2013 Infiniti JX Delivers Inspired Style, Performance, Roominess and Innovation
- All-New Luxury Crossover Challenges Current Segment Conventions with Roomy 3-Row Seating, Luxurious Versatility and Advanced Technology Features -
The 2013 Infiniti JX will shake up the status quo when the innovative 7-passenger luxury crossover joins the Infiniti lineup in spring 2012. As a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavors of vanilla currently
dominating the luxury crossover segment, the all-new Infiniti JX is designed to excel in the areas that luxury crossover buyers desire most - interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and advanced hospitality
features. The JX offers real 3-row utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that Infiniti has become known for worldwide.
"The all-new Infiniti JX embraces family customers in a way no luxury crossover has done before - recognizing their need to grow up, but without growing old," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben
Poore. "Responsibility should come as a reward, rather than as a restriction on the things and activities you enjoyed as a single person or a couple."
Key features of the 2013 Infiniti JX include:
- Emotive styling and craftsmanship, featuring the new Infiniti design language direction initiated with the Essence concept
- Segment-leading overall passenger volume
- Segment-leading rear cargo volume (3rd row seats folded, 2nd row seats in forward-most slide position)
- More 2nd and 3rd row legroom than a Cadillac Escalade
- Access to 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat
- Infiniti Connection with Google Calendar™, Drive Zone/Speed Alert and Infiniti Personal Assistant
- Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection
- Extensive safety and security technologies, including available world's first Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system
- Available Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and a new Acoustic Waveguide subwoofer
"Every element of the Infiniti JX is designed to connect the driver and passengers to the world, rather than shield them from it as many luxury crossovers try to do. Our goal is to heighten awareness of your
surroundings, so you can get more out of every day," added Poore. "Saying 'no' to boring luxury starts right here, right now with the inspired design and advanced technology of the 2013 Infiniti JX."
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A Bold New Expression of 7-Passenger Luxury
The demarcation line between the Infiniti JX and other 3-row luxury crossovers starts with the idea that 7-passenger seating should actually and easily welcome all seven passengers. Utilization of a flat
platform floor not only enhances 3rd row roominess and provides a long 2nd row total adjustment of 5.5-inches fore and aft for versatile roominess and cargo carrying capacity, it also allows use of a more
dramatic styling approach.
With a long wheelbase and short overhangs, as well as a low roofline that doesn't compromise interior headroom, the platform provides the benefits of a large family passenger vehicle without the usual exterior styling
restrictions. The aerodynamic shape of the new JX, with a coefficient of drag of 0.34, not only enhances fuel economy but also adds to its emotive styling. A front underbody spoiler, integrated rear spoiler and rear tire
deflectors also help contribute to its zero front and rear lift for enhanced road holding.
Combining modern design with a touch of warmth, the new JX exterior is highlighted by the dramatic, double-arch front grille/headlight shape, double-wave hood, and crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse design.
Automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights with manual levelizers are standard, along with fog lights. Large LED taillights add a distinctive touch to
the rear, while a standard power rear liftgate enhances utility.
The JX advances the Infiniti design language, sharing signature styling cues of the Infiniti Essence concept, yet interprets those elements in ways suitable to the needs of a family luxury crossover. It stands out
without trying to be something it's not, with good visibility from every seat, easy entry to and exit from all rows and practical access to the cargo area.
Other JX exterior features include flat blade variable intermittent front windshield wipers, available rain-sensing front windshield wipers, rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with
timer, power folding heated outside mirrors with available reverse tilt-down feature, front door handle courtesy lights, and UV-reducing solar glass and rear privacy glass.
A power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade is standard, while an available panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade
adds an open, airy feeling for rear passengers. The special JX exterior color palette includes exclusive colors Emerald Graphite, Glacial Mist and Diamond Slate, along with Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Midnight
Garnet and Moonlight White (colors that are available on other Infiniti models).
