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 |  Sep 03 2013, 10:31 AM

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Another day, another safety investigation. This time Nissan is under the microscope for complaints about leaks in some 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX crossover vehicles.

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 |  Jan 12 2012, 6:00 PM

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Infiniti has announced pricing for their new JX crossover with the FWD starting at $40,450 and the AWD priced from $41,550. Both models come with a 3.5L V6 powerplant with 265-hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.

The JX is packed with tons of Infiniti’s newest technology features including the world’s first Backup Collision Intervention technology. Infiniti also announced pricing for the options available for the all new crossover.

The JX will come standard with Intelligent-AWD, but optional packages will also be available and their pricing is as follows: Premium Package ($4,950), Theater Package ($1,700), Driver Assistance ($2,200), Deluxe Touring ($2,550), and Technology Package ($3,100).

The Premium Package includes an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with an 8-inch touchscreen display that has plenty of features such as XM NavTraffic, Infiniti Voice Recognition and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. Buyers will also get dual occupant memory seats, Enhanced Intelligent Key, outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature, Maple interior accents and auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.

The Deluxe Touring Package outfits the JX with a Bose Cabin Surround 15-speaker sound system. The outside receives 20-inch, five-spoke wheels along with a panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade. Inside there’s Advanced Climate Control System, climate-controlled front seats and heated second row outboard seats.

The Theater Package outfits the JX’s interior with a pair of 7-inch color monitors, wireless headphones, remote control and rear headphone jacks with volume control.

Accessories for the JX include 20-inch polished wheels that are available for $1,600, roof rails for $370, splash guards for $180, rear bumper protector for $200, cargo package for $200, illuminated kick plates for $295, roof rail cross bars for $290 and dual DVD entertainment system for $1,850.

GALLERY: 2013 Infiniti JX

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 |  Aug 18 2011, 10:46 PM

Infiniti has been teasing us with the JX for some time now, but today the pieces finally fit: the luxury crossover was unveiled in its entirety at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The JX is Infiniti’s second vehicle that seats 7 people across three rows of leather-clad seats. The first was the QX56, the Nissan Patrol-based behemoth that is more comfortable crossing the Serengeti (or in the back of rap videos) than the JX would ever be. But that’s ok. Seeing as off-roading isn’t the JX’s forte, it makes up with more curvaceous styling—a front end cribbed from the M and the Essence concept, and some deep sculpting along its flanks.

The result is akin to a two-box station wagon, with Infiniti’s bulging carp-like face. Packagewise, the JX hides its size well: the strangely-sculpted rear D-pillar makes this apparent. Infiniti says that the JX “shines as a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavors of vanilla” that make up its 3-row rivals. It’s certainly an unmistakable presence—take that how you will.

And inside is where it counts: the 2nd row can tilt and slide forward to allow access to the third row, even with a child seat in place—though Infiniti advises you to take the child out first. All three rows should be able to fit full-size adults, though past 3-row seaters have always called this claim into skepticism. The passengers that do fit, however, will be treated to a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system with Waveguide bass, Infiniti Connection Telematics to schedule appointments and calendars, and Infiniti Personal Assistant, a 24-hour concierge system that’s free on all 2012 Infiniti cars.

The JX uses one of Infiniti’s V6 engines, which will most likely be the 3.7-liter V6 shared in the G37. It can be had in front- or all-wheel drives, attached to a continuously-variable transmission—Infiniti’s first, designed to balance fuel efficiency and freeway-worthy acceleration. (Infiniti also claims “driving exhilaration,” but c’mon—let’s not kid ourselves here.)

Further details regarding the powertrain will be announced when Infiniti debuts the production version, in a few months at the Los Angeles Auto Show. By then, we’ll see if Infiniti’s claim of sportiness and 3rd-row roominess are accurate or not.

GALLERY: Infiniti JX Concept Reveal

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GALLERY: Infiniti JX Concept

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Watch video from the reveal in Pebble Beach after the jump:

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