Luxury car brand Infiniti has landed in South Africa and currently offers five models to the South African car market. The EX is Infinitiís compact performance SUV that incorporates cross-coupe styling with notable safety technology and high performance engine capability.
Infiniti EX Compact SUV Ė Specifications and Features
The Infiniti EX is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol range comprises the EX37 GT and the EX GT Premium models which feature a 3.7-litre V6 engine that produces 235kW at 7 000rpm with a torque figure of 360Nm at 5 200rpm. The petrol version is capable of 100km/h in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 240km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 11.3 litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 288g/km.
The diesel option is available as the EX30d across three models namely the EX, EX GT and the EX GT Premium and is fitted with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel unit. Power is rated at 175kW available at 3 750rpm with a maximum torque figure of 550Nm at 1 750rpm. The EX30d will accelerate to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 221km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.5-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 224g/km. While on the open road, fuel consumption will drop to 7.2-litres/100km with a cruising range of 1100km.
Both the petrol and diesel engines are coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) mode.
Exterior and Interior Styling
The styling of the EX SUV takes on distinct coupe styling seen in the long bonnet and tapering roofline. The signature double-arch grille complements the xenon headlights finished with chrome trim. LED tail-lights and an integrated spoiler define the rear end. The low roofline and soft body contours complete the EXís styling.
The interior is luxurious and fitted with quality fittings. Leather upholstery is fitted as standard on the GT and GT Premium models. Controls have been carefully placed around the driver for maximum comfort. Split-folding rear seats offer ample storage space as well as an additional 45-litre under-floor storage compartment.
Standard safety features across the EX range include ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and six airbags. ISOFIX child seat mountings and active head rests are also included.
The EX30d GT Premium models include Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Infinitiís Around View Monitor (AVM).
Infiniti EX Compact SUV Price
|Infiniti EX30d - Standard||R595 000|
|Infiniti EX37 GT||R626 000|
|Infiniti EX30d GT||R635 870|
|Infiniti EX37 GT Premium||R667 406|
|Infiniti EX30d GT Premium||R677 276|
All models include a 5-year/100 000km maintenance plan and a 3-year/100 000km warranty with roadside assistance as standard.