• Sep 23, 2010
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The 2011 Infiniti FX has just received that rare gift of a price cut, with $2,600 coming off the FX50's MSRP and $1,250 in savings for the FX35. Looking at Infiniti's numbers for 2010, the division has been outperforming 2009 by anywhere from 10 to nearly 50 percent since February 2010, but the picture comes into focus when you separate the FX from the herd.

Despite good divisional performance, the swoopy FX is off 12.4 percent calendar year to date, according to the Nissan North America sales report for August 2010. It's not like 2009 was a banner year, of course, so to help spur FX sales, Infiniti has lowered the base MSRPs on its FX models to $41,600 for the rear-wheel-drive FX35, $43,050 for the FX35 with all-wheel drive and $56,400 for the V8-powered FX50. To sweeten the pot, Infiniti is also throwing in a standard power liftgate, too. We'll know soon enough whether the pricing gambit has worked. Official press release posted after the jump. Hat tip to Zach!

[Source: Infiniti]

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Infiniti Announces U.S. Pricing on 2011 FX Performance Luxury SUV

Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing on the 2011 Infiniti FX performance luxury SUV, which is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Prices have been reduced from 2010 levels by $2,600 USD on FX50 and $1,250 USD on FX35 models. In addition, a number of refinements have been made for the new model year, including the addition of a standard power rear liftgate*. The 2011 FX is offered in three models: FX50 AWD with 5.0-liter V8, FX35 AWD with 3.5-liter V6 and FX35 RWD with 3.5-liter V6.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)** are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti FX35 RWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $41,600 USD
Infiniti FX35 AWD 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $43,050 USD
Infiniti FX50 AWD 5.0-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $56,400 USD

As one of the most radical expressions of sport and utility prowling the streets today, FX is available with a choice of a 390-horsepower 5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) or with a 303-horsepower 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine. Both engines are paired with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission. The FX is also offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (standard on FX50).

Other enhancements for the 2011 model year include the addition of the Navigation Package content to the Premium Package on FX35 (navigation is standard on FX50) and a new Deluxe Touring Package for the FX50, featuring Maple interior accents, 21-inch wheels and tires and aluminum pedal accents. Black lacquer interior trim is now standard on FX50, and Malbec Black has been added to FX's exterior color palette.

The FX again offers an array of available advanced technology systems, including Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Warning LDW)/Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Continuous Damping Control (CDC®), and Rear Active Steer. Other available features range from Infiniti Intelligent Key to Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range) and Around View® Monitor system.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd own an FX35 if it wasn't for the pitiful cargo space. The rear seats lean back into the cargo area and the D pillar slopes forward reducing even more space. My dog would not be happy back there
      • 4 Years Ago
      It has only one problem. It is hopelessly pangit. It is NISSAN's Pontiac Aztek. Resale values will be low, as soon as people figure out that it is not cool to drive an ugly machine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this thing is ugly andsits waaaayyy too low to the ground. Yuck!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good. Now maybe they can shave off/reconfigure that entire front fascia...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like it. The head lights are kinda 7 series head lights at an angle but I still like it more than square head lgihts
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love the way they photoshopped a sad whale face on this picture to illustrate the headline. Oh wait! They didn't have to.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like an animal.
      bush pig ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      the first generation was very attractive but to me it looks like they followed it with the EX, which is a good looking car...

      this current FX is just too ugly for words... i find it offensive to see them on the road.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is one curvy mess I have grown to fall in love with.

      It's just, cool.


      I don't know why I like it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this is the nicest looking SUV on the road. Curvaceous and aggressive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would agree, but I can't call it an SUV. It has less suspension travel than any car. A Fusion has more off road capability.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love this CUV too

        styling is beyond most people comprehension

        it';s just a beauty and you can't confuse it with anything else ever created
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they had dropped in the 5.6L from the new M I'd be sold, even without the price drop. i was looking at the FX50 the other day to replace my 2006 G35x (even went as far as measuring to make sure it would fit in my garage) but ultimately said "no" because of the odd-ball 5.0L V8 that they are only using in a single model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a shame that the FX sells so poorly being that it is actually a well-performing vehicle with a gorgeous interior. I think the nose really is too blame. It's not a "love it or hate it" deal...it's hate it or don't mind it. Definitely not acceptable at this price point.

      Check out my car blog at www.carments.com. Make a "carment" on any post.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Great vehicle. Got an awesome deal on an FX-35 last year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The FX will never return to its former glory. At one time, it (nearly?) had the luxury crossover market to itself, so it sold a lot of units. There's a lot more competition now, that just plain takes away some sales.
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