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.