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The official unveiling of the 2009 Infiniti FX in Geneva is just a few weeks away, but prototypes are out and about as we speak, and one of Brenda Priddy's minions caught a copper-colored example in Los Angeles yesterday. While the head and taillights are taped off, not much is left to the imagination. The car's basic overall shape remains the same, but a more pronounced grille opening dominates the protruding nose. It's flanked by angry-looking reshaped headlamps that stretch backward onto the fenders. It's certainly a departure from the more reserved look of the current one's schnoz. The tape running the length of the body obscures a character line that's been seen in other photos.

2009 Infiniti FXOut back, pointier taillamps mimic the reshaped lighting up front, and the integrated spoiler on the rear hatch is now body-colored, as opposed to the blacked-out piece on the current car. Brenda also reports that the new FX is slightly longer than the one it's set to replace. An FX37 with at least 300 horsepower is expected, as is as a step-up model sporting a 5.0 or 5.5-liter V8 making something in the vicinity 375 - 400 horses. We'll be in Geneva to bring you the news as it happens.

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Co.]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Atleast it differentiates itself from the other CUVs which almost have the same profile. I give it high ranking for that. Although, it looks too much like the current one. The 'evolutionary' design has not evolved so much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still ugly.
      I don't understand Infiniti's design style with these new models. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Aw man, those pictures last month were real!

      It's fugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fantastic car

      • 7 Years Ago
      We live in a pissed off world these days :P

      I'm a fan of Infiniti automobiles, but not this one. The end just screams station wagon (even if that's what a CUV is, I don't want them to look like it).
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least its a getting updated engine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1:It's ugly
      2:the black stripes are for Camoflage
      3: It's an SUV, not a coupe-so there will be no Convertible.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think everything look great,except the grille r way to big and ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I recognize that street, Broadway and Juniper in Long Beach. I think it looks better than before. Hopefully the interior is nicer than the currrent generation FX.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the title of this needs to read as Nissan killed the FX
      • 7 Years Ago
      All I can see are the metal braces

      • 7 Years Ago

      Eh, not horrible, but not great either.

      I think I prefer the current iteration over this one though. This one looks like someone tried to customize an FX... and well, that was the result, lol.
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