Yesterday, Carlos Ghosn climbed atop his soapbox to outline Nissan's GT ("growth & trust") 2012 plan, outlining how the company plans to remain relevant and profitable over the next few years. We - and all Infiniti enthusiasts - may be most interested at a paragraph buried at the bottom of his release: A G37 convertible is officially headed our way later this year.
Currently offered in both coupe and sedan forms, the addition of a drop-top to the G37's portfolio allows the car to compete with BMW's 3-series and Audi's A4 range. Both ranges offer coupe, convertible, and sedan forms of their mid-sized luxury platforms. Lest you think Infiniti's completely catching up with the Germans, both brands also offer wagon variants - a model not currently known to be on Infiniti's radar.
The G37 'vert is but one of nine products Nissan and Infiniti will launch in the 2008 fiscal year. We've already seen the 2009 FX and Nissan Maxima, but we're anxiously awaiting the advent of the next Z car (370Z) and a refreshed Cube that will make its way stateside.