2012 Infiniti FX: Ch-Ch-Changes
Infiniti’s latest-generation FX SUV hasn’t set the world on fire over the past few years despite a terrific powertrain and high-end interior. Perhaps the strange, shark-like styling had something to do with it.
For 2012, Infiniti has adjusted the look of the front end … but that’s about it. Besides the new grille, bumper and surrounding bodywork not much has changed for 2012.
You still get the same engine choices — a 303-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 or 390-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 — both teamed to a seven-speed automatic. The FX35’s base model has rear-wheel drive; the rest of the lineup is all-wheel drive.
Prices have increased for 2012. The 2011 base FX cost $42,600 and the 2012 FX base now starts at $43,450, not including an $895 destination charge. The 2012 FX50’s price has increased to $59,350 from $57,600 for the 2011 model. Infiniti hasn’t announced what features have been added to the 2012 FX50. The 2011 FX50 came standard with a navigation system and other features that were optional on the FX35.
There is also a new FX35 Limited Edition that costs $51,550. It has all-wheel drive and a number of option packages similar to the FX50. It comes in a unique exterior color, Iridium Blue, with unique 21-inch wheels and other exterior touches such as tinted headlights, air vents and trim pieces.
The 2012 FX goes on sale in October. Full pricing and option packages are listed below along with more photos.