The 2013 Infiniti JX will shake up the
status quo when the innovative 7-passenger luxury
crossover joins the Infiniti
lineup in spring 2012. As a fresh, bold alternative to the many flavors
of vanilla currently dominating the luxury crossover segment, the
all-new Infiniti JX is designed to excel in the areas that luxury
crossover buyers desire most - interior flexibility and roominess,
safety, and advanced hospitality features. The JX offers real 3-row
utility, plus all the premium features, performance and innovations that
Infiniti has become known for worldwide.
"The all-new Infiniti JX embraces family customers in a way no luxury
crossover has done before - recognizing their need to grow up, but
without growing old," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore.
"Responsibility should come as a reward, rather than as a restriction on
the things and activities you enjoyed as a single person or a couple."
"Every element of the Infiniti JX is designed to connect the driver and
passengers to the world, rather than shield them from it as many luxury
crossovers try to do. Our goal is to heighten awareness of your
surroundings, so you can get more out of every day," added Poore.
"Saying 'no' to boring luxury starts right here, right now with the
inspired design and advanced technology of the 2013 Infiniti JX."
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2013 Hyundai i30 Wagon
At the 2012
Geneva Motor Show,
Hyundai has unveiled the wagon
derivative of the New Generation
i30 family, further broadening the model's appeal across Europe.
The New Generation i30 wagon will maintain Hyundai's reputation for
producing visually-appealing, quality vehicles. The company expects the
wagon bodystyle to significantly contribute to market share growth in
Europe, with 30% of all New Generation i30 sales expected from the wagon
The stylish wagon shares engines and running gear with the New
Generation i30 five-door, and has a longer body to create a useful
increase in trunk space without compromising the model's dynamic
Overall height of the wagon has increased by 30 mm compared to the New
Generation i30 five-door, increasing the practical attributes of the
car, while optional silver roof rails add further carrying capacity.
Adding to its practicality, the wagon's rear seats fold fully flat,
boosting carrying capacity to 1.642-litres. With rear seats up, the New
Generation Hyundai i30 wagon features one of the largest cabin capacity
of any C-segment model at 528-litres.
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2013 GMC Terrain Denali
GMC is expanding its exclusive Denali sub-brand with the debut of the
2013 Terrain Denali, bringing a new level of style and power to the
luxury small SUV.
"Denali is growing fast," said
Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. "With seven
different models, sales for this brand within a brand increased 79
percent from 2010 to 2011. With this in mind, the decision to create a
more-upscale Terrain was an easy one."
With the introduction of the Terrain Denali, GMC also announced a new
3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection and continuously variable
valve timing will replace the current 3.0-liter V-6 engine in Terrain
lineup for the 2013 model year. SAE certified at 301 horsepower (224 kW)
and 272 lb.-ft. (369 Nm) of torque, this engine makes more power and
torque, but is expected to deliver fuel economy equal to its
The new V-6 uses lightweight components that contribute to the Terrain's
fuel efficiency while boosting its horsepower. An integrated cylinder
head/exhaust manifold design saves about 13 pounds compared to a
non-integrated design, while a composite intake manifold saves about 5.5
pounds vs. an aluminum intake. Additionally, a lightweight structural
front cover and high-strength
connecting rods save additional weight.
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