Infiniti G35

Carlos Ghosn came onstage himself to give some love to the old G35 before unveiling the al-new model. Once the wraps were taken off, 2006 New York Auto Show-goers were treated to a crisper, more powerful visage, with a power-bulge hood. The design is somewhat evolutionary, but certainly new. More interesting actually is the interior, which looks to be seriously improved.

The new G35 will feature XM’s NavTraffic system when it goes on sale in November 2006. A high-end stereo “that sounds like nothing you’ve heard before” is also promised. Available adaptive headlights and an intelligent cruise control system round out the new techno-goodies, along with a rear-view monitor.

The new G35-only the four-door version was shown-will again offer intelligent all-wheel-drive. It’s powered by the fourth generation of the VQ 3.5-liter V6, now featuring dual intakes as well as exhaust. A five-speed manu-matic will be offered, with paddle-shift, or a six-speed stick.

Infiniti G35

Infiniti G35

Infiniti, New York International Auto Show

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.
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