First diesel model in firm's 20-year history will reach the UK in July
6 May 2010

The first Infiniti diesel model in the company’s 20-year history will cost from £45,150.

The Infiniti FX30d is available to order now ahead of the first deliveries in July. An EX30d will follow later in the summer.

See pictures of the Infiniti FX30d

The FX0d is powered by a 235bhp, 406lb ft direct-injection 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit that helps the car achieve CO2 emissions of 238g/km and combined fuel consumption of 31.4mpg. The FX30d can get from 0-62mph in 8.3sec.

Four trim levels are offered: GT, GT Premium, S and S Premium.

Speaking at the launch of the diesel models at the Geneva motor show in March, Infiniti’s European vice-president Jim Wright said a diesel engine was a must if the firm was to establish itself in Europe.

“We were aware from the outset that for Infiniti to offer a complete range a powerful diesel engine was a must, especially in the European premium SUV market where diesel represents the bulk of sector sales,” he said.

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6 May 2010

I guess it looks better in the metal but it's no Range Rover, is it?, what i mean is it's not got any style, you'll get some respect if you drive a RR but if your asked and you say "oh i drive an FX30D Infiniti" people are going to respond "A what?", but i'll guess it'll go down well in America though!, ho hum nothing changes there, does it?

Peter Cavellini.

6 May 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]but i'll guess it'll go down well in America though[/quote] It has gone down well in America, though the diesel isn't available. The figures aren't *that* impressive for a modern diesel, compared to the equivalent BMW/Merc, though no doubt 0-60 in 8 seconds is enough for most people and 30mpg will be enough to attract buyers despite not being class-leading.

6 May 2010

what's the point? CO2 is still above 225g/km so it will be hammered on tax, and if you have £45k for a new car you can afford to buy petrol.

If a diesel has a place in the UK it has to save the company car buyer tax, and this wont. I guess on the continent with diesel prices being lower there may be some point, but here you might as well just stick to the petrol version.

6 May 2010

From my initial enquiry i am told these are indication figures for the FX30d, the official figures are currently in review. Also it's interesting to see the Range Rover comment as on my visit this was the most common vehicle in part exchange against the FX model!

6 May 2010

[quote Autocar]The FX0d is powered by a 235bhp, 406lb ft direct-injection 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit that helps the car achieve CO2 emissions of 238g/km and combined fuel consumption of 31.4mpg. The FX30d can get from 0-62mph in 8.3sec.
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At 232bhp, the X5’s diesel engine is one of the more powerful in its class, and it gives this 2225kg SUV a healthy turn of speed. We recorded a 0-60mph time of 7.9sec

Government figures

  • Combined/urban 34.4 / 27.7 mpg
  • CO2 emissions 214 g/km

copied from the road test of the X5 3 years ago!!! i'd hardly say the infiniti is cutting edge. plus it's hideous!

6 May 2010

This seems a lot of money for a car which has a emblem that looks like a pair of droopy testicles.

6 May 2010

Saw alot of these on the road in the UAE and really like the look of it, much better in the metal than in photos, has alot of road presence without being totally over the top. How that translates to over here though I dont know, many cars look great in other countries, but see them on the roads here and they dont work. Adding a diesel engine is a total must though, agreed the CO2 is still high meaning the taxes will be too, but should still prove more frugal and more resalable than a big petrol.

6 May 2010

"...Adding a diesel engine is a total must though..." - given their grand total of 19 registrations to the end of March (probably the majority for magazine road-testers), I should imagine the dealer must be desperate

6 May 2010

[quote il sole]plus it's hideous! [/quote]

Really? Eye of the beholder. Saw many in the US and it looks great in the metal. It's a different design language to the BM's and RR's,; much more sleek and SUV-coupe like. Compared to the X6 it looks like a sports car..check here

6 May 2010

Sorry but I'll wait for SAAB's 9-4x with their 250hp 500nm 6cyl diesel.

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