FX is a vehicle that's hard to ignore. It's aggressive.
Sultry. Tempting to the lead foot crowd. For a
crossover/utility vehicle, that's no mean feat.
Infiniti suggests its the sports car-like topping
on a muscular foundation that makes it irresistible.
Some pack-to-the-corners functionality of owning
a crossover could be trimmed by the lower, sloping
rear roof line and sweeping exterior curves. No
matter. It's just so darn good looking.
nailed it with this design and has reaped accolades
for two years. For 2006, there are minor styling
changes and more standard items on the menu. New
grille, bumper and wheel designs head the list
for '06, along with three new exterior colors,
Liquid Platinum, Serengeti Sand and Autumn Copper.
comes in two iterations, with V-8 or V-6 power.
The all-wheel-drive FX45 uses the same 4.5-liter
V-8 as the Q45. The horsepower rating, now at
320, reflects revised SAE standards. The FX35
in all- or rear-drive versions, uses the 280-horsepower
tech leads in the FX. Its optional lane departure
warning system uses a tiny rearview mirror-mounted
camera to view road markings and calculate vehicle
drift out of lane. Available "preview braking"
uses the intelligent cruise control to sense when
the distance between the FX and a vehicle ahead
isn't adequate. The system pre-pressurizes braking
to improve response by the driver.
'06, some options become standard for the FX.
All models get 300-watt Bose audio, rear view
monitor, 7-inch color display, and advanced airbag
system. Heated leather front seats, 10-way power
driver's seat with lumbar support and eight-way
passenger's power seat become standard for FX35.
Premium package amenities become standard for
the FX45, along with new 20-inch wheels and tires.
enters the market at a suggested $49,750 before
adding options. FX35 starts at $37,800 for the
front drive model. For those who are picky about
their audio entertainment, Infiniti offers a choice
of XM or Sirius Satellite radio.