After lots of teasers, Infiniti unveiled today the JX Concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. As expected, the concept previews the new 7-passenger/3-row luxury crossover that will make its debut this fall at the 2011 LA Auto Show and promises to offer interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and innovative hospitality features.
Set to make its debut in the Infiniti lineup in Spring 2012 as a 2013 model, the car will offer class-leading roominess, along with a 2nd row seat design that tilts and slides forward providing exceptionally easy 3rd row access.
Moreover, the JX will offer, besides the Blind Spot Intervention, the Backup Collision Intervention. This feature will enable the driver to driver detect crossing objects behind the vehicle.
Moreover, the system will activate the braking system automatically in order to avoid a collision. A 14-speaker Bose Studio Surround sound system with Waveguide bass technology and an advanced Infiniti Connection Telematics system will also make its way on the Infiniti JX.
Furthermore, Infitni will offer the Personal Assistant concierge service with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants. The Infiniti Personal Assistant will be offered free-of-charge with every 2012 Infiniti vehicle purchase.
Regarding the powertrain, the Infiniti JX will offer a powerful V6 engine and all-wheel or front-wheel drive. As a premiere, Infiniti JX will be the first to use a sport-tuned, but fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission.
Poore said that the JX shows its superiority in terms of adaptability and convenience in situations such as allowing passengers to board in and out of the third row even when a child seat is attached at the second row. This is due in part to the third row’s adult-sized spaciousness and the second row’s 5.5-inch adjustability forward or backward.
The JX is a new step forward for Infiniti as they continue innovating and introducing new technologies. One of these is the Blind Spot Intervention system which has now been improved with Backup Collision Intervention. This new adjunctive technology senses objects crossing behind the vehicle when it the transmission is in reverse and may spontaneously activate the brakes to prevent a collision.
There are also new technologies on board the Infiniti JX which aim to enhance driver and passenger convenience. Among these are the 14-speaker Bose Studio Surround sound system with Waveguide bass technology and a high-tech Infiniti Connection Telematics system that allows owners to synchronise their calendars to obtain navigation assistance to appointments. Another new system featured is the Infiniti Personal Assistant, a system that allows the owner to call a professional team of assistants 24/7. This service system is now included without extra charge upon buying any 2012 Infiniti model.
Infiniti’s slogan is "Inspired Performance." The JX embodies this by providing convenient and exciting drivability along with fuel efficiency, thanks to its potent V6 engine and all-wheel or front-wheel drive configuration. The JX will also be the brand’s first vehicle to have fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission with sport tuning, which enables a step transmission similar to the Sport mode engagement of the Infiniti drive selector. All other drivetrain and system information will become available when the Infiniti JX production model is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011.
Nakamura stated that because the Infiniti JX is a luxury crossover that offers driving pleasure, convenience and comfort all the way to its real third row, the vehicle is a manifestation of revolutionary design, which the brand has been known for in its 20-year history. He adds that they “will continue to challenge conventional thinking."
To add excitement to the Infiniti JX’s global introduction, Infiniti is inviting fans to participate in the JX Concept "Power of 7" Challenge on Facebook, where they share their own creations inspired by seven Infiniti JX categories: Epicurean, Art & Fashion, Interior Design, Music, Film, Athletics and Technology & Science. The winner will be the one with the most votes from the community, and will be given a cash prize as well as an entry for a chance to go to the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.