Infiniti to drop G25 sedan this year

Jul 17, 2012

Infiniti, Nissan’s upper-end brand, will end the short-lived production of its lower-priced G25 sedan this year. Dealers will continue selling the 2012 model until the end of the year, but there will be no 2013 model, Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore said.

The G25 contains an older 2.5L V-6 engine rather than the racier and more expensive 3.7L V-6 in the G37, the brand’s volume car.

Infiniti introduced the G25 in the 2011 model year, envisioning it as an entry-level portal into the brand. The company first showed the less expensive, lower horsepower G in 2010, forecasting that it would help bring more female buyers to Infiniti, which tends to skew more male in its demographics.

The G25 represents a small share of total G-sedan sales, Bazemore says.