Set up to advance the Nissan Group of Japan's entry into the luxury car sector, the first Infinitis began to roll of the production lines in 1989. Initially Nissan were looking to establish a foothold in North America. After making this significant breakthrough, Infiniti began to spread their wings across Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Far and Middle East. Now Infiniti Convertibles can be found in fifteen countries, distributed and serviced through a global network of 200 dealer... (full review continues below)
Set up to advance the Nissan Group of Japan's entry into the luxury car sector, the first Infinitis began to roll of the production lines in 1989. Initially Nissan were looking to establish a foothold in North America. After making this significant breakthrough, Infiniti began to spread their wings across Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Far and Middle East. Now Infiniti Convertibles can be found in fifteen countries, distributed and serviced through a global network of 200 dealers.
Infiniti market their convertibles, coupes, sedan and SUVs under their G label, and as the name suggest there is a lot of power lying behind that simple letter.
The Infiniti Convertibles for 2012 are very distinctively designed, with protruding wheel arches and an automatically retractable hardtop. That makes for a four seater coupe, albeit with a very cramped back seat, or a two seater open topped sports car. In the convertible version the backseat is only there for decorative purposes with the hood up, and even while in coupe format, the baggage space available is almost non- existent. It goes without saying that the average Infiniti Convertible owner will normally fail to take these issues into consideration when they opt for this delectable looking car.
What they may discover later that as the convertible version of the Infiniti is around 450 pounds heavier than the coupe, which has some bearing on its speed capacities, although it is far from significant.
The Infiniti Convertible comes with 3.7 liter six cylinder engine generating up to 348 horsepower that can be paired with either a six speed manual or seven speed automatic transmissions. For those who are looking for just a little more push and pull from their Infiniti G model Convertible can opt for all wheel drive.
those who want to push their Infiniti coupe to the outer limits might be advised to opt for all wheel drive. If they do so, then a wise option might be to add in the ATESSA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. This system can be programmed to monitor vehicle speed and wheel spin among other functions. When road conditions are good, the system is smart enough to remain dormant, so that Infiniti coupe and its driver will be able to enjoy the characteristics of rear wheel drive.
Handling and safety have been well taken care of with the Infiniti G model Convertibles with the suspension being based on four wheel independent double wishbone design for the front and multi link for the rear while safety features for the Infiniti Convertible G Series takes in a total of six airbags as well as a strengthened body construction with front and rear crumple zones.
Content in the knowledge that the most advanced technical and safety features are an integral part of the Infiniti G Convertible, the owner can embrace the fact that they are driving a car that not only looks the part, but includes as standard every aspect of luxury driving to be found. To begin with the Infiniti Convertible comes with leather upholstery, combined aluminum and leather cabin trim, power operated front seats, climate control, power operated windows, and power operated mirrors. Tilting and telescoping steering wheel, alloy wheels fitted with all season tyres. These are just some of the standards to be found on even the most basic G Convertibles, with many more extras that can be added.
Taking into account that when the top is down on any convertible, listening pleasure may be reduced is something that Infiniti have thought of. The company have gone a long way in counteracting this problem by fitting an Open Air sound system from Bose as standard. This specialist sound system can be programmed to adjust audio levels in line with vehicle speed and any ambient noise.
The Infiniti G Convertible is a car for a select few, rubbing shoulders with similar prestige offerings from BMW, Audi, Mercedes Lexus, Acura TSX and Saab.