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|Infiniti EX (J50)|
|Also called||Nissan Skyline Crossover (Japan)
Infiniti QX50 (2014-present)
|Designer||Tadayoshi Iida (2005)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||compact executive/entry-level luxury crossover|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan FM platform|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic with manual mode
|Wheelbase||110.2 in (2,799 mm)|
|Length||182.3 in (4,630 mm)|
|Width||71.0 in (1,803 mm)|
|Height||2008 & 2012-Present: 61.9 in (1,572 mm)
2009-2011: 62.6 in (1,590 mm)
The Infiniti EX is a compact executive/entry-level luxury crossover. It is based on the same FM platform as the Infiniti G, M, and FX models. The EX is the marque's entry-level crossover and slots below the FX.
The EX lacks the ruggedness and practicality usually featured in crossover utility vehicles, and has been considered more of a sport luxury hatchback.
First generation (J50, 2007–)
Infiniti EX Concept (2007)
It was a concept vehicle including AVM system, LDP system, V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), integrated fog lights, distinctive LED taillights and "dynamic arch" profile.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2007 New York Auto Show.
The production model EX35 was revealed in 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Production of the EX35 began in 2007 and was released as a 2008 model in North America. The EX35 was offered with a 297 hp (221 kW) 3.5 L V6 (VQ35HR) until is was rebadged in 2013 as EX37 with a 325 hp (242 kW) 3.7 L V6 (VQ37VHR). For the 2014 model year, Infiniti again rebadged all of its models renaming the EX37 as QX50.
Infiniti has launched a new 3.0-liter V6 (V9X) diesel engine that will power the EX, FX and M models. The V6 engine delivers a total of 240 hp (179 kW) and a peak torque of 550 N·m (410 lb·ft). The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It was launched in the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
The brand entered the European market with new 3.0-litre V6 diesel. The engine, the first in the brand’s 20-year history. It will initially available in the EX and FX crossovers, and later in the Infiniti M sedan. The engine produces 238 hp (177 kW) and 500 N·m (370 lb·ft) of torque and is to be compliant with forthcoming Euro 5 emission legislation.
The VQ25HR V6 engine delivers 235 hp (175 kW) and peak torque of 253 N·m (187 lb·ft). The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It was launched at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The EX25 Crossover is currently marketed only in China, Russia and Ukraine.
|EX25||2010-||2.5L V6 24-valve (VQ25HR)||235 hp (175 kW), 194 lb·ft (263 N·m) @ 4,800 rpm|
|EX37||2008-||3.7L V6 24-valve (VQ37VHR)||320 hp (239 kW), 270 lb·ft (370 N·m) @ 5,200 rpm|
|EX35||2007-||3.5L V6 24-valve (VQ35HR)||297 hp (221 kW), 262 lb·ft (355 N·m) @ 6,800 rpm|
|EX30d||2010-||3.0L V6 24-valve (V9X)||240 hp (175 kW), 406 lb-ft (500 Nm) @ 2,501 rpm|
The Infiniti EX35 produces 0-60 mph times of 5.8 - 6.2 seconds. The quarter mile is 14.6 seconds at 98 miles per hour (158 km/h), and top speed (Gov. limit) is 144 mph (232 km/h). 70 mph (110 km/h) - 0 braking is a 166 feet (51 m). Roadholding is .83g.
- The Infiniti EX is the first production automobile to offer an Around View Monitor (AVM), which utilizes small front, side and rear-mounted cameras to give the driver a "top-down view" of the outside of the vehicle while parking - helping to reduce blind spots while parking.
- The EX is also one of the first production automobiles to feature "Scratch Shield, " a special "self-healing" clearcoat paint. The paint self-repairs fine scratches, such as fingernail scratches under door handles, restoring the EX's surface close to the original state. The process, which takes anywhere from one day to one week (depending on the surrounding temperature and the depth of the scratch), is accomplished through the use of a special highly elastic resin. This resin is combined with a conventional clearcoat to increase the paint's flexibility and strength by raising the resin density.
- The EX becomes the second Infiniti production vehicle, following the 2008 Infiniti M series, to offer the Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system. This utilizes the electronic stability control system to help assist the driver in maintaining lane position by applying gentle brake pressure on each wheel individually to generate intended movement. This system does not "drive" the vehicle back into the intended lane, but sounds an alert and nudges the vehicle in the correct direction when lane departure is detected.
- Joseph, Noah (2009-04-16). "Nissan Skyline Crossover in Japan". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- Nunez, Alex (2007-04-04). "New York Auto Show: Infiniti EX Concept debuts". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- Nunez, Alex (2007-08-16). "Officially Official: 2008 Infiniti EX35 Revealed". Autoblog. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- Neff, John (2008-02-25). "Infiniti kicks off Euro invasion with 325 hp EX37". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "2008 Infiniti EX35 AWD Journey - Road Test". CarAndDriver.com.
- "Around View Monitor". blogs at cars.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Lane Departure Prevention". Nissan. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "2009 Infiniti EX35 Review". Automoblog.net.
- Official Infiniti USA site
- Official Infiniti USA EX homepage
- Official European site
- Official Infiniti UK site EX37 homepage
|Infiniti, a division of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., road car timeline, 1990–present|
|Entry-level||G20||G20||G35||G25 / G35 / G37||Q50|
|Mid-size||I30||I30 / I35|
|J30||M45||M35 / M45||M37 / M56 (Q70)|
|Compact Crossover||EX35 / EX37 (QX50)|
|Mid-size Crossover||JX35 (QX60)|
|FX35 / FX45||FX35 / FX37 / FX50 (QX70)|
|Full-size SUV||QX56||QX56 (QX80)|