An Infiniti JX luxury crossover in Emerald Green is the first luxury car to be produced in the state of Tennessee. The vehicle rolled off the production line during a special ceremony today at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“We are extremely proud and honored to be building this world-class vehicle right here in Middle Tennessee, ” said Vice President Manufacturing Smyrna – Decherd Susan Brennan. “We expect the inspired design and quality craftsmanship built into every new Infiniti model that rolls off the Smyrna production lines will deliver inspired performance that is second to none.”
The 265-horspower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engines are assembled in nearby Decherd, Tennessee and the 2013 JX delivers best-in-class fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg and 20 mpg for the front-wheel drive and intuitive all-wheel drive models respectively.
“The luxury crossover market is the fastest growing luxury segment in America, representing a huge opportunity for Infiniti,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “In fact, we expect JX to quickly become our second highest volume model, right behind the popular Infiniti G-line.”
The price will vary between $40,450 USD for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 USD for the JX35 AWD model. The 7-passenger 2013 Infiniti JX, which is the latest addition to the Infiniti Inspired Performance lineup, is expected to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in March.