Infiniti's rival to the BMW 3 Series is known by just one letter – that letter, of course, being G – but the range is expanding beyond the solitary G35 that had been the mainstay of the line for years. The G35 was succeeded by the G37 (pictured above) and recently supplemented by the smaller-displacement G25, but emerging reports indicate that Infiniti has a whole raft of new versions on their way.

The report from Car and Driver is bolstered by tell-tale trademark applications for the nameplates G35h, G30t and G22d. The numbers tell us something, but it's the lower-case letters that follow which really indicate what to expect. The G35h, then, could seemingly adapt the hybrid powertrain currently found in the M35h, coupling a 3.5-liter V6 with electric assist. The G30t suggests a turbocharged engine is in the pipeline, though it's too early to tell if the spool would be fitted to a four- or six-cylinder engine. Finally, a G22d could join the range of diesel models which Infiniti currently offers in Europe.

We'll have to wait and see if and when the Nissan premium marque rolls out these model variants on its mainstay line of sedans, coupes and convertibles, but the trademark filings at least give some guidelines to our anticipation.


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      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like a few others have said, the "t" trim used to stand for Touring back in the day. Think of it as the equvalent of the "S" trim now. I wonder if it means turbo, or if they are dropping the S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
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        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        i agree....I believe its for "T" touring. Usually a majority of the brands, well upscale cars don't denote "Turbo" like back in the 80's and 90's as a buzzword.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, if there is a turbo version, I want it!
      BC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Infiniti has previously used the suffix 't' to indicate Touring Package (e. g., G20t)--turbo may be more likely now, but not certain.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      A twin turbo V6 would be amazing for this car, because a turbo 6 cylinder is one of the biggest advantages of a 335i over an equivalent spec G37. The thrashy, droning engine (3.7 more than 3.5) is fine for a boy racer Z, but it means the G is too much of a tarted up 370 as opposed to a mature luxury car. Maybe the next G will have a 3.0L twin turbo V6, and the anemic torqueless and still thirsty 2.5L can be replaced by a 2.2 turbodiesel that would be better in every way. As for the 35h, with the much lower mass of the G versus the M35h, it should get even more impressive economy and performance. Hey, perhaps they can shoehorn the 5.6L V8 into a proper IPL G Coupe to top the range. With some logical thinking, Infiniti could potentially draw people away from the odd looking F30 3 series in BMW showrooms and into something much more relevent and up to date than the current aging G. Maybe the new one could retain the Z-derived sportiness while dialing out the Z-derived boy-racer vibes, "organic" styling, and refinement concerns.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring the diesel to the U.S! This would be a great addition to the line-up, 40+mpg would be a big draw
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like I'll be putting my G37S for sale. I know I'm gonna want the new one.
      Robdaemon
      • 2 Years Ago
      G22xd in the US, please.
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      do you know how quick the G35h would be with the same 360hp and 458lbtq it would dust any luxury sedan hybrid
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zizixx89
        ANY luxury sedan hybrid? I dunno, Panamera S Hybrid is pretty darn quick...much more expensive but still fits your luxury sedan hybrid label
          zizixx89
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Matt
          lol it is quick but if you didnt know the infinti M35H drag raced the panamera hybrid already and the infiniti won cause its lighter and has more torque but the panamera has 20 more hp
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      In traditional Infiniti nomenclature, the "t" stood for Touring, a trim package with larger wheels, xenons, better leather, sunroof, etc. My Q45t isn't turbocharged, but it's the Touring model. But things change, perhaps a brand new "t" might be turbocharged.
      Tourian
      • 2 Years Ago
      The writer seems to think the G30t could be a four or a six, but I don't think they would break from their normal nomenclature with the numbers indicating displacement. I also don't think a 3.0L 4 cyl is possible/desirable. I'd love to believe a 3.0L V6 T/TT is on the way but it is most likely touring.
      Galinskiomatic
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the past the g20t had NO turbo but stood for touring. Maybe itll be just that a tarted up touring model?
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1071484_daimler-and-nissan-to-build-four-cylinder-engines-in-u-s Whatever this engine is being built here in the US, will reside in the next Infiniti G30t. Likely a response to the 328i turbo 4. This makes the most sense for the G30t. G35h will replace the G37.
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