Infiniti recently announced that the entry-level G25 sedan would be dropped from its lineup for the 2013 model year. Infiniti says the move simplifies the G lineup, which will carry on with just the G37 sedan, coupe and convertible, as well as the performance-oriented IPL G Coupe and new-for-2013 IPL G Convertible.
The G25 debuted in 2011 and is likely being discontinued because its price isn’t low enough to lure customers away from the more powerful G37 sedan, speculates Car and Driver. The publication writes, “… the mixture of a premium nameplate with an absence of key features such as navigation and a manual transmission complicated the G25’s raison d’etre.” The 2012 G25 will continue to be sold through the end of the year.
Infiniti also announced that the FX35 and EX35 SUVs will receive new base engines with more power for 2013. Both models will have their 3.5-liter V6 engines swapped out for a 3.7-liter V6 that currently powers the G37, M37 and Nissan 370Z. Both SUVs will now boast 325 horsepower, and their model names will also be updated to FX37 and EX37 to reflect the change.
Infiniti hasn’t yet announced updated pricing, but the 2013 FX and EX will go on sale in July and August, respectively. The 2012 EX35 carries a base price of $35,800 and the 2012 FX35 starts at $43,700. The V8-powered FX50 will carry over for 2013 and the 2012 model starts at $59,800.
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