LA 2011: The 2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover

2011 LA Auto Show

The new 7-seater crossover has joined the masses at the LA Auto Show.

First seen at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last August, the final production version of the JX has made its world premiere at the LA Auto Show. There's not much to shout about on the styling side of things, with the production mimicking the concept almost completely. A double-arch front grille and crescent-cut D-pillar are interesting touches but nothing more. However, the power sliding tinted glass monoroof is an attractive feature.

Both the front- and all-wheel drive models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 mated to a fuel-efficient sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which is good for 465hp and 248lb-ft of torque. There's also a host of technological features include Remote Engine Start System, Distance Control Assist, advanced Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning & Intervention, and Backup Collision Intervention. On the inside the 7-seater crossover has a 15-speaker Bose Cabin Surround sound system and Infiniti's innovative telematics system but the cabin's main attraction is the 7-seat layout with three rows of seats.

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With competitors such as the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and BMW X5, the JX will be enterting an ever-growing luxury segment. Set to go on sale in the US next spring, the 2013 Infiniti JX will be available for $40,450 for the FWD and $41,550 for the AWD.