What Infiniti has prepared for its consumers in Europe for 2011 is a new FX lineup that’s safer, more luxurious, and comes with improved equipment. The FX is already Infiniti’s most popular model in the continent and it is much admired for its unique merging of a sporty appearance and a dynamic drive.
But for the newest FX37 and FX50 in the Premium version, Infiniti is installing the safety technology Lane Departure Prevention (LDP). With this move, the FX50 S Premium equipment levels are standardized through all three FX engines for the first time.
These engines include the 235bhp V6 diesel, 316bhp V6 petrol and 385bhp V8 petrol.
Additional improvements include power tailgate as well as new color and trim combinations. The Lane Departure Prevention had been previously offered only on the FX30d. In fact, this model is where the safety system debuted in 2010. Earlier this year, Euro NCAP chose this safety system to be the winner of its Advanced Award. According to Euro NCAP, this honor is given to innovations that have been proven to have a “scientifically proven safety benefit” for the society as well as its consumers.
The FX has demonstrated just how safe it is after getting a five-star rating from Euro NCAP after it went through crash tests. LDP’s advantage over other systems is that it offers a dynamic intervention as a backup to its audible and visual warnings of an unintentional lane departure. This helps return the vehicle to the correct lane.
Starting in 2011, LDP will be offered as standard on FX37 GT Premium and S Premium, and FX50 S Premium, and even on the Premium versions of the FX30d. All of the FX models will also get a power tailgate standard on all models, raising the convenience and improving the access to the luggage area.
Using the door in restricted spaces won’t be a problem as the height the tailgate opens to can be adjusted. To make using it even easier, raising or lowering the tailgate can be done via a switch on the dashboard, from buttons whether inside or outside the tailgate, or remotely (by using the I-Key).