• Looks, packaging, engine+gearbox combo, uniqueness, customer care, roadside assistance
  • Unknown resale, interior similarities to Nissan models, small boot

OUR RATING
7 / 10



Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review

The Infiniti FX SUV is by all accounts a unique car. That’s not ‘unique’ because it’s a rare SUV that doesn’t sell in decent numbers – therefore ensuring exclusivity – but also because few SUV models short of a BMW X6 or Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 can match its styling swagger. But is that enough to justify the luxury price tag?

The Infiniti FX range consists of three engine variants each available in three grades. During the Christmas break we took an FX30d S ($94,900) away for the holidays to see how it would stack up against the likes of the BMW X3 and X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML.

With prices starting from $85,900 the FX range certainly hasn’t been launched as a cheaper alternative to its German rivals. In fact, Mercedes-Benz’s entry ML250 CDI is $4000 cheaper.

The FX30d is powered by a Renault-designed 3.0-litre turbodiesel with 175kW and 550Nm of torque. Impressive figures, no doubt, but beaten on power by the same size engine in the X5 xDrive30d (180kW and 520Nm, from $92,100) and a tough match for Mercedes-Benz’s 190kW/620Nm 3.0-litre diesel in the ML350 CDI ($99,400).
 Despite its comparable shortcomings, the diesel engine works well with the seven-speed automatic with smooth power and lag-free acceleration. There’s certainly no sense that additional power or torque is needed as you drive around town or on the highway and the FX30d accelerates from 0-100km/h in a respectable 8.3 seconds.

Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review

On the inside the FX is, unfortunately, easily recognisable as part of the Nissan family of cars. It shares a great deal of components with the 370Z on which its chassis is based. Everything from the keyfob to the entertainment system and even the air-con switches – it’s all Nissan-like.

If you haven’t been in a 370Z or Maxima you probably wouldn’t notice it, but it can be hard to compare side by side with a BMW or Mercedes-Benz when it has Nissan componentry. This is the exact same problem Lexus faced some years ago and the company has worked extensively to overcome that image. Infiniti should be no different.

The infotainment system also fails to live up to the competition. We experienced consistent Bluetooth syncing issues where it would either allow audio streaming or telephone connectivity, but not both at the same time. The sat-nav system itself is also not as detailed or sophisticated as BMW’s iDrive. In saying that, the eight-inch screen coupled to a 30GB HDD and 11-speaker Bose sound system is difficult to fault.

There’s plenty of storage space inside the cabin and you can indeed fit five adults without much hassle, but four is the way to go. We also found the 410L boot capacity lacking in space to accommodate a full-size pram with ease.

Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review

There are many nice bits, of course; the 14-way powered front sport seats are very comfortable and there are plenty of soft touch plastics and colour-coded leather covers around the cabin. The ventilated and heated seats are a nice touch, as are the leather-covered aluminium paddle-shifters mounted beautifully behind the steering wheel.

The FX30d S gains 21-inch alloy wheels, Continuous Damping Control (CDC) with auto and sport modes (which didn’t seem to make much of a difference during our test), and dark chrome exterior highlights over the base model GT.

You’d be smart to pay the additional $3000 for the S Premium to get heaps of additional safety features, including the 360-degree around view monitor, forward collision warning, intelligent brake assist, intelligent cruise control, lane departure prevention, lane departure warning, and low speed following.

But where it challenges its German rivals is in the handling department. Being based on a 370Z platform means the FX SUV behaves nothing like an SUV. It’s solid, grounded, corners with confidence and steers like a sports car. It’s all-wheel drive but tends to be more rear-wheel focused and that can be felt in the way it acts out of bends, making it a rather enjoyable driving experience. It’s similar to the X3 in that it hammers in and out of corners with extreme precision.

Around the city it absorbs the bumps well and you won’t find ride comfort too much of an issue, but it’s certainly not made for gravel or dirt roads.

Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review

When it comes to steering feel, it’s actually rather similar to the 370Z in that it provides good response and is easy to read – so you’ll never be surprised by the car’s actions compared with your input. It’s perhaps not as good as BMW’s dynamic steering system, but the majority will not notice.

All that aside, the question comes back to, ‘why?’. Why would you buy an FX over its German rivals?

From the outside the Infiniti FX was designed to turn heads and in that respect, it performs extremely well. During our two weeks behind the wheel, the FX got more looks than any other SUV we’ve piloted. No matter where we went, pedestrians and other motorists consistently stared and admired the car.

