The 2013 Infinity FX37 has something of an identity problem. The FX35 was renamed to the FX37 and in 2014 it will be called the QX70. The reason for the 37’s name change is the engine displacement increased from 3.5-liters to 3.7-liters.
To make the identity issue worse the FX37’s big brother, the FX50, will also become part of the QX70 lineup. The FX50 is currently, powered by a V-8 engine, but this is likely to change next year in favor of a turbocharged V-6.
With the 37’s larger engine option the Japanese automaker is attempting to further increase the performance appeal of the luxury vehicle. This results in a focused vehicle that handles well when driven quickly.
The luxury crossover had a facelift that debuted in the 2012 model, so for 2013 the styling remains the same.
It also provides a luxury interior with plenty of leather touches. Interior parts are of high quality materials as one would expect in a luxury vehicle.
Hit the jump to read more information about the 2013 Infinity FX37.
Infiniti Europe has launched a new special edition based on the FX luxury SUV. Called Back and White Edition, the new model is based on the FX S Premium version and will be limited to only 500 units. The model will be priced at €64,570 (about $85,000 at the current exchange rates).
This special-edition FX will be offered in Obsidian Black and Moonlight White and will be distinguished by exclusive 21-inch Turbine-style silver alloy wheels, and aluminum and chrome side air vents. On the inside, Infiniti is offering sports seats wrapped in a combination of black lacquer and soft aniline leather with light-grey stitching. The same stitching is used on the gearshift knob, in the door trims and around the steering wheel.
The model will also be offered with an impressive list of standard features, including: Around View Monitor with corner parking sensors, moving object detection and parking guidance, a touch screen display HDD satellite navigation system, Rear Active Steer and Intelligent Cruise Control.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with direct injection. This engine cranks out 550 Nm (405 pound-feet) of torque and 238 horsepower, and it hooks up to Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show, there were a few concepts that we were really looking forward to seeing, one of them being the Infiniti Sebastian Vettel Edition.
Quite frankly, we knew very little about the car other than the fact that it was a concept Infiniti FX. Well, Frankfurt has come and gone, and if we do say so ourselves, the FX Sebastian Vettel Concept completely blew us away.
It’s not just that it’s one of the few cars on the market that has been designed and built with Formula One knowledge, but Infiniti and Red Bull took all that information and put it into an SUV that’s looking to blow away the rest of the field.
In the decision to build the FX Sebastian Vettel Concept, the Japanese automaker wanted more than just Vettel’s input; they wanted him to have significant say on what the car will be built on. That meant a premium on performance and improved downforce, as well as being stylishly sexy.
In the end, the result was even better than any of us even anticipated.
UPDATE 10/11/2011: Infiniti has officially given the go-signal to produce the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition SUV. The announcement was made by Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer, stating that the successful relationship between Infiniti and Red Bull Racing was one of the key factors in green lighting the production of the special edition SUV on a limited basis.
In the interview, Palmer said that the collaboration between Infiniti and the now two-time F1 World Champion was not only fun for everybody, but it also brought into light the capabilities of the Infiniti Performance Line as a potential competitor for the likes of Mercedes’ AMG class and BMW’s M-Series.
Nissan, Infiniti’s parent company, released a segment of the interview with Palmer, which you can watch by clicking on the photo above.
UPDATE 05/13/12: Infiniti has officially announced pricing details for the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition. Check out how much it’s going to cost after the jump
UPDATE 10/28/12: Evo Magazine takes a turn putting the paces on the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Concept. How did they take to the ultra special edition SUV? Hop on over after the jump and find out!
UPDATE 11/15/12: Infiniti is dropping a nice surprise for all of us with a new batch of photos of their uber-luxurious, special edition FX Sebastian Vettel Edition SUV. Check out the gallery to find all the photos, all 50+ of em.
Find out more about the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Concept after the jump.
The Infiniti FX is the Nissan-owned company’s mid-size luxury crossover SUV. It was released back in 2003, along with its main competitors, the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90. Its first generation lasted six years on the market before it was revamped and given another chance at increasing sales for the Japanese automaker.
The second generation Infiniti FX was launched on the market in 2009, and despite the fact that it has had a less than stellar performance, its sales are still stable and have lead Infiniti in their expansion to new markets all over the world. For the 2012 model year, the FX has been revised with subtle styling changes inspired by the Essence Concept and has received an extra version in the "Limited Edition" for the FX35 AWD.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2009-2012 Infiniti FX.
