Infiniti Trademarks G35h, G30t, G22d: Hybrid, Turbo and Diesel

Infiniti can rely on the G-series, both as a 2- and a 4-door model, to be its prime market tool in the fight against ‘za Germans’. While we’re not blown by the Nissan division’s styling department, it’s the powertrains that make or break a luxury vehicle.
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According to Car and Driver, Infiniti has trademarked three very interesting little names, suggesting three different powertrains. There’s the G35h, which is expected to offer the same sort of hybrid combo as the the M35h. This gas electric hybrid will likely focus on taking on the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 with plenty of V6 power.

But there are also two new powertrains that are a bit mysterious. One of them is called the G22d, and it’s obviously a diesel model wanting to score the economy points. The ‘22’ name indicates a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which might or might not be coming to the US. This is likely the old YD series or diesel engines from Nissan, sharing a lot of tech with the 2.5-liter in the Navara and Pathfinder.

Last but not least, there’s the G30t, which is a bit of a mystery, since we don’t know if it’s a four- or a six-cylinder. Most likely, it’s actually a 2.0-liter turbo. If it’s a straight six, expect somewhere in the region of 270 hp, but if it is a turbo 3.0-liter V6, this would mean a brand new performance model. Seeing as this is a fight with the germans, a rival for the 335i is more fitting. This could prove especially useful as a replacement for the G37.
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