It’s about as bold as styling goes, the definition of modern Japanese design without the conservatism that affects its compatriot brands (read: Lexus). Infiniti didn’t set out to create a car not to offend, but it went for that segment of the market that loves to be noticed and if that’s what you’re looking for, it’s a great choice.

There are also currently fewer Infiniti FX SUVs on the road in Australia than there are Ferrari 458s, so it’s impossible to beat for exclusivity. No doubt this will change as the brand picks up steam, but early adopters will have the longest period of unique-value before the horde follows.

Most importantly though, Infiniti has a lot to prove and it knows that in order to grow, market perception and buyer retention is absolutely critical. For that reason, it goes out of its way to make buyers happy. In the USA, where Infiniti has been around for much longer, it was last year ranked the best automotive brand for consumer emotional attachment. In fact, it came third overall in all categories, only beaten by Apple’s iPhone and iPod. These are good signs.

Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review
Infiniti FX30d Review

In Australia, Infiniti has embarked on a rather interesting roadside assistance program where it will cover any Infiniti owner, in any car they breakdown in. So not only does the company offer provisions for accommodation and alternate vehicle supply (in some situations), but it will even provide roadside assistance for an Infiniti customer’s other car – regardless of make. You don’t even have to own the other car, you simply need to own an Infiniti and no matter what car you’re driving when it breaks down, Infiniti roadside assistance will cover you. So if you own an Alfa Romeo, buying an Infiniti would be a good investment.

The Infiniti FX does, however, lack the premium interior finish of its premium German rivals, and the boot is on the small side for such a large vehicle. Look past those aspects and it’s a great – unique – medium-large premium SUV.


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  • Noddy_of_Toyland

    Who buys an Infiniti?

    • http://www.bryanbyrtrenault.com.au/ Modern Man

      Infiniti Owners

      • Smart US

         enjoying exclusivity – have not seen one yet in sydney – they must live somewhere exclusive

        • Monk

          I saw one recently and marvelled at the fact someone bought one given the price and competition, esp in context with potential depreciation – and then saw the enormous infiniti logo on the side – clearly not a private purchase. Still on the Infiniti books and lot.

          • Smart US

             i think it was principal from inf dealership… i like their cars – dont like the price… might be a great 2nd hand luxo option in few years

        • Zaccy16

          ive seen a infinity sedan but i havent seen a fx

          • Gueshtyu

            You should get one of these for the assistance you get when your rainbow flagged Polio breaks down

  • Daz

    Im sure these will start selling well enough soon, i saw a presumably top spec FX on the road not long ago, it has amazing road presence aided by a very aggressive stance/overall proportions. Very impressive looks.

    • Julia_Gillards_No_1_fan

      I saw a purple one… Not a fan… Looks cheap and nasty. The alternatives in the price range are much better vehicles. The new ML has great presence in the right colour and with AMG alloys. 0-100 in 8.3s for a luxury marque, pathetic.

      • Passer By

        You do realise that the comparible ML is the 250 CDi with a 0-100 time of 9 seconds?
        I’m guessing it’s okay though because of the three pointed star?

  • Robin_Graves

    Very nice car but It’d be pretty difficult to choose one over the BMW or Merc.  The horrible brown interior doesnt help, nor the Nissan/Renault parts sharing.  It should be quite a bit cheaper for those compromises to make sense.

    • Tex

      THANKFULLY though, the brown interior is an option (why you wouldn’t go black or beige is beyond me!)

  • Toby

    That interior shot is extremely unflattering. 

  • Sally Forth

    Tarted up Datsun. No thanks, after checking out the range, I just can’t see the appeal of any of these.

  • CAT 793

    Am I correct in assuming that $100K SUV shares a DONK with a Navara?

    • Dudeface

      Correct, it is the V9X shared with the Navara and Pathfinder

      • Julia_Gillards_No_1_fan

        If it sounds like one of those… Who would be buying these part bins?

        • Passer By

          The Jaguar XF uses the same 2.2 diesel engine you can find in a Defender, Mondeo or any of the PSA commercial vehicle range.
          I’m not too sure why the source of the engine matters when it doesn’t appear to receive compaints.

          • CAT 793

            I think you invented a scenario in your head to then proceed to defend it.

            No negatives for the Engine Quality were inferred. Just the model sharing across a range.