Unsurpassed Luxury and 2nd Row Flexibility
Beyond its stunning exterior, the new JX clearly sets a new standard for both space and hospitality. Equally important to active families is JX's unique flexibility, which starts with nearly six inches of 2nd row seat
travel - allowing legroom and cargo space to be conveniently adjusted between the 2nd and 3rd rows as needed. The 3rd row isn't the typical penalty box either, with ample headroom and knee room for adults or
children. And there are two more unexpected aspects of JX's 2nd and 3rd row design - access to the 3rd row is surprisingly easy due to the wide door openings and long forward slide of the 2nd row seat. Plus, the
multi-mode 2nd row seat's unique forward movement function overcomes the typical problem of having to remove a 2nd row child seat for entry or exit.
The installed child seat moves forward with the 2nd row seat (40 percent side of 60/40 split-folding seat) without limiting 3rd row access. In addition, both 2nd and 3rd row seats are split folding
(60/40 2nd row, 50/50 3rd row) and recline for greater occupant comfort.
"With the new JX, you are able to leave a child seat securely latched to the 2nd row while getting in or out of the 3rd row - just another example of the vehicle's inspired flexibility and versatility," added
Poore. "It might seem like a small detail, unless you've ever tried to use a 3rd row in a vehicle with child seats, and then it's 'why didn't someone think of this before?'"
Beyond the practical innovations, the JX's interior design combines elegance and fine craftsmanship. Key design features include the signature driver-oriented cockpit, thin
chrome accents, and an interior color palette that provides an elegant color harmony - Wheat, Graphite or Java leather appointments with Kasane Washi trim or available Maple trim accents.
Along with its wave-like flow, the JX instrument panel is highlighted by a new Infiniti Intelligent-View display in the center meter cluster, along with large,
easy-to-read Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, and standard 7-inch color vehicle information display.
Leather-appointed seating is standard, along with heated front seats with 8-way power driver's seat and 6-way power front passenger's seat. Climate-controlled front seats
(heating and cooling) are optionally available, as well as heated 2nd row outboard seats and heated steering wheel. Also offered is a dual occupant memory system for the driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors.
An Enhanced Intelligent Key that stores an occupant memory position and last-used audio, climate control and navigation settings is also available (an Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition is
standard). Keeping all occupants comfortable regardless of the temperature outside are a Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with microfilter, rear-seat heater ducts under the 1st and 2nd row seats,
and rear console-mounted and 3rd row side trim air vents.
Available as part of the Deluxe Touring Package is an Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster™ air purifier, Grape Polyphenol filter and auto recirculation.
Other interior comfort and convenience items include RearView Monitor®, sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system, eight cupholders and six bottle holders, front and 2nd row armrests with
storage, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, USB Connection Port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription
required, sold separately), power windows with one-touch up/down with auto-reverse feature, power door locks with automatic locking feature, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and much more.
A Connection with a Human Touch
The 2013 Infiniti JX also offer technologies designed to make owners' lives a bit easier and more efficient, such as a 15-speaker Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with Acoustic Waveguide
bass technology and an innovative Infiniti Connection telematics system that can provide navigation guidance to appointments and automatically synch the owner's schedule through Google Calendar™.
The Infiniti JX is the first vehicle in the lineup to offer Infiniti ConnectionTM and Infiniti Connection PlusTM services, which will be added to other Infiniti navigation-equipped
models in the near future. Infiniti Connection services include 24-hour Automatic Crash Notification, Emergency Call, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, stolen vehicle reporting, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Alarm
Notification, Maintenance Alert, Scheduled Maintenance Notification and My Schedule (via Google Calendar™).
The system also allows owners to set up Drive Zone boundaries and Speed Alert, which parents will find useful in monitoring young drivers' vehicle usage. Infiniti Connection
will send a notification via text, e-mail or phone if the boundary has been crossed or the speed exceeded. In addition, owners can route road trips with a Journey Planner and personalize news, sports and stock
reports via Mobile Information Services. Both Infiniti Connection and Infiniti Connection Plus are included complimentary for the first year of ownership.
