Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Infiniti FX30d S Premium

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Infiniti FX30d S Premium

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Byline: Patrick James

THE usual question when pulling up in one of Infiniti's startling looking motors is: "What is it?".

The reply is usually met with a blank stare. Infiniti is only just becoming familiar in this country, having been hugely popular for many years in America.

They are big cars and come with a big price, but you do get plenty for your cash, including four-wheeldrive and a host of standard equipment that puts rivals in the shade.

Every model has climate control, Bluetooth, leather seats, rear view camera, keyless entry, bi-xenon lights and a powered tailgate.

Top spec models get a level of technology on board that you're lucky to get on the options list of some similarly-priced cars. Price: PS>Mechanical: >2,993cc, 6cyl driving four 7-speed Max speed: >0-62mph: >Combined >Insurance >CO2 emissions: >BiK rating: >Warranty: >miles There are cameras to the front and rear, as well as on the door mirrors, which give the driver an impressive all-round view of the car's extremities on the central screen in the cabin.

This model offers a range of petrol and diesel engines, none of which are exactly frugal, but all are refined and powerful.

The bonnet is nearly as long as some city cars and is all curves and power bulges, reaching back to a large cabin where it takes on an almost coupe styling and on to one of the best looking rear ends in the business which houses slim, but attractive light cluster and twin exhausts that give a clue to the power of the vehicle.

The powerful stance is further enhanced by huge 21-inch wheels, privacy glass and polished roof rails. On top of that, all Infinitis also feature 'healing' paint that self repairs small scratches - all very clever.

238ps, diesel engine wheels via gearbox 132mph seconds mpg: 31.4 group: 47 238g/km 35% 3yrs/60,000 The styling is eye-catching whatever your view and that is part of the attraction. It all comes at a price, Infinitis are not cheap to buy or run, but do offer something a little different.

That attraction is mirrored inside with a cabin that combines pure luxury with some cheaper looking elements, but the overall look is superb. …

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