Infiniti G37 Convertible (2009): first photo

Published: 17 August 2008

Infiniti has just released the first picture of its new G37 Convertible. Based on the G37 Coupe, the Convertible comes with a three-piece metal folding roof and will debut at the Los Angeles motor show this November. Sales start in the USA in early 2009, but Infiniti has yet to confirm a European launch.

This G37 Convertible looks a lot like your artist’s impression...

It does indeed. It’s even hard to tell which is the real G37. From the first offical picture though (left) it looks like Infiniti has done a good job of disguising the bulky rear end usually associated with metal-roofed convertibles. And to compensate for when that fancy new roof is folded away, Infiniti says the audio and air-con systems have been tweaked accordingly. We just can't wait to hear that 320bhp 3.7-litre V6 with the roof down.

For now Infiniti claims the launch of the G37 Convertible in Europe is only ‘under study’, but with saloon and coupe variants arriving in mainland Europe this October, we’d be surprised if the drop-top didn’t appear over here by the end of the decade. If it does, expect prices around £33,000.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy