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Infiniti has released photos of its refreshed 2012 FX ahead of its debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The luxury crossover gets a revised front grille and front fascia design that clearly draws inspiration from the Essence concept. Other changes on the vehicle include newly-restyled 20-inch wheels (FX35 Deluxe Touring package), an updated instrument cluster and heated seats that come standard.
The 2012 FX will be available in several models: FX35 RWD, FX35 AWD, FX50 AWD and the previously mentioned FX Limited Edition. The FX35 models will feature the popular VQ35HR powerplant with 303-hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The FX50 models will feature the same 5.0L V8 VK50VE engine with 390-hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a revised seven-speed transmission.
GALLERY: 2012 Infiniti FX
The 2012 Infiniti FX performance crossover is about to hit dealerships and will feature some extensive upgrades. For 2012, the FX model will receive a revised front grille and front fascia design, revised meter illumination, standard heated front seats on all models and the new Limited Edition FX35 AWD model.
The Limited Edition FX35 AWD will be easily distinguishable thanks to its exclusive Iridium Blue paint, as well as custom 21-inch 10-spoke dark alloy wheels and tinted headlights, as well as roof rail crossbars. Inside, the special edition model will get aluminum pedals, navigation, an Around View Monitor and a Graphite interior with blue piping on the floor mats.
Other trim changes include a new Graphite Shadow paint color which replaces the Platinum Graphite color, a new 20-inch wheel design on the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package, while the FX50 Sport Package gains an Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS). The quilted leather heated and cooled front seats will now come on the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package rather than on the Premium Package.
Two engine choices remain: the 390-hp 5.0-liter 32-valve V8 engine or the 303-hp 3.5-liter 24-valve V6. Both engines will be mated to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission featuring adaptive shift control and available solid magnesium paddle shifters.
The 5.0-liter FX will come standard with all-wheel drive while the 3.5-liter will come standard with RWD and come available with AWD. The 2012 FX will go on sale in October 2011.
* 2011 FX Model Shown