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Infiniti G25 revealed – but not for the UK

Fri, 13 Aug 2010

The entry-level Infiniti G25 - thankfully just for the USA

Well, we had what Infiniti called a ‘Performance’ debut at Pebble Beach with the first of Infiniti’s answers to the AMG and M Series in the Infiniti IPL G Coupe, and now we get the more prosaic debut – the Infiniti G25 with a 2.5 litre V6.

The entry level G Range saloon gets a modest 218 horses and 187lb’ft of torque, a seven speed auto and will come in a choice of rear wheel drive or all wheel drive and, as far as we can see, you won’t be able to opt for a manual.

Infiniti say that the G25 is for those who want an Infiniti G but who don’t want the power of the G37. Which is about the only thing to recommend the G25 – it’s going to be a bit cheaper than the G37 and slower. The spec looks OK with Leather, power seats, Climate, 17″ alloys, Xenons and decent sound.

We said it this morning when we reported on the slightly warm IPL G Coupe; where are Infiniti going? There’s a huge gap in the marketplace to offer what could effectively be a performance Lexus brand. Instead Nissan seems to have no clear view of what they’re trying to achieve.

The half hearted IPL G Coupe is disappointing, and why are Infiniti looking to produce less powerful car – surely if that’s what people want they could sell them a Nissan instead?

Thankfully the G25 isn’t coming to the UK or Europe.

By Cars UK