2013 Infiniti JX teaser – Click above to enlarge

Infiniti has released an image of the upcoming JX crossover, and the newest family member is posing for the camera like an awkward teen on Facebook. Still, the sweeping family lines are clearly visible, as is an aggressive headlight treatment and a muscular front fender that reminds of company's EX and FX softroader lines.

The seven-passenger Infiniti JX will make its world debut at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month. A production version of the 2013 JX will arrive at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. After that, the JX will roll onto dealer lots by the spring of 2012.
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INFINITI RELEASES FIRST IMAGE OF INFINITI JX CONCEPT

Automaker Provides the First Look at Upcoming Seven-Passenger Luxury Crossover and Launches "Power of 7" Campaign

Infiniti released an image of the Infiniti JX Concept today, giving the first official glimpse at a new luxury crossover that will join the Infiniti line next Spring. Reinforcing the vehicle's seven-passenger seating, the photo was launched at exactly 7:07 am.

Infiniti also announced the launch of the "Power of 7", an innovative social media campaign designed to initiate conversation about the JX Concept in advance of its global reveal at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18.

The campaign includes a series of seven images that will be distributed exclusively on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Infiniti) every Thursday over the next seven weeks. The Facebook page will include an opportunity to win a trip for two to join Infiniti at the vehicle's reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours.

"Families don't have many luxury vehicle options today. The new Infiniti JX will be the 7-passenger antidote to the ho-hum luxury crossovers that are out there right now," said Ben Poore, vice president of Infiniti Americas.

Infiniti will officially debut the production version of the 2013 Infiniti JX, which goes on sale in the Spring of 2012, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      KS
      • 3 Years Ago
      As said in previous comments, the JX will unfortunately add to the mess of crossovers on the market today. However, I see this as a key step for Infiniti's growth. Maybe, success in these markets will help fund projects such as the Essence or even the resurrection of the Q. As far as design, Infiniti knows how to design a good-looking car while preserving brand identity (as proved by the gorgeous Essence). In fact, I would go as far as to say that by embracing unique Japanese design, the depth of Infiniti's identity has become the most apparent of any Japanese automaker, and easily holds a candle to the Europeans while being distinctive and unique at the same time. It is just a matter of successfully channeling that passionate design into the entire model lineup. And the JX is one step closer to Infiniti's success - and the new cars we are hoping for.
      Master Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      The marshmellow styling is beginning to look dated already...
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another crossover from Infiniti. Just what we needed.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Yuck, just what the world does not need.
      Corey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Infiniti, Instead of yet another crossover, why don't you work on bringing back the Q45? Thanks.
        kmanning83
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey
        THIS. A thousand times this. Though the poor state-side sales aren't the only reason the Q ended production. It sold VERY poorly in Japan, too. Toyota's Crown series (and to a lesser extent, the Lexus LS) absolutely dominate the luxury large-sedan market in Japan. I met a lot of different company execs when I lived in Japan, and I don't think I ever saw one being driven around in anything other than a dark-colored Toyota Crown, Majesta, or LS. The Nissan Cima (Infiniti Q) and Honda Legend (Acura RL) just don't carry the same prestige. (And just don't sell nearly as many units as a result, I suspect.) It doesn't help Nissan's brand image that older models Nissan lux cars (Cima, Leopard) tend to be popular among the Yankees (Yakuza wanna-bes that are a general nuisance in rural areas), making even newer Cima models less desirable among "respectable members" of Japanese society.
          kmanning83
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kmanning83
          And yes, my above post suffers from a serious lack of pronouns. Lack of proof-reading FTL. : (
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like something that will have average sales the first year and become dated and ignored quickly after that. Hopefully this one has a 2nd seat that can actually fit a person.
      Corey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Infiniti, Instead of yet another crossover, why don't work on bringing back the Q45? Thanks.
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey
        Im Infiniti wants to be considered a "real" luxury brand in America, it needs an S class competitor ( the Q, but with the 5.6
      rgee01
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do any manufacturers understand what teasers were supposed to be about? Hint: no one really cares to be "teased" about yet another crossover. Use teasers tastefully for desirable cars, not the appliance type car.
      adam512
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks so much like that mazda minagi concept :O
      savingsprinkles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog: obsessively covering the crossover industry.
      Mike Ireland
      • 3 Years Ago
      i take that in keeping with Infiniti's nomenclature the JX is going to come between the FX & the QX - the smaller the first letter (it stands for the body type) the smaller the car is in the line up; as far as the making the FX a 7-seater, having owned one, i don't think it would work without major overhaul of the body type; there really isn't room for a 3rd row of seats; BTW, the FX was my favorite of all cars i've owned; it was so much fun to drive; i have an EX now that i do love. as far as the 'X' in the names, it indicates that the Infiniti is "All Wheel Drive"; you see G's and M's without the 'X' and they are only rear-wheel drive.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does the EX really sell well enough to justify building yet another CUV? (Honestly, I have no idea. I hardly see them in LA & SF) This will mean that Infiniti produces 4 CUV/SUV models and 2, only TWO, car models. Yeah on their website they split the G up into a total of 4 "models", but it's all the same car really. Personally, I wish Infiniti would drop the QX in the states (keep selling them in the middle east though, they don't seem to mind the looks), bring back the Q model, and introduce a higher end GT to compete with the likes of the XK. I know they can produce great designs when they put their mind to it and with Nissan engineers to back up their technical advancements, they should be able to produce a great car. It's just a shame to see them waste their resources on another CUV.
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