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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Announced at Prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The all-new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible, the first-ever open-top iteration of the highly popular Infiniti G, is not quite ready for its world debut. That honor is scheduled for the Los Angeles Auto Show this coming November. That didn't stop Nissan Senior Vice President and Design Director Shiro Nakamura from providing a preview photo of the new G Convertible on Saturday, August 16 in conjunction with Infiniti activities at the 58th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Based on the current G37 Coupe, the G37 Convertible promises stunningly seductive styling and G-worthy dynamic performance. The new G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop, to retain a coupe- like roofline, and available unique interior treatments. "Our biggest challenge in designing the new G Convertible was keeping the beauty of the G37 Coupe on which it is based," said Nakamura. "I believe we have succeeded."

Open throughout the week of the Concours d'Elegance, the exhibit showcased important designs from a variety of disciplines that share a similar philosophy with Infiniti. Among the select companies and exhibitors from the worlds of architecture, interior design and fashion were Fambuena, Paola Lenti, Carlos Miele, George Nakashima, Louis Poulsen, Duncan Quinn, Riga, Ligne Roset, Stua and Tsunami Glassworks. The boldly designed 2009 Infiniti FX crossover SUV was one of the centerpieces of "The Infiniti House of Inspiration."

Infiniti also displayed three new 2009 Infiniti models on the lawn near the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course's 18th green:

  • The Infiniti G37 Sedan, featuring a new 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine

  • The Infiniti G37x Coupe, a new all-wheel drive addition to the Infiniti G Coupe lineup

  • The Infiniti M35, with a new 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 303 horsepower and a new 7-speed automatic transmission

In addition, Infiniti sponsored a special design exhibit in coordination with Hearst Magazines, "The Infiniti House of Inspiration."

Photo: Nissan/Infiniti

(August 19, 2008)

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