The History and Evolution of the Infiniti G - An Infographic Introspective.
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The History & Evolution of the Infiniti G and its Buyer
Take a look at this cool Infiniti infographic featuring the evolution of the Infiniti G20 over the course of its 22 years on the market to the G37 we know today. We juxtaposed the Infiniti G's history with some watershed moments from the life of a hypothetical buyer and sprinkled in a few fun facts for good measure. The result is an interesting mixture of Infiniti history, pop culture and world events all rolled into one.
Our infographic begins with the first generation G Sedan, which was designed by Infiniti, the newly minted luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Dubbed the 1991 Infiniti G20 and based on the European Nissan Primera and American Nissan Sentra, the first release of the G was a far stretch from the performance-oriented and luxurious versions you see on the road today - but it was a start for the fledgling automaker.
Throughout the '90s and into the early years of the new millennium, the G20 remained the singular model in the G line, but new things were on the horizon. 2002 marked the introduction of what we're calling the "modern G line." The G20 was replaced by the much more stylish and aggressive G35 Sport Sedan and Coupe. Original versions packed a robust 3.5-liter V6 engine and luxury amenities like a navigation system and steering-wheel mounted controls. The creation of the G35 Sport Sedan also led to the first of many awards from the likes of MotorTrend and Car and Driver.
To wrap up our tour de force infographic on the history and evolution of the Infiniti G, we covered the fourth and most recent generation of Infiniti's seminal luxury vehicle. As the G35 evolved into the all-new G37 Coupe in 2008 (and a sedan version the following year), an interesting thing happened. In true Darwinian form, the G line branched out into several new model types, including the G25 and the Infiniti Performance Line G (IPL G), reopening the brand to everyone from entry-level buyers all the way to luxury-obsessed speed demons.
So what's next for the Infiniti G? Are we on the verge of the 5th generation as we speak? Feel free to tell us what you think in the comments section below, or tell us a story about any G-Series sedan you've owned in the past - even if it was from 1991. C'mon, don't be shy.