When most buyers think luxury, their minds turn first to Italian, German and British brands. For many American buyers, the allure of European style holds its own significance. After that, some might turn to Lexus or more recently America's premium offerings, but Japan’s 'other' luxury brands, Acura and Infiniti, are often overlooked. This could be in part because they don’t offer true halo models with excessive power, extravagant trim and exorbitant prices. But could it also be that the cars themselves don’t quite reach up to the level of the competition?
The short answer is no. When the G35 debuted it was hailed as a much-needed fresh perspective in the segment, and is still a very attractive and feature-packed vehicle. Though its German rivals have somewhat outpaced it in technological features and ultimate top-end power, the car remains a seriously capable performer.
Based around the same FM platform that has underpinned it and the Nissan 350Z for over six...