And, like all current Infiniti new model purchases, the new JX will also feature the Infiniti Personal Assistant, Infiniti's personal concierge service with 24-hour access to a live team of
professional assistants. The Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit is offered free-of-charge for four years with every 2012 Infiniti. It allows owners to make reservations, get directions, find points of interest,
make dinner reservations, access gift services, answer trivia questions, and receive a wide variety of other services at the touch of a button from inside the vehicle or through the owner's mobile or home phone. On
vehicles equipped with Infiniti Connection, owners can have their Infiniti Personal Assistant find a restaurant, make the reservation, and have directions sent directly to their JX's Infiniti Hard Drive
"We believe the JX's special combination of connected services adds convenience and confidence - and is completely flexible depending on the situation, task, request or just for times when
you'd rather have a human connection instead of an electronic one," said Poore. "And for parents with teenage drivers, the ability to set boundaries or maximum speeds through the Drive Zone/Speed
Alert function can be priceless."
The World's Only Backup Collision Intervention
The Infiniti JX continues Infiniti's tradition of developing world's first technologies, adding a new feature, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system.
With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the JX will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind the JX and, if necessary, the system can
automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.
"This innovative Backup Collision Intervention system can detect vehicles approaching from either side when you back up. If a vehicle appears to be entering your path, it provides three layers of warning - visual, audio
and gas pedal force feedback - and ultimately can apply brake pressure to help you avoid a collision if you don't take action yourself," said Poore. "It's just one of many 'tomorrow's technologies' that Infiniti is
proud to lead the industry on today, and one of the many ways Infiniti sees the world differently."
Another advanced system utilized as part of the all-around protection philosophy is the Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD). Building on the capabilities of
the AVM system, which shows the driver a virtual 360-degree image of the area around the JX, the new MOD function helps enhance the driver's situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front or
back range object detection) if the system detects moving objects (such as anther vehicle) within the displayed image in situations such as when pulling out of a parking space. Using sophisticated image processing
technology, the system detects moving objects within the "top view" (when the vehicle is in Park). When starting off or backing up, it detects moving objects crossing within the front or rear views.
The addition of BCI is the latest of nine technologies that comprise the "All-around Safety Shield" of the new JX. Other available technology includes both Infiniti's Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure
Prevention (LDP) systems. The LDW and LDP systems use a small camera installed behind the windshield to detect lane markers in front of the vehicle, calculate its position relative to those lane markers and help
warn the driver of a potential unintended lane departure with a visual indicator and audible buzzer. If the driver does not return the vehicle back toward the center of the travel lane, the LDP system assists the
driver with a gentle application of the brakes on the opposite side of the drift.
A Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system is also available. It illuminates an indicator light if another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area. If the driver then activates the turn signal, the
indicator flashes and an audible warning sounds. In addition, the available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system provides selective braking if the vehicle approaches an adjacent lane while another
vehicle is detected in the blind spot area to help the driver return the vehicle back toward the center of the lane of travel. (BSI only activates if another vehicle is detected and the driver uses a
turn signal in that direction.)
The new JX also offers an advanced Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), which, using a combination of laser sensors, throttle and brake actuators and the JX's braking system, measures the
distance to the vehicle ahead and automatically adjusts the vehicle speed to help maintain a pre-selected following distance.
Distance Control Assist (DCA), which intuitively prompts the driver to release the throttle and applies the brakes in slowing traffic, is also offered -
along with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
The Infiniti JX's extensive list of standard safety features includes an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and
occupant classification sensors; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows; front seat-mounted side impact
supplemental air bags; 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners, load limiters and seat belt reminder; 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants (including center position); LATCH System (Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren), Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones and steel side-door guard beams.
The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) includes an individual tire pressure display and Tire Inflation Indicator. Maintaining proper tire pressure helps to
maintain handling performance, achieve good fuel economy and long tire life. The Tire Inflation Indicator provides both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tire pressures
without the use of a gauge. While the owner inflates the tire, the hazard lights flash letting the customer know to continue filling the tire. When the tire reaches the appropriate pressure, the horn
will sound letting the owner know to stop filling the tire. Drivers can also monitor individual tire pressures from the interior display.
