It’s understandable to be in awe of what Infiniti has accomplished over the past decade, as it is no mean feat. The G-series sedan and coupe are arguably the first cars to stand toe to toe with the Gold Standard of the sport sedan, the mighty, and feared BMW 3-series. Over the years, Infiniti has broadened the G-series line, giving buyers the option of rear or all-wheel drive, and more recently, a convertible. But for the buyer seeking a satisfying driving experience who also needs some extra space, the BMW 3-series Sports Wagon (or Cadillac CTS Sportswagon) was the only game in town.
Until this year. Infiniti likely recognized North American’s strong preference for crossovers, and resisted the temptation to cobble together a G37 Sport Wagon of their own. The challenge for the EX35 is twofold-retain the sporty character of the G-series cars on which it is based, while offering the space and utility the crossover buyer expects. Did Infiniti manage to serve two masters? Read on.