Infiniti is one of the brands who have recently implemented a very radical change to their nomenclature, making many of us still wonder to this day: what the heck was wrong with the original naming scheme?
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Either way, to ensure that Infiniti’s potential customers aren’t confused by the name change, the Nissan-based Japanese luxury sports car brand officially announced the continuation of sales of the original (current generation) G37 sedan alongside the all-new 2014 Q50 sedan, the intended G37 successor. This is in hopes to eliminate as much confusion as possible between the old and revised lineup.
Additionally, Infiniti has decidedly moved their midsized sports sedan upmarket with the introduction of the Q50, which is also visible with the pricing gap between the outgoing G37 sedan—which starts at $32,550 while the Q50 starts at $36,700.
The G37 will continue unchanged mechanically while the 2014 Infiniti Q50 receives the same drive and powertrains as the outgoing G37, just tweaked with the latest findings with Infiniti’s R&D department.
For full details, check out the press release after the jump.
Infiniti Continues Production of G37 Sedan – Will Be Sold Alongside the All-New 2014 Q50 Premium Sedan
• Infiniti G37 sedan will remain on sale in the United States until mid 2015
• Revised line-up with M.S.R.P.s repositioned, effective August 6
• All-new Infiniti Q50 and Q50 Hybrid available this week at Infiniti retailers nationwide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 5, 2013) – Infiniti today announced that a revised line-up of the Infiniti G37 sedan models will continue to be available in the United States through model year 2015 alongside the all-new Infiniti Q50. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (M.S.R.P.) are being repositioned to reflect the product hierarchy with the higher content 2014 Infiniti Q50 – which will go on sale this week at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
“The introduction of the Q50 with its distinctive design, engaging performance, world’s first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization, enables us to pursue a two-pronged strategy, said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “It creates room to strategically offer the repositioned G37 at the lower end of the near luxury segment in addition to the higher-positioned Q50. The two vehicles aim at different market segments and allow us to serve different customer needs.”
Two models of the Infiniti G37 Sedan will continue to be produced, the G37 Sedan Journey and G37 Sedan AWD. Only two options will be available, the Premium and Navigation Packages.
The significantly streamlined and focused G37 product lineup is a key driver of the price repositioning. The adjusted base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan are:
G37 Sedan Journey
3.7-liter V6 / RWD
G37 Sedan AWD
3.7-liter V6 / AWD
Destination and Handling $905 USD
The dramatic new 2014 Infiniti Q50 is offered in a choice of 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 or 360 net horsepower 3.5-liter Hybrid models. Starting prices* are $36,700 USD for the Q50 3.7-liter model and $43,950 USD for the Q50 Hybrid Premium model. For full information on the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 premium sedan, please visit InfinitiUSA.com.
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Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its triple World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.
More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience® and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infinitiusa.com. For the latest news on Infiniti, visit www.infinitinews.com, “like” Infiniti on Facebook or follow the brand on Twitter @InfinitiUSA.
* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license and destination & handling fees of $905. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
– By: Chris Chin