            Reminds me of the Toyota 3.5 V6 :-
            Corolla Levin
            Aurion
            Rav 4
            Tarago
            Lexus IS 350
            Lexus RX 350

          • Andrew

            To clear any misconceptions up, the DW12 2.2 diesel is/was used in the:
            Jaguar XF
            Ford Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy
            Land Rover Freelander
            Range Rover Evoque
            Peugeot 407, 607, 807, 4007
            Citroen C5, C6, C8, C-Crosser

          • Andrew

            The point is, engine sharing is hardly a big deal nowadays, considering how many manufacturers do it.

          • F1orce

            That list is incorrect

            The Lexus IS350 has a different version of the 3.5L V6

          • Fghj

             Yeesh, the Navara/Pathfinder/Patrol diesels are  plagued with engine failures (and gearbox failures).

            Since when has Crapolla had a 3.5 V6 in it?

          • Rodney Mudford

            Google
            Auris V6
            Or
            Blade Master G

  • Oliver Cromwell

    Infiniti have gotten it so wrong in this country, how arrogant for a brand with no real awareness in Australia to come and say we will price our product comparably to BMW, MB, Audi etc. Chrysler while hardly luxury at least knew that they had to price things properly sell, look at the Grand Cherokee SRT8 which cant keep up with demand because of its price.

    • Mike Hineous

      Agreed!

    • Dudeface

      Hit the nail on the head. The apparent lack of premium interior makes the pricing seem even more questionable…

      • Zaccy16

        yep much too nissan like, it needs to be more its more brand to compete in this class

    • Martin

      Totally agree with you! Even in the US they are priced below the Germans. How arrogant to think that they are as good as the Germans. They need to be taken down a peg or two. I was really looking forward to Infiniti coming to Australia but those prices really turn me off the brand as a whole.

      • Tex

        I’m still waiting to see where people are getting their figures from? I’ve bought at BMW before, and have seen Mercedes-Benz price lists – have you seen how long the options list goes for? And how much extra you pay for their cars?!

        FX37 is $83,900, the ML350 is $99,900 and the X5 35i is $103,900. The FX30d is $85,900 with the ML350 $99,900 and X5 30d at $92,100. The FX50 on the other hand is $114,900 whilst the ML500 is $119,900 and the X5 50i at $134,000. Not to mention the Cayenne S for $151,900.

        So, they’re cheaper than all German equivalents. And to say the FX is a competitor to the RX… you’ve clearly never experienced luxury from any of the brands; the RX is as boring as a Kluger (oh wait, they share platforms?! Glad the FX shares the highly regarded 370Z platform).

        It seems all people can do is bag the latest of brands launching in the country such as Infiniti, Opel and even Skoda. Best you comment AFTER you have experienced it.

        • Asdf

           I haven’t bothered to experience it, but you don’t seriously think this Infiniti will have anywhere near the resale value of the others do you? That alone should cover any initial savings on might achieve on buying a Infiniti over those established brands.

          • Tex

            Oh, you mean like my $72,000 BMW that was worth $30,000 after 3 years?

            Europeans are terrible at resale, especially given that when trying to offload at 3 years people are skeptical of buying as they’re concerned with problems and cost of ownership. Factor in the fact that quite often you’ll pay $20,000 in options to get a decent looking version… of which you never really recoup the price of the options!

            At least this offers Japanese build and quality. Look at Mazda, Honda, Lexus, Toyota etc for evidence of decent resale after 3 years – you’re guaranteed people won’t shy away from buying an older Japanese car. I see heaps of old Lexus RX SUVs driving round, but seems to me like older X5s must be dying and going to the scrap heap…

          • Fdgh

            Resale value on RX %56
            Resale value on Honda Odyssey %57
            Resale value on BMW X5 %61
            Resale value on Mercedes ML %64

            Pfff and cost of ownership? The recent CA comparison involving the Mazda 3 says basic servicing over 3 years is a whopping $2200! Also, have you ever checked out Nissan’s fixed price servicing costs on their website? A tiny 1.2 litre Nissan Micra’s average annual basic servicing cost is $550 whilst its brand new and under warranty!

            Japanese build and quality?
            Infiniti ranked near the bottom in 27th spot in last years JDPower US dependability study. Parent brand Nissan didn’t do much better. So is that representative of Japanese build and quality?
            You do realise that there are many different Japanese companies that make cars and not all are good and not all are bad? Just like there are good and bad European cars. Infiniti/Nissan is not one of the good Japanese ones.

          • Tex

            In reply to Fdgh;

            You are clearly clueless as to how resale ratings work.
            They are reflective of the MRLP and don’t take into account on road costs OR options.

