2011 Infiniti JX Concept

Infiniti is preparing to enter a new market segment with the launch of the JX crossover, a 7-seater luxury model. The vehicle officially made its official debut at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the production version scheduled to be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. That being said, the vehicle won’t be going on sale until Spring 2012 as a 2013 model.

Like we said before, Infiniti hasn’t dished out any extravagant details for their new SUV model, but they have confirmed that the JX will have three rows of seats with room for seven passengers. The crossover’s exterior design will follow along the lines of the Infiniti Essence Concept revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and the interior will feature the next generation of Infiniti’s telematics and infotainment technology.

"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," said Ben Poore, vice president of Infiniti Americas.

Find out more about the Infiniti JX Concept after the jump

Official Unveiling at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011

Exterior

Infiniti JX Concept

The hype surrounding the Infiniti JX Concept centered on the assertion that it would bring some much-needed spice to an otherwise bland 7-passenger, luxury crossover market.

After seeing what all the fuss was about, it’s safe to say that Infiniti just might have something special on their hands.

The first thing that gets your attention when it comes to the JX Concept is the similarities it shares with the design language of the Infiniti Essence Infiniti Essence Concept while also carrying some hints of original styling. The new front grille is large and wide, exuding an imposing presence on the vehicle’s front profile. The ’angry’ headlight design also doesn’t do anything to sway the JX Concept as a timid crossover with no flavor while the crescent-cut D-pillar is a fresh design take on an otherwise forgotten part of the crossover.

"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."

Interior

Infiniti JX Concept

The true calling card for the Infiniti JX Concept lies in the interior, where it more than lives up to its promise of providing class-leading space for all of its passengers.

The crossover comes with three rows of seats with the 2nd row seat designed to tilt and slide forward providing exceptionally easy 3rd row access. Even the 3rd row of seats, usually cramped spaces that don’t do a whole lot for comfort, has been been given "adult-sized room for all occupants and five-and-a-half inches of 2nd row forward-back adjustability."

The JX also carries some new technology, including the Blind Spot Intervention and the just-launched Back-Up Collision Intervention. The latter provides computer assistance to the driver by detecting crossing objects behind the car and in the event of imminent collision, the system acts and automatically engages the brakes even without the driver doing anything about it.

Other technological features added to the JX Concept include a 14-speaker Bose Studio Surround sound system with Waveguide bass technology, an advanced Infiniti Connection Telematics system that automatically syncs the owner’s calendar with GPS responsibilities, and the new Infiniti Personal Assistant.

Performance

Infiniti JX Concept

Despite breaking cover at Monterey, Infiniti has yet to reveal production details of the crossover, opting to spill all the beans at the LA Auto Show in November. Nevertheless, the word is that the JX will carry a powerful V6 engine that can either be customized for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The JX will also carry some firsts for Infiniti, most notably the use of a sport-tuned, fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission.

Pricing

Infiniti JX Concept

No word on the pricing either, but rest assured, everything will come out at the LA Auto Show this November. Patience is a virtue, dear friends.

Competition

Infiniti JX Concept

Infiniti is banking on the JX Crossover entering a market that has plenty of notable vehicles, including the Hyundai Santa Fe , the Kia Sorento and the Ford Explorer .

We’ll have a better grasp on where the JX stands against its rivals when all of its details are unveiled. From what we’ve seen of the vehicle so far, the new design language of the JX, combined with the interior configuration and all the new technologies, has instantly made it a formidable rival to the existing crop of holdovers in the 7-seater market.

Infiniti JX Concept
LOVE IT
  • High expectations met
  • New design is fantastic
  • Spacious interior
LEAVE IT
  • No powertrain figures yet
  • Entering a tough market
  • No pricing yet

55 comments:

This crossover is truly a luxurious piece of Infiniti. The exterior looks magnificent on a paint they’d used. The interior is very spacious.

I don’t find it so impressive and fantastic just like what the article says. It is too simple for a concept car, and the interior seems so dark for me.

The seven seater offer is kind of mini van type. Well, it’s nice to hear that its has a wide space for the passenger. BTW, I was thinking if there’s still a space for leg room? Is it comfortable to sit in?

:I don’t find it so impressive and fantastic just like what the article says. It looks very simple for a concept vehicle, and it seems that it doesn’t have any special features that it can offer.

For some reason, I must say that I’m not so impressed with this concept. Well, I think that they should enhance it more, most especially on its interior and on its engine.

It’s not really looked so impressive for me and sorry to say, but I just noticed that the interior of this concept was looking so boring, it seems that it doesn’t have any advanced technologies that it can offer.

The interior seems so spacious which I love the most in my car, but I noticed that it doesn’t have any entertaining or advanced technologies. Anyway, the exterior appearance of this one is very decent.

I have to agree that this concept really don’t had an impressive exterior design, but the interior of this will never disappoint us! smiley It looks so spacious and comfortable which I really love in a car.

Very firmed and clever look, most likely stunning with its rear-wheel design. Crossing the road driving this surely an attentional.

The interior looks so spacious but they are right that it looks so dark and boring, but I’m really impressed with the exterior design of this one and with its platform design.

The Infiniti JX Concept has stunning exterior and interior flexibility which roominess, safety, and innovative hospitality features.

What’s wrong on the exterior of it? I can’t see anything wrong on it, instead I found it so impressive and awesome on its glossy black and perfect car lines.

Its car lines seems so perfect on it and adds beauty on this JX concept of Infiniti. Well the simple styling that it had seems very striking.

It really met my high expectation on a van. Well, I’m not really impressed with the exterior design of this concept but the interior features on it never disappoint me.

I don’t find it so impressive and fantastic just like what the article says. It is too simple for a concept car, and the interior seems so dark for me.

I love the spacious and comfortable interior of this JX Concept, and I can’t see anything wrong on this one and it is not an ugly car just like what other said.

Yeah, I have to say that 7 seater concept is kind of impressive. However, I was thinking that this concept might be gas guzzler or something. I like the styling and design of the car.

Finally, they have revealed some teaser for this concept. However, I was thinking if the 7 seater have enough room for the legs? Well, I would say that this is not the best vehicle in the market, the competition would be rather tough.

Can we protest agianst companies that makes such ugly cars? Infiniti’s SUVs normally looks great, what happend?...

It’s a suspense.. Probably it’s really something to watch out for at the Los Angeles Auto Show. I hope they wouldn’t disappoint the people. They have to prove out that it’s something to be worth waiting for.

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