After already seeing a test mule of the new Infiniti G37, dressed up in the current car's clothes, we knew that it was only a matter of time before the prototypes started hitting the roads for testing. And here they are.

Clad in your typical head-to-toe camouflage, the identity of the new-look G is nevertheless apparent from the outset. The same basic proportions of the good-looking current car are in evidence here, but even with the disguising frock, the surfacing on the hood and flanks of this machine seem more complexly curved than before. We can see LED lighting elements, probably turn signals, on the lower front fascia of the 2014 Infiniti, as well as lights on the rear bumper where none exist on the current model.

There are no firm technical details about the new G37 as of yet, though we assume we'll hear more about the range before its expected release date in the second half of 2013.


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      bofdem
      • 2 Years Ago
      They were doing marketing research on this car over a year ago. Interior is very modern, but not shown here.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it.
      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems to be a lot of surface detailing going on with the sides and hood. Even the back looks busy. I wonder if they are trying to tie the lines into their upcoming Leaf-based electric sedan. I hope not. That car seemed to have a few too many creases. But they seem to be headed in that direction, such as with the latest M. I actually like the M but if they keep doing more curves and creases it could look too forced, and less clean. Curious to see what they do with the powertrain options as well.
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current G37 sedan looks good although it does seem a little bloated. It def needs to go on a diet and slim down a bit. Hopefully Infiniti doesn't screw up like they did with the M. I thought the first generation of M looked really good and classy. The current generation is just bland.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not if the new ATS has anything to do with it.
        David Montgomery
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        The ATS was just reviewed on a head to head comparison with the 3 series. They said the transmission was junk. They said the car would have had it if not for the transmission. That said, the G35 beat out the 3 series when it was first introduced. I suspect this is going to be another revolutionary advancement in this class. I am willing to put money on it that the G comes and solidly takes the crown away from the 3 series.
          Andre Neves
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Montgomery
          Let me guess, that head-to-head was done by...Motortrend? When does the 3-series ever lose a comparison with them? I watched the video earlier today and the praise for the ATS seemed to be a bit one-sided, that is...up until the "transmission" quip at the end which resulted in them favoring the BMW. In all the years of the 3-series...one of the most praised traits from MT their cars which would put it ahead of all the competition was it's "handling". Now that Cadillac has showed an advantage in that category while systematically matching it in the others, they come out with the transmission as an excuse. I call BS. There has always been an obvious bias towards the 3-series with Motortrend. (Have owned '06 325i sedan w/SP & '08 328i Coupe w/SP)
          David Montgomery
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Montgomery
          It was "Head to Head" Comparisons or something like that and the car they drove was a Manual. I also watched Motorweek. They had an automatic and they didn't feel as if it was greater then the BMW. I was honestly thinking about driving the car, but when I heard about the manual, I will continue to wait for the next G. It is sure to be a BMW Contender/beater.
          vince
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Montgomery
          With regards to their bashing the transmission, their previous review actually praised the transmission in the ATS, so I would assume they got one which had been abused by other journalists. Also, if it was a generally very good review and one or two thing make you suspicious, that warrants a test drive to see if you have the same opinion as the writer.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      even though it's camo'd, you can make out the crapload of bulges and creases and curves. whole thing looks like a mess.
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        The "crapload of bulges" are part of the camo, Mr. Schmoe.
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        The "crapload of bulges" are part of the camo, Mr. Schmoe.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Infiniti is to BMW as a Hillary Clinton is to Sexy.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        David Montgomery
        • 2 Years Ago
        The original G35 did take on and beat the Bimmer. So it can and will be done. I for one do not see the hype on the BMW. I drove the 335 and the G35 at the same time. The G just felt tighter to me. I have now owned a 2006 since new. it has 110k miles on it and it still holds corners better then most cars today. I bet my maint costs are well below a typical 3 series too. (Maint for this car is 2 sets of tires, Belts, Brakes and fluids, not bad for 110kmiles)
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Montgomery
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      Judah Richardson
      • 2 Years Ago
      People can hate on the design all they want, but I'm pretty sure this G37 will continue the previous generation's tradition of being the fastest base car in its class. That said, the front fascia screams "Altima." That's not good.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now I don't ever claim to have x-ray vision, but this thing so far looks pretty bulbous and overwrought like the M does. The new G follows the same styling direction as the M which is safe to assume, especially after seeing the shape of the grill. I hope that Infiniti didn't ruin the last good looking vehicle in their lineup. The M is a disaster and its sales pretty much dictate that.
        Judah Richardson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        I'm not sure if that's because of the M's design or because of it's poor pricing relative to the 5 series combined with the scarcity of Infiniti dealerships. The current G37 - a worse looking car IMO - is the #3 selling luxury car in the US. But that's because a base G37 will smoke every other base car in it's class.
          raughle1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Judah Richardson
          I agree that it's as much about the pricing as about the styling. I for one like the M's styling (mostly), but it has not yet earned the right to cost as much as a 5 series or E class.
        vince
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        I can see a lot of influence from the Infiniti M, especially in the rear. The camo is really good(there are a few places you can see there is foam under the wrap making it hard to see clearly) but I am seeing a lot less of the awkward bulges and curves of the M, especially in the front. I see the spindle grille, but not the weird shapes. I think a smoothed out mini M would look pretty good, guess we will have to wait until it hits the auto show circuit and we get a real look. As a current owner, I hope they reduce the weight and increased the MPG. I think its safe to assume the interior will get upgraded, Infiniti has been getting nicer interiors on every new model. Hopefully they learned their lesson from the slow selling M.
        BB79826
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Given Infiniti (and especially Nissan's) recent designs, why would anyone think this would be anything BUT bulbous and overwrought? Nissan's in for some tough years ahead with this new styling direction. Yeesh.
      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm wrong but I never thought of the Infiniti G as a 3 series competitor; I think of it as a value proposition against the 5 series...ie a car that is almost a 5 series for 3 series money.
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