Seeing an update package for an Infiniti FX models does not happen very often, especially if its based on a diesel version of the SUV. But, the Infiniti Center in Hamburg in colaboration to its tuner AHG Sports have unveiled the FX 30dS "AHG Sports", a model that features a shifted body, a new set of wheels and new suspension springs that will improve the car’s aerodynamics.
The car sits on a new set of wheels from the CC line of Schmidt Revolution from Bad Segeberg in the appropriate size of 11x21 inches with appropriate tires in 295/40R21. The new wheels were combined with a new set of spring suspensions that will lower the car’s ride by 25 milimters.
And to make a car worthy of its "Sports" name, the Hamburg team has increased a performance of the FX 30dS, which makes 280 hp (up from a standard of 238 hp) and to a peak torque of 442 lbs-ft.
The SUV market may be slowly, very slowly, shrinking as more and more people decide that smaller, more efficient models are the way to go, and Infiniti seems to have noticed. The Japanese company revealed details on the FX luxury SUV and with those details came news of a price decrease for the mid-sized SUV. The FX50’s price saw a decrease of $2,600 USD and the FX35 model got reduced by $1,250 USD. Both received a few updates for the new year as well. For 2011, the FX will be offered in three trim levels: FX50 AWD with 5.0-liter V8 - $56,400, FX35 AWD with 3.5-liter V6 - $43,050, and FX35 RWD with 3.5-liter V6 - $41,600.
The 2011 FX will be offered with two engines: a standard 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 390 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque and a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with 303 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Infiniti will offer only five option packages: Premium Package, Deluxe Touring Package, different for the FX35 and FX50, Sport Package (FX50 only), Technology Package (FX50 and FX35). Safety features found on every 2011 FX include a seat belt reminder system; standard Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS); dual-stage front supplemental air bags with occupant classification and seat belt sensors; seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for enhanced outboard seat occupant head protection.
Press release after the jump.
Infiniti has launched a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that will power the EX, FX and M models. The V6 engine delivers a total of 234 hp and a peak torque of 550 Nm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Infiniti EX30d makes the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 7.9 seconds, while the Infiniti FX30d needs 8.3 seconds o reach the same speed. The new engine cuts CO2 emissions in the EX to 224 g/kms and helps the model return a combined fuel figure of 8.4 l/100kms. The equivalent figures for FX are 240 g/kms and 9.0 l/100kms.
UPDATE 05/07/2010: Pricing for the 2010 Infiniti FX30d has been announced today. The FX30d will be £45,150 and will come with better fuel efficiency at 31.4 mpg.
Press release after the jump.
The Infiniti FX luxury SUV is entering its second year of production with the addition of few more technological advances. The 2010 FX is on sale, with prices starting at around $42,400 for the entry level FX35 RWD, $43,850 for the V6 powered FX35 AWD and goes all the way up to $58,400 for the top of the line AWD FX50.
The 2010 Infiniti FX is available with a choice of two engines. The first is a 390 HP 5.0 Liter 32 valve DOHC V8 for the FX50 wile the more affordable option is a 303 HP 3.5 Liter 24 valve DOHC V6 in the FX35. Either engine can be configured to work with the automaker’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, a unit that comes standard on the FX50. All models are equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission, double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes.
For 2010, changes to FX include standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System on all models, the addition of a standard USB Connection Port for iPod and other compatible devices, the addition of a 2.0GB Music Box hard drive to feed tunes to the Bose Premium Audio system for vehicles without a navigation system as well as a simplified choice of color combination. FX’s available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System has been enhanced for 2010 with the addition of an in-dash single disc DVD audio/video drive, streaming audio via Bluetooth, Zagat Restaurant Guide and XM NavWeather all in the hopes of making your sporty SUV experience even more luxurious.
Press release after the jump.
If you can recall, the Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti launched a very special version of their sporty SUV dubbed the FX Millionaire Edititon for their home market towards the end of last year. Well now they are allowing European buyers get in on the high end fun with the all new Infiniti FX Limited Edition. Based on the FX37S and FX50S models, there will only be 100 units produced for the entire European market, with only 18 examples going to Great Britain and prices starting at £55,855 for the FX37S and £62,035 for the more powerful FX50S version.
