For 2009, the EX35 Base model now features standard leather-appointed seating, RearView Monitor, rear HVAC vents and roof rails while the EX35 Journey model adds a standard 6-disc CD autochanger, power tilt/telescoping steering column, coat hanger on the driver's headrest and dual-zone automatic temperature control.
Infiniti has also updated the available packages that now include an Around View Monitor (AVM) Package, which utilizes four small front, side and rear-mounted cameras and a Technology Package, with Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning. Other packages include a Bose and Navigation Package and an 18-inch Wheel Package.
Infiniti Releases UK Prices for EX37 Compact SUV
Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, has began releasing prices for its UK-bound models that are set to arrive in dealerships in September. This time, the Japanese automaker confirmed pricing and specifications on its compact SUV model, the EX that is available in two trims, the EX37 and the EX37 GT with prices set at £35,200 and £36,500 OTR respectively.
Both EX models are equipped with a standard all-wheel drive system biased towards the rear wheels and a 320HP 3.7-liter V6 engine matted to seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control that launches the compact SUV from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in 6.4 seconds.
Standard features for both trim levels include scratch Shield paint, electric folding rear seats, 18 inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, adaptive Xenon headlamps plus LED rears, electrically adjustable front seats, iPod connection and rear privacy glass.
The EX37GT adds full leather upholstery, 10 -way power driver's seat with memory function, electrically adjustable steering column, heated front seats and a coat hanger integrated in the driver headrest.
Infiniti Prices 2010 EX35, Receives Additional Features and Revised Option Packages
Nissan's luxury division Infiniti has released pricing on the 2010 EX35 that is on sale now at the firm's U.S. dealerships. The MSRP (excluding tax, title and license fees) for the base EX35 RWD and AWD is $33,800 and $36,000 respectively, and for the better equipped EX35 Journey RWD and AWD, $35,200 and $37,400 correspondingly. While there are no cosmetic or mechanical upgrades with the EX35 retaining its 297HP 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a five-speed automatic transmission and an available all-wheel drive system, Infiniti enhanced the 2010 model year's standard equipment and revised the optional packages.
More specifically, the base EX35 is now offered with heated outside mirrors and auto on/off headlights, while the EX35 AWD also gains heated front seats. A standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System is added to EX35 Journey models, while all audio systems have been enhanced with a USB Connection Port for iPod and a 2GB Music Box hard drive to the Bose Premium Audio system - only on vehicles without Infiniti's nav system.
As for the option packages, along with the new Bose and Around View Monitor pack, which includes an Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with the so-called "Plasmacluster air purification", the Navigation Package has been upgraded with the addition of Bluetooth Streaming Audio, XM NavWeather™ and Zagat Restaurant Guide.
Infiniti Presents Its First-Ever Diesel Models: EX30d, FX30d and M30d with 238HP 3.0 V6 Turbo Diesel
When the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced its decision to establish Infiniti as a global player, it was a no brainer that in order to succeed in key markets like Europe, the luxury brand had to offer buyers the option of a diesel engine, especially on SUV/Crossover models where diesel represents the bulk of sector sales.
And true enough, Infiniti has now presented its first ever diesel engine with the arrival of a newly developed 3.0-litre V6 that will be launched this year in Europe on the EX and FX SUVs as well as the M sedan.
Designated V9X, the new 238HP V6 diesel has been developed in Europe by Infiniti engineers working with other engineers from Renault and Nissan and it can be used to power front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models. It is manufactured in Cleon in France, some 100km west of Paris.
Renault premiered its version of the 3.0-liter V6 dCi turbo diesel in the Laguna Coupe at the 2008 Paris Motorshow, in October. On this model it produces 235HP and 450 Nm (332.9 lbs-ft) of torque.
There are a number of key differences between the Infiniti engine and the version used in front-wheel drive applications.
As used in Infiniti models, the V6 diesel has a different cylinder block, a new design of crankshaft as well as new or revised intake manifold, fuel injection system, exhaust gas recirculation, turbocharger, oil sump and manifold catalyst. Furthermore, Infiniti claims that it is tuned differently for more responsive performance.
In the EX30d and FX30d, the 3.0-liter V6 diesel produces a maximum output of 238 horsepower and a heft 550Nm or 405 lb-ft of peak torque available from 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm, while as much as 500 Nm or 368.7 lb-ft is available from a mere 1,500 rpm.
In order to fit under the the bonnet of both the EX and FX models, Infiniti went ahead and created a new front subframe, altered the front bumper designs to enhance air flow into the engine bay and redesigned the sheet metal within the engine bay to house additional radiators needed for cooling.
Matted to a standard 7-speed Automatic transmission, the V6 turbo diesel propels the EX30d to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.9 seconds and the FX30d in 8.3 seconds.
The EX30d returns a combined fuel figure of 8.4 lt/100km (28mpg US or 33.6mpg UK) in the European cycle with 224 g/km of CO2. The equivalent figures for FX are and 9.0 lt/100km (26.1mpg US or 31.8mpg) and 240 g/km.
"The new diesel engine allows us access to a far greater sector of the market without compromising on our core values. More than that, it's an exceptional engine, with impressive torque from very low revs helping to deliver progressive, linear acceleration with none of the typical disadvantages of unwanted noise and vibrations," says Jim Wright, Vice President, Infiniti Europe.
"By creating a bespoke sporting diesel, we have been able to maintain the combination of performance and luxury expected from an Infiniti with the added bonus of lower emissions and improved fuel economy. It's a win-win position," Wright added.
Infiniti's European division will first launch the EX30d and FX30d onto the market with the M30d to follow later in the year. The diesel models will have their world premiere at the Geneva Salon in the beginning of March.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has said in the past that it wants to offer its new V6 diesel engine on certain Nissan and Infiniti models in the States, but the company has yet to announce specific plans.