2012 Infiniti FX Facelift U.S. pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 5, 2011

The appearance of the 2012 model year version of the FX has been revised in a way that’s expected to please customers of crossover coupes. In addition, the 2012MY will feature several cosmetic upgrades when it arrives in dealerships. It will receive a revised front grille and front fascia design. Infiniti also said that there will soon be a new Limited Edition FX35 AWD model that has an improved design.

It will feature an exclusive Iridium Blue paint, custom 21-inch 10-spoke dark alloy wheels, tinted headlights and chrome roof rail crossbars.

The interior will receive heated front seats (standard on all models) as well as aluminum pedals, navigation, an Around View Monitor and a Graphite trim with blue piping on the floor mats. The FX35 Deluxe Touring Package offers a new 20-inch wheel design and a new Graphite Shadow paint color that replaces the Platinum Graphite color. Furthermore, this trim level has been fitted with quilted leather heated and cooled front seats as standard.

Consumers will choose between the 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 390hp and the 3.5-liter V6 that produces 303hp. However, Infiniti is also offering the 7-speed automatic transmission that has adaptive shift control and solid magnesium paddle shifters. These two versions come in AWD, but the smaller V6 is offered as a rear-wheel drive version too.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) are: 2012 Infiniti FX35 RWD (3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic) - $43,450 USD; 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD (3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic) - $44,900 USD; 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited Edition (3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic) - $51,550 USD; 2012 Infiniti FX50 AWD (5.0-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic) - $59,350 USD.

The 2012 Infiniti FX is widely known to be in a league of its own when it comes to design in the large crossover market. The Infiniti FX brings a sports car look in a segment that is populated by boxy cars. And this has paid off as buyers often choose the FX because of its design, over others in its class. Close to a third of buyers also said that they planned to buy the Infiniti FX instead of the Porsche Cayenne.

The year 2012 marks the first redesign of the FX since its launch in Geneva in 2008, giving it a more distinctive and sporty look.

The body changes are seen at the front of the car where you have the luxury brand’s signature double arch grille, with the sides reshaped to give it a forceful line that visually connects it to the bonnet and wings. The seamless look also reinforces the dynamism of the car with its more solid look. The expressive design is similar to what you see on the Infiniti Essence, which came out three years earlier. That design has inspired all other Infiniti models, including the 2013 FX Vettel.

The new grill and the redesigned bumper area gives the FX a lower look when viewed from the front. There, you could find the fog lights with trims that are shaped like a teardrop. You also have bold finishes and 20-inch alloy wheels to complete the new look for the front. Check out the new and exclusive Iridium Blue paint that gives the FX GT and GT Premium an outstanding street presence. The GT and GT Premium levels also have the five double spoke alloy wheel that hints at the car’s high power and performance. The S and S Premium cars, on the other hand, have the standard 21-inch wheels.

The 2012 FX has all the aggressive good looks of its predecessor. The long bonnet, the sports car window profile, and muscular shoulder line, let you do away with the usual boxy look that 4x4 vehicles usually have and instead get a sleeker profile. One more thing going for the FX is that it is very flexible and spacious, like all other big crossovers.

The aggressive look is made even more obvious by the wide track and long wheelbase, giving the FX short overhangs at the rear and the font. The FX also has a front midship chassis, where the engine is placed further back and lower down, making the FX even more dynamic looking and a lot more beautiful.

Press Release

2012 Infiniti FX Launches With Aggressive New Front End Design, New Limited Edition Model

Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing for the refreshed 2012 Infiniti FX performance luxury crossover, which is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide beginning in early October. The iconic FX design has an aggressive new front grille and fascia for 2012 – featuring a heavy influence from the stunning Infiniti Essence Concept – as well as a new 20-inch wheel design and an updated instrument cluster.

Infiniti also announced that an FX35 Limited Edition will be available for 2012, featuring an exclusive Iridium Blue exterior color, unique 21-inch 10-spoke graphite- finish aluminum wheels with V-rated all-season tires, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and auto-leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Other Limited Edition equipment includes aluminum roof rails and roof rail crossbars with graphite finish, aluminum pedals, and graphite floor mats with unique blue piping. The FX35 Limited Edition also features an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View® Monitor (AVM) and much more as standard equipment. Just 550 FX35 Limited Edition models, each with Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System, will be produced for the United States.

Pricing for the base FX35 and FX50 AWD increases slightly, while prices for the popularly equipped FX35 models remain unchanged. The popularly equipped FX50 AWD increases just $100 USD.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti FX35 RWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $43,450 USD
Infiniti FX35 AWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $44,900 USD
Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited Edition 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $51,550 USD
Infiniti FX50 AWD 5.0-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $59,350 USD

Every 2012 FX also comes with the new, complimentary Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit, which provides new Infiniti owners with unlimited 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants. Accessible primarily through the owner's mobile phone, callers can ask for answers or assistance on a range of topics and tasks, including directory assistance and driving directions, weather forecasts, dining suggestions and reservations, travel arrangements, emergency assistance and much more. Infiniti is the first luxury automobile brand to offer this type of service nationally in the United States. The Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit is offered at no cost for the first four years of Infiniti ownership.

About the 2012 Infiniti FX

Continuing as one of the most aggressive expressions of sport and utility prowling the streets today, the 2012 Infiniti FX is available with a choice of a 390-horsepower 5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) or with a 303-horsepower 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine. Both engines are paired with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available on the FX50.

The 2012 Infiniti FX is also offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (standard on FX50), double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes, along with available Continuous Damping Control (CDC®), Rear Active Steer, and Intelligent Brake Assist.

Inside, the FX interior provides a warm, inviting environment, highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating and advanced audio, navigation and technology – ranging from a Boseâ 11-speaker Premium Audio system to the Infiniti Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) and Around View® Monitor system.

The FX again offers an array of available advanced technology systems, including Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

The 2012 FX is offered in four models: FX50 AWD with 5.0-liter V8, FX35 AWD with 3.5-liter V6, FX35 RWD with 3.5-liter V6, and FX Limited Edition with 3.5-liter V6. Also offered is a range of special equipment packages, Premium Package, Deluxe Touring Package, Technology Package and Sport Package.

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