxury. but its going to be mroe hardcore than the g35
      • 9 Years Ago
      There's one sideview picture of the car that looks really nice. It has nice side view stance to it, very athletic. Kudos to the evolutionary design, it still looks like a G sedan but smoother and modern and I hope the coupe looks like the concept we saw a few months back.
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