The third generation G (V35) was introduced to North America for the 2003 model year, as the G35. It is known as the 11th generation (V35) Nissan Skyline in Japan, and other names elsewhere in the world. The G35 was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 2003 and has been well received by both the media and customers as a viable alternative to other luxury cars. The G35 was also nominated for the North American Car of the Year award that year and was on the Car and Driver Ten Best list for 2003 and 2004.
The G35 is available in sedan and coupe, and rumors of a roadster have been the works for some time. A 6-speed manual transmission became available in 2003 as a 2003.5 model on the sedan (the coupe always had the option).