As previously reported, the production Infiniti JX is being considered for inclusion into the upcoming Australian Infiniti lineup. When asked about the JX, Infiniti Australia General Manager Kevin Snell said,
"It’s definitely of interest,” Mr Snell said. “We see a role down the track for a three-row crossover in our portfolio.“We will launch our SUV range with the FX, but longer term, we certainly will look at a smaller crossover and the three-row, seven-seat JX.”
The Infiniti JX showcases a clear focus on catering for families that perhaps want to step out of an MPV and into a more up-market vehicle. It features three-row seating with a second row that is adjustable to provide more or less rear cargo space/third-row passenger legroom.
The Infiniti JX will also be packed with technology, including a back-up collision-prevention system, Blind Spot Intervention as well as a telecommunication interface that syncs up to personal devices to display reminders and schedules.
Under the bonnet, the JX will likely be powered by a 3.7-litre V6 engine derived from various Nissan and Infiniti models. It's said to provide around 245kW of power and 365Nm of torque, with power sent to either the front wheels or all four depending on trim level and/or driving mode. The engine is also expected to be connected to a CVT transmission.
The full production version of the 2012 Infiniti JX will be unveiled at the 2011 Los Angles Auto Show in November. We'll keep you updated with any Australian release date and specification details as they come.