Infiniti Displays Four Inspired Vehicles at 2012 North American International Auto Show
– Infiniti JX, IPL G Convertible, Infiniti Etherea Concept and Infiniti-sponsored Red Bull Racing F1 car Highlight Infiniti’s Strong Presence at Show –
(01.09.2012, DETROIT) Four unique vehicles share the spotlight at the Infiniti pavilion at the 2012 North American International Auto Show beginning this week, each offering their own unique interpretation of Infiniti Inspired Performance. The foursome includes the 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover, the 2013 IPL G Convertible, the dramatic Infiniti Etherea Concept and the record-setting Infiniti-sponsored Red Bull Racing Formula 1 race car. Also on display are the 2012 Infiniti G line, Infiniti M Sedan and Infiniti M Hybrid, and the Infiniti EX, FX and QX luxury SUVs. Consumer days for the North American International Auto Show run from January 14th to 22nd.
Offered in both front-wheel drive and with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the Infiniti JX comes with a standard 265-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting feel. The JX is the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient CVT, addressing the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency. Fuel economy is expected to be rated at 23 mpg Highway.
The Infiniti JX starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,450 USD for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 USD for the JX35 AWD model. Reservations are being taken now at InfinitiUSA.com/all-new-JX.
Exterior modifications over the stock Infiniti G Convertible include a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, chrome exhaust tips, and exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels. Two available exterior colors, Moonlight White and Malbec Black, add to its exclusive jewel-like presence.
The IPL G Convertible’s interior is similarly offered in just two color treatments – Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red – and include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats, red-stitched steering wheel, and Silk Obi aluminum trim.
Designed in Japan under the direction of Shiro Nakamura, Etherea is more coupe than hatchback in inspiration, with many Infiniti design signatures first seen on the Infiniti Essence concept supercar. Its dynamic character and highly sculptural form provide a silhouette unlike anything currently in the class. The B-pillar-less design and opposing doors provide a feeling of interior openness, with elegantly slender consoles between the four seats housing ancillary controls. Etherea’s craftsmanship is inspired by Japanese culture and re-interpreted through leading-edge technologies.
And being an Infiniti, there is also a large helping of sports car in Etherea’s engineering. The concept car has been designed for a potent yet highly efficient hybrid drivetrain based around the innovative one electric motor/twin clutch system now available in the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid. Its supercharged 245-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine provides quick response and strong acceleration, while the electric motor provides silent, emission-free driving at low speeds.
The Infiniti name and logo will also be displayed on new areas of the drivers’ overalls, as well as on team equipment. This accelerated program, just seven months after the original partnership was announced, underlines Infiniti’s shared vision with Red Bull Racing.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.
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