A four year warranty comes with the purchase of a new Infiniti vehicle. Quality made cars like the new Infiniti range are able to push the warranty package because they are put together with a lot of care down to the littlest details. If you’re able to spend a little more on a quality made car, then owning a vehicle like the new Infiniti FX is bound to be that much more satisfying to own and drive. No, it won’t cost you as much as a BMW or Mercedes Benz equivalent, but it will be a bit more than a Mazda or Peugeot. Infiniti (Nissan) is a new premium brand that has just arrived in Australia, and like Lexus (Toyota) and Acura (Honda) Infiniti has already had a lot of success in the American market. Due to the higher standard of luxury and comfort in these cars and the high customer satisfaction with the reliability of these particular brands, the American public sure like them.
In Australia, it seems to me that the car buyers who are on the lookout for a great vehicle better take a look at the Infiniti showroom. There are three models on sale at the moment, one of them being the brilliant new Infiniti FX. The high-riding SUV shape of the Infiniti FX has sleek lines that would tend to be associated with the more racy lines of a sports car. The long nose and bulbous roofline is more in keeping with a Porsche 911 than an all-out SUV machine, but who says that SUVs can’t be fun. Just look at what the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne can do. What these German quicks have is AWD traction, hugely powerful engines and a performance tweaked chassis that masters the tarmac while being capable of delivering outstanding off-roading ability, too. In the same vein, the new Infiniti FX30d, FX37 and, particularly, the FX50 packs a powerful punch and drives with a whole lot of athletic verve. A seriously capable AWD underpinnings means that you can take the Infiniti FX off the road with little fear of getting yourself stuck – unless, of course, you’re just plain silly and endlessly try to defy the laws of physics. To drive, the Infiniti FX is very settled and surefooted on the road. So much power and loads of grip backed up with top brakes and dynamic handling ensure that this has every capacity of making your drive exhilarating and fun.
As mentioned earlier, the Infiniti FX comes in three models – all of which boast a smooth electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and magnesium paddle shifts. A driver-adaptive learning algorithm is part of the Infiniti technology that is implanted into the FX, and this processing system is designed for sensing driving styles to adjust automatic shifting accordingly. Manual shift mode offers sequentially selected manual gearshifts. It’s the perfect unit for enjoying a relaxed automatic drive when you feel lazy, while offering the chance for the driving enthusiast to call the shots.
With the three Infiniti FX models comes a choice of engines; and they’re actually very hard to choose between because they do their job so well. Diesel technology is always going to be the preference for some, so with the Infiniti FX being available with a V6, 3.0-litre Diesel the high level of low down torque (550 Nm at 1750 rpm) and massive pulling power whatever the engine load, the Infiniti FX30d makes a lot of sense. This is one for towing the boat.
A V6 petrol equivalent is also on offer, and I like this one. Drive the Infiniti FX37 and it’s a bit cheaper than the V8 for on thing, but offers loads of refinement and power. In an everyday drive, the FX37 is wonderfully fitting. It’s a luxurious, quiet drive but with 235 kW on tap she’s all ready to pounce.
The V8 engine note of the FX50 is hard to beat, and the Infiniti FX50 sings sweetly throughout the engine revs without being so prominent that you’ll want to block your ears. Throbbing with 287 kW and 500 Nm, the FX50 is the flagship model. A delight to drive, particularly fast and impressively economical, this is a model that competes head-to-head with the BMW X5. You’ll cause some ruffled feathers when you suggest that your FX50 will out run an X5. But actually, you will as the Infiniti FX50 has a top speed that is 10 km/h higher than a BMW X5. At 5.8 seconds for the 0-100 km/h dash, the FX50 is fast!
As one would expect, the Infiniti FX range is highly equipped and has things like rain sensors, active front headrests, cruise control, a rear-view camera, parking sensors, Bluetooth communications with voice activation and streaming, I-Key access to doors and boot, a sequential lighting system, dual-zone adaptive climate control, an electric glass sunroof, a seven-speaker premium audio system, USB and iPod connectivity, a multifunction steering wheel, leather seats, electronically adjustable and heated front seats, I-Key memory for driver’s seat, a powered tailgate, front and rear fog lamps, privacy glass for the rear windows and boot, heated exterior mirrors…and the list goes on. The five-spoke 20-inch wheels look awesome and come as standard rims. S and S-Premium features add even more to the luxury and comfort of the Infiniti FX models. S-Premium adds things like a Forward Collision Warning system, Intelligent Cruise control, 21-inch five-spoke wheels, dark chrome headlight surrounds, Continuous Damping Control…and more!
There are a whole lot of accessories for more style, added protection and leisure. Infiniti FX models blend performance and driving satisfaction with the very best comfort and protection. All in all, this is one of the nicest SUVs on the market. Drive a little differently.
The Infiniti FX models include the:
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