Infiniti has already made it known that its aging G37 sedan will live on alongside the all-new Q50 through the 2015 model year, but little else for this sporty four door has been announced past the 2013 model year. As of this writing, there is no 2014 model shown on the company's consumer website. A new report from Car and Driver, however, indicates that like other models carried over to Infiniti's new naming convention, the four-door G37 will live out the rest of its days with a "Q" name after all.

Unlike the G coupe and convertible – renamed Q60 – the sedan will reportedly wear the Q40 designation until its ultimate demise. We reached out to Infiniti for more information, but a spokesperson only had this for us: "we have not provided any product details for post-2013 models. That will come at a later time." Previously, we had been told that the sedan would continue to live out its days under the G37 nameplate.

As for products that are actually new to the lineup, C/D says that the Q30 and the next-gen QX50 are both expected to arrive before the company launches a new range-topping flagship sedan as soon as 2016. Aside from a handful of reports suggesting this sedan exists (C/D says it's confirmed for production), there isn't much we know about it – including whether it will be called Q80, Q90 or something else entirely. It would appear there's plenty to look forward to from Infiniti's upcoming product lineup, and we are eagerly awaiting a 550-horsepower Q70 sedan and/or a production version of the Q50 Eau Rouge.


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      kwa
      • 11 Months Ago
      Even Lincoln must be laughing at this renaming scheme
      hoofhearted
      • 11 Months Ago
      Don't worry, everyone will get used to it over the next 10 years. That is until they change it up again for no good reason.
        AronD
        • 11 Months Ago
        @hoofhearted
        I like your optimism, you know, that Infinit will be around in ten years.
      RedEmblem
      • 11 Months Ago
      They really do not have a Q-lue. The naming scheme makes no sense at all.
      Benny90
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why on earth they thought it was a good idea to get rid of the name that most people actually know about from Infinity (the G series) and change it to something completely different and unknown (Q series) is beyond me. Seriously, the person in charge of this needs to be fired.
      John
      • 11 Months Ago
      I always liked Nissan's and really liked where Infiniti was going until now. I bought my 05 G35 6mt sedan brand new for less than $30k which was a lot of car for the money. Now, the styling is a bit of a mess and pricing is pretty much the same as the competition. Performance is less of a priority and you cannot even get a manual. They don't have a coupe or any halo cars for that matter. Why hot have a GTR based Infiniti to compete against the M3/M4? How about a small displacement turbo motor to compete with the Mercedes CLA?
      Street King
      • 11 Months Ago
      The Q naming bs is going to go down as one of the biggest failures in automotive history - there I said it. The G was all they had that anyone knew about - and changing it WHILE the car is still being built? Who TF is charge over there? SMH....
      Papi L-Gee
      • 11 Months Ago
      Infiniti just doesn't know what it's doing anymore with this whole Q-naming thing. The flagship confirmation is pretty cool, though.
        Hi
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Papi L-Gee
        As a G owner for the last 7 years, give us a G/Q with a $15k "IPL package" that can be added to the base model that includes the GTR drivetrain. V6 TT, DCT, AWD. No hybrid battery BS. Unless this happens, I will be replacing my daily driver infiniti with a AMG C63 or Audi S6.
          foamypirate
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          Hi Rob, Same old schtick, huh?
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          [blocked]
          Sean
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          You are severely underestimating the cost of a "package" on that scale...
          carguy1701
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          Rob, just stop. Adding the GT-R powertrain to the FM platform would cost far too much (even though FM and PM are conceptually similar, that's about all they share) to make it only cost 15k over base.
          piggybox
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          Come on, the GTR drivetrain alone is worth more than just $15k
          Tourian
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Hi
          Ok, go ahead and replace your car then. Might as well asked for a couple of F1 umbrella girls to go with it.
        Greg
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Papi L-Gee
        Let's hope that they market it properly unlike the Q45.
      Sean
      • 11 Months Ago
      So this will carry the Q40 nameplate alongside its technical successor, the Q50? I've been led to believe that they both compete in the same class. Will the Q40 name die out when the G37 phases out of production, or will they develop another car to sit right next to the Q50? As much flak as BMW gets for its nomenclature, Infiniti has me even more confused.
      SquareFour
      • 11 Months Ago
      Jesus, Infiniti, what a mess! I'll tell you this much, I've officially lost interest in trying to figure out/remember what the hell a Q40-50-60 is. None of it makes a damn bit of sense. At least Volvo had the good sense to differentiate sedans from coupes/converts with a different letter and correspond the numbers to size. I mean, why the hell a coupe would be issued with a larger number than its sedan counterpart is completely lost on me. Bottomline, Q-whatever, I don't give a shat.
      superchan7
      • 11 Months Ago
      Just when these rebadged Skylines (or were the Skylines actually rebadged Infinitis?) were gaining market traction, Infiniti decides to confuse all their customers by renaming every single car from one unidentifiable letter-number system to another. Sadly burdened with a name nobody recognizes, the Q50 is actually a pretty good car with a fittingly premium interior. Utterly baffling.
        carguy1701
        • 11 Months Ago
        @superchan7
        I just think of them as LHD Skylines. The Skyline name has been more or less exclusive to teh Japanese market for the last 20-30 years. Prior to the V35, Nissan did sell the R31 Skyline in the middle east with carbed engines.
      Josh
      • 11 Months Ago
      Q10 q20 q90 q605s... Who or what is that? Hint for Nissan: name recognition is not due to just alphanumeric but actual brand identification aka there's no easy fix for a lack of focus! :)
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 11 Months Ago
      Was the best thing to do when you have established model names and numbers that easily identify the car make and motor in it? Change everything into a convoluted mess.
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