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Infiniti customers have been asking for a three-row crossover utility vehicle, and now they’ll have one. The all-new Infiniti JX arrives this spring with seven-passenger seating, a powerful V6 engine, agile handling and new Infiniti innovations.
Infiniti has offered the QX56, a full-size three-row SUV, and the two-row FX series of performance-oriented luxury crossovers. In the new JX, crossover drivers will enjoy the benefit of Infiniti performance and luxury in what the brand expects to be the roomiest vehicle in its class. Third-row seating for adult passengers, along with unique features that bolster versatility, will make the all-new Infiniti JX a highly compelling entry in the growing luxury crossover category. A choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive JX models will let you choose the kind of traction and performance you want.
Infiniti customers value design, and the all-new JX crossover will certainly live up to expectations. Design elements previewed on the Infiniti Essence concept car will give the Infiniti JX a decidedly sporty flair with bold lines and shapes that draw the eyes from every angle. Interior flexibility and available amenities will make the roomy, family-friendly JX a first-class way to travel, and the vehicle will offer advanced connectivity features and new safety technologies.
As you’d expect from Infiniti, the JX will delight with impressive performance. A powerful V6 engine will come teamed with a new, sport-tuned, continuously variable transmission (CVT) that maximizes fuel efficiency while delivering uncannily smooth performance. A CVT, unlike a conventional automatic transmission, does not shift gears. Instead, it continuously adjusts the “gear” ratio in response to driving needs. That helps keep the engine operating at its most efficient while delivering an ultra-smooth driving experience and quiet running. Select the Sport Mode, though, and the CVT in the Infiniti JX will mimic a gear transmission for a sporty driving feeling when desired.
More luxury crossover buyers are looking for true third-row roominess, not just a pair of seats for children. In fact, many prefer to put children in the second row, so the second-row seat in the JX will tilt and slide forward to make it easy to enter the third row. With 5.5 inches of slide adjustability, you can set the second row exactly where it best meets your needs for legroom in both rows.
More important for those with children traveling in child seats, in the Infiniti JX, you’ll be able to leave a child seat latched to the second row while entering or exiting the third row. That’s the kind of convenient, timesaving detail that family buyers appreciate.
Infiniti has set benchmarks for innovative technologies such as the currently available Blind Spot Intervention system. The new JX will continue this trend, adding a new feature, Backup Collision Intervention. When the vehicle is shifted into reverse, this feature will help detect objects crossing behind and, if necessary, automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision. That’s added peace of mind when exiting a blind driveway or parking slot.
You can also count on the Infiniti JX to deliver memorable luxury and comfort for all aboard. A 14-speaker Bose® Studio Surround®-Sound system will use new Waveguide bass technology to deliver powerful sound throughout the vehicle. An advanced Infiniti Connection Telematics system will automatically synchronize the owner’s calendar and provide navigation guidance. And, you can expect impressive rear-seat entertainment capability for the five people riding in the second and third rows.
Naturally, the all-new JX crossover will also come with the Infiniti Personal Assistant. This new, 24-hour personal concierge service comes on all 2012 Infiniti models at no extra cost and connects you to a team of professional assistants.
Check back in the coming months for more details on the 2013 JX three-row crossover, and plan to come in and see it this spring.