To be called the Infiniti FX30d, the four variant range joins the FX petrol V6 and V8 models in a new look line-up for 2010 – and at prices that are virtually identical to equivalent V6 petrol models. The FX30d costs from £45,150, just £200 more than the equivalent FX37 petrol model, and available in both luxury GT and more sporting S guises.
With more torque than even the petrol V8 of the FX50, the FX’s sports credentials are enhanced in the FX30dS model which puts the emphasis firmly on driver appeal. The S spec diesel includes 21-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, sports suspension and Rear Active Steering (RAS) – the first time this incisive handling technology has been available in the FX range on anything other than the FX50 flagship.
The FX30d’s engine provides an exceptional breadth of capability. With 238 PS (235 bhp), the power output is among the highest of single-turbo V6 diesel engines. The turbocharger is mounted in the V of the engine which is set at an unusual 65 degree angle to the benefit of balance, reliability as well as packaging efficiency.
The 2010 GT, in either FX30d diesel or FX37 petrol forms, comes fully equipped as standard with paddle-shift 7-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch light alloy wheels, glass sunroof, and more.
The S derivatives ramp up the sporting appeal with powered front sports seats, Continuous Damping Control (CDC) shock absorbers, 21-inch alloy wheels and, on the diesel S and 5.0-litre V8 petrol only, Rear Active Steering (RAS), which enhances both stability and agility. To distinguish the S, the model comes with smoked-glass headlamps and dark chrome exterior air vent and sill strip.
The new Premium grade enhances both GT and S models with features which are often unavailable in rivals. Safety is a particular focus, reinforcing the FX’s highest-possible five-star ranking in the EuroNCAP crash tests. Both GT Premium and S Premium versions of FX30d and FX37 are equipped with key elements of Infiniti’s innovative Safety Shield technology such as Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with full speed range, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).
Prices for the full range of 2010 FX30d models are as follows:
FX30d GT £45,150
FX30d GT Premium £49,680
FX30d S £47,200
FX30d S Premium £51,730
The full range of both petrol and diesel-powered FX models is now available to order from an Infiniti Centre.