Posted Jan 13th 2012 3:29PM
Although the much-anticipated Infiniti JX has popped up here and there across the U.S., it made its official debut at the Montreal Auto Show. Infiniti chose the first Canadian auto show on the circuit to take the cover off the big 7-seater and will draw in the crowds to the areas with the F1 Championship winning Red Bull RB7 car sitting right beside it.
Although teased since July, we saw the JX Concept pop up at Pebble beach and the response must have been lukewarm considering all of the stunning hardware it was surrounded by. Its debut was canceled at the L.A. Auto Show but then unexpectedly we saw it on display at Detroit but there was so much going on, it basically went unnoticed. In fact, it wasn't even one of the nominees in our Top 5 round-up of Detroit!
But at Montreal, Infiniti made it a big deal and wanted Canadian press and the world to have a much more extensive examination of the sleek CUV. Starting at $44,900 Cdn, the vehicle offers a lot to start with including a functional 3rd-row. Beneath the hood of the JX will be the award winning VQ six cylinder engine displacing 3.5L and generating 265 horsepower with 248 lb-ft of torque mated to a CVT style transmission to enhance fuel economy. Due to the realities of our Winter conditions, Canadian models will be offered only in all wheel drive and also a standard chrome roof rack (not pictured).
Head past the jump for Nissan Canada's official word from the show.
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INFINITI ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW JX LUXURY CROSSOVER AT 2012 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
MISSISSAUGA, ON (January 12, 2012)– Today, Infiniti Canada took the wraps off the newest addition to its line-up, the 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover, at the 2012 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). With a competitive starting Canadian MSRP of $44,900, real 3rd row utility, a plethora of advanced technologies, and luxury features, the all-new JX offers Canadians a compelling new value proposition in the luxury crossover segment.
"Montreal consumers have a fantastic auto show in store for them this year, and at the Infiniti booth, they have the unique opportunity to be the first in Canada to see the latest Infiniti model to join the line-up," says Wendy Durward, Director of Infiniti Canada. "With its striking design, highly functional seven-passenger seating, world's first Backup Collision Intervention technology, and a powerful, yet efficient drivetrain, the new JX is an inspiring example of how Infiniti continues to reach higher levels of performance, safety, versatility and hospitality - all at a very compelling price."
In line with its expanded partnership with Red Bull racing, Infiniti will also display the championship-winning RB7 Formula One car in its booth at the MIAS. This display marks the first time the Canadian general public will see up close, the car that drove the Red Bull Formula One team to a momentous championship season.
"2011 was an exciting year for Infiniti. Among the highlights, at the 2011 Geneva Motor show, Infiniti announced a global partnership with Red Bull racing, and in May, the designation of Sebastian Vettel - the youngest Formula One champion in history - as Infiniti's global brand ambassador," says Durward. "Switching gears from the track to the stage, but continuing with Inspiring Performances, we're thrilled to continue our global partnership with Quebec's own Cirque du Soleil."
Standard with Intelligent-AWD, the all-new JX has a variety of option packages available including:
|Technology (including Driver Assistance content)||$3,500|
|20" Wheel Option||$1,700|