2019 Nissan Skyline: Infiniti badges dropped, twin-turbo V6 added

The 2019 Nissan Skyline facelift sees the end of the Infiniti experiment in Japan updated, with the sedan sporting prominent Nissan badges everywhere.

When the V37 Skyline was launched in Japan in 2013, it was clearly a Infiniti Q50, even down to the Infiniti badges, which were left on despite Infiniti not being a thing in Japan.

Some thought it was Nissan testing the waters to introduce Infiniti to Japan, and give the company a true rival to Lexus.

That seems to be over. The facelifted V37 Skyline has debuted in Japan, and it has a new front clip with Nissan’s V-Motion grille. There’s also new taillights, and Nissan badges everywhere.

The 2019 Skyline also gains the 3L twin-turbo V6. In the GT, GT Type P and GT Type SP the VR30DDTT makes 224kW (300hp). In the 400R, the engine makes 298kW (400hp) at 6,400 rpm and 475Nm (350 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 5,200rpm

There’s also a 3.5L V6 hybrid in both RWD and AWD available in the GT, GT Type P and GT Type SP grades.

The 2019 Nissan Skyline comes standard with ProPilot 2.0 self driving system, which can drive the car by itself in a single lane from highway off ramp to off ramp.