Infiniti EX

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Infiniti EX (QX50)
2008 Infiniti EX35 -- NHTSA.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Nissan Motor Company
Also called Nissan Skyline Crossover (Japan)[1]
Infiniti QX50 (2014-present)
Production 2007–
Model years 2008-
Designer Tadayoshi Iida (2005)[2]
Body and chassis
Class entry-level luxury crossover
Body style 5-door crossover
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Nissan FM platform
Related Infiniti FX
Infiniti G37
Infiniti M
Nissan 370Z
Powertrain
Engine

Petrol
3.5 L V6 VQ35HR 297 hp (221 kW)
3.7 L V6 VQ37VHR 320 hp (239 kW)
2.5 L V6 VQ25HR 235 hp (175 kW)
Diesel
3.0 L V6 V9X 240 hp (179 kW)

Transmission 5-speed automatic with manual mode
7-speed automatic
Dimensions
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 an 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.[3]

First generation (2007–)[edit]

Infiniti EX Concept (2007)[edit]

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.[4]

EX35[edit]

The production model EX35 was revealed in 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,[5] followed by Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul.[6]

North American model of the EX35 went on sale in December 2007 as a 2008 model year vehicle. 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.

South Korean model went on sale in 2008-01-24 as 2008 model year vehicle.

EX37[edit]

Infiniti EX37

The Infiniti EX is sold as the EX37 in the European market. It debuted in Fall 2008. Japanese versions are badged as the Nissan Skyline Crossover.[7]

EX30d[edit]

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.

EX25[edit]

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.

Engines[edit]

Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
EX25 2010-present 2.5L V6 24-valve (VQ25HR) 235 hp (175 kW), 194 lb·ft (263 N·m) @ 4,800 rpm
EX37 2013-present 3.7L V6 24-valve (VQ37VHR) 325 hp (242 kW), 267 lb·ft (362 N·m) @ 5,200 rpm
EX35 2007-2012 3.5L V6 24-valve (VQ35HR) 297 hp (221 kW), 253 lb·ft (343 N·m) @ 6,800 rpm
EX30d 2010-present 3.0L V6 24-valve (V9X) 240 hp (175 kW), 406 lb-ft (500 Nm) @ 2,501 rpm

Transmissions[edit]

Model Years Type
EX35 2007-2010 5-speed automatic
EX35 2011- 7-speed automatic
EX37 2008- 7-speed automatic
EX30d 2010- 7-speed automatic

Transmissions include manual shift mode that includes the option of sequentially selected manual gearshifts and Downshift Rev Matching (DRM).

Drive configuration[edit]

U.S. models include a choice of RWD or ATTESA E-TS AWD. Models sold in Canada, Europe include ATTESA E-TS AWD as standard.

Performance[edit]

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.[8]

Features[edit]

  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[5]
  • The EX becomes the second Infiniti production vehicle, following the 2008 Infiniti M series, to offer the Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system.[10] 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.[11]

QX50[edit]

QX50 (2013-)[edit]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Nanjing Auto Show.[12]

Middle East models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicle. Early models include VQ37VHR 3.7-litre V6 (326PS) engine with all wheel drive, 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), and Adaptive Shift Control.[13]

QX50L (2014-)[edit]

China model was set to go on sale in 2014.[14]

Engines[15][16][edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
3.7 AWD (320PS) 2013?- 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR) 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp)@7000, 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)@5200
3.7 AWD (326PS) 2013?- 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp)@7000, 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)@5200
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
3.0d AWD 2013?- 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 turbo (V9X) 238 PS (175 kW; 235 hp)@3750, 550 N·m (406 lb·ft)@1750

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
3.7 AWD (320PS) 2013?- electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
3.7 AWD (326PS) 2013?- electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
3.0d AWD 2013?- electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode

Production[edit]

Production of the Chinese models of QX50L at Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province was set to begin in 2014.[17][18][19]

Marketing[edit]

Infiniti QX50L was used as the actors' official passenger vehicle for the Where Are We Going? Dad (爸爸去哪儿) television series.[20][21]

See also[edit]

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