• Enhanced versions of the FX, Infiniti’s sporting SUV stunner, arriving now
• Award-winning Lane Departure Prevention available for first time on petrol models
• New power tailgate on all versions
• Malbec Black paint and new trim combinations for more choice
• Three potent engines, four grades, five-star equipment and safety
ROLLE, Switzerland (15 March 2011) – The Infiniti FX, the performance brand’s most popular model in Europe, is a safer, better equipped and even more luxurious proposition for 2011.
Acclaimed for its distinctive combination of athletic looks and dynamic drive, the latest FX37 and FX50 in top-selling Premium guise gain the award-winning safety technology Lane Departure Prevention (LDP). The move standardises for the first time Premium equipment levels across all three FX engines – 238 PS V6 diesel, 320 PS V6 petrol and 390 PS V8 petrol of the range’s flagship model, the FX50 S Premium.
Other enhancements include a power tailgate for the first time and new colour and trim combinations.
Top safety honour
Previously available only on the FX30d on which the innovative safety system made its debut in 2010, Lane Departure Prevention was chosen by Euro NCAP earlier in 2011 to receive its coveted Advanced Award. Euro NCAP’s top honour goes to innovations “which demonstrate a scientifically proven safety benefit for consumers and society.” The FX has already shown its safety credentials with a five-star Euro NCAP crash test result.
Unlike other systems, LDP backs up its audible and visual warnings of an unintended lane departure with a dynamic intervention which helps steer the vehicle back into the correct lane.
From 2011MY, LDP is standard-fit on FX37 GT Premium and S Premium, and FX50 S Premium, as well as Premium versions of the FX30d.
A power tailgate standard on all versions enhances the FX’s already impressive convenience and aids access to the luggage space. The height the tailgate opens to is programmable so there are no concerns when operating the door in restricted spaces. For maximum ease of use, the tailgate can be raised or lowered from a switch on the dashboard, from buttons both inside and outside the tailgate, or remotely from the I-Key.
For the first time on the FX, Infiniti’s opulent Malbec Black paint is one of the eight colours available. The popular finish, which replaces Mojave Copper on the FX colour chart, suits the FX’s SUV-cum-sports-car profile particularly well. Like all the FX colours, Malbec Black is a Scratch-shield finish, the Infiniti technology that makes fine surface scratches disappear and keeps the body looking pristine.
Technical specifications don't change which means that performance remains one of the FX’s main attributes, whether it’s the 550 Nm of torque doing the work in the diesel FX30d or the 390 PS of V8 power that can see the FX50 accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.
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