            So if your BMW X5 was $100,000 out the door with your options, and you’ve sold it for $50,000 even though the MRLP was $80,000 (plus options) then you work that one out… Resale ratings unfortunately aren’t as accurate as the real world.

          • Ghj

            Just cause you may have indulged on your BMW by filling it with useless options and paying full price does not mean everyone else does.
            BMW dealers do deals & can thrown in on road costs and a few options too. Most BMWs on the used market are low end models & fitted with few options anyway.
            Also, all brands resale will be affected by a exclusion of on road costs in the resale numbers, so bring up on road costs is pointless.

    • Maple Leaf

      Spot on. they need to undercut the German Marques and Lexus substantially if they want to live in Australia. 

    • Verne

      Agreed, the three most recent entrants in the market – Infiniti, Opel and Skoda – have definitely made some missteps in their entry.

    • Mike

      The only thing they did wrong was release models that had already been out for a while in global markets. As for pricing, they know where they want to position themselves and good for them. I don’t see why a brand should price down just because they’re new. This is the same problem Skoda and Opel have faced.

      • Tex

        Well that’s logical Mike. So Opel should’ve only launched with the Astra and waited for the Insignia and Corsa replacements before launching those models?

        Unsure where the logic is there.

        I assume Infiniti didn’t launch with the G Sedan for the very reason it is due to be replaced. But no manufacturer replaces all their models at the same time, so to wait for each new model to release globally before entry into the market is never going to happen.

    • wxthree

      Couldn’t agree more.

  • GaryD

    They really should sell it at the $70k mark.. I’d look elsewhere if I had to fork out $ 100k

  • klowik

    Put the Nissan GTR console and engine in then It will sell!!

  • F1orce

    It is quite expensive I agree.

    But it also looks pretty good and the 3.7L V6 is a fine motor.

  • Peter

    The infiniti range look much better in the metal than they do in photos.  This one would eat the benz or bimmer on looks, but yes, it’d all make a lot more sense at $70K.  They are really popular in the US, this one starts at around $45K there it seems. 

    • Passer By

      The US price comparrison is never a good one to make; the Infiniti range is priced at the same point in the US market against the same competition. All cars are cheaper there.

  • Aussie

    Infiniti tried selling cars in Australia in the 1990s. Lasted around a year, packed up and left. Resale values became almost non-existent immediately. Buyer beware!

    • Julia_Gillards_No_1_fan

      I can see this happening again quite soon. Competition is too strong for such a small market. I can understand the US, more stupid people to go round.

      • Chris

        The German competition is slowly being forced to cut prices as Australians start to realize they are being gouged. And just as the party is ending along comes Infiniti and tries to join in.

        Greed, stupidity and shallowness is on display here: greed from the importers who gouge Australian consumers; stupidity and shallowness from the Australian consumer who will pay for a status symbol car that is priced at twice its value.

        • Asdf

          Nearly all cars have slowly lowered in price. Look at something like a 1997 Crapolla – start price was $21,890 with a 78KW 1.6. Now today, the YARIS sedan is BIGGER than a 1997 Crapolla and you can buy it with more equipment and power for $18,190 or you can get a bigger again Corolla for $19990 – a %10 drop for a much bigger car.

  • Tex

    So what Alborz Fallah has said is that the car looks fantastic, gets noticed, has some pretty impressive standard features, drives well but is let down by some commonality in the interior design (hello VW and Audi) and a small boot.

    Yet all those jumping on the canning band wagon haven’t even seen or driven it?

    Interesting that some comments about USA prices have been raised again. Has anyone seen how much the X5 is in the USA? They start US$2,000 more than the FX over there, so guess the pricing isn’t too out of whack here either.

    I for one would love to give the FX37 a go – cracker engine !!

    • Peter

      hmmm, but in the US infiniti is seen to be in the same league as BM etc, for some reason they pay a fair bit for Japanese cars there.  And they don’t seem to mind pedestrian interiors there – getting into a US car is like stepping back 20 years into banal town.  I’d like to see infiniti make a go of it, I really like them when I am in asia, but I wouldn’t pay the premium that I would for a euro.  Because I’m a snob.

      • Tex

        Interesting concept there Peter. You’d be pleased then to know that when you purchase a X3, X5 or X6 that you are indeed purchasing a US-built car.

        I for one would be more inclined to go for a Japanese built car, which generally have high quality fit and finish and likewise long-term reliability (you know, the kind that continues to work after the warranty has expired, which is 4 years in the case of the Infiniti).

