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Infiniti’s JX Crossover Concept Breaks Cover at Pebble Beach

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As Nissan’s luxury division has been constantly reminding us over the past seven weeks, they’ve got a new product coming, and the JX seven-seater crossover was just revealed in concept form at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in Monterey, California.

It’s not really a concept, as what you see before your eyes is very close to the production form that will be shown to the public at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Since for the past seven weeks we’ve been focusing on the design aspect of the vehicle, we’ll glad to see that the JX isn’t all that bad looking. It share many features with the Essence concept such as the headlamp and grille design as well as the oddly shaped D-pillar. We only get to see one shot of the interior, but it’s clear this follows the body’s flowing lines.

“With the JX, you will even be able to leave a child seat latched to the 2nd row while getting in or out of the 3rd row – just one example of the vehicle’s inspired flexibility and versatility,”
explained Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “The 3rd row isn’t the typical penalty box either, with adult-sized room for all occupants and five-and-a-half inches of 2nd row forward-back adjustability.”

Power will come from a V6 engine, though Infiniti ‘forgot’ to mention if it’s the 3.7-liter we’ve come to know. We can expect a bit over 300 horsepower being sent to all four wheels via a "sports tuned" continuously variable transmission that does an impersonation of "a step transmission when the Sport mode of the Infiniti drive selector is engaged".

More info will be provided closer to the production model’s debut in two months’ time.


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