The FX Limited Edition is available in either Obsidian Black or White Moonlight ‘Scratch Guard’ paint and will be shod with a set of 21 inch ‘Turbine’ design anthracite alloy wheels with matching radiator grill, side vents and roof rails. Meanwhile the interior benefits from illuminated ‘Infiniti’ entry guards, black leather upholstery, Alcantara head liner as well as a variety of carbon fiber accents. The Limited edition Infiniti FX will be available with both the 3.7 Liter V6 and the amazingly fast 5.0 Liter V8 power trains with prices to be announced at a later date.
Full details in the press release after the jump.
The Japanese luxury car builder Infiniti is not for a car for everybody, we tested an FX50S earlier this year and unless you were up to driving the multi passenger sports car then you would miss out on one of the most fun SUVs on the market. Recognizing that they cater to a different kind of clientele, Infiniti recently unveiled a special edition Infiniti FX that sets itself further apart from the norm. Dubbed the Millionaire Edition, the limited edition FX was reveled in Amsterdam and will be available in either Obsidian Black or White Moonlight and will be shod with a set of 21 inch anthracite alloy wheels while the interior makes the most of its newfound carbon fiber trim. Infiniti will make the special edition FX available with both the 3.7 Liter V6 and the blazingly fast 5.0 Liter V8 power trains for European customers with prices to be announced at a later date. Like most things, if you have to ask you probably cant afford it and despite the tough economic times there are still plenty of Millionaires out there, but with only 100 units scheduled to be built they better hurry to get your orders in; model not included.
The Infiniti FX was introduced in 2003 as a replacement for the Infiniti QX4, a luxury SUV based on the Nissan Pathfinder. With the FX Infiniti wanted to meld the functionality of an SUV with the styling and performance traditionally found in a much smaller vehicle. Infiniti could not have said it any better when they called the new 2009 FX a “luxury SUV with the heart of a sports car.” Especially when it has almost 400 HP, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a radical metallic paint job.
At first glance our Mojave Copper Infiniti FX50S is shocking. The finish is similar to when Nissan offered a rust colored 350Z calling it Le Mans Sunset, however the luster of the FX is brighter and much more appealing. Noticeable changes to the exterior of the vehicle include the dark chrome wave grill, radically redesigned headlamps and the metal vents found directly behind the front wheels. Given a closer look, a trained eye will see that everywhere there was a crease in the sheet metal on the previous generation FX; the modelers have filled them in and smoothed the gaps to create a more powerful figure with even more complex curves.
Continued after the jump.
Infiniti unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show the second-generation FX performance luxury crossover. The 2009 FX will be offered in three models, including a new 5.0-liter V8-equipped Infiniti FX50. The 2009 FX is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti dealers in the United States and Canada in June 2008.
The Infiniti FX50 features a new powerplant, which makes it debut on this model – an advanced 5.0-liter V8 that is mounted low in the chassis to help lower the FX50’s center of gravity. The engine design includes twin symmetrical air intakes, microfinished crankshaft, lightweight pistons, super-silent cam drive chains and an electrically driven cooling fan to help optimize performance.
The goals for the development of the FX50’s all-new VK50VE V8 started with outstanding power output – 390 horsepower (287kw) and 500 Nm of torque – a high rev limit, a powerful engine sound from a specially tuned exhaust and improved fuel economy versus the previous generation FX45.
Press release after jump.
The Infiniti FX, Infiniti’s dramatic premium crossover SUV, enters the 2007 year with minimal changes after a major 2006 upgrade. The FX35 offers a new 18-inch wheel paint color with high luster finish and, for FX45, new standard power folding sideview mirrors. Interior refinements include a new seat belt reminder system and available iPod accessory.
The FX45 is a midsize SUV offered in one trim level (AWD). The long standard features list is highlighted by full leather seating and trim, power eight-way driver and front-passenger seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, HID headlights, 20-inch aluminum wheels and an in-dash six-disc CD changer.
The Infiniti FX35 aims to please those who seek on-road thrills and, when needed, all-weather capability — should you feel the desire to scale rocky trails and seek wildlife, look elsewhere. As a bridge between a luxury sedan and a true SUV, the FX35 shares a platform with the Infiniti G35, has a four-wheel independent suspension tuned for handling on pavement and lacks a low-range transfer case. Its relatively low-slung stance, raised rear deck lid and 18-inch wheels give it a more aggressive look than most other crossover SUVs.