Body: Estate Year: 13/13
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 0NR-506473
- Insurance Group50E
- Performance (BHP)238
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)238
- Road Tax£540
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Rear privacy glass|
|Active Continuous Damping Control (CDC)|
|Voice control system|
|Bluetooth telephone connectivity|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Rear view camera|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
|Speed sensitive power steering with active rear steering|
|Service interval indicator|
|Centre multi info display|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Radio/CD + MP3|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|2 GB hard disk|
|Bluetooth audio streaming|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Electric glass sunroof|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Aluminium roof rails|
|Dark chrome air vents and sill strips|
|Front fog lights|
|Automatic headlamp levelling|
|Follow me home headlights|
|Smoked finish on headlamps|
|Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive front light system|
|Rear air con vents|
|Dual zone electronic climate control|
|Leather steering wheel and gearshift|
|Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel|
|Cargo cover (dual position)|
|Aluminium drivers footrest|
|Multi function for steering wheel|
|Steering wheel gearshift paddles|
|Cargo cover with Multi-partition net|
|Sequential light system|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Active front headrests|
|Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Side (thorax) airbags|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts|
|1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats|
|Driver's electric adjustable lumbar support|
|Isofix rear child seat preparation|
|Front sport seats|
|8 way power adjust front passenger seat|
|Memory function for drivers seat, steering wheel & exterior mirrors|
|Heated and ventilated front seats|
|14 way electrically adjustable drivers seat|
|Reclining backrests on all rear seats|
|Smart keyless entry|
|Anti theft system|
|Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|21" 6 Spoke Alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Infiniti is looking to offer its customers a lot for their money with the FX luxury 4x4. That's in terms of equipment, performance, handling and customer service. The FX30d model is a perfect fit with this policy, with its diesel engine bringing running costs down to a more accessible level.
Infiniti still won't be a familiar name to many in the UK and it certainly isn't one that most people would automatically group together with the likes of BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. These premium car brands just happen to be exactly where Infiniti has positioned its crosshairs and it doesn't envisage a ceasefire until they've budged up to make space at the top table. Things might get a little messy before Infiniti achieves the share of the UK premium car market that it's gleaned in the US but the brand is confident that models like the FX luxury 4x4 can take it where it needs to go. Of course, there are major differences between the car markets in Europe and the United States, meaning Infiniti will need to adapt. The FX30d is evidence of its willingness to do this and will go down in history as the first ever Infiniti with a diesel engine.
Just so you know, Infiniti is the luxury car arm of Japanese manufacturer Nissan. It's no surprise then that the diesel engine installed in the FX30d is a modified version of the 3.0 V6 unit that's found in a number of larger models from Nissan and its alliance partner Renault. Its power output of 235bhp makes it one of the strongest V6 units with a single turbocharger and maximum torque of 550Nm at 1,750rpm virtually guarantees plenty of shove through the heart of the rev-range. The engine is matched to a 7-speed automatic gearbox that can zip through the gears and see the FX30d to 60mph in 8.3s. The Infiniti marketing people are positioning the FX as a 'crossover' which is always a rather fuzzy description. It's a full-size luxury 4x4 with a focus that's very much on comfort and performance on the road rather than tackling difficult off-road terrain. There's a lot of technology under the skin of the FX designed to enhance its road-going performance. The intelligent all-wheel-drive system distributes torque automatically to the wheels where it can be put to the best use and the stability control software is on hand to rein-in any excesses on the driver's part. Buyers wanting an even sportier feel can upgrade to the FX30dS model. This has the same engine but adds sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers that react to the road conditions and active rear wheel steering which turns the back wheels as well as those at the front to improve manoeuvrability at low speeds and stability on the open road.
Design and Build
With its elongated shape and small glass area, the FX has the look of a coupe on stilts rather than a conventional large 4x4. There are obvious similarities in the basic styling approach to the BMW X6 but the detailing is very different with the FX displaying curves and bulges in place of the BMW's sharp, angular lines. The long bonnet, steeply raked windscreen and vents behind the front wheel arches contribute to the sporty appearance. In the metal though, the car's sheer size means it still has the imposing presence of a 4x4. The links between Nissan and Infiniti are only really evident in the cabin where eagle-eyed owners will spot elements of the design and switchgear that have previously popped up in Nissan products. Huge efforts have obviously been made to generate the premium feel that's so important in the luxury 4x4 segments and for the most part, they appear to have been successful.
Market and Model
Infiniti is making great play of the equipment levels offered as standard in all its products and it's easy to see why. You can inflate the price of rival models far and away above that advertised with a few choice extras from the options list but the Japanese brand is banking on low prices and a comprehensive standard specification giving it the edge it needs. There are GT and S models on offer, both upgradable to Premium status by which point, virtually the entire options list is thrown in. FX GT model customers receive Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel, full leather trim, heated and cooled front seats with electric adjustment, I-Key smart access, cruise control, an electric sunroof, a 2Gb music jukebox, a rear view camera and cruise control. The S models add powered sports seats, vast 21" alloy wheels, RAS Rear wheel Active Steering and CDC Continuous Damping Control. Go for the Premium models and there's Intelligent Cruise Control which can maintain a set distance to the car in front and Intelligent Brake Assist which can warn of a potential collision and brake the car if necessary. At this level, there's also the Connectiviti+ package which combines a DVD player, satellite navigation, a 10Gb music jukebox and a Bose premium stereo with 11 speakers.
Cost of Ownership
When it launched without a diesel engine, nobody gave the FX much of a chance in the UK, primarily because the cost of running a petrol-powered luxury 4x4 can be prohibitive for many buyers. The arrival of the FX30d ensured that Infiniti's big SUV would be taken a whole lot more seriously. For the record, the FX30d returns 31.4mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 238g/km. That's a little behind the equivalent BMW X6 models but the Infiniti has the edge on equipment levels. A key determining factor for overall running costs will be the residual values and Infiniti is confident that these will be strong thanks to the controlled supply and high specification of the FX.
Electric front windows, ABS, Active Continuous Damping Control (CDC), Voice control system, Cruise control + speed limiter, Analogue clock, Body colour door mirrors, Radio/CD + MP3, Electric glass sunroof...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||238|
|Engine Power - KW||175|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3750|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||406|
|Engine Torque - MKG||56|
|Engine Torque - NM||550|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||238 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||67.2|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||31.4|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||36.2|
|EC Urban (mpg)||25.2|
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