When teaser shots of the 2009 Infiniti G37 convertible were leaked last month, we weren’t that impressed, and although we didn’t think it possible, the live unveiling of the G37 droptop at the 2008 LA Auto Show has proven to be even more underwhelming. Rare is the instance when a convertible looks as good with the top down as it does up, and the 2009 Infiniti G37 is no exception to the rule. Granted, it is light years ahead of the Lexus SC430 in terms of design quality, but we still prefer the G37 in coupe form.
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Of course, personal aesthetic preferences aside, we do have to admit that the Infiniti G37 (both in convertible and coupe form) is still damn fun to drive, and comes standard with a 325 horsepower 3.7-liter V6. In addition to the hot RWD rubber-on-asphalt action, we’re also slowly developing a gadget crush on the Infiniti Music Box entertainment system – but really, who wouldn’t? What’s not to love about 9.3GB hard drive with a 2,900-song capacity and built-in thumb drive?
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ALL-NEW 2009 INFINITI G CONVERTIBLE MAKES ITS
WORLD DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
First-ever Infiniti G Convertible Set For Spring 2009 Launch in North America
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 19, 2008) – Infiniti today unveiled the latest expression of its “Inspired Performance,” the all-new 2009 Infiniti G Convertible, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The first-ever Infiniti G Convertible builds upon the performance legacy of the Infiniti G line, with the liberation only a convertible with the top down can provide. It is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti dealers in North America in the spring of 2009, followed later in other Infiniti markets around the world.
“Designed to rejuvenate the spirit, the G Convertible adds an open-air soundtrack to the G’s legendary driving exhilaration,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, speaking before automotive media at the vehicle’s world debut. “This new G has dual beauty – it looks as good with the top up or down – along with a beautiful, leather-appointed interior that is meant to be experienced wide-open.”
The new G Convertible offers a three-piece folding steel top and a special convertible-focused interior, which features a unique Bose® Open Air Sound System that dynamically changes equalization based on outside noise, vehicle speed, and top position, and an adaptive climate control system that adjusts fan speed in accordance to top position and vehicle speed.
Every 2009 G Convertible comes equipped with an advanced 3.7-liter V6 rated at 325 horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
Technology features include standard RearView Monitor and an available touch-screen Infiniti Navigation system with XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic information with 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive, Pre-Crash Seat Belts, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview Braking and Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS).
The G Convertible is offered in two models: the G37 Convertible and the G37S Convertible Sport 6MT, which adds sport-tuned steering and larger sport brakes, along with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and W-rated performance tires.
Also available is a special, limited production G Convertible Premier Edition, offered exclusively through the Bloomingdale’s Holiday Catalog. With only 200 being built, the Premier Edition features a custom Monaco Red Leather leather-appointed interior, handcrafted red-tone Maple Wood trim, Midnight Black front grille and 9-spoke 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tires. Pre-orders for the Premier Edition are being taken now for delivery in 2009.
The Infiniti display at the Los Angeles Auto Show also showcases the complete line of 2009 Infiniti vehicles, including the all-new Infiniti G37x Coupe with intelligent all-wheel drive, the new G37 Sedan with a 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and a new, more powerful M35 rear-wheel drive sedan.
Source: Infiniti via Jalopnik