The cars themselves get few changes but the lineup is rationalized for 2013. The 4-cylinder G25 Sedan and base model Coupe go away. Both sedan and coupe lines offer the same Journey, AWD (G37x) and Sport 6MT packages. The lusty IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) Coupe gets a Convertible stablemate.
The 2012 Infiniti G sedan offers a new Malbec Black exterior color. The G37 sedan also receives various updates to its Limited and Sport Appearance editions, including a new graphite interior color, 18-inch alloy wheels and Black Obsidian exterior color for the Limited Edition and a new black grille for the Sport Appearance Edition.
Since its inception, Infiniti has been able to manufacture automobiles that effectively competed in every luxury segment, save for one: the premium convertible. In 2009, Infiniti rectified this situation by introducing the G37 Convertible, an elegant, sophisticated open-air coupe complete with a retractable hardtop and a healthy dose of performance capabilities. Competitively priced in its segment, the 2011 G37 Convertible handles nearly as well as a BMW 3 Series, rivals the Audi A5 Cabriolet's interior style and flair, and holds its value as well as the Lexus IS250 C. On the flip side, it can be reasonably argued that the car is a tad overweight, is stiffly sprung, and exhibits more body flex and interior rattles than other convertibles we've tested. With two well-equipped models, one favoring a more luxury-oriented buyer and the other aimed squarely at enthusiast drivers, Infiniti has successfully created a single car capable of competing with numerous competitors across a wid- price spectrum.