        And yes, I have owned a BMW before (and still have one in the family – both were European built).

  • Turbov8

     $94,900 is way too much. Try $60,000 or even $50,000 for this thing.

    • F1orce

      50k?

      Hyundai Santa Fe reaches that kind of amount Lmao

      • Asdf

         Yes LMAO is exactly what I would do if someone told me they had paid $50K for a Hyundai Sante Fe.

        • Tex

          They’re actually one of the best SUVs going round to kart 7 seats - you clearly live in a hole.

  • Not a fanboi

    At that price they will sell perhaps 5. Unless they do secret deals at the back of the dealer slashing tens of thousands off either directly or indirectly. Watch this space.

  • Not a fanboi

    On the 5th picture it shows the diesel consumption 10L per 100km average. But as diesel costs about 10% more than petrol at the petrol station, that’s equivalent to 11L per 100km of petrol. The Lexus RX350 uses about 12L per 100km in the real world. That’s hardly any savings considering that there are mountains of problems to go wrong with modern high tech diesel engines. The high servicing costs of diesel engines and Nissan servicing alone will exceed the fuel savings many times over.

  • Fullesky

    Overcharging and winning market share do not go hand in hand.
    You would think Nissan would have learned from Lexus with the RX when it was first released in Australia.

    • Passer By

      But the RX offered nothing compared to the Europeans. It didn’t drive like one. It didn’t look like one.

      • F1orce

        Yeah the European handled like trucks.

        Where as the RX330 handled like a limo

        The RX330 is a heavily sought after car in the used market

        Where as the ML & X5 are in the scarp yards..

        • Tex

          I think you are confusing handled with ‘rode’ like a limo.
          The RX has never been the pinnacle of handling.

      • The Real Wile E

        So why was the RX the biggest seller in the segment upon release here and why did many notable journos eg Wheels rate it above the Euros
        Its pretty clear why you were not consulted.

      • Hung Low

        The RX as much as I disliked it was so far ahead of the Euros for quality, reliability and cost of ownership. The early ML are the biggest piles of junk with the MB badge, then you have the largest lemon of all the VW Toe Rag.

        • Passer By

          Touareg is one of the most under rated cars in this country, it does very well and road tests very well in all other markets. It’s actually priced lower here a s a result but nobody buys it! Madness! The new V8 diesel is destined to be roughly $60,000 less than the same car in the Cayenne and it will still be over looked.
          This is a very strange market; I guess the manufacturers need to start countering the unrellenting harshness of the buying public. I don’t understand the anger that is thrown at car munufacturers in this country.
          Anyway… I’m sure you’ll all disagree; it’s what you seem to do best.

  • Infinitifan

    Drive the FX37 and then tell me its overpriced

  • Maple Leaf

    I am sure this thing is great to drive being based on the 370Z. However buying one is a different proposition at the price point which Infiniti have set the car at. Look at the bright side, your local Nissan dealer will ensure parts are available once Infiniti folds up.

    • Asdf

       It’s 600kgs heavier than a 370Z & 300mm taller, probably doesn’t feel anything like a 370Z at all to drive and thats before taking the Diesel engine into account.

      • Tex

        In your comments above you mentioned you haven’t tried it.

        So how can you comment on that?!

        Also, your figures are wrong. It is 415kg heavier and features the ATESSA ET-S AWD (A lesser version of the GT-R) instead of RWD in the 370Z. 365mm in extra height over the 370Z isn’t all that much when the FX is an SUV, and is also wider.

        • Fsgh

           From Nissan’s Website: 370Z coupe manual: 1468Kgs.
          From Infiniti’s Website: Fx30d: 2036kgs

          Maybe try actually looking at the weights before coming up with a figure. 365mm is a huge increase in height, that will affect the handling, as will nearly 600kgs. Then there is a low reving turbo diesel engine – won’t feel anything like a na petrol 6.

          • Passer By

            I’m not too sure it’s meant to handle like a 370Z… Does an X6 handle like a Z4?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000986313737 Robb Kerr

    It is still a mystery to me why Australian motoring reviewers are in a desperate bid to weaken the Infiniti brand, when I don’t expect they believe sales will never be large in Australia.  One of your colleagues mentioned that nobody in Australia would even know the Infiniti name, although any Formula 1 fan could tell you the name has been on Mark Webber’s racing suit and car for years.

