Infiniti Unleashes Ex Concept

By: Lisa Ziegler

The 2007 North American International Auto Show happening at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will be the stage for the world premiere of the Infiniti EX Concept. According to Infiniti, Nissan Motor Co.'s luxury car division, the EX Concept "follows in the tradition of previous Infiniti design studies with its combination of seductive design, elegant interior and advanced technology systems". The company also said the new EX Concept embodies the design features of the forthcoming production model of the 2008 Infiniti EX crossover SUV.

Mark Igo, Vice President and General Manager, Infiniti Division, Nissan North America, Inc commented: "The Infiniti FX, Infiniti M and most recently the new 2008 Infiniti G Coupe, can all trace their evolution from show stoppers to Infiniti showrooms in a short period of time. With this stunning Infiniti EX Concept, we're pleased to announce that along with the basic exterior and interior designs, the production Infiniti EX will include much of the EX Concept's innovative technology, including the Around View Monitor and Lane Departure Prevention."

"The EX Concept is the perfect fusion of a luxury coupe and a high-utility SUV. Its "right-sized" packaging gives it excellent around town maneuverability, while the wide rear hatch and low load floor make it a versatile performer for everyday and weekend use. The Infiniti EX Concept's glass roof technology is a fascinating study in how technology can be utilized to change the entire interior atmosphere of a vehicle by adding or subtracting not just light, but the occupants' view of the outside world. The EX Concept is the perfect fusion of a luxury coupe and a high-utility SUV. Its "right-sized" packaging gives it excellent around town maneuverability, while the wide rear hatch and low load floor make it a versatile performer for everyday and weekend use." he added.

The Infiniti EX Concept has an elegant exterior layout featuring the combination of an SUV and a sports coupe model, marking its crossover SUV characteristics. The EX Concept comes with prominent exterior parts including double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), integrated fog lights, distinctive LED taillights, high-mounted rear hatchback spoiler, LED turn signals, electric outside door handles with push switches, glass roof panel, and 19-inch 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels wrapped with 245/55R19 performance tires. Compared to the Jeep Compass crossover SUV with wide , the Infiniti EX Concept is equipped with oval-shaped marker lights on the side.

As expected for an Infiniti luxury vehicle, the EX Concept is offers a comfortable and engaging interior ambience, with a combination of leather appointments and aluminum-alloy trims. Interior highlights include "wave-inspired" cabin layout, deep supportive seats, leather-appointed center console box, a wide LCD monitor and signature Infiniti analog clock on the instrument panel, and aluminum speaker door-side trim. The EX Concept also comes with a roomy rear cargo area combines designed with aluminum-alloy flooring with luggage rails.

Moreover, the Infiniti EX Concept features the innovative Lane Departure Prevention system and the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system. Both systems use a camera located behind the windshield of the vehicle to detect lane markers.

Meanwhile, powering the Infiniti EX Concept is a V6 engine, combined with a 5-speed automatic gearbox powering the vehicle's all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration.

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