Infiniti offers more equipment as standard on the EX lineup, its compact coupe crossover. The GT grade gets the advanced navigation and premium sound system as standard. The top-of-the-range GT Premium will get a glass sunroof and BOSE audio system as standard. Each EX, except for the entry-level EX30d, features Infiniti’s sophisticated Connectiviti+ navigation.
The GT model already has an impressive array of features including leather trim, heated, electrically adjustable front seats and electrically adjustable steering column.
The EX also offers intelligent all-wheel-drive, 7-speed automatic transmission, Xenon cornering headlights and electrically foldable rear seat bench – offered as standard on each EX including the entry-level EX30d. The EX technology leader, the GT Premium trim level, receives Connectiviti+ and several of the most advanced safety systems ever developed.
These include Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW). The top-of-the-line model also now offers as standard a set of 19-inch wheels, an electrically operated glass sunroof, and a premium BOSE audio. Buyers of any of the models in the range can opt for the Malbec Black paint, the latest metallic Scratch Shield finish that was first seen on the M saloon.
Infiniti is also offering upgrades for the EX’s technology flagship, the GT Premium. As it is, the GT Premium is already fitted with Connectiviti+ and an assortment of advanced safety systems like Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). However, starting June 1, the GT Premium will be provided with an electrically operated glass sunroof, premium Bose audio and 19-inch wheels.
Connectiviti+ is an innovative platform that combines a number of information and entertainment functions to allow users to access them easily. As powered by a 30GB hard disk drive, navigation includes a number of elements like 3D graphics of junctions, points of interest on a high-resolution touchscreen display, voice recognition, and direct access to Michelin’s Green and Red Guides. Featuring a 10GB Music Box, the entertainment function has become more accessible, with Gracenote music database integrated into the HDD helping label all tracks.
Thanks to a Bose 11-speaker Premium Sound System, users can turn the cabin of their Infiniti EX into a concert hall. Standard features that are offered as options on other vehicles in the class include a USB port, Bluetooth for hands-free mobile phone use, DVD movie playback and audio streaming.
On the other hand, every EX model could now be finished in the optional Malbec Black paint, a metallic Scratch Shield finish that made its debut on the M saloon. All of these changes reflect the desire of EX customers for top spec models, which has been an Infiniti trend for the past three years since the performance luxury brand first made its presence known in Europe.
The latest iteration of the Infiniti EX has a starting price of £37,130 for the EX30d powered by a V6 diesel engine that offers 406 lb ft of torque. It will be available starting June 1 at Infiniti Centres in Reading, Birmingham, Glasgow and at its London showroom at 77 Piccadilly.