This is our first glance at the all-new Infiniti G37 coupe, due to be unveiled at the New York motor show in April.
If you haven’t paid much attention to Infiniti before, you should: you’ll be able to buy a right-hand-drive version of this 3.7-litre V6-powered four-seater coupe in the UK late in 2008.
What’s more, with two turbochargers attached, the G37 forms the basis of the much-anticipated new Skyline GT-R.
Inifniti – Nissan’s luxury equivalent of Toyota’s Lexus – has been around in the US for years, but it’s only due to come to Europe in 2008. The previous-generation G37 was a big seller in the US, where this new version goes on sale in August 2007.
Going on the form of the previous car – and Nissan’s excellent 350Z – we can expect the 330bhp G37 to be good to drive, though it will be more luxurious than its two-seat Nissan sibling. Four-wheel active steering should help.
Expect the interior to be a leather-swathed technology-fest, with a hard-disc based Bose audio system, sat-nav and a rear-view monitor all available.
Inifiniti obviously hasn’t released any prices yet, but we reckon it will start at over £30,000.
The G37 will be joined in Europe by three other brand-new models: a new BMW X3-sized crossover 4x4 (due to be unveiled alongside the G37 at New York), its full-sized SUV sibling the FX45, and a BMW 3-series-challenging small executive saloon. We’re looking forward to driving the lot of them.