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.