Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover, IPL G Convertible, World’s First Backup Collision Intervention Technology Make World Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ — Hindsight may be 20-20, but only the innovative Backup Collision Intervention system, introduced by Infiniti today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, has the ability to detect vehicular cross traffic and other rearward objects while backing up and, if necessary, will automatically apply the brakes to help prevent a collision.

The Backup Collision Intervention system, the latest of many advanced safety and security systems brought to market first in recent years by Infiniti, will be available in spring 2012 on the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover.  The 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover was unveiled today, along with the new 2013 IPL G Convertible, during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  Both the Infiniti JX and IPL G Convertible will be on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center when the show opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 18th.  The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 27th.  Also on display will be the complete line of 2012 Infiniti vehicles.

“The Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect venue to host the world debuts of these important new additions to the Infiniti portfolio,” said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore.  “They represent two different aspects of our line – our first entry into the growing 7-passenger luxury crossover segment and a performance four-seat luxury convertible – yet both are pure Infiniti, challenging the status quo in their respective categories.”

The Infiniti JX – A Bold New Expression of 7-Passenger Luxury

As a fresh alternative to the many flavors of vanilla currently dominating the luxury crossover segment, the stylish Infiniti JX is designed to excel in the areas that luxury crossover buyers desire most – interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and advanced hospitality features.

The JX offers real 3-row utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that Infiniti is known for worldwide.  Along with its standout styling and craftsmanship, the breakthrough JX design offers excellent legroom in all three rows and ample cargo room behind the 3rd row.  In addition, an innovative multi-mode middle seat design provides entry to the 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat.

The JX also continues Infiniti’s tradition of developing world’s first technologies, adding a new feature, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system and Around View™ Monitor.  With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the JX will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind the JX and, if necessary, the system can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.

Among the many other advanced standard and available technologies found throughout the new JX is Infiniti Connection™, a new feature that can automatically synch the owner’s schedule through Google Calendar™ and then provides navigation guidance to appointments – along with multiple other functions. The Infiniti Connection™ system also includes Infiniti Personal Assistant, which offers owners 24-hour personal concierge services, such as arranging dinner reservations, flight changes, or purchase of anniversary gifts, from inside or outside of their Infiniti vehicle.

Offered in both front-wheel drive and with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the Infiniti JX comes with a standard 265-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting feel.

The JX is the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient CVT, addressing the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency.  Fuel economy is expected to be rated at 23 mpg Highway.

The Infiniti JX starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,450 USD for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 USD for the JX35 AWD model.  Reservations are being taken now at

IPL G Convertible – Seductive Open-Air Style, Enhanced Performance

The 2013 IPL G Convertible, the second model in the Infiniti Performance Line lineup, unleashes performance from a top-down, wide-open, wind-in-your-face perspective.

Like the standard Infiniti G37 Convertible that serves as its foundation, the new IPL G Convertible combines seductive style with a highly engaging driving experience.  The IPL G Convertible’s VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine generates 343 horsepower – an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL G Convertible models – and 273 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).  It is available with an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and magnesium paddle shifters. The enhancements are not limited to engine performance only.  The IPL G Convertible also features an IPL-tuned suspension and Sport brakes.

Exterior modifications over the stock Infiniti G Convertible include a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and chrome exhaust tips.  Exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires add a confident stance and road-ready attitude, while its two available exterior colors, Moonlight White and Malbec Black, add to its exclusive jewel-like presence.

The IPL G Convertible’s interior is similarly offered in just two color treatments – Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red – and include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, iPod interface, IPL-embroidered front seatback and front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.

Other standard IPL G Convertible interior features include a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air sound system, Climate-controlled front seats, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor and Rear Sonar System.

The IPL G Convertible is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2012.

“With the addition of the new Infiniti JX luxury crossover and IPL G Convertible to our current Infiniti G, Infiniti M, EX, FX and QX models, Infiniti continues to offer one of the freshest and most inspired performance luxury lineups in the business,” said Poore.  “Discerning luxury buyers have more reasons than ever to come experience Infiniti’s Inspired Performance and our welcoming standard of customer care.”

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