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There have been numerous rumors that Infiniti would launch a G25 model and now there’s proof, with photos popping up online of a G25 at a dealership in China. Using a version of the VQ-Series V6, the 2.5-liter engine makes 232-hp and 190 ft-lbs of torque.
News of this new model isn’t all that surprising as the car has been on sale in Japan (as the Nissan Skyline) with the same engine for quite some time now. This new model with the fancier Infiniti trim and design is slated to launch in other markets in the future, including Russia and it’s not clear if Infiniti plans to introduce this new entry-level model in the U.S. to compete with models like the BMW 328i and Audi A4 2.0T.
Instead, it’s believed that infiniti is working on a 2.5t (turbocharged) version for North America with even more power and excellent fuel economy..
GALLERY: Infiniti G25 in China
Later this year, Infiniti will launch a turbocharged 2.5-liter version of its G sedan. This new model will directly target entry-level luxury competitors like the BMW 328i, Lexus IS250 and AudiA4 2.0T.
The Infiniti G25 (G25t?) will use the 2.5-liter V6 currently found in the Japanese-market Infiniti G, which is known as the Skyline. In Japan, the non-turbocharged 2.5-liter motor makes 210-hp and 195 ft-lbs o torque, meaning that a turbocharged version should produce closer to 250-hp. This would put it ahead of the competition in terms of power and offer more attractive fuel economy, not to mention a more attainable price.
Currently only a G25 sedan is planned and there is no word on if Infinti will offer the new engine in its coupe and convertible models.
The Infiniti G25 is expected to arrive this Fall.