The Infiniti JX also offers a Remote Engine Start System, which allows the owner the option of starting the JX remotely using the remote keyless entry system.
The system is ideal for warming or cooling the interior, prior to driving, as desired.
A Powerful and Efficient Drivetrain
Offered in both front-wheel drive and with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive,
the JX addresses the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to
have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency.
standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 is mated to a sport-tuned Continuously
Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless,
efficient shifting feel - the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient
CVT. The transmission can mimic a step transmission when the Sport mode
of the Infiniti drive selector is engaged. The CVT design also features a
wide gear ratio and low friction design.
The engine is rated at
265 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The
design includes a variable induction control system to improve volumetric
efficiency at low and middle speed ranges, while an efficient belt layout
improves maintenance and fuel economy. Fuel economy is expected to be
rated at 23 mpg Highway, 17 mpg City and a real-world 19 mpg Combined -
while still offering the power to carry a full load or passengers and
"While many 'people movers' drive more like a van or bus,
we heard from potential buyers that they didn't want to give up the
driving feel of their previous sports sedans just because they have
growing families," explained Poore. "For the JX, we again focused on
applying advanced technology, such as the sport CVT, to meet the demand
for better fuel economy without sacrificing driving pleasure."
Another welcome feature of the new JX is the Infiniti Drive Mode
Selector, technology exclusive to Infiniti vehicles. Using a rotary
switch mounted in the center console, the driver can choose between four
drive modes - Standard, Sport, Eco and Snow - depending on road and
climate conditions. The system varies throttle response and shift
schedules to optimize performance.
Responsive handling and flat
ride comfort is provided by an independent strut front and multi-link
rear suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars - which combine with
the high stiffness/low vibration sensitivity body to help create a quiet,
comfortable interior environment for all occupant. Linear,
easy-to-operate steering comes from the vehicle-speed-sensitive power
The available Active Trace Control system
utilizes the JX's standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system to help
improve cornering feel, such as at freeway speeds, by automatically
applying the brakes or smoothing engine torque characteristics while
The JX's braking system is a 4-wheel vented disc
design with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force
Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Stylish 18-inch split 5-spoke
aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/65R18 T-rated all-season tires are
standard on every JX, with 20-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels
with 235/55R20 H-rated all-season tires available. Polished 20-inch
forged aluminum-alloy wheels are also available.
to Be Inspired
The all-new Infiniti JX is offered in two
models, the JX35 FWD and JX35 AWD and with five available equipment
packages - allowing customers to custom-equip their vehicles to precisely
meet their family driving and budget needs.
The Premium Package
includes an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA color
touch-screen display, Infiniti Voice Recognition, XM NavTraffic® with
Real-Time Traffic Information, XM NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather and
3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and Zagat
Survey® Restaurant Guide, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Infiniti
Connection, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and front
and rear sonar sensors, and Bose® 13-speaker Premium sound system with
Acoustic Waveguide bass technology
The Premium Package also
includes a dual occupant memory system front driver's seat, steering
wheel and outside mirrors, entry/exit assist for driver's seat and
steering wheel, Enhanced Intelligent Key, outside mirrors with reverse
tilt-down feature, Maple interior accents and auto-dimming inside mirror
with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. The Deluxe Touring Package adds
Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel
decoding and Acoustic Waveguide bass technology, 20-inch split 5-spoke
aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 tires, panoramic moonroof with power
rear sunshade, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto
recirculation, Plasmacluster™ air purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter,
climate-controlled front seats, and heated 2nd row outboard seats.
The Theater Package includes dual 7-inch color monitors, two wireless
headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary audio/video input jacks,
120V power outlet and rear headphone jacks with volume control.
