Nissan, plans on having a new Crossover SUV for their Infiniti division, called the JX, with a concept version to be unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in August, and a production version is to be unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The JX is said to seat seven people, which then rivals the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML Class, Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Highlander, Ford Flex, Lexus GX 460, and the Chevrolet Tahoe.
The only official evidence that currently exists of this car as of now is a teaser sketch, and that the JX will be produced in America, at the plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, along with the Nissan Rogue, Nissan Leaf. The JX is the only Infiniti that is build solely outside of Japan.
Though only a sketch has been unveiled to the public, some spy photos of a prototype of the JX have surfaced on the Internet about a month ago, showing a farily large SUV that resembles the current EX and FX but a bit more sporty looking and of course, a bit larger, but also, it’s a bit smaller then the mighty QX, which is said to be their full-size model.
While it appears to be similar to the other SUVs by Infiniti, a rumor that it will also have the same engines, such as the 3.5L V6 and the 5L V8, that is seen in the current FX. Based on the spied prototype and the sketch, the car appears to be based from the Infiniti Essence concept car.
The reasoning of the JX is probably a more efficient and versatility, that also happens to be a bit easier to drive, then the somewhat larger QX, but the QX shares it’s chassis with the Nissan Patrol and the JX is possiblybased to the FM chassis, same as the EX and FX, or it could be an all new chassis.
The plans for the JX is that it’s to go on sale spring of next year, as 2012 models, prices are still unknown and pricing information should be released around the time of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.