NEW FOR 2011:

– Seven-speed automatic transmission replaces five-speed automatic
– 18-inch alloy wheels standard; 19-inch wheels available
– Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
– Revised Fine Vision electroluminescent gauge illumination colour
– Blind Spot Warning System added to Technology Package
– Premium Package adds 19-inch alloy wheels
– Exterior colours: Arctic Blue, Midnight Garnet and Graphite Shadow added
– Interior colour: Stone discontinued

For 2011, the Infiniti EX35 undergoes numerous changes, the most important one being a seven-speed automatic transmission in place of the previous five-speed automatic. Dual-zone automatic climate control and 18-inch alloy wheels are now standard. There are also changes to the option packages, including a blind spot warning system added to the Technology Package and 19-inch wheels in the Premium Package.

Although its shape and size are similar to the Nissan Rogue, the EX35 is not related, and uses a platform derived from the Infiniti G sedan. It uses a 3.5-litre V6 with seven-speed automatic transmission and is all-wheel drive.

It comes in a single trim line, which can be equipped with Journey, Premium, Navigation and Technology packages, with each building on the package before it.

Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, aluminum roof rack, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power-adjustable leather seats, 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, illuminated vanity mirrors, trip computer, CD/MP3 stereo, auxiliary input, USB with iPod interface, XM satellite radio, cruise control, auto up/down front windows, rearview monitor, Intelligent Key with pushbutton start, and security system.

The Journey package adds auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, power sunroof, coat hanger, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and maple wood trim.

The Premium package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, Bose premium audio, 2 GB Music Box music storage, Around View Monitor, adaptive xenon headlamps, eight-way power passenger seat, driver’s side memory, garage door opener, power up-folding second-row seats, padded and stitched instrument panel cover, and advanced climate control system.

The Navigation adds includes hard disc drive navigation system with voice recognition, single-CD stereo, Zagat restaurant guide and 9.3 GB Music Box music storage.

The Technology adds includes intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning, blind spot warning system, intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention and distance control assist.

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