After four successful years as Infiniti’s top-selling model in Europe, the Infiniti FX for 2012 has had its first makeover since UK sales began in 2009.
The 2012 range comes at unchanged 2011 prices, starting from £46,750 on-the-road for the luxury FX37 GT model, and just £90 more for the V6 diesel equivalent.
More akin in appearance to a sports car than boxy crossover, the FX for 2012 boasts changes to the front-end design, along with new colours and a new design of alloy wheel.
“Buyers love the way the FX looks and they love the way it drives so the last thing we are going to do is make changes for change’s sake,” said Bernard Loire, Infiniti vice president for Europe and Middle East. “What we have done instead is focus on reinforcing FX DNA.”
The FX range for 2012 is made up of four grades. The FX37 GT (£46,750 OTR) is the complete luxury package powered by Infiniti’s charismatic 3.7-litre petrol V6 offering 316bhp (320PS). The entry FX30d gets all the same luxury features but with a lower CO2 (238g/km) 3.0-litre V6 diesel of 235bhp (238PS) and impressive 550Nm of torque. Despite its high performance the FX30d GT (£46,840) is credited with 31.4mpg on the combined cycle.
S versions are more overtly sporting and come with Rear Active Steering (except FX37) and Continuous Damping Control, among other changes. They are set apart by their 21-inch alloy wheels, smoked headlights, red S badging and dark chrome exterior air vent and sill strip. The FX37 S has an on-the-road price of £48,850 and the FX30d S diesel £48,940.
The 2012 range of Infiniti FX models is available at Infiniti Centres across Europe now. As announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, pre-ordering for the pinnacle of the range, the FX Vettel Version, has now begun. Just 200 of the 420PS V8 models will be availableworldwide, with first customer deliveries due in 2013. More information on the FX Vettel Version will be released soon.