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The production version debuted just this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and the 2013 Infiniti JX35 doesn't go on sale until spring 2012, but that hasn't stopped Infiniti from putting up an online configurator for its new three-row crossover, or releasing a trio of new videos.

Pricing starts at $41,400 (including a $950 destination charge), but Infiniti is offering some $12,000 worth of packaged options. We managed to load one up to the tune of $55,170. The JX will initially come in just two flavors: Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. Both will be powered by a 265-horsepower version of the ubiquitous Nissan 3.5-liter V6 mated to a continuously variable transmission. Infiniti lists an estimated fuel economy at 17 city, 23 highway for both models.

We're thinking six months is a long time to wait, and Infiniti seems to agree, as it's upping the ante for those interested in the new vehicle now. If you reserve a JX through its website and follow it through to purchase, Infiniti will give you his and hers Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones or a Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker.

Free Bose gear aside, it will be interesting to see how the JX fares once it hits the market, alongside the brand's smaller EX and FX crossovers. With Infiniti having pursued a performance-oriented, rear-wheel-drive-based brand strategy for the past several years, this new front-wheel-drive crossover would appear to represent a different direction for the marque. Check out the configurator, but not before clicking past the jump to watch a trio of videos that feature running footage and the JX's interior in detail.







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      jamiehelmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Give me an XJ over a JX, please.
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will say one good thing tho...thank God someone still makes an all tan interior. I cannot stand that Ford does not anymore.
      Spartan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't think of any 7 passenger luxury vehicles with the amount of space and options (nav, backup camera, panoramic roof, HIDs, upscale materials, etc.) for $55k. Just for comparisons sake, you can't even get in an X5 with the kind of options this has for anywhere near $55k. There's a market for this vehicle, and it picks up right where the Pilot/Highlander/Ford Explorer segment ends. It's in a class by itself alone and unafraid.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's no way this will sell alongside the EX for long. The EX is not selling well, this will surely replace it. Yet another luxury "truck" driven through the CAFE loophole. It's time to end this garbage. If the vehicle is designed to carry people primarily, it should not be eligible to be rated as a truck for purposes of CAFE.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rotation
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      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      The question no one asked....
      • 2 Years Ago
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      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      side profile looks awkward.
      CruzControl
      • 3 Years Ago
      That mammoth is gravely underpowered. My gosh, the little EX35 is pushing 290Hp. WTF? And a CVT...where's the "inspired performance" in that?
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw the car in person today: This car looks much better in person than on photographs. It's definitely better looking than the FX and QX, more aggressive than the EX with flowing lines akin to the M. The D pillar looks nicely integrated in person. One of things not mentioned in the article is that those 2nd row sliding seats offer incredible flexibility and ease of access to the 3rd row seating compared to any other 3rd row vehicles in this segment. (SUV or Crossover) The trunk is only decent sized but rear fold down seem easy enough. The 3rd row also offer ample space for adults 6' tall with long legs. Interior is typical Infiniti (which is a very good thing these days) and the price is undeniable. This is possibly the best combination of luxury, style, flexibility, utility and price out there for families looking for a practical vehicle but don't want a minivan. It's not the best looking car on the road, but it is the one of the best looking (usable) 7 seater out there.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously $1100 separating the FWD from AWD - just can the FWD all together and offer only AWD model. Also after looking at the updated options list, $4950 for HDD Nav, Around View Monitor, XM Radio & traffic in the premium package is not bad at all.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        $4950? No, that is an absurd price for frou-frou stuff, toys for the gadget loving suburbanite.
      saurusmonster
      • 3 Years Ago
      The JX. love the tech love the reputation for reliability. love the interior hate the exterior styling shame because I am in the market for this type of luxo barge but cannot get over the looks.
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