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Postby AZhitman » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:30 pm

Infiniti intends to compete with the BMW X3 in the 2008 model year with a smaller V-6 and possibly four-cylinder counterpart to its FX35/45 crossover.

Named CX25, for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder version that'll be the volume seller in Europe, and CX35, for the hotter 3.5-liter V-6 version expected to take most sales in the U.S., the CX will share many of the FX's bold styling cues.

It's been rumored that it will be built on a shortened next-generation FM front mid-engine platform. The versatile FM underpins FX35/45, M35/45, G35, Nissan 350Z, and the next Skyline GT-R.

However, there is a new Nissan platform currently in the works underpinning the Actic concept, but it remains to be seen whether this will be the new G / Z / FX platform as well or a second platform.



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Postby Nowhere » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:43 pm



.bmp......

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Postby Jesda » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:05 pm

Its like a Lexus RX that doesnt look like crap!

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Postby Jesda » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:39 pm

Also, Mazda seems to have dibs on the CX badge.

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Postby audtatious » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:43 pm

Well, both Infiniti and BMW have "M" series cars (altho there was some mud slinging I believe). I'm sure Mazda having CX badges would not stop Nissan from coming out with them anyway.

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Postby Jesda » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:44 am

Except...

The M badge is reserved for performance tuned BMWs of any variety, including roadsters, coupes, and sedans. The Infiniti use of M is currently only for a midsize sedan.

The Mazda and Infiniti CX vehicles are both wagon-car-van-SUV-whatever types of cars. Thats like having an Infiniti Escalade.

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:54 am

That is a good point. Will be interesting to see if Infiniti goes for it and, if so, how it plays out.

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Postby Jesda » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:04 pm

Well, here's the Mazda CX-7, on dealer lots right now:http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWe...hcp=1


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Postby MinisterofDOOM » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:05 am

I'm actually really disappointed in the Mazda CX line.I've never been one for small SUVs, but I don't really dislike the Murano. I expected to like Mazda's just as much...but they're extra bland looking. Yeah, the direct injection turbo powerplants are cool...but not near cool enough to make them worth buying.

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Postby FarFetched » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:17 pm

Yeah! Like we need another CUTE SPORT UTE. I believe it is the "who can make the worst looking CUTE-UTE" contest!Have you seen Acura new CUTE-UTE? What an ugly POS!BMW X3 is the ugliest of all!




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Postby AZhitman » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:51 am

Having my doubts as to whether this thing will actually transpire...

If it does, I'd bet it'll be the qashqai concept, which you can see elsewhere here on NICO.

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Postby theman631 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:42 pm

bump

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Postby audtatious » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:13 pm

AZhitman wrote:Having my doubts as to whether this thing will actually transpire...

If it does, I'd bet it'll be the qashqai concept, which you can see elsewhere here on NICO.
Or the Rogue concept being shown in January

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Postby gniknave » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:53 pm

I'm hearing that this isn't going to happen. And if it does it won't be the "CX" due to Mazda's use of that trademark. Also, the FX and X3 seat very similar. I think it would be pointless for Infiniti do do a smaller SUV than the FX, because it would be smaller than the X3 as well. It makes sense for Nissan to go the smaller SUV direction though.

I know Infiniti has plans for the new G Coupe for the 2008 model year, but supposedly they have plans for 3 new models that year (including the G coupe).I expect them to fill the $25k range price point they voided with the departure of the I35 & G20.

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Postby Jesda » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:38 pm

I hope they continue moving upscale and avoid 20-28k vehicles.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:33 am

Agreed. The G20 broke them into the market, but it was a car intended to "draw" people up out of Sentras and into J30's and Q45's.

Those days are past.

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Postby Jesda » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:20 am

Usurped by Mazda, they're going to call it the EX now.

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:00 am

The Honda guys will love that...

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Postby GixxerSteve » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:33 am

Infiniti EX Concept - Auto Shows

Honey, they shrunk the FX: A 90-percent-accurate look at the 2008 Infiniti EX35.BY STEVE SILER, March 2007

The 2007 New York auto show presents the first-ever public viewing of the Infiniti EX concept, a roughly 90-percent-accurate look at the upcoming 2008 Infiniti EX35 crossover vehicle scheduled to make its debut sometime this fall. More of a ground hugger than the Acura RDX but by no means a station wagon, the EX uses a shorter version of Nissan/Infiniti’s ubiquitous FM-platform and suggests that there are still more ways to skin an SUV.

Looking not a little but a lot like the Infiniti’s “bionic cheetah” FX, only a couple sizes smaller, the EX concept shares its big brother’s dramatic proportions, created by slim windows, exaggerated wheels, and a tall hood leading into a high beltline. Setting the EX apart—at least until the FX’s replacement comes around to copy it—is its dipping-coke-bottle character line just above the door handles, as well as the complex interplay of surfaces around the mirrors. Quite cool.

The EX’s all-glass roof adds light to the tight but beautifully sculpted interior, which boasts incredibly comfortable-looking seats and breathtaking materials. Features that we know will make it to production are the Around View Monitor and Lane Departure Prevention. The Around View Monitor system utilizes front, side, and rear-mounted cameras to help with the trivialities of parking; the Lane Departure Prevention system beefs up Infiniti’s currently available Lane Departure Warning System by actively pulsing the brakes to alert the driver if he or she is drifting out of the lane.

We’re pretty sure we won’t like that latter feature, but we’ll reserve judgment until we drive it later this year. Power will come from a derivative of the same 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 306 horsepower in the G35 sedan, mated to a five-speed automatic with manumatic control. All-wheel drive will be standard.






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Postby GixxerSteve » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:41 am

Around View Monitor video!

The front camera is pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpXU-MgChBE


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Postby GixxerSteve » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:44 am

One more thing, this topic should really be renamed "Welcome to the Infiniti EX forum!", since that is the actual name. Infiniti changed the name to EX to avoid legal issues with Mazda's CX-7.

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Postby AZhitman » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:53 am

Yep - We're working on the new page now... See InfinitiCX.com

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Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:17 pm

Wow...I like it!Infiniti is MUCH better at making their SUVs look good with carlike front ends than other automakers (see Lexus GX470).

I like the tail lights, too. I hope they don't change on the production model.

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Postby Jesda » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:44 pm

Its going to have the same liquid crystal glass roof as in the Maybach, where you can go from clear to opaque at the touch of a button. Very cool.

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Postby AZhitman » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:01 pm

THat's badass technology.

BTW, if I knew what I was doing, I had the idea for that in 4th grade... I even wrote it up as a science project.

I got the idea from calculator LCD screens - "Why couldn't you make car windows out of that material, apply current, and darken your windows?"

Coulda been rich, lol...

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Postby gniknave » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:41 pm

I wonder how much smaller the EX will be than the FX. I had a lot of people look past the FX because of it's lack of interior volume. If the EX is that much smaller, then it might not be the success they hope for. But it is very good looking! Though it does look kinda B9 Tribec-ish in the back...


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