NASHVILLE -- Infiniti will drop its G25 sedan this year as it prepares for a new-generation G series.
Dealers will continue selling the 2012 model until the end of the year, but there will be no 2013 model, Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore says.
The G25 contains an older 2.5-liter V-6 engine rather than the racier and more expensive 3.7-liter V-6 in the G37, the brand's volume car.
As a result, the G25 carries a base price of $33,495 including shipping, about $4,000 less than the G37.
The G25 represents a small share of total G-sedan sales, Bazemore says.
Infiniti introduced it in the 2011 model year, envisioning it as an entry-level portal into the brand.
The company first showed the less expensive, lower horsepower G in 2010, forecasting that it would help bring more female buyers to Infiniti, which tends to skew more male in its demographics.
The G series is in line to be redesigned for 2014, and the company did not want to upgrade the G25 engine as it reached the end of its cycle.
Infiniti did move to newer engines on two other products for 2013: the EX and FX crossovers. Both will receive the 3.7-liter V-6, replacing the 3.5-liter engines they had in 2012.
The 2013 models go on sale in September.