Also offered is the Driver Assistance Package with Backup Collision
Intervention (BCI), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range),
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW),
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Distance Control Assistance (DCA),
Active Trace Control, Eco Pedal, heated steering wheel and remote engine
Finally, the Technology Package includes all of the
features of the Driver Assistance Package, as well as Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Blind Spot
Intervention™ (BSI) system and front Pre-Crash Seatbelts.
all-new 2013 Infiniti JX, as Infiniti's first venture into the 3-row
luxury crossover segment, is true to both the Infiniti brand and to
Infiniti design," concluded Poore. "Infiniti has always been about
standing out from the crowd, combining intelligent technology, refined
performance, and sophisticated craftsmanship. That's exactly what this
new JX achieves."
Infiniti JX Concept Makes World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
- Innovative 7-Passenger, 3-Row Luxury Crossover Concept Previews Latest Addition to Infiniti "Inspired Performance" Lineup, Set for Spring 2012 On Sale -
The Infiniti JX Concept, a preview of an innovative new 7-passenger/3-row luxury crossover that joins the Infiniti lineup in spring 2012, made its world debut today at the Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance. The JX Concept was unveiled by Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura prior to its display throughout the weekend's activities at the famed Lodge at Pebble Beach.
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"The JX Concept advances the Infiniti design language, sharing design cues of the Infiniti Essence concept, yet interprets those elements in ways suitable to the needs of a family luxury crossover,"
said Nakamura. "From the dramatic front grille and headlight design to the crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse shape, the JX Concept shines as a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavors of
vanilla currently dominating the three-row luxury crossover segment."
Beyond its stunning exterior, the new Infiniti JX Concept is designed to excel in three areas where luxury crossover buyers put an emphasis - interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and
innovative hospitality features.
"The three-row luxury crossover segment is one of the fastest growing among all luxury vehicle segments, providing a huge opportunity for Infiniti," explained Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben
Poore. "And like every segment Infiniti enters, we plan to shake up the status quo - with a vehicle that is guaranteed to instantly become the new benchmark for style, hospitality, roominess,
advanced telematics and safety technologies."
In the interior, for example, the production Infiniti JX will offer what is expected to be class-leading roominess, along with a 2nd row seat design that tilts and slides forward providing
exceptionally easy 3rd row access.
"With the JX, you will even be able to leave a child seat latched to the 2nd row while getting in or out of the 3rd row - just one example of the vehicle's inspired flexibility and versatility,"
added Poore. "The 3rd row isn't the typical penalty box either, with adult-sized room for all occupants and five-and-a-half inches of 2nd row forward-back adjustability."
The Infiniti JX continues Infiniti's tradition of developing world's first technologies, offering the currently available Blind Spot Intervention and adding a new feature, Backup Collision
Intervention. With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the JX will help the driver detect crossing objects behind the vehicle and, if necessary, the system will automatically
engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.
The Infiniti JX will also offer technologies designed to make owners lives a bit easier and more efficient, such as a 14-speaker Bose® Studio Surround® sound system with Waveguide bass technology
and an advanced Infiniti Connection Telematics system that can automatically synch the owner's calendar and provide navigation guidance to appointments. It will also feature the Infiniti Personal
Assistant, Infiniti's new personal concierge service with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants. The Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit is now offered free-of-charge with every
2012 Infiniti vehicle purchase.
And, in keeping with Infiniti's "Inspired Performance," the Infiniti JX will offer a balance of driving exhilaration and fuel efficiency through a combination of a powerful V6 engine and all-wheel
or front-wheel drive. The Infiniti JX will also be the first Infiniti to utilize a sport-tuned, but fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission. The CVT will mimic a step transmission when
the Sport mode of the Infiniti drive selector is engaged. Additional information regarding the drivetrain and other systems will be provided at the debut of the production version of the all-new
Infiniti JX at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011.
"As a premium crossover with a real 3rd row - along with Infiniti levels of hospitality and driving pleasure, the new JX is another breakthrough design from the brand that has been breaking new
ground for more than 20 years," Nakamura added. "We will continue to challenge conventional thinking."
