The G37 Coupe is in the third year of its second-generation design and it is a beautiful automobile, with an excellent combination of styling and performance and a luxurious interior.
In 2010, it is available in four models — Coupe, Coupe Journey, Sport 6MT and Coupe AWD — each powered by a VQ series 3.7-liter 330 hp V-6 with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift). Three models come with a seven-speed automatic transmission with a Drive Sport (DS) Mode, Downshift Rev Matching and available solid magnesium paddle shifters, while the Sport 6MT has a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.
There are significant enhancements to the G37 Coupe for 2010, including a revised interior and upgraded navigation and entertainment systems. The previous “Washi” aluminum trim has been replaced with a new “Shodo” style trim (inspired by the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy) on all models, and the African Rosewood interior accents have been replaced by high-gloss Maple.
Other changes include the addition of standard eight-way power passenger seats and a new center console design on automatic transmission-equipped models. There also are several package content changes such as the addition of the Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier to the Technology Package and making the RearView Monitor a standard feature on most models.
The G37 Coupe has a smooth, aerodynamic design, with sweeping character lines, flowing front fender curves, a wavestyle hood, an expressive front fascia highlighted by the Infiniti signature double-arch grille and L-shaped High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional Xenon headlights with integrated fog lamps.
The strong side character line and side sills integrate with the large wheel wells and performance-oriented wheel and tire packages for an added sense of power. Broad rear fenders flow into large LED taillights, a refined bumper and large chromed dual exhaust outlets.
On the inside, the cockpit-oriented front seat area has the Infiniti “double wave” instrument panel design with the signature Infiniti analog clock and full-length center console with a leather and aluminum-clad shifter. The new Shodo aluminum-alloy interior trim is featured on the instrument panel, center console and door panels.
The double hand-stitched leather-covered steering wheel is designed for maximum comfort and usability, with standard wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available for the seven-speed automatic transmission (G37 Coupe Journey with Sport Package only). The eight-way power driver and front passenger seats are covered in Infiniti’s premium leather and have twoway adjustable head restraints.
Base price on the 2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe is $37,500.
Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to LetsTalkCars@aol.com.