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Infiniti Offers Tease of New JX Crossover

Maker officially lifts the covers at Pebble Beach.

by on Jul.07, 2011

Infiniti will reveal the JX in all its glory at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Like an “exotic” dancer, Infiniti is giving us only the briefest look at its upcoming JX crossover, one little glimpse at a time, with the maker only planning to fully open the kimono at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.

After providing a stylized tease of the new 7-passenger luxury CUV, a few months back, the Nissan luxury division has dropped this new front-end close-up into our e-mail box and we thought readers might find it tantalizing.

The JX is set to become one of three all-new models that Infiniti has promised to bring to market over the next several years.  The list also includes a luxury take on the more mainstream Nissan Leaf, which will likely show up by 2013.

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While it takes a little creative thinking, a closer look at this image reveals a fair bit about the three-row Infiniti JX.  For one thing, it shares the sculpted design cues of the brand’s more recent concepts, like the Etherea, and the sweeping projector headlamps are clearly in tune with the likes of the Infiniti EX and FX models.

The original rendering of the Infiniti JX.

Ben Poore, Infiniti’s general manager, is calling the new offering an “antidote to the ho-hum luxury crossovers that are out there right now.”

But the JX won’t go to the same styling extremes as Infiniti’s original crossover, the FX, which emphasized form over function.  Here, practicality appears to be the operative term.

After the introduction of the concept JX at Pebble Beach, Infiniti plans to roll a production crossover onto the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show, next autumn, with U.S. dealers getting their first deliveries by the following spring.

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