2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
Just the Facts:
FRANKLIN, Tennessee — The 2013 Infiniti JX, a three-row crossover that goes on sale in spring 2012, was teased on Tuesday ahead of its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Infiniti said more details on the JX, which was inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept, will be released in August at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
The teaser sketch shows what Infiniti is calling a "crescent cut" greenhouse design reminiscent of the Essence concept. The Infiniti Essence, a 592-horsepower luxury coupe concept, debuted at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show and featured a gas/electric hybrid drivetrain. The concept was characterized by a long hood, short rear deck and a wave profile on the sides.
Infiniti did not release any powertrain details about the production JX.
The seven-passenger Infiniti JX will put a premium on seating flexibility, said the automaker.
"The Infiniti JX will have a stunning interior, while offering exceptional seating flexibility, easy access to the roomy third row, plus the latest in-vehicle technology — including next-generation telematics," said Ben Poore, vice president of Infiniti Americas, in a statement.
Edmunds.com says: With the Infiniti JX, we finally see the fruits of the Infiniti Essence, which promised to be the culmination of all of Infiniti's design work for the past 20 years. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent