21 May 2010

Infiniti EX

Infiniti torques up its second diesel

21 May 2010 - Infiniti has only just announced the prices of its first diesel, the FX30d. Now it is the turn of its second: de EX30d which costs £35,975. Despite more engine torque than even Infiniti's potent petrol V8, the EX30d delivers more miles per gallon and emits less CO2 than the petrol EX models. The diesel models can be identified by a reprofiled front bumper with extra air intakes to meet the different cooling requirements of the new engine. The new diesel Infiniti EX models for 2010 are available from Infiniti Centres from July.

Uniquely, the V6 features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block – a weight-saving solution that also provides one of the EX30d's greatest strengths – its refinement. It has even been tuned to sound like a sporting petrol engine.

Infiniti EX

Headline numbers include:

  • 550 Nm (406 lb ft) of torque at 1750 rpm
  • 33.2 mpg on the combined cycle
  • 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds
  • 137 mph top speed
  • 224 g/km of CO2 emissions with standard seven-speed automatic transmission

The EX30d is complemented in the newly expanded EX line-up by the more luxury oriented EX30d GT model and Infiniti's new top grade, GT Premium, which is available in the EX range for the first time. Introduced in response to customer demand, GT Premium models include the brand's most sophisticated new safety and convenience features as standard.

Like the petrol variants, every EX diesel is well equipped. The entry EX30d comes as standard with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) 7-speed automatic transmission, active torque distribution all-wheel drive, Xenon cornering headlights, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, Scratch Shield self-healing paint, electrically adjustable front seats, power-fold rear seats, cruise control and a 7-speaker audio system with 6-CD changer, MP3 decoder, Aux-In and Bluetooth for mobile connectivity.

Infiniti EX

The EX30d GT adds leather upholstery, 10-way power driver's seat with memory, 8-way power front passenger seat, electrically adjustable steering column, heated front seats, rear air conditioning vent and a jacket hanger.

The new EX GT Premium, available in both EX30 diesel (£41,220) and EX37 petrol (£41,080) forms, combines the features of the GT with technology from Infiniti's Safety Shield program, such as Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with full speed range, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), and Forward Collision Warning (FCW), to which is added the Connectiviti+ infotainment package.

ICC ensures a safe distance to the car in front while the cruise control is operating. When cruise control is off – the majority of the time for most drivers – a combination of IBA and FCW remains constantly on alert, not just warning the driver of insufficient distance to the vehicle in front but pre-loading the powerful all-disc braking system in readiness for an emergency stop, should that become necessary.

Infiniti EX

Prices for the full range of 2010 EX models are as follows:

  • EX37 £36,275
  • EX30d £35,975
  • EX37 GT £37,605
  • EX30d GT £37,305
  • EX37 GT Premium £41,080
  • EX30d GT Premium £41,220