Unlike the "tuck me in, I'm getting sleepy" designs of the 1990s, Infiniti has jumped quite a few steps in automotive design over the past decade. They now have a brand image which is well connected with the sporty and premium genes found under the metal skin.
This is all mainly thanks to a single man. His name is Shiro Nakamura and he has taken care of Infiniti's design since the early 2000s. The Infiniti G37 Sedan we drove benefits extensively from the brand's design cues made famous by the G37 Coupe facelift, the M sedan and the EX and FX crossover SUVs.
Elegant with a touch of sportiness, from every angle should you set your eyes on this medium premium sedan it provides you with the same Japanese "banzai" look. It practically screams "I'm a four-door coupe-ish looking vehicle which is both comfortable and sporty".
It all starts at the front, with the L-shaped headlights that make the car look much angrier than its somewhat bland predecessors. The Origami-like chrome grille is one of the least ostentatious in the premium sedan world, but it manages to both catch the eye and give a preview of the performance residing under the hood.
The side view is typically New-Age-Infiniti with a swooping line that is abruptly cut at the rear, in a Kammback-like tail which comes as a little bit peculiar for a sedan. The short front overhang echoes the front-mid positioning of the engine and the overall low roofline harks back to 1970 GT cars, improving on the perception that this is a sports sedan, not your grandma's Buick.
The rear comes as a reverted take on the front, since the stoplights have a somewhat similar L-shape as the headlights. The major difference comes in the fact that the G37's rear is concave instead of convex – that and the missing grille at the rear, naturally. All in all, we can say that, despite its age, the Infiniti G37 Sedan is a very good-looking sedan.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
"To infinity... and beyond!" This line is one of my favorite lines in... ahem... movie history. Well, that and "In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns." Yes, I'm a big fan of Toy Story and The Godfather... ahem... what can I say? Also, when I was younger... and poorer, I had a college friend who used to own a Hyundai with an Infinity audio system. I remember the audio system was the only thing drawing me to ride in that car, since everything else about it was... ahem... poop.
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