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Infiniti EX35, Wagon, SUV
#50 of 486 2008 Infiniti EX35 (Continued...)
Aug 16, 2007 (11:48 am)
Both are tuned to create authoritative harmonies, helping enhance driving pleasure, an exciting engine sound and expected improvements in emissions and fuel economy (versus the previous generation VQ engine).
The fourth-generation VQ engine design also includes a long list of advanced systems found on the previous design – including a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), a "noiseless" timing chain for quiet operation, an electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle system, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.
Every EX35 utilizes a subframe-mounted independent front double-wishbone suspension with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links, high-performance dual-flow pass shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. The rear suspension is an independent multi-link design with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links and axle housing, high-performance dual-flow pass shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.
Steering is provided by a speed-sensitive power-assisted steering system with power-assisted front and rear discs (vented front) and standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
Also standard is Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), while an advanced Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview Braking is optionally available.
Available wheel and tire combinations include an 18-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tires.
EX35 features Infiniti's ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system, which is also utilized on the 2008 M, FX and G Saloon.
The system utilizes an active torque distribution management system with an active centre clutch designed for smooth starts and better traction and maneuverability on snowy and wet roads than conventional all-wheel drive systems, plus minimal compromise of rear-wheel drive performance characteristics on dry roads.
Advanced New Technology
The EX35's advanced technology design is highlighted by one system that is the first production version available in the US and Europe: the Infiniti Around View Monitor.
It utilizes small front, side and rear-mounted cameras to project an all-around view of potential objects on every side of the vehicle – helping reduce blind spots when parking.
"Conventional mirrors, no matter how carefully you use them, just can't provide a view around the car that the Around View Monitor's four-camera system does," said Wright. "Rear bumper parking sensors help detect objects behind a car, but again they can't give the view of the space around the vehicle that the AVM does."
EX35 European specification
The information given above relates to the US market EX35. Specifications of the European version will be confirmed closer to the on sale date.
In terms of positioning, it is difficult to find any direct rivals for the EX being arguably the first of a new wave of coupe crossovers. But looking at other cars available currently, the EX might be lined up against rivals as diverse as the BMW X3 3.0si and Audi A4 3.2FSI quattro avant.
The EX will get its first European showing at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The brand will be launched across Europe, city by city, starting in the autumn of 2008 – a process that will take two years. Infiniti Europe will reveal more details of its launch schedule towards the end of 2007.
Four models will be available in Europe from launch. These will include the G saloon, the G coupe, the EX as detailed above, and a successor to the iconic FX to be unveiled next year. A replacement for the M-series will join the European range early in the next decade along with the option, on the M-, EX- and FX-series, of a high performance V6 diesel.
Superior customer service will be as important to Infiniti as the product. This starts with the retail network, all of which will employ the new Infiniti Retail Design Environment Initiative (IREDI) that has a look and feel more akin to a luxury designer hotel than a car showroom, and continues with Infiniti's Total Ownership Experience (TOE) philosophy that covers all contacts the customer will have with the brand.
Said Wright: "The launch of a premium car brand in Europe is a rare and special event. Infiniti will have the simple philosophy of offering the independently minded customer a new alternative of vibrant product teamed with excellent service. The cars are all elegantly designed, comprehensively equipped and aimed at the enthusiast. But they are only half the story. Effortless ownership will be equally important as you will discover closer to the launch."
2008 Infiniti EX35
Key Dimensions and US Specifications
Engine/Transmission 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine rated at 290 horsepower (estimated)
5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, DS sport mode and Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)
Platform FM (Front Mid-ship) platform
Drive Configuration Front engine/rear-wheel or intelligent ATTESA E-TS™ all-wheel drive
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
Suspension Subframe-mounted independent front double-wishbone suspension with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links, high-performance dual-flow pass shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Independent multi-link rear suspension with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links and axle housing, high-performance dual-flow pass shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Steering Speed-sensitive power-assisted steering system
Brakes Power-assisted front and rear discs (vented front) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
Wheels/Tires 17-inch 7-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tires or available 18-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tires
Wheelbase 110.2 inches/2800 mm
Length 182.3 inches/4631 mm
Width 71.0 inches/1803 mm
Height 61.9 inches/1589 mm (without roof rails)
62.6 inches/1589 (with roof rails)
Seating Capacity 5 passengers
Select Technology Available Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, using a small camera mounted behind the windshield and an advanced microprocessing unit, utilizes the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system to help assist the driver in maintaining lane position if the vehicle inadvertently starts to drift out of the lane; available Around View Monitor (AVM) system with front, side and rear-mounted cameras to help reduce the blind spots when parking; available BluetoothÒ Hands-free Phone System; XMÒ,Satellite Radio; available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC); available Infiniti Navigation System with XM® NavTraffic™ real-time traffic information (requires XM® subscription, sold separately), voice activation for navigation, audio and HVAC functions, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for music storage and playback with compact flash drive slot
#51 of 486 2008 Infiniti EX35 (Continued...)
