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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Infiniti EX37: World's Most Powerful Compact Crossover

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Arguably the most striking vehicle in Infiniti’s range, the EX crossover is set for European launch with a bigger 3.7L engine to form the EX37.

Not up for argument is the fact that the EX is the newest design for Infiniti having only been launched stateside in August last year, albeit with a 3.5L engine. The cross over market continues to blossom irrespective of current public awareness with regards to the environment and global warming. If we are going to have these large crossover vehicles at least this one is beautiful to behold. Taking styling cues from its soon to be replaced FX big brother, the EX combines these cues with the lithe like silhouette of the G coupe overall creating a vehicle that truly lives up to it’s crossover tag.

As with the G series vehicles bound for Europe, the EX benefits from the larger 3.7L VQ37VHR V6 which in Euro tune produces 310ps and 350Nm of torque. The European EX also out-specs its US equivalent in providing a new 7 speed automatic transmission, although we expect this unit to be introduced throughout the whole Infiniti range eventually. The powerplant hooks up to a standard all wheel drive system for extra security. There is no diesel option at launch which will hurt sales volumes initially but Infiniti will be working feverishly to remedy this.

Unique to the EX is its “Around View Monitoring” system which gives the driver a bird’s eye view of the vehicle when it is being parked. If you still end up bumping your EX when parking, the magic “Scratch Shield” paintwork will heal itself!

The EX will have truly been produced as a global car in that Infiniti will have known it was heading for Korea, Russia, the Middle East and Europe when it was designing this car. As a result there should be no compromise in its design, and with the exception of not yet having a diesel option, it appears on paper at least that this is the case.

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Source: newspress

Press Release


Any new car buyer wanting a vehicle with the style of a coupé and the versatility of a four-wheel drive crossover would have had to buy two cars to satisfy every need.

But that’s about to change. The launch of the Infiniti EX37, the world’s first compact coupe crossover, opens an entirely new market segment for Europe’s newest car brand.

Boasting avantgarde coupé looks and a practical, luxury interior with the commanding driving position and four-wheel drive traction expected from an SUV, the EX really does provide the best of all worlds.

“Infiniti prides itself on offering something different with each of its model ranges, but the EX is easily the most different of all,” says Jim Wright, Vice President, Infiniti Europe.

“It’s the perfect fusion of a compact Crossover and a stylish coupé: there’s nothing quite like it on the market today … though we are certain that rival manufacturers will quickly try to follow suit with their own variations on the theme.”

But there’s more to the remarkable EX than a ground-breaking concept. Built to the same exacting standards as all Infiniti models, the EX37 offers an exceptional combination of elegance, style, performance and technology.

It is the first production vehicle in the world to benefit from the advanced Around View Monitor system that gives the driver a bird’s eye view of the vehicle while it’s being parked and the unique ‘Scratch Shield’.

“Because it is such a versatile offering, the EX37 will attract a wide audience. It’s the perfect vehicle for a young family, or a sports enthusiast who enjoys skiing or cycling. It will appeal to the coupé owner who needs more space in his or her car but isn’t prepared to sacrifice style to get it,” says Bastien Schupp, Marketing Director, Infiniti Europe.

“And like the other Infiniti products being introduced to the European market, it will appeal to individuals and free thinkers who never take the default option.”

EX at a glance

* Unique combination of style and practicality
* Intelligent four-wheel drive
* Advanced features including Around View Monitor
* Potent 3.7-litre V6 engine producing over 310PS
* Advanced seven-speed automatic
* Superior build quality

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