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Infiniti EX35 small SUV

navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
Infinti is planning an entry level sportwagon to fit in under the FX35/FX45. It will be aimed at the small luxury SUV market which includes the BMW X3, 2007 Acura RDX, as well as the upcoming Land Rover Freelander. The story also says Cadillac may introduce something in this field below the SRX in 2008 as a 2009 model, called the BRX.

The CX25/CX35 will arrive in 2007 as a 2008 model.

It will have a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and a 3.5 liter V6.

Here's the story from Autoweek.

http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102712
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Comments

  • lexi4lifelexi4life Posts: 181
    This new vehicle looks really interesting but I'm not sure whether Infiniti will offer the CX25 in North America, since it "only" offers 175hp. It would be considered as a very cheap model by buyers because it's an inline 4 instead of a small 6 like what BMW offers with its X3. Also, I don't think Infiniti wants to lower its prices to compete too much with its own creator, Nissan, and their X-Trail (only available in Canada) or X-Terra.
  • unixxusunixxus Posts: 97
    Mazda announced in May that it will name its upcoming 2007 crossover vehicle CX-7, Nissan stated a few weeks later that its 2008 Infiniti entry level crossover vehicles will be called CX25 and CX35. I think this will cause some confusion in the general public. :confuse:
    http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/200505/0526e.html

    Automotive News / July 04, 2005
    LOS ANGELES -- Infiniti dealers will get a new entry-level sport wagon.

    Sources inside and outside the company say the vehicle will arrive in 2007 as a 2008 model. It will come in two versions, the CX25 and CX35.
  • thegriffonthegriffon Posts: 12
    The 2.5 is a V6, the VQ25, produced in three versions, the VQ25DE producing 186 PS (DIN) in the Elgrand luxury van, the VQ25DD (direct injection) producing 215 PS in the Skyline/Stagea and the turbo VQ25DET producing more than Nissan likes to advertise in Japan (over 280 PS), probably around 300 hp.
  • mrrytemrryte Posts: 10
    Unfortunately, the most likely scenario will be that the marketing & accounting gurus at Infiniti will utilize the 2.5 QR25DE engine here in the US since it's already in 3-4 Nissan Vehicles, but if it they do put a 2.5 V6 in it, that would be so sweet.... :shades:
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    Infiniti Will Add Small SUV to Compete with BMW X3

    A report in Automotive News confirms the long rumored addition of a small SUV to the Infiniti lineup. The upscale arm of Nissan Motor Co. will add a compact sport-ute to its offerings in the near future, the report says, with the X3 cited as the chief competitor for the new vehicle. The new sport-ute would be positioned below Infiniti's popular FX35/FX45 SUVs. Infiniti may also get a version of the Nissan GT-R concept shown last week at the Tokyo Motor Show.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    I already created a thread about this issue back in July I think - it will be called the Infiniti CX25/CX35.

    Why don't you merge these discussions?
  • Since I first saw the teaser info on this vehicle, I thought it just might become my next car. I currently own a 2001 2wd QX4 that I purchased a couple of years ago. I am interested in any info that people may come across regarding this future vehicle. I'm thinking it might be the perfect blend of infinit quality with subaru-like functionality.

    Also, anyone know the lowdown on which year it's coming out? Most info indicated that it will be available in late 2007 as a 2008 vehicle. However, the edmunds future vehicle section has it available in late 2006 as a 2007 model year vehicle.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I may be interested, but I need 3 rows of seats.

    Otherwise, it'd compliment my I35 perfectly.
  • fellyfelly Posts: 16
    I don't see the point of building an SUV that can be smaller than the FX35/45? It doesn't make much sense to me. How much smaller can it be?
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    Lol, you're kinda right about that. The Fx35/45 only seat 5, and have little cargo room.

    The new CX will probably be a couple of inches smaller in size, and price, and the engine will be smaller. The thrills of an FX in a smaller and cheaper package.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    Lol, you're kinda right about that. The Fx35/45 only seat 5, and have little cargo room.

    The new CX will probably be a couple of inches smaller in size, and price, and the engine will be smaller. The thrills of an FX in a slightly smaller and cheaper package.
  • extech2extech2 Posts: 120
    The June 07 Motor Trend on page 25 has a good photo of the upcoming Infinity EX 25 / EX 35.
    Engines available are a 3.5 V6 and a 2.5 liter four cylinder. The June Car and Driver carries the same photo. Estimated arrival should be the end of 2007. Looks like the Acura RDX will get a better-looking brother.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    Nissan Rogue may share the platform, but it would be a mistake to offer a 4 cylinder.

    Beautiful ride, doh! ;) Should be quite the sensation, especially back in NYC.

    DrFill
  • twaintwain Posts: 185
    I agree. To justify the premium price for the Infiniti, it should be V6 only. And the Rogue should be 4cyl only.

    I'd like the Infiniti :) but the Rogue fits my "less is more" philosophy better and my pocketbook.

    Nissan probably should have kept the Altima a 4cyl and left the V6 to the Maxima. IMO, who needs a Maxima when there's an Altima V6?
  • mematimemati Posts: 3
    Anybody seen a spyshot yet? This thing should be somewhere out there for testing...Also any idea about the price range?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I disagree on the four-cylinder part; the 4-cylinder model brings down the price of entry and offers people who want luxury but don't want to shell out big bucks for gasoline an option.

    Then again, I've always thought a G25 wouldn't be a bad idea either, so I guess I am partial to the 4 cylinder models :blush:
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,147
    I'd love to know the approximate size of this thing and what engine options it will have. Will it just be an EX35? How about an EX37? Or even a *gasp* EX45! woohoo! :)

    I'd like to see a 3500-lb 300-hp AWD miniature version of the FX35, personally. It would be a top contender for my money, personally. Maybe 3500 lbs is asking too much, but DEFINITELY less than 4k. I'd want it to run to 60 in 6.5 secs or less, so whatever they need to do to make that happen, do it! :)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    I feel you on the gas, but a $30k 4-cylinder SUV is a tough sell, no? Not many cleaning up in the market at this time.

    The EX should look almost EXACTLY like the concept, even offer the giant chrome wheels!

    Infiniti has shown that they can bring the thunder from Auto Show to Showroom. I am confident they can get it done.

    Without a flagship, a solid mid-size SUV hit is very important.

    DrFill
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