Aug 16, 2007 (11:49 am)
Select Interior Features Luxurious driver-oriented interior with cloth or available leather-appointed seating surfaces; textured aluminum trim or available Maple wood trim on all door panels; Infiniti signature "double-wave" instrument panel and Infiniti-signature analog clock; leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio, cruise control, voice commands and Lane Departure Prevention (if equipped); leather and aluminum shift knob; Black Lacquer trim on center console and center stack; available 60/40 split power-folding 2nd row seat (operated from front or hatch area); 7-inch color display with Infiniti controller; electroluminescent gauges with a center display for the trip computer and additional vehicle information; Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition; hospitality lighting with pin LED lights mounted over the center console
Select Safety Features Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification system; driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bags for front and rear seat outboard occupant head protection; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Please Note Specifications relate to US market vehicle and will alter for Europe. More details will be confirmed closer to the launch.
#52 of 486 Very Nice looking car
Aug 16, 2007 (8:24 pm)
It looks better than the RDX and X3, plus has a more powerful engine and will probably cheaper than the X3.
Aug 18, 2007 (11:33 am)
Does anyone have any knowledge what the pricing for the EX35 will start at? In order to really gain my interest, it needs to be comparable to the RDX or Murano. You need to figure that with the FX35 starting at around $38k, the EX35 would start somewhat lower than that. Maybe low-mid 30's (hopefully) to start. Any thoughts??
#54 of 486 EX Brochure Received
Aug 19, 2007 (7:21 pm)
The launch party for the G37 gave me an opportunity to quiz a saleswoman on the EX. She slipped me a small brochure, but it contained nothing new. Great pics, though.
As for pricing, I didn't get any. I can only speculate that some of the features mentioned above may be part of an option package that would catapult the cost to the low 40s. Without, in the mid 30s. Strictly a shot in the dark on my part.
#55 of 486 Re: Pricing?? [monkeybaronjr]
Aug 20, 2007 (9:14 am)
well, the G35X on which it is based starts at $33,950 before destination. So I'm thinking $35,450 or $35,950.
#56 of 486 Price of '08 FX a Clue?
Aug 21, 2007 (8:30 am)
$35K range would be wonderful.
You are probably right, because Automotive News says "The EX is the segment below the FX." The FX base price for 2008 will be $38,710. (The BMW X3 will be close: $38,775.)
The same source said street date for the EX is "late December." That could mean the launch parties at the dealerships will be late November or early December.
#57 of 486 EX "Pre-Launch" Party
Aug 21, 2007 (11:25 am)
The Launch Party last Thursday night for the G37 Coupe turned into a "pre-launch" Q&A party for the EX. Several of us just stood around the G-Coupe and talked EX-stuff with the salesmen. We were told be Infiniti that pre-orders would 'probably' be submitted in October in order to meet a late December delivery date. They said we might find out the necessary order info as early as late September in order to be ready for October. I'm hoping at least some of that was true. In general, we "public" people seemed to know more about the EX specifications than the Infiniti salesmen were letting on ... I can only thank blogs like this one and the connectivity of the WWW for that!
#58 of 486 No LCD
Aug 21, 2007 (1:38 pm)
Pity they had to scrap the LCD roof in the '08 model. Now, an ordinary retractable sun roof is the only option. I wonder how much that will affect resale value of loaded 2008 models if the 2009 models do offer the LCD roof.
Hopefully, they will not make it a mid-year option. Buick didn't offer a second row console in the first few months of shipping Enclaves. Now they come with the consoles and no add-on console is available for Enclaves that didn't get them factory installed.
#59 of 486 Re: No LCD [ux149]
Aug 22, 2007 (2:45 am)
Also too bad they aren't going to make the wheels/tire combo on the concept available.