    The reason the Infinity seems to have received such loyalty in the USA is because they drive well, and have all the creature comforts you could wish for, and more importantly they have excellent customer support and reliability.  Maybe that’s why Ford tried so hard to woo the Chairman and CEO from Renault/Nissan/Infinity organisation to reinvigorate the Blue Oval.  It’s also why most of us decide on the puchase of our car.  If it’s overpriced then the public will react appropriately without the need for the Australian car critic, and their bias to German, and strangely Korean motor cars. I read the international review now because it is the only way of judging the worth of any car.

    I imagine Alborz Fallah musc prefers a Beemer or Merc as a drive car so those companies can be very happy with using their marketing dollars to such great effect, although I cannot imagine what the Koreans have done because their cars are not well finished nor do they drive well.  Maybe it’s just dollars?  I can tell you that any owner of a one year old Beemer X is not over the moon with the resale value however, it’s possible you have neber purchased a car, and wouldn’t know.

    In closing, if Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars, I can only assume Australian car reviewers are from Pluto!

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      You have to be realistic, Robb. The current Infiniti FX doesn’t have the interior refinement of its German rivals, nor does it match that of the Lexus RX. No matter how you try and sell it, that’s what I’ve come to see having driven all of them. The interior is not up to scratch, the Infiniti M, though, which is a newer car, has a far better interior. 

      As a driver’s car, the BMW X3/5 is a damn good car, so Infiniti’s strong point – driver engagement – comes a little unstuck here, the FX is probably just as good as an X5 with dynamic steering package, but the BMW has a nicer and more unique interior – plus the badge, which you can argue till you’re blue in the face, is better recognised and has more value in AUS.

      Infiniti’s reliability is clearly not questioned in my review, I suspect they will damn reliable. Nonetheless, so are Lexus, and they have had an immensely difficult time luring customer away from the Germans. They’ve been here for decades and still are no where near any of the three germans in sales. We have a European taste when it comes to cars, the Americans have a completely different taste. Lexus does extremely well in the USA and that also flows through to Infiniti. Australia is a market that is far more obsessed with its European pedigree than the USA. In saying all that, if you hand on heart put an equivalent FX next to ML and X5 without any badge for someone that has never seen or driven any of them, i would find it difficult to believe that the FX would win that comparison in the whole – it’s by no means far off the Germans, but it’s not there – yet. The next generation is going to be a huge improvement, I suspect.

      • The Real Wile E

        Americans have historically rated European cars as “compacts” and inferior i.e.  too small and even though the Euros may be 10 times better than the yank equivalent the yanks would never admit it.
        For years they compared Cadillacs and Lincolns against Rollers and Mercs but  the Euros were denigrated for being quirky and ok but sadly deficient because not American.
        Both Lexus and Infiniti are trying to tap into this mentality.

        • Hung Low

          It’s just proof that any market as a whole can be groomed to believe the agendas of the press, importers and governments when it comes to automotive brands.

          • Lemsip

            Agreed. I’m sick of people calling other people ‘brainwashed’ and acting as if they’re above it all – we’re just victims of different soaps.

  • Zaccy16

    needs to be $10,000 less too be competitive in this class

  • Anthony

    Who cares about any of this?

    • Passer By

      You clearly care enough to post something…

  • wxthree

    Way way way overpriced just like most other things sold in Australia, this is a $60,000 car at best, adjust prices of all other cars including newer Hyundais accordingly. Hopefully not long now till enough of Australia goes online and works out that we’ve been had and demands that the importers stop ripping us off, the car mags stop lying to us and the government gets real about import tariffs to support a local industry that needs to look after the locals or die. Yes ford why should our government support a greedy overseas company that won’t let us export our product to other countries for fear that we might take some sales from the American made product. No growth equals death.

Infiniti Fx Specs

30d S : 3.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 7 SP AUTOMATIC - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
INFINITI
Model
FX
Variant
30d S
Series
S51
Year
2013
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO V6
Max. Torque
550Nm @  1750rpm
Max. Power
175kW @  3750rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
85.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
84x90mm
Compression Ratio
16
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
7 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
90
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2051
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1680mm
Length
4865mm
Width
1925mm
Ground Clearance
191mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2200  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.2
Front Rim Size
9.5x21
Rear Rim Size
9.5x21
Front Tyres
265/45 R21
Rear Tyres
265/45 R21
Wheel Base
2885
Front Track
1635
Rear Track
1640
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Heated Front Seats, Power front seats with memory, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Adaptive Damping Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Exterior
Power Mirrors, Power Tailgate
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
0 months /  0,000 kms
Warranty
48 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-9
Country of Origin
JAPAN