• Aug 13th 2010 at 8:00AM
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2011 Infiniti G25 – Click above for high-res image

The Infiniti line-up is set to expand this September with the introduction of the G25, a new entry-level sedan packing all the amenities of its bigger brother, but with less power and a budget-minded price tag.

By all outward appearances, the G25 is your standard G sedan with a new badge, but under the hood lies the same 2.5-liter V6 that's been available in Japan since 2008. For an MSRP of $30,950, the G25 packs 218 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque channeled through a standard seven-speed automatic gearbox and – depending on the trim – can be had in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The standard G25, G25 Journey or G25x (AWD) come equipped with leather and power-adjustable seats, automatic climate control, six-speaker audio, 17-inch aluminum wheels, HID Xenon headlamps and the normal array of electo-nannies. An optional RearView monitor and dual-zone temperature control, along with heated front seats and outside mirrors, are available on the Journey.

All told, a completely maxed out G25 will set you back about the same amount of coin as a bone-stock G37 sedan – not a bad deal considering everything that's included. Hit the jump for the full details and expect driving impressions late next month.

[Source: Infiniti]
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Infiniti G25 Sedan To Make U.S. Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

– New 2.5-liter V6-Equipped G Sedan Priced at Under $31,000 M.S.R.P. USD –


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2010) – Infiniti today announced a new addition to the popular Infiniti G Line, the G25 Sedan, which features a 2.5-liter V6 engine. It is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in September, joining the Infiniti G37 Sedan, G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible. It will have a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $30,950 USD.

"With the new G25 Sedan, we're broadening the appeal of the G Line with a model designed to provide an additional choice for buyers looking for a true luxury sedan, but who might not need the higher levels of performance provided by our larger engine-equipped G37 models," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore, speaking at a media event at the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. "The G25 is positioned in the heart of the luxury sport sedan market, allowing us to bring Infiniti's Inspired Performance to a wider selection of buyers."

The new 2011 Infiniti G25 Sedan shares the same dynamic exterior, interior and chassis as the G37, but with a smaller displacement engine. The 2.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 produces 218 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, versus the G37's 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6's 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The G25 Sedan comes with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission and is available in both rear-wheel drive and intelligent all-wheel drive. Three models are offered: G25 Sedan, G25 Sedan Journey and G25x Sedan AWD.

The G25 Sedan's extensive list of standard equipment includes leather-appointed seating, Shodo aluminum interior trim, 8-way power driver's seat and 4-way power front passenger's seat, Automatic Temperature Control, premium audio system with six speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and much more.
Other standard features range from 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, 4-wheel Anti-lock Disc Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

The G25 Journey model adds RearView Monitor, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, auto on/off headlights, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control and more.

"While the G25 Sedan serves as the entry into the G line, it still offers an impressive array of luxury features – from leather-appointed seats to satellite radio," said Poore. "With inspired style and performance – backed by our unique customer care philosophy, the Infiniti Total Ownership Experience® – we are confident the new G25 will attract a lot of attention in the marketplace."


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      • 5 Years Ago
      They should now bring out a slightly smaller 'G' /w RWD.

      The G seems to slot in between the 3-series and 5-series by way of size (you can toss in any other brand just using BMW as an example), but something between the 1-series and 3-series /w RWD and the 2.5L I4 with Nissan performance and pricing...I would even settle for the sedan version of it.

      There simply isn't any nice 'small' luxury cars. A3 comes closest to anything on the market I would buy. The 1-series looks so cute...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like to see it offered with a manual, but it will be a hot seller no matter what.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a very good price but I think the original G cars looked more upscale than the redesign. Very nice car overall. Not sure why anyone would purchase top of the line Altima (2.5 S with SL Package) over a base G25. Altima may be a few grand cheaper at most, and I am sure not as nice overall.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because you get more features/options... some people would rather have a nearly full optioned 'regular' car versus a base model luxury car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The top of the line Altima is the 3.5(V6) SL.. not the 2.5(I4) SL. These cars are very close in some respects, but the RWD and quality bump in the Infinity will make it a good value. Altimas are great in lower trim levels and base v6's.... Once you break the 27k barrier, you might as well get a Maxima if you really want FWD... or this new G if you want RWD
        • 5 Years Ago
        Some people aren't going to care about the luxury badge and would rather have the fully loaded/higher hp Altima 3.5. Then again, there are going to be plenty of buyers that will move up from the Altima to get the luxury badge and be give up a few options.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would like a comparison of this with the Buick Regal 2.0t. It will come in at the same price, but with 260 ft-lb of torque (instead of the 190 here) and it will be fully-loaded (instead of the base here). What is left to see is if the driving dynamics can equal the RWD G...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The fact is most people love the way G35/37 looks and do not care about performance, unlike us gearheads. So this is a great opportunity for Nissan to bank on those folks.

      I don't understand with people complaining about everything. It is an awesome deal and superb specs for 2.5-liter. I do not think there is a more powerful naturally aspirated 2.4-2.5 liter on the market right now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      10 years and this is what Nissan gives us.

      It's a 2.5 liter v6 pushing 218 hp = 87hp per liter

      Back in 1999 Nissan has a 3.0 v6 pushing 225hp = 75hp per liter.

      That is a 16% increase in efficiency. That 3.0 V6 was also a 10 year old engine at the time with just minor tweeks (variable intake manifold).

      So basically its not much better than 20 year old engine technology.

      I would have preferred them to bring back the old 3.0 vq with a few minor tweaks and get about 240hp out of it.

      That would have been much cheaper than developing a wasteful 2.5 cylinder engine all together.

      I can't believe that they wouldn't at least match the HP on the 328. This is car just silly to have.

      For 33k you can get a Genesis with 290hp heated leather seats, dual climate control.

      This infiniti is $31k so I'm just not seeing the value here. Sorry Nissan - $29,950 would have been nice price point to at least hit and bring people in but at 31k for a 220 hp engined car, I just don't see it.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I want Nissan to replace the VQ37vhr with a twin turbo direct injected VQ25hr.
        350hp, 350ft-lbs
        and as a base engine, a 250hp, 210ft-lb 2.7 V6 (increase the bore of the VQ25hr from 85 to 88mm)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Back in the mid-90s, Nissan has the SR16VE N1, 1.6L making 200hp, Japanese market only I believe. Of course, emissions were a lot less strict back then....
        • 5 Years Ago
        graphikzking,

        How is hp/L relevant again?
      snaffler
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm just surprised they would launch this at the end of the body style cycle. The current body style for the sedan was, I believe, launched in 2007. The 2011 will be the fifth year. Since it is a simple engine swap I guess it is a cheap way to introduce a new model. It does suggest, though, that the next body style won't be a real departure as far as the underpinning go. I bet that they figured that they by launching this on the exact same exterior as the higher-priced G 37 in the last year or so of the body style that they were not diluting much. Maybe the next body style change will differentiate between the V-6 and the inline.
      • 5 Years Ago
      overpriced.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah because no one cross shops a 335i and and a G37.......
      • 5 Years Ago
      Curious to see what percentage of G25 badges will get shaved off.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In my opinion Infiniti's look is getting very old. Time for a real change.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Japanese BMW.
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