Infiniti reveals FX35

Infiniti reveals FX35

We saw the new FX50 hit the web just a short while ago, but news of the FX50's smaller-motored sibling was suspiciously absent - leading many to speculate an all-new 3.7L FX37 was coming. Unfortunately for displacement-heads, that's not the case. Still, the motor shared with the G35 sedan provides plenty of power for daily duties.

Easing 303hp from its 3.5L V6, the FX35 comes up only 87hp short of its 5.0L V8 brother. Both come standard with seven-speed automatic that can optionally be fitted with magnesium paddle shifters. While the FX50 is AWD-only, the FX35 is also available in RWD, and all models get advanced double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspensions for excellent car-like handling despite the more SUV-like propensities of their appearance.

Interior touches include an 11-speaker Bose sound system, intelligent cruise control and an 'Around-View Monitor System' that lets the driver see the perimeter of the vehicle through an on-board display of cameras strategically mounted around the vehicle.

Sales of the pair of new FXs start in June 2008 in the U.S. and Canada. Strangely, Infiniti has launched a FX37 in Europe with the new 320hp 3.7L V6 engine from the G37 coupe. There's no word if this model will ever replace its less powerful North American cousin.

2009 Infiniti FX35

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