Infiniti South Africa has launched its new EX compact SUV in South Africa. The EX offers a sporty SUV design matched with luxury and powerful engines to provide an elegant and stylish offering in the compact SUV segment.
Infiniti EX Compact SUV – Specifications and Features
Two engine variants are available in the EX range and Intelligent all-wheel drive systems are fitted on all models in the range. The EX30d is fitted with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine and is available across three model grades namely the EX, EX GT and the EX GT Premium. This engine produces 175kW at 3 750rpm with a maximum torque figure of 550Nm available from 1 750rpm. Acceleration to 100km/h is achieved in 7.9 seconds and the EX30d will reach a top speed of 221km/h. The combine fuel consumption figure for the EX30d is 8.5-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 224g/km. Fuel consumption is reduced to 7.2-litres/100km on the open road with a cruising range of up to 1 100km.
The petrol powered EX37 GT and GT Premium models are fitted with a 3.7-litre V6 engine that produces 235kW at 7 000rpm with a maximum torque figure of 360Nm available at 5 200rpm. Acceleration to 100km/h for this variant will take 6.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 240km/h. This engine features Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) which contributes to a combined fuel consumption figure of 11.3-litres/km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 288g/km.
Both engine variants are fitted with a 7-speed automatic transmission with a Drive Sport (DS) mode. The DS mode locks out the two top gears and allows for manual shift control for a more spirited driving experience.
Exterior and Interior Styling
The Infiniti EX exhibits the stance of a compact SUV while incorporating coupe-like styling and proportions into its design. The double-arch grille blends in with the smooth contours of the body and is accented by complexly-shaped xenon headlamps. Chrome detailing is used around the glasshouse, forming a strong character line towards the rear C-pillar. At the rear, the EX features LED tail lights and an integrated spoiler. The EX rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and the rear windows feature privacy glass.
The interior is luxurious and features a ‘sculpted-out cockpit’ that is orientated towards the driver for relaxed and comfortable driving. Leather upholstery fitted all-round and is standard on the GT and GT Premium models. In the diesel range, luggage space is increased with a 45-litre under-floor compartment. For larger loads, the EX’s split-folding rear seats can be remotely lowered or raised at the push of a button.
Standard safety features across the EX range include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mountings and active head rests.
The EX30d GT Premium adds Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Infiniti’s Around View Monitor (AVM).
Infiniti EX Compact SUV - Price
|Infiniti EX30d Standard||R595 000|
|Infiniti EX30d GT Grade||R635 870|
|Infiniti EX30d GT Premium||R677 276|
|Infiniti EX37 GT Grade||R626 000|
|Infiniti EX37 GT Premium||R667 406|
All Infiniti vehicles include a 3-year/100 00km warranty, 5-year/100 000km maintenance plan and 24/7 roadside assistance.