2010 Infiniti G Convertible Enters Second Year with Interior Refinements, Enhanced Navigation System
– Seductive Coupe-like Styling, Three-Piece Folding Hardtop and 325 Horsepower 3.7-Liter VVEL V6 Provide Convenient Year-Round, Open-Air Driving Excitement –
In 2009, the Infiniti G Convertible brought a whole new dimension to the popular Infiniti G line, literally blowing the
top off with the wide-open exhilaration of open-air motoring. Now, just one model year later, the Infiniti G Convertible adds
a number of enhancements – including revised interior features, new navigation system functions, power folding outside mirrors
and a new Graphite Shadow exterior color. Unchanged is the G Convertible’s ability to rejuvenate the spirit with its
seductive styling and exciting performance – along with its advanced three-piece power retractable hardtop.
“The G Convertible made an immediate and lasting impression when it was introduced with its ‘dual beauty’ top design that looks
as good up or down,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. “Now we’re coming back a year later with
additional interior refinements and an enhanced navigation, adding a new level of convenience and style to an already
Every G Convertible comes equipped with a standard 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift) rated
at 325 horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with
available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
Seductive Styling Inside and Out
The G Convertible maintains a coupe-like silhouette with the top up through use of a special three-piece “clamshell” retractable
hardtop, which allows for both a stylish shorter rear overhang and a low trunk lid. Compared to G Coupe, the G Convertible
utilizes all-new body panels from the A-pillar back, along with a 1.1-inch wider overall width, wider rear track and modified
Along with its stunning G Coupe-like proportions, the G
Convertible offers signature Infiniti styling cues such as
flowing front fender curves, a wave-style aluminum hood,
expressive front fascia with double-arch grille and L-shaped
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights
with integrated fog lamps. The G37 Convertible Sport 6MT and G37
Convertible with Sport Package include a unique front
In the rear, the taillights are unique to the G Convertible,
incorporating an inner “circle of light” for added style. The
chrome rear trunk finisher incorporates both an integrated
high-mount stoplight and the small camera for the standard
RearView Monitor system.
The automatic top opening/closing sequence takes approximately
30 seconds from start to finish. The open/close switch is
located on the center console, just behind the transmission
“With the top up, the G Convertible’s seductive styling hides
the fact that it’s a convertible. With the top down, it takes on
a personality all its own – revealing its beautiful, equally
dramatic interior design. It’s a car you can’t stop looking at,”
For 2010, the G Convertible is offered in eight exterior colors:
Vibrant Red, Athens Blue, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian,
Midnight Garnet, Moonlight White, Pacific Sky and new Graphite
The G Convertible’s interior design combines sophistication,
craftsmanship and thoughtfulness with unique, available systems
created to enhance the open-air driving experience. The
driver-oriented cockpit features a new, redesigned center
console (automatic transmission only) with a higher quality
appearance, an Infiniti signature instrument panel design with
Infiniti electroluminescent instrumentation with new white
illumination color scheme, integrated multi-function information
drive computer display and signature Infiniti analog clock.
The double hand-stitched leather-covered steering wheel is
designed for maximum comfort and usability, with standard
wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Solid magnesium paddle
shifters are available for the 7-speed automatic transmission
(G37 Convertible with Sport Package only).
Special Silk Obi aluminum interior trim, inspired by fine
Japanese silk and unique to the G Convertible, is located across
the instrument panel, on the center console and on the door
panels. Also available are interior Maple Accents.
Leather-appointed seating is standard and is offered in three
colors – Graphite (black), Wheat and Stone.
Heated 8-way power driver/8-way front passenger seats are
standard, with Climate-Controlled Seats (with heating and
cooling functions) available as part of the Premium Package on
non-Sport models. The G37 Convertible Sport 6MT and G37
Convertible with Sport Package include special sport-styled
front seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power thigh
and torso support – along with sport stitching for the front
seats and steering wheel, high-grip aluminum pedals and foot
rest and, with the 7-speed automatic, solid magnesium paddle
shifters. A power walk-in device with position memory provides
easy access to the 2nd row seats (the front seats move forward
automatically at the touch of a button to allow passengers into
the rear seats). An available rear wind deflector helps reduce
wind turbulence when the top is down.
The 2010 G Convertible’s long list of comfort and convenience
features includes standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push
Button Ignition and an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control System
air conditioning system that adjusts to provide optimal comfort
with the top up or down.
