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INFINITI FX   2008 2013
2008 2013

The second generation of the Infiniti FX was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
For the first time, it was prepared to be sold in Europe, with diesel engines.

The FX was not a small SUV and while on the U.S. market was not a problem to be fitted with a large gasoline engine, the Europeans preferred a diesel version. That is why the 2008 FX was well equipped with fuel-efficient engines and, much more important, 7-speed automatic gearboxes.

The design was very bold, featuring an angled, shark-like front fascia. The small cabin with a rounded roof was inspired by sports cars. The 3D grille design was far advanced on those times and the headlights resembled the eyes of a Great White shark.

The interior was luxurious, fit for a premium SUV. For the contact zones, there was natural leather while on the lower and side parts of the seats, man-made leather was used. The infotainment unit was an evolution from the system developed for the Nissan Primera but with a color display and a world-first 360 degrees view.

The platform was heavily revised, with a double-wishbone in the front and multi-link in the rear. There was an option for rear-wheel steering too, in the S versions (FX37S and FX50S). An adaptive Continuous Damping Control was on the options list.

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INFINITI FX   2002 2008
2002 2008

Replacing the old QX4, the FX model was designed to reproduce the experience of driving a sports car.
Being an SUV, it was a little difficult to obtain such great agility and power, thus Infiniti had to make compromises. The FX was a SUV with no off-road capabilities so that the frame would be lighter.

The ride comfort was also altered, as the FX came with 20-inch alloys, race-car size brakes and a stiff suspension.

The FX was based on the Nissan’s 350Z sports car platform. The extra weight of the bigger body was carried by thicker frame members.

Two models were available for the 2002 model, the FX35 and the FX45. As the nameplate says, the FX35 was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine borrowed from the 350Z, and the FX45 was driven by a 4.5-liter V8 engine taken from the Q45 luxury sedan.

Both models featured a 5-speed automatic transmission (no manual gearbox was available) and were well equipped with a dual zone climate control, traction control, stability control, brake assist and other useful features such as split folding and reclining rear seats, along with power front seats.

Being in the driver’s seat would offer decent comfort and the whole interior felt a bit tighter than in the competitors’ X5 or the Range Rover.

However, great visibility was offered. An optional rear-view camera was also available, to ease parking.

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