The Infiniti FX was designed to outrun the conventional concept of the luxury crossover and it is indeed a proof that luxury should never be boring. I loved the car since it was first introduced in the market and I was sad to see it collected back last Friday after reviewing it for a week.
Its aggressive styling confirms its performance underpinnings with its long hood, stretched wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs. The design’s distinctive side air vents, located behind the front wheels, allow air to flow through the engine compartment and out the side of the vehicle – reducing front end lift.
Some of my industry colleagues feel that the Infiniti FX doesn’t have a good rear visibility – well I disagree with them. I never had issues with rear visibility and its design sets it apart from competitors.
The Infiniti FX is equipped with high tech features including speed sensitive power steering assistance, full colour central display with Infiniti controller, rear view camera with front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth technology for mobile connectivity and electric glass sunroof.
It has leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls that are easy to find and use.
The FX features an 11-speaker Bose stereo with satellite radio, easy to use navigation and voice command system.
It has keyless entry and engine push button start. The driver and front passenger seats are heated and electric powered.
The overall interior is beautiful and space is satisfactory.
The Infiniti FX is one of the most unique looking SUVs on the market. It looks funky and sporty.
Its beautiful imposing front grille to the long wheel base and bonnet demonstrates the charisma of a sport car and the unshakable assertive pose of an SUV.
It has the active front headrests, body colour exterior mirrors, electrically folding exterior mirrors, Bi-Xenon lights with Adaptive Front-lighting System, auto-level and headlight washers and LED rear lamps.
The FX has a long hood, stretched wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs. Its distinctive side air vents positioned behind the front wheels permit air to flow through the engine cubicle.
On the road
The Infiniti FX is engineered to feel sporty on the road.
Its Intelligence Cruise Control lets you know if the distance to the vehicle in front shortens significantly by visual and acoustic signals. Where necessary, the Intelligent Brake Assist slows the car down until you have regained the optimum distance.
In slow moving traffic, the Low-speed Following feature brakes the car to maintain your distance to the car in front.
Its intelligence All-wheel Drive provides power and support when needed. When All-wheel Drive is not needed, the system sends all the power to the rear wheels for more responsive road performance.
The Variable Valve Event Lift system of this V6 engine ensures that power plant respond to the slightest hint of pressure on the accelerator, rewarding it with a fresh surge of adrenaline.
- Engine:2993cc (V6)
- Power: 175kW @ 3750rpm
- Torque: 550Nm at 1750rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 8.3 seconds
- Top speed: 212km/h
- Fuel consumption: 9/100km
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity: 90L
o FX37: R679 131
o FX30d: R701 200
o FX50: R859 513
What we like about the car:
- Its unique looks – the classiness, funkiness and sportiness
- It is powerful and performs well on the road
- It feels safe
- The interior looks excellent and seats are comfortable
- The interior space is reasonable
What we don’t like about the car:
- There is really nothing that we don’t like about the car – it is great!
The Infiniti FX combines the sportiness and performance with SUV functionality. It is a stylish, seductive-looking car that offers high levels of standard equipment – we love it!
Five-wheel rating: 5/5.