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The first example of a given model to roll of the production line is called "Job One," and the Infiniti is celebrating just that for its 2013 JX: A seven-seater crossover in Emerald Green – mated with its 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 from Decherd, TN – has rolled off the production line. Infiniti expects numerous JXs behind it to be the second most popular model in the company's lineup, bested only by the G sedan, coupe and convertible range.

The $41,400 (including $950 destination) three-row crossover and its liberal suite of configurations and technologies goes on sale in March, but you can register your interest or play with the configurator right now. There's also a press release after the jump with more details.
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2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover Production Begins
- Job One Event Held for First Luxury Vehicle to be Manufactured in Tennessee -


SMYRNA, Tenn., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first luxury vehicle produced in the state of Tennessee, an Infiniti JX luxury crossover in Emerald Green, rolled off the production line during a special ceremony today at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. The all-new, 7-passenger 2013 Infiniti JX, the latest addition to the Infiniti Inspired Performance lineup, goes on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in March.

Attending the celebration alongside Smyrna technicians who will build the new JX were Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger, Vice President Manufacturing Smyrna – Decherd Susan Brennan, Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore and U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais of the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee.

"We are extremely proud and honored to be building this world-class vehicle right here in Middle Tennessee," said Brennan. "We expect the inspired design and quality craftsmanship built into every new Infiniti model that rolls off the Smyrna production lines will deliver inspired performance that is second to none."

Along with the assembly of the new Infiniti JX, the 265-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engines are assembled in nearby Decherd, Tennessee. The 2013 JX delivers best-in-class fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg and 20 mpg combined for the front-wheel drive and intuitive all-wheel drive models respectively.

The new Infiniti JX starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,450 USD for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 USD for the JX35 AWD model. Reservations are being taken now at InfinitiUSA.com/all-new-jx.

"The luxury crossover market is the fastest growing luxury segment in America, representing a huge opportunity for Infiniti," said Poore. "In fact, we expect JX to quickly become our second highest volume model, right behind the popular Infiniti G-line."

The new JX also features the world's first Backup Collision Intervention system – another first-to-market technology from Infiniti. Backup Collision Intervention uses sensors in the rear of the JX to detect potential obstacles when backing out of a parking space. If an obstacle is detected, the system gives visual and audible warnings. And, in case the driver doesn't respond in time, BCI can step in and automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a potential impact.

In addition to the JX's standout styling and craftsmanship, the breakthrough JX design offers excellent legroom in all three rows and ample cargo room behind the 3rd row. In addition, an innovative multi-mode middle seat design provides entry to the 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat.

Among the many other advanced standard and available technologies found throughout the new JX is Infiniti Connection™, a new feature that can automatically synch the owner's schedule through Google Calendar™ and then provides navigation guidance to appointments – along with multiple other functions. The Infiniti Connection™ system also includes Infiniti Personal Assistant, which offers owners 24-hour personal concierge services from inside or outside of their Infiniti vehicle.

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.


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      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      infiniti you better start releasing some good **** or you'll be in the same boat as Acura ! or just produce the Essence and everybody will love you ! :)
      kagroyalo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to work for an Infiniti dealership and all they tallked about was wait until this vehicle comes out. I've seen it and while it is probably a better option than their other suv/crossovers, their line-up now consists of (4), while only having the G and M as automobile options. The cargo space in their crossovers aside from the QX is horrible and the gas mileage in all is just average at best. Their marketing/advertising until recently has been totally nonexistent. They struggle to sell 100K units in the USA, and while they are nice vehicles, you are in Mercedes, BMW and Audi territory. I just don't think Infiniti gets it
      Slartibartfast
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it's packing nuts in it's cheeks for winter.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Infiniti will do so much better once they hire a design team.
      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      i wish Infiniti had evolved the design language of the G35, FX35/45, etc, but instead they went to this organic, curvy, ugly "kink" in the C pillar design elements. I think Lexus, Infiniti, and every other Japanese company looks hideously the same because I'm sure they're primarily only using their Japanese based designers - it's a shame that Japanese in Japan think they're better than anybody else here which is why the designs are limited - looks similar with gaping grilles and pinched grilles and c-pillars. I've definitely got my money on 1. American car manufacturers. 2 Korean companies for coming through with good design.
      Deutschlieber
      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing is proof that different for the sake of difference is not always a good thing. Infiniti definitely has its hits and misses in the styling department (with its crossovers and SUVs being mostly misses), but this, much like the horrendous QX, is neither imaginative nor attractive.
      caddy-v
      • 3 Years Ago
      The all new Infinity "Blowfish".
      Steveo
      • 3 Years Ago
      JX? They couldn't come up with something better????
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some of these pictures showed this thing parked on an acre of concrete that made up the driveway of a McMansion (the house with the turret). I think that says it all as to the demographic they are targeting.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      omgcool
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the only Infinity that I find attractive, and it is. The headlights remind me of the Buick Regal, which itself is a great-looking car. I'd drive one, as long as it has a more powerful engine available.
      AE86
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is a " i guess" kinda car
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