Production Begins for Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover

The first luxury vehicle produced in the state of Tennessee, an Infiniti JX luxury crossover in Emerald Green, rolled off the production line during a special ceremony Monday, Feb. 20, at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.

The all-new, 7-passenger 2013 Infiniti JX, the latest addition to the Infiniti Inspired Performance lineup, goes on sale at Infiniti retailers in March.

Attending the celebration alongside Smyrna technicians who will build the new JX were Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger, Vice President Manufacturing Smyrna – Decherd Susan Brennan, Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore and U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais of the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee.

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The Infiniti JX Concept, a preview of the new 7-passenger, 3-row luxury crossover that joins the Infiniti lineup, made its world debut last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Read: Infiniti JX Concept Makes its World Debut)

“We are extremely proud and honored to be building this world-class vehicle right here in Middle Tennessee,” said 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.”

In the new model, Infiniti Connection is a feature that can automatically synch the owner’s schedule through Google Calendar and then provides navigation guidance to appointments – along with multiple other functions.

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The Infiniti Connection system also includes Infiniti Personal Assistant, which offers owners 24-hour personal concierge services from inside or outside of their Infiniti vehicle.

The new Infiniti JX starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,450 USD for the JX35 FWD and $41,550 USD for the JX35 AWD model. Reservations are being taken now at

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Rakesh Raman