Wednesday 11 April 2012

Spied: 2014 Infiniti G-Series

Infiniti has discreetly begun road-testing a test mule off the all-new G-Series, which was spied by shooters in a car park in Northern Sweden.

Despite being an early test-mule, extended wheelarches are clear to see, hinting at wider tracks. An longer wheelbase will feature, improving rear passenger space. To prove the Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is in full swing, the mule was spied at a known Mercedes test facility.

Styling is expected to mirror Infiniti's current design language, with a creased belt-line, pinched front grille, and a quirky rear-side window design character.

Based on the next-generation Mercedes C-Class, the newcomer will use a slew of Mercedes powerplants in addition to Nissan's units. Recently, Infiniti trademarked G35h, G30t, and G22d – the latter using Daimler's famed 2.1 litre CDI unit. The G30t's engine size isn't known but it will replace the current G37, which uses a V6 petrol engine. The performance-orientated IPL will be offered – producing around 530bhp (537PS/395kW) from a new bi-turbocharged, direct-injected 3.7 litre V6 - alongside a convertible, coupé, sedan, and a possible station wagon for European markets.

The new G-Series will launch in 2014.


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