The current Nissan Skyline 350 GT that’s available in the market is sold as the Infiniti G35. Aside from the North American market, the Nissan Skyline/Infiniti G35, this car is also sold in South Korea, Taiwan and the Middle East. This car is an entry-level luxury car/midsize car that’s produced by Nissan’s Infiniti. This is Nissan’s own luxury division. The Skyline/Infiniti G35 is available in sedan and in coupe. This car from Infiniti is available in two generations and a 2005 refresh.
The first generation of the G35 was introduced in the North American market as a replacement for the Infiniti G20. The car is based on the platform that is shared with the Nissan 350Z sports car and the Infiniti FX crossover SUV. When this car was introduced in 2003, the car received positive reviews from critics and was also seen as a good alternative to the more expensive luxury cars that are available during that time. Some of the awards generated by the first generation G35 include a citation for North American Car of the Year and this was included as well on Car and Driver mag listing for Ten Best for 2003 and 2004.
The first generation of was refreshed for 2005. Much of the improvements were done on its styling. The interior of the G35 was given sportier gauges with better backlighting. The tinted interior trim was replaced by genuine aluminum trim. The dash and the center console was re-styled as well. The Rosewood trim was now available as a package on the 2005 refreshed version. Entertainment packages in the form of the MP3/WMA playback was added to the car. Brakes was improved as well as a response to concerns of premature wear on the 2003-2004 models.
The second generation of the G35 was introduced in 2007. This car was powered by a new engine, the VQ35HR. The HR stands for High Revolution.
Luxury-wise, Infiniti is one brand that should not be dismissed outright. Infiniti yet again flexes its muscle in the upscale sedan segment. This is the second time that the Infiniti G35 managed to top its segment, the first time in 2007.
One of the highest-rated sedans we’ve tested, the G35 succesfully blends sportiness and luxury to offer an inviting overall package, says Consumer Reports.
In terms of safety, the Infiniti G35 is well-equipped with functional and helpful features. For example, the G35 is equipped with the Advanced Air Bag System. This system includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and the occupant-classification sensor that can adjust their inflation rate depending on crash severity and seat belt usage.
The G35 that is available now in the market is available in two-door or four door sedan. The two-door or the coupe in available in one trim while the sedan is available in five trims- the base, Journey x AWD, Sport and Sport 6 MT. The sedan version of the G35 was redesigned in 2007. Both the coupe and the sedan are equipped with the 3.5L V6 engine. Power on the V6-powered sedan can reach up to 306 horsepower while the coupe that is equipped with the standard five-speed automatic can net 275 horsepower. All the five sedan trims are equipped with a five-speed automatic, except the Sport 6MT that features a six-speed manual.
Other than these standard specs and features, the G35 is packed with other safety features as well that can be checked here.