2011 LA: 2013 Infiniti JX makes production debut, goes on sale spring 2012

The 2013 Infiniti JX made its production debut today at the 2011 LA Auto Show. The 7-passenger / 3-row luxury crossover will go on sale in spring 2012 and will attempt to grab a piece of the full-size crossover/suv market from the Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class  – and it might just do really well.

“The all-new Infiniti JX embraces family customers in a way no luxury crossover has done before – recognizing their need to grow up, but without growing old,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “Responsibility should come as a reward, rather than as a restriction on the things and activities you enjoyed as a single person or a couple.”

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Infiniti says that the 2013 JX offers segment leading overall passenger volume, segment leading rear cargo room, more 2nd and 3rd row legroom than the Escalade, access to 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat and a bunch of technology features including the Infiniti Connection with Google Calendar, Drive Zone/Speed Alert and Infiniti Personal Assistant and its great Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection.

The JX comes in two models including the Infiniti JX35 FWD and Infiniti JX35 AWD. Both are powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine making 265-hp at 6,400 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. Fuel economy is expected to come in 17/23 mpg (city/highway) or 19 mpg combined.

All Photos Copyright © Sawyer Sutton – egmCarTech.

Hit the jump for a bunch of highlights from Infiniti press release.

Highlights of the 2013 Infiniti JX include:


  • Bold front chrome double-arch signature Infiniti grille, double-wave hood
  • Distinctive crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse shape
  • Automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights with manual levelizer
  • Fog lights
  • LED taillights and center high-mounted stoplight (CHMSL)
  • Flat blade, variable intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Available rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • Rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with timer
  • Power folding, heated outside mirrors with available reverse tilt-down feature
  • Front door handle courtesy lights
  • Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade
  • Available panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade
  • Power rear liftgate
  • UV-reducing solar glass, rear privacy glass
  • Front underbody spoiler, integrated tunnel rear spoiler, rear tire deflectors
  • 0.34 Cd and zero lift front and rear
  • Seven available exterior colors: Infiniti exclusive Emerald Graphite, Glacial Mist and Diamond Slate, along with Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Midnight Garnet and Moonlight White (colors available on other Infiniti models)

Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine/front-wheel drive or available Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 with Variable Induction Control System
  • 265 horsepower @6,400 rpm, 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
  • Sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode and Sport mode, which mimics a step transmission
  • Infiniti Drive Mode Selector with Standard, Sport, Snow or Eco modes (controls throttle response and transmission mapping)
  • Available Remote Engine Start System

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent strut front suspension, stabilizer bar
  • Multi-link rear suspension with pre-compressed damper mount (increases damping force without road noise deterioration), stabilizer bar
  • Rebound spring shock absorber design
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering
  • Available Active Trace Control
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, 12.6-inch front and 12.13-inch rear
  • 2-wheel or 4-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • 18 x 7.5-inch, split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/65R18 all-season tires
  • Available 20 x 7.5-inch, split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 all-season tires (included with Deluxe Touring Package)
  • Available 20 x 7.5-inch, split 5-spoke polished forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R20 all-season tires

Interior Features

  • 7-passenger seating capacity
  • Standard leather-appointed seating for all three rows
  • 8-way power driver’s seat, 6-way power front passenger’s seat
  • Available dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
  • Heated front seats, available heated 2nd row seats (outboard only)
  • Available climate-controlled front seats (heating and cooling)
  • Standard 60/40-split folding, sliding 2nd row bench seat with a total of 5.5 inches of fore and aft travel
  • 2nd row multi-mode seat function, which allows access to the 3rd row without removing a child seat
  • 50/50 split folding 3rd row seat with recline feature
  • Standard Infiniti Intelligent-View Display
  • Kasane Washi interior trim, available Maple interior accents
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, available heated steering wheel
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down feature with auto reverse
  • Power door locks with automatic locking feature
  • Sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system
  • Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof
  • 8 cupholders and 6 bottle holders
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with microfilter
  • Available Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Grape Polyphenol Filter and Plasmacluster™ air purifier
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition
  • Available Enhanced Intelligent Key that stores occupant memory position and last-used audio, climate control and navigation settings
  • Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
  • Standard RearView Monitor with 7-inch color vehicle information display
  • Infiniti Controller for vehicle information systems and comfort and convenience features
  • Available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display; XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information, XM NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather Information and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection and Front and Rear Sonar System
  • 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM/CD
  • Available Bose® 13-speaker Premium Sound System, including a new Acoustic Waveguide subwoofer
  • Available Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers, including a new Acoustic subwoofer and 5.1 processing
  • XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • USB connection port for use with iPod® Interface and other compatible devices
  • Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
  • Available Theater Package with dual 7-inch color monitors, two wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks, and 120V power outlet
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Available Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Available Infiniti Connection including Automatic Crash Notification, Emergency Call, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, My Schedule, and Remote Door Lock/Unlock; and Infiniti Connection Plus including Drive Zone, Speed Alert, Destination Assistance, and in-vehicle access to Infiniti Personal Assistant

Safety and Security

  • Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and Tire Inflation Indicator
  • Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI)
  • Available Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems
  • Available Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in two well-equipped models: Infiniti JX35 FWD and Infiniti JX35 AWD
  • Assembled in Smyrna, Tenn.
– By: Omar Rana