What is it?
This is the Infiniti G37 Convertible, the newest of six models that Infiniti will be launching in Britain in September 2009.
Nissan’s premium automotive brand has been rolling out across Europe over the past year, and its introduction has been going slowly but well, say company sources, with approaching 1000 cars sold in nine EU countries so far. The biggest seller has been the X5-rivaling FX SUV. However, that could change come the autumn, as the UK is traditionally a market keen on convertibles. So will we fall for the V6-powered Infiniti G37 Convertible?
What’s it like?
Like both the Lexus SC430 and the BMW 3-series convertible, the Infiniti G37 Convertible has an electrically powered folding metal roof. It’s built by Karmann in a special section of the G37’s production line in Toichigi, Japan, and is designed so as not to compromise the sleek curves or proportions of the car.
The roof is a three-piece assembly that folds into a neat upside-down clamshell shape in the boot of the G37 and, just as billed, it doesn’t endow the car with an unusually long rear overhang, an unattractively bulky rear end or a long A-pillar. This is one of the best-resolved CCs you can buy from a design perspective.