Two audio systems are available, starting with a standard
6-speaker AM/FM/CD system with MP3 playback capability, Radio
Data System (RDS) and center console-mounted auxiliary input,
7-inch color display and XM® Satellite Radio. A second system is
also offered – a 13-speaker Infiniti Bose® Open Air Sound system
with AudioPilot® 2.0 technology that automatically optimizes EQ
settings for open/closed top positions. The system’s special
Bose® Front seat Personal Speakers, mounted in the front seat
head restraints, enable superior front audio quality regardless
of the top position. A 2GB Music Box Flash Memory Music Server
is included in the Premium Package.
Other available G Convertible features include standard
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and the available Infiniti
Navigation System with available XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather®
(XM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via
Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews, touch screen
and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.
“The design of the G Convertible interior takes into
consideration the typical distractions from fully enjoying open
air driving, such as added interior noise and turbulence, added
heating and cooling system demand and even the fact that the
seating surfaces can get hot in the sun or cool at night,” said
Poore. “Its inspired design anticipates the needs of the user
and presents solutions, enhancing the comfort and enjoyment of
the driver and passengers.”
Liberating Dynamic Performance
Like the G Coupe and G Sedan, the G Convertible’s outstanding
dynamic performance credentials start with a combination of its
advanced FM platform and award-winning V6 engine. “What would be
the fun of a convertible without exhilarating levels of
performance and handling?” said Poore. “Like the true G that it
is, the G Convertible doesn’t disappoint.”
Every 2010 G Convertible comes equipped with a standard
3.7-liter V6 engine with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and
Lift), rated at 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The VVEL
system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and
electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake
side, helping to improve not only performance and response but
also emissions and fuel efficiency (over a non-VVEL system).
The engine is mated to a choice of an electronically controlled
7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, downshift rev
matching, Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC)
that allows for quicker shifts in sporty driving situations and
available solid magnesium paddle shifters; or a responsive,
lightweight close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission on the G37
Convertible Sport 6MT.
The G Convertible’s responsive handling and ride performance is
provided by its advanced FM (Front Mid-ship) platform design,
which optimizes front/rear weight balance and creates a rigid,
stable foundation for the 4-wheel independent suspension. The
front suspension is an independent double-wishbone design, with
a single pivot lower wishbone and a long upper link. The
multi-link rear suspension separates the Dual Flow Path® shock
absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline with
the wheel center. These designs help minimize alignment changes
and reduce suspension friction for nimble handling and smooth
Responsive steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensing
system, with sport-tuned steering offered with the G37
Convertible Sport 6MT and G37 Convertible with Sport Package.
Standard on all G Convertibles is Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
with cancel switch and Traction Control System (TCS).
Braking performance is provided by standard 4-wheel vented discs
with 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS),
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The
G37 Convertible with Sport Package and G37 Convertible Sport 6MT
are further enhanced with larger ventilated rotors (14.0-inch
front/13.8-inch rear) and aluminum four-piston calipers
front/two-piston calipers rear, embossed with Infiniti
Also available is Infiniti’s Intelligent Cruise Control with
Preview Braking, which assists in maintaining a consistent
following distance from the vehicle ahead. It also identifies
sudden braking situations with laser sensors to determine
distance and relative speed of the vehicle ahead in the same
lane and “pre-pressurizes” the Brake Assist system before the
driver steps on the brake pedal.
Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Dunlop SP Sport
MAXX A1-A P225/50R18 front and P245/45R18 rear all-season tires
are standard on the G37 Convertible, while the G37 Convertible
Sport 6MT utilizes special 19-inch cast aluminum-alloy wheels
with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A high performance tires
(P225/45R19 front and P245/40R19 rear). The 19-inch wheels and
tires are also available on the G37 Convertible as part of the
Sport or Performance Tire & Wheel Packages.
An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental
front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensor
is standard, along with door-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags for driver and front-seat passenger
protection, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
and front seat Active Head Restraints.
The rear seat includes fixed head restraints with rear Pop-up
Roll Bars. The G Convertible also features reinforced front side
members, front pillars and body sills.
Two Well-Equipped Models
The 2010 Infiniti G Convertible is available in two models: G37
Convertible and G37 Convertible Sport 6MT. A number of options
and packages are available, including a Premium Package that
features the Bose® Open Air Audio Sound System with 13 speakers
and AudioPilot® 2.0 technology, and Bose® front seat Personal
Speakers; Climate-Controlled seats with heating and cooling
functions (non-Sport models); power tilt and telescoping
steering wheel and steering column; driver’s seat power lumbar
support and Rear Sonar System.
Also available are a Performance Tire & Wheel Package,
Navigation Package, and Maple Accents.
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