In addition, in conjunction with the global reveal of the Infiniti JX, Infiniti is launching the JX Concept "Power of 7" Challenge on Facebook. The challenge invites fans to submit inspiring
creations relating to seven Infiniti JX categories: Epicurean, Art & Fashion, Film, Interior Design, Music, Athletics and Technology & Science. The community will vote on the submissions,
and winners in each category will receive a cash prize and compete to win trip to 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. More information, including official rules, is available
Infiniti Releases First Image of Infiniti JX Concept
Automaker Provides the First Look at Upcoming Seven-Passenger Luxury Crossover and Launches "Power of 7" Campaign
Infiniti released an image of the Infiniti JX Concept today, giving the first official glimpse at a new luxury crossover that will join the Infiniti line next Spring. Reinforcing
the vehicle's seven-passenger seating, the photo was launched at exactly 7:07 am.
announced the launch of the "Power of 7", an innovative social media campaign designed to initiate conversation about the JX Concept in advance of its global reveal at the 2011
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18.
The campaign includes a series of seven images that will be distributed exclusively on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Infiniti)
every Thursday over the next seven weeks. The Facebook page will include an opportunity to win a trip for two to join Infiniti at the vehicle's reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours.
"Families don't have many luxury vehicle options today. The new Infiniti JX will be the 7-passenger antidote to the ho-hum luxury crossovers that are out there right now," said
Ben Poore, vice president of Infiniti Americas.
Infiniti will officially debut the production version of the 2013 Infiniti JX, which goes on sale in the Spring of 2012, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.
Infiniti Announces JX Luxury Crossover To Join Its Line Next Spring
- North American Debut of IPL G Convertible Concept and Red Bull Racing Formula One Car Set for New York International Auto Show -
Infiniti has announced an all-new three-row luxury crossover designated the Infiniti JX that will go on sale at its retailers in spring 2012 as a 2013 model.
An exterior sketch of the Infiniti JX suggests a vehicle that pushes the boundaries of what a luxury crossover can be - with signature styling cues of the brand, such as dynamic and elegant line
treatments inspired by nature. The brand styling theme continues with a "crescent cut" greenhouse design influenced by the Infiniti Essence concept car. More details will be provided when the
Infiniti JX concept is shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this August. The production version will make its global debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
"The all-new Infiniti JX crossover will allow us to continue to expand the Infiniti brand's presence in the Americas," said Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Americas. "In 2010, Infiniti was one
of the fastest-growing luxury brands in the United States, and this year we will expand our presence further to Mexico and Panama, followed by Chile in the first half of 2012."
"There aren't a lot of choices for luxury families today. The all-new Infiniti JX is the 7-passenger antidote to the ho-hum luxury crossovers that are out there right now," added Ben Poore, vice
president of Infiniti Americas. "The Infiniti JX will have a stunning interior, while offering exceptional seating flexibility, easy access to the roomy third row, plus the latest in-vehicle
technology - including next-generation telematics. A fitting addition to our line, it will challenge the status quo in its class."
In addition to the JX announcement, Infiniti said that the New York International Auto Show will be the regional debut of its IPL G Convertible Concept and Infiniti-sponsored Red Bull Racing Formula One car.
The IPL G Convertible Concept, which made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show last fall, features unique aerodynamic styling, the performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and system, 19-inch
IPL aluminum wheels, three-piece retractable hardtop and a dramatic red leather-appointed interior set against a Malbec Black exterior. The IPL G Convertible Concept will be displayed near the
limited production IPL G Coupe, which is available now at Infiniti retailers in the United States and Canada.
The competition-tested Red Bull Racing Formula One racer will also be on display, representing Infiniti's marketing and technical collaboration agreement with the current Formula One World Champions.
As part of the partnership, Infiniti has branding presence on the racing car, drivers clothing and related team uniforms and equipment.
The 2011 New York International Auto Show runs April 22 through May 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
More information coming soon