A new player in the full-size luxury game — the 2013 Infiniti JX

The all-new Infiniti JX is about to shake up the status quo when the innovative 7-passenger/3-row luxury crossover joins the Infiniti line-up in spring 2012 as a 2013 model. As a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavours of vanilla currently dominating the luxury crossover segment, the Infiniti JX is designed to excel in the areas that luxury crossover buyers desire most – interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and advanced hospitality features. The JX offers real 3-row utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that Infiniti has become known for worldwide.

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The new JX also offers a vibrant symphony of both luxury and style, highlighted by the new Infiniti design language direction that initiated with the Essence concept – as well as a suite of personal luxury accommodations.

Along with its standout styling and craftsmanship, the breakthrough JX design offers excellent legroom in all three rows, and ample cargo room behind 3rd row. In addition, an innovative multi-mode middle seat design provides entry to the 3rd row without removing the 2nd row child seat.

Cabin and Tech

Among the other advanced standard or available technology found throughout the new JX are Infiniti Connection telematics system with Google CalendarTM, and Drive Zone/Speed Alert; Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD); Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP); Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system; Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range); Distance Control Assist (DCA); Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW); Active Trace Control; Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts; and a Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and a new Acoustic Waveguide subwoofer.

The JX’s interior design mirrors the seductive style of the exterior. Key design features include: the signature driver-oriented cockpit, finishers and satin pieces offering similar shapes and section, thin chrome accents, and an interior colour palette that provides an elegant colour harmony – Wheat, Graphite or Java leather appointments with Kasane Washi or available (through the Deluxe Touring package) Maple trim accents.

Offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the JX addresses the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency.

Under the hood

The standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 is mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting feel. The JX is the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient CVT. The CVT can mimic a step transmission when the Sport mode of the Infiniti drive selector is engaged. The CVT design also features a wide gear ratio and low friction design.

The engine is rated at 265 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The design includes a variable induction control system to improve volumetric efficiency at low and middle speed ranges, while a simplified belt layout (versus previous designs) improves maintenance and fuel economy.

Fuel economy

Fuel economy is estimated to be rated at 8.5 L/100km highway, 11.5 L/100km city and a real-world 10.2 L/100km combined – while still offering the power to carry a full load or passengers and cargo.

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2013 Infiniti JX At-a-Glance:


• Bold front chrome double-arch signature Infiniti grille, double-wave hood
• Distinctive crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse shape
• Automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights
• Fog lights
• LED taillights and center high-mounted stoplight (CHMSL)
• Flat blade, variable intermittent front windshield wipers
• Available rain-sensing front windshield wipers
• Rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with timer
• Power folding, heated outside mirrors with available reverse tilt-down feature
• Front door handle courtesy lights
• Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade
• Available panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade
• Power rear liftgate
• Roof rails
• UV-reducing solar glass, rear privacy glass
• Front underbody spoiler, integrated tunnel rear spoiler, rear tire deflectors
• 0.34 Cd and zero lift front and rear
• Six available exterior colours: Infiniti exclusive Emerald Graphite, and Diamond Slate, along with Platinum Ice, Black Obsidian, Sangria Red and Aspen Pearl (colours available on other Infiniti models)

Engine and Driveline:

• Front engine and Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
• 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 with Variable Induction Control System
• 265 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
• Sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode and Sport mode, which mimics a step transmission
• Infiniti Drive Mode Selector with Standard, Sport, Snow or Eco modes (controls throttle response and transmission mapping)
• Available Remote Engine Start System

Suspension, Steering and Braking:

• Independent strut front suspension, stabilizer bar
• Multi-link rear suspension with pre-compressed damper mount (increases damping force without road noise deterioration), stabilizer bar
• Rebound spring shock absorber design
• Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering
• Available Active Trace Control
• 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), 12.6-inch front and 12.13-inch rear
• 2-wheel or 4-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
• 18 x 7.5-inch, split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/65R18 all-season tires
• Available 20 x 7.5-inch, split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 all-season tires (included with Deluxe Touring Package)

Interior Features:

• 7-passenger seating capacity
• Standard leather-appointed seating for all three rows
• 8-way power driver’s seat, 6-way power front passenger’s seat
• Available dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
• Heated front seats, available heated 2nd row seats (outboard only)
• Available climate-controlled front seats (heating and cooling)
• Standard 60/40-split folding, sliding 2nd row bench seat with a total of 5.5 inches of fore and aft travel
• 2nd multi-mode row seat function, which allows access to the 3rd row without removing a child seat
• 50/50 split folding 3rd row seat with recline feature
• Standard Infiniti Intelligent-View Display
• Kasane Washi interior trim, available (through the Deluxe Touring package) Maple interior accents
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, standard heated steering wheel
• Power windows with one-touch up/down feature with auto reverse
• Power door locks with automatic locking feature
• Sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system
• Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof
• 8 cupholders and 6 bottle holders
• Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with microfilter
• Available Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Grape Polyphenol Filter and Plasmacluster™ air purifier
• Infiniti Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition
• Available Enhanced Intelligent Key that stores occupant memory position and last-used audio, climate control and navigation settings
• Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
• Standard RearView Monitor with 7-inch colour vehicle information display
• Infiniti Controller for vehicle information systems and comfort and convenience feature
• Available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA colour touch-screen display; XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information, (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide
• Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
• Available Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection and Front and Rear Sonar System
• 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM/CD
• Available Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System
• Available Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers
• XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
• USB connection port for use with iPod® Interface and other compatible devices
• Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
• Available Theater Package with dual 7-inch colour monitors, two wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks, and 120V power outlet
• Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
• Available Distance Control Assist (DCA)
• Available Infiniti Connection including Automatic Crash Notification, Emergency Call, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, My Schedule, and Remote Door Lock/Unlock; and Infiniti Connection Plus including Drive Zone, Speed Alert, and Destination Assistance

Safety and Security:

• Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
• Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
• Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
• Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
• Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and Tire Inflation Indicator
• Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
• Available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI)
• Available Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)
• Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems
• Available Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
• Available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts