19 January 2012 (Dubai, UAE)

Infiniti, the luxury automotive brand from Japan, has begun sales of its enhanced for 2012 Infiniti FX to the Middle East region. Already a popular model across the region, upgrades to the 2012 model refresh the crossover’s appeal with new design cues and technology to compliment its performance-inspired driving dynamics.

Juergen Schmitz, General Manager, Infiniti in the Middle East, commented: “Infiniti FX has been a key model for us since its introduction and played a significant part in building the popularity of the brand in the Middle East. The region is a very important market for us and the arrival of 2012 Infiniti FX underlines our commitment to delivering the full Infiniti model range and our unique total ownership experience to its car-buying public. We’re sure the enhancements made will continue Infiniti FX’s proud record in the Middle East.”

Those enhancements centre on styling cues. The new front grille gives the already assertive looks of the previous model a more overtly aggressive appearance, complemented by the standard fitment of chrome front fog lamp finishers across the range. Newly designed 20” alloy wheels are standard across the FX35 range and 21” alloy wheels standard on the FX50. The exterior upgrades can be enjoyed with a vibrant palette of colours including Iridium Blue, introduced for the first time, and Graphite Shadow. Meanwhile the FX’s interior now boasts Infiniti’s characteristic white needles and white illumination of the trip computer in its instrument panel.

One of the most aggressive expressions of sport and utility prowling the streets today, the 2012 Infiniti FX is available with a choice of a 390bhp 5.0-litre 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) or a 303-horsepower 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 engine.

The 2012 Infiniti FX is also offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes, complimented by Continuous Damping Control (CDC®) and Rear Active Steer as standard on FX50. 

Inside, the FX interior provides a warm, inviting environment, highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating and advanced audio, navigation (including Arabic language support and direction of Mecca feature) and technology – ranging from a Bose 11-speaker Premium Sound system to the Infiniti Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) and Around View® Monitor system.