Times of Oman
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Infiniti FX design a cut above the rest
November 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM
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Muscat: The Infiniti FX has started to create a lot of buzz amongst car fanatics and aficionados. The iconic FX does not just look sporty but it has been engineered and designed to feel that way on the road. The SUV comes loaded with standard equipment and offers versatility while driving on or off-road. The new design has an aggressive new front grille and fascia as well as a new 20-inch wheel design and an updated instrument cluster.

Shiro Nakamura, the man responsible for giving shape to iconic Infiniti vehicles recently teamed up with Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel to create a high-powered version of Infiniti's FX crossover. With its sleek and sporty performance, the Infiniti FX is undoubtedly a cut above the rest from its contemporaries. Another plus is the abundance of technology and safety oriented gadgetry included in it.

The Infiniti FX is available in two new colours, iridium blue and graphite shadow, well-liked by the Omani youth. Infiniti FX is available with a choice of a 390-horsepower 5.0-litre 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) or with a 303-horsepower 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 engine.

Both engines are paired with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive shift control. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available on FX35 and a standard on FX50.

Although Japanese car design was once considered practical and user-defined, Infiniti would suggest that the emphasis has now suddenly become more cutting-edge with a focus on state-of-the-art design. Nakamura-san is regarded as one of the most influential automobile designers of his day.

The FX interior provides a warm, inviting environment, highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating and advanced audio, navigation (including Arabic language support and direction of Makkah feature).

Shiro Nakamura comments, "I would rather be inspired than influenced." Nakamura-san's designs for life, with his design concept he offers a vision of emotionally rewarding driving experience and one that is always true to itself. Throughout the Infiniti FX, stunning style balances with versatility to compose a seamless whole. Bold design and visionary engineering together created the Infiniti FX, defined by stylish lines and shimmering materials and at the same time being optimally functional and efficient.

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