- New front grille
- Chrome front fog lamp finishers
- New exterior colour range, including additions of Iridium blue and Graphite Shadow
- New 20’’ alloy wheels design for FX35
- White needles and white illumination of trip computer in instrument panel
Infiniti, the luxury automotive brand from Japan, has begun sales of its enhanced for 2012 Infiniti FX to the Middle East region. Already a popular model across the region, upgrades to the 2012 model refresh the crossover’s appeal with new design cues and technology to compliment its performance-inspired driving dynamics.
Juergen Schmitz, General Manager, Infiniti in the Middle East, commented: “Infiniti FX has been a key model for us since its introduction and played a significant part in building the popularity of the brand in the Middle East. The region is a very important market for us and the arrival of 2012 Infiniti FX underlines our commitment to delivering the full Infiniti model range and our unique total ownership experience to its car-buying public. We’re sure the enhancements made will continue Infiniti FX’s proud record in the Middle East.”
Those enhancements centre on styling cues. The new front grille gives the already assertive looks of the previous model a more overtly aggressive appearance, complemented by the standard fitment of chrome front fog lamp finishers across the range. Newly designed 20” alloy wheels are standard across the FX35 range and 21” alloy wheels standard on the FX50. The exterior upgrades can be enjoyed with a vibrant palette of colours including Iridium Blue, introduced for the first time, and Graphite Shadow. Meanwhile the FX’s interior now boasts Infiniti’s characteristic white needles and white illumination of the trip computer in its instrument panel.
One of the most aggressive expressions of sport and utility prowling the streets today, the 2012 Infiniti FX is available with a choice of a 390bhp 5.0-litre 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) or a 303-horsepower 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 engine.
The 2012 Infiniti FX is also offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes, complimented by Continuous Damping Control (CDC®) and Rear Active Steer as standard on FX50.
Inside, the FX interior provides a warm, inviting environment, highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating and advanced audio, navigation (including Arabic language support and direction of Mecca feature) and technology – ranging from a Bose 11-speaker Premium Sound system to the Infiniti Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) and Around View® Monitor system.
2012 Infiniti FX Specification and features
Model FX35 AWD FX50 AWD
Engine configuration 3,498 cc, V6 5,026cc, V8
Horsepower 303 hp @ 6,800 rpm 390 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 36.2 kg/m @ 4,800 rpm 50.98 kg/m @ 4,400 rpm
Curb Weight 1,980 kg 2,110 kg
Electronically controlled 7-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), Manual shift mode offers sequentially selectable manual gearshifts and Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)
Auto-on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and auto-leveling headlights; Bi-functional intermittent wipers as vehicle speed increases; Dual chrome exhaust finishers; Dual heated power-adjustable and folding outside mirrors with reverse tilt down; Aluminium roof rails; Aluminium hood with gas struts to hold hood open; Power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch auto-open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade; Rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with timer; Front fog lights integrated in front bumper; Integrated rear spoiler; Front driver and passenger LED puddle lamps; Side air vents; LED taillights and Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL); Aluminium kick-plate with Infiniti logo; UV-reducing tinted glass reduces transmission of radiant heat to vehicle’s interior
Infiniti Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition; Power door locks with auto-locking feature; Dual overhead front map lights; rear-seat reading lights; Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel and shift knob with aluminium accent
Seating and trim
Leather-appointed, 8-way power driver’s seat including 2-way lumbar support; 8-way power front-passenger’s seat; 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks; includes remote fold-down releases in cargo area; Reclining rear seatbacks
11-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System with AM/FM/CD; with MP3 playback capability and Music Server; 9.3 GB Music Box® hard drive; Single in-dash CD player; Single in-dash CD/DVD player (standard option for FX50); Steering wheel-mounted audio controls; Auxiliary audio input jack; USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices; Roof FM diversity antenna
Instrumentation and Driver Controls
Power tilt and telescopic steering column; Infiniti Controller for audio, climate-control, fuel economy, maintenance and comfort and convenience features; front and rear parking sensors; Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted switches; Infiniti analogue clock; Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges; Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof; Multi-function trip computer with fuel mileage range
Infiniti FX is available in seven exterior, three interior colours and two interior trims, Black Lacquer with Aluminium and Cello Flame Maple Wood.