Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover, IPL G Convertible, World's First Backup Collision Intervention Technology Make World Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show -

- Two New Performance Luxury Vehicles Set to Join the Infiniti Lineup in Spring 2012, Backup Collision Intervention System Joins List of Infiniti Innovations -

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Hindsight may be 20-20, but only the innovative Backup Collision Intervention system, introduced by Infiniti today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, has the ability to detect vehicular cross traffic and other rearward objects while backing up and, if necessary, will automatically apply the brakes to help prevent a collision.

The Backup Collision Intervention system, the latest of many advanced safety and security systems brought to market first in recent years by Infiniti, will be available in spring 2012 on the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover.  The 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover was unveiled today, along with the new 2013 IPL G Convertible, during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  Both the Infiniti JX and IPL G Convertible will be on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center when the show opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 18th.  The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 27th.  Also on display will be the complete line of 2012 Infiniti vehicles.

"The Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect venue to host the world debuts of these important new additions to the Infiniti portfolio," said Wendy Durward, Director of Infiniti Canada.  "They represent two different aspects of our line - our first entry into the growing 7-passenger luxury crossover segment and a performance four-seat luxury convertible - yet both are pure Infiniti, challenging the status quo in their respective categories."

The Infiniti JX - A Bold New Expression of 7-Passenger Luxury
As a fresh alternative to the many flavours of vanilla currently dominating the luxury crossover segment, the stylish Infiniti JX is designed to excel in the areas that luxury crossover buyers desire most - interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and advanced hospitality features.

The JX offers real 3-row utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that Infiniti is known for worldwide.  Along with its standout styling and craftsmanship, the breakthrough JX design offers excellent legroom in all three rows and ample cargo room behind the 3rd row.  In addition, an innovative multi-mode middle seat design provides entry to the 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat.

The JX also continues Infiniti's tradition of developing world's first technologies, adding a new feature, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system and Around View™ Monitor.  With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the JX will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind the JX and, if necessary, the system can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.

Among the many other advanced standard and available technologies found throughout the new JX is Infiniti Connection™, a new feature that can automatically synch the owner's schedule through Google Calendar™ and then provides navigation guidance to appointments - along with multiple other functions.

Standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the Infiniti JX comes with a standard 265-horsepower 3.5-litre DOHC V6 mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting feel.

The JX is the first Infiniti to utilize a fuel-efficient CVT, addressing the growing desire among luxury crossover drivers to have both responsive performance and good fuel efficiency.  Fuel economy is expected to be rated at 10.2 L/100km Highway.

IPL G Convertible - Seductive Open-Air Style, Enhanced Performance
The 2013 IPL G Convertible, the second model in the Infiniti Performance Line lineup, unleashes performance from a top-down, wide-open, wind-in-your-face perspective.

Like the standard Infiniti G37 Convertible that serves as its foundation, the new IPL G Convertible combines seductive style with a highly engaging driving experience.  The IPL G Convertible's VQ37HR 3.7-litre V6 engine generates 343 horsepower - an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL G Convertible models - and 273 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).  It is available with an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and magnesium paddle shifters. The enhancements are not limited to engine performance only.  The IPL G Convertible also features an IPL-tuned suspension and Sport brakes.

Exterior modifications over the stock Infiniti G Convertible include: a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and chrome exhaust tips.  Exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires add a confident stance and road-ready attitude, while its two available exterior colours, Aspen Pearl and Malbec Black, add to its exclusive jewel-like presence.

The IPL G Convertible's interior is similarly offered in just two colour treatments - Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red - and include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, iPod interface, IPL-embroidered front seatback and front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.

Other standard IPL G Convertible interior features include: a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air sound system, Climate-controlled front seats, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor and Rear Sonar System.

The IPL G Convertible is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2012.

"With the addition of the new Infiniti JX luxury crossover and IPL G Convertible to our current Infiniti G, Infiniti M, EX, FX and QX models, Infiniti continues to offer one of the freshest and most inspired performance luxury lineups in the business," said Durward.  "Discerning luxury buyers have more reasons than ever to come experience Infiniti's Inspired Performance and our welcoming standard of customer care."

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ABOUT INFINITI

Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles designed to inspire at every turn, including the G37 sports coupe, convertible and sedan, M37/56 luxury performance sedan, EX personal luxury crossover, FX premium crossover SUV and the QX full-size luxury SUV. There are 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. More information about Infiniti and the Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.infiniti.ca.

Image with caption: "The new Infiniti IPL G Convertible made its global debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With its advanced VQ37HR 3.7-litre V6 engine, the 2013 IPL G Convertible will become the second model in the Infiniti Performance Line lineup when it goes on sale at Infiniti Canada retailers in spring 2012 (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111116_C6501_PHOTO_EN_6761.jpg

Image with caption: "Today, Infiniti unveiled the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The innovative, seven-passenger JX features the new Backup Collision Intervention system, true third row utility, and will be available in Canada for model year 2013. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111116_C6501_PHOTO_EN_6762.jpg

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

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