Introduced in 2007, the Infiniti EX is a compact luxury crossover SUV that marked a significant milestone in Infiniti's product range. Launched by Infiniti, Nissan's luxury vehicle division, the EX is based on the FM platform, shared with the iconic Infiniti G series and the larger FX. This SUV elegantly blends the driving dynamics of a luxury sedan with the practicality and utility of an SUV, positioning itself as a choice offering for customers in the compact luxury SUV segment.
The first-generation Infiniti EX came equipped with a potent 3.5-liter V6 engine that churned out 297 horsepower. In 2011, it received an upgrade to a 3.7-liter V6, producing 325 horsepower, in the EX37 variant. This change resulted in a significant increase in performance and a more refined driving experience.
The engine was paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, providing smooth gear shifts and excellent power delivery. An Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system was optional, offering improved traction and stability in various road and weather conditions.
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The luxurious interior was outfitted with leather upholstery, heated front seats with power adjustments, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a high-quality sound system. Higher trim levels offered additional amenities such as a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and a lane departure warning system, further enhancing the EX's status as a luxury crossover.
Since its introduction, the Infiniti EX has posted steady sales figures, particularly in the North American market where the demand for compact luxury SUVs is high. However, it often fell behind larger and more established competitors in terms of annual sales figures.
Throughout its production run, the EX maintained its appeal and relevance, offering a blend of performance, luxury, and practicality. Its strong sales performance was further bolstered by the introduction of the redesigned QX50, the successor to the EX, with its advanced variable-compression turbocharged engine and more spacious interior.