Hot on the heels of the release of the UK pricing and details for the Infiniti G37 Convertible comes the same sort of information on Infiniti’s big SUV – the Infiniti FX.
As with the G37, the Infiniti FX range offers plenty of kit for your money and a decent build quality. But it’s throwing itself not just in to the firing line of the Lexus RX450, but also the Porsche Cayenne and the BMW X6. Probably as well that Nissan expect the Infiniti FX to ‘be a rare sight on UK roads’.
But that’s probably being a little unfair. There is every reason to expect a fair degree of interest from potential Lexus RX buyers, although probably less so from those looking at the X6 or Cayenne. But it’s actually not a bad car, and offers better than expected ride and handling, and of course that pre-requisite of high-end Japanese cars – a very high spec.
Three models are on offer with the FX – the Infiniti FX37S, the FX37 GT and the FX50S. Entry point is the FX37 GT, which comes with the same 3.7 litre engine as you find in the G37 – offering 316bhp from its 3.7 litre V6 and 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds – mated to a seven speed auto box with paddle shift. Its decent torque makes it an impressively responsive lump.
Next up comes the Infiniti FX37S, which throws in electric sports seats, dark chrome on the outside, CDC (Continuous Damping Control) and 21″ alloys.
Top of the tree is the Infiniti FX50S with a 5.0 litre V8 engine producing 385bhp and 369lb/ft of torque which manages the 0-60mph sprint in a none too shoddy 5.8 seconds. Of course you get a ton of extra kit, including Bose, 30gb SatNav, Rear Active Steer and all-round cameras.
But none of this is cheap. The basic FX37 GT starts at £43k and the FX50S is £53k. Actually, the FX37 is probably a better drive than the FX50S and, in most circumstances, feels just as quick.
As you would expect, Infiniti has lots of details to offer, so check out the Infiniti FX Range for the UK Press Release.