Infiniti JX: The Real Thing

The Infiniti JX three-row luxury crossover vehicle that had been revealed as a concept was revealed as a production car today.

The Infiniti JX three-row luxury crossover vehicle that had been revealed as a concept was revealed as a production car today. The seven-passenger vehicle is 196.4-in. long, has a 114.2-in. wheelbase, and is 77.2-in. wide and 67.8-in. high. It is powered by a standard 265-hp V6 that is mated to a sport-tuned continuously variable transmission.

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Explained Ben Poore, Infiniti Americas vp, “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. 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.”

They expect fuel economy to be 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

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And it does move people. Some of the features that facilitate this are a flat platform floor, and the ability to adjust the second row 5.5 inches fore and aft, and the ability to access the third row without removing a second row child safety seat, should one be there (facilitated by the movement of the second row). The doors open wide for more ready access to that third row. According to Infiniti there is more leg room in the second and third rows than is available in a Cadillac Escalade.

And, yes, there is a Best Buy’s worth of infotainment tech in the vehicle, including the debut of the Infiniti Connection services, Backup Collision Intervention (if the transmission is in reverse and the vehicle sensors detect a vehicle approaching, it will provide visual, audible, and tactile (force feedback from the gas pedal) alerts, then apply the brakes if need be).

The vehicle is scheduled to launch in spring 2012.