It was a very important day for the employees of the Nissan Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant as the first luxury vehicle and the first Infiniti to be built in the state, the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX seven-passenger luxury family crossover, decked out in a rich Emerald Green, rolled off the line February 20, 2012.
2013 Infiniti JX - job one at Nissan's Smyrna, TN vehicle assembly plantEnlarge Photo
Addressing the group assembled for Job One of the JX, Infiniti America Vice President Ben Poore remarked that the luxury crossover market is the fastest growing luxury segment in America and represents a huge opportunity for Infiniti.
“In fact, we expect the JX to quickly become our second highest volume model, right behind the popular Infiniti G-line,” said Poore.
One of the key selling points for family buyers of any crossover, but particularly a luxury crossover, is safety. And here is where the 2013 Infiniti JX shines with the world’s first Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system, a new feature to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) system.
This first-to-market BCI technology uses rear sensors in the JX to detect potential obstacles in the path of the vehicle as the driver backs up, gives audible and visible warnings to alert the driver to take action, and, if the driver doesn’t do so in sufficient time, the system can intervene and automatically apply the brakes to help avert a potential impact with an object or a person.
Other available safety features include the 360-degree Around View Monitor, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Intelligent Brake Assist with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist (DCA), and front pre-crash seat belts.
See more in-depth information on the 2013 Infiniti JX from our earlier coverage.
Pricing for the 2013 JX begins at $40,450 for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 for the JX35 AWD. The seven-passenger luxury crossover JX goes on sale nationwide in March.