By David Thomas on August 13, 2010
On Thursday, Infiniti announced a high-performance trim for its G coupe, and today the company went to the other end of the spectrum. The G25 sedan will fall at the bottom of the G lineup. It’s essentially the same car as a G37 with the same interior; it just won’t pack as much power under the hood.
A 2.5-liter V-6 will power the G25, producing 218 horsepower. That’s a big step down from the G37’s 328 horses. The 110-hp drop will save you some money, though, as the G25 will start at $30,950, not including a destination charge, when it goes on sale in September.
Standard features for the base model include 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, leather seats, aluminum interior trim, power driver and passenger seats, and six-speaker stereo system. The Journey trim adds a rearview monitor, heated front seats and dual climate control.
The move to a downmarket entry for the G makes a lot of sense, since competitors like Acura with its TSX and Lexus with the IS 250 feature similar power, appointments and pricing.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David