Infiniti was adrift for more than a decade, trying to establish itself in a crowded luxury scene filled with established players that enjoyed years of pedigree and consumer recognition. With a lineup of staid sedans and rebadged Nissan SUVs, there were few products to help the brand get noticed. That all changed with the G, a car that established Infiniti's current penchant for creating cars that are fun to drive, packed with high-tech features and priced lower than their competitors.
In addition to the G sedan and coupe, Infiniti saw fit to cover all the market's bases and eventually brought out a convertible version. Blessed with a retractable-hardtop design, the G convertible offers the quiet comfort of a coupe when the top is up and the exhilaration of a convertible when it's automatically stowed beneath the trunk lid. But there are a couple of serious penalties paid for this luxury. Besides being about 450 pounds heavier than the coupe, its backseat is nearly useless with the top raised and the trunk is nearly useless with it lowered. Because of these practical concerns, we don't think quite as highly of the G convertible as we do of its coupe and sedan siblings.
Note that this model essentially continued on with a new name, the Q60 convertible. It is covered in a separate review.
Read the most recent 2013 Infiniti G Convertible review.
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