Infiniti has released a telling teaser image of a new seven-seat crossover model, a year since it was revealed that the brand had registered the 'JX' trademark.
The Infiniti JX concept will make its global debut at August's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, before appearing in production trim November's Los Angeles Auto Show. A US and European market launch is set for the middle of 2012.
According to Infiniti, we can expect to see more than a few nods to 2009's hugely popular Essence concept.
Like the sports car concept, the JX teaser art reveals a kinked C-pillar - expected to become a common sight on all Infiniti cars - and a character line that arches over the front wheel guard before diving down below the belt line.
Despite its three permanent rows of seating, the JX will also feature a swooping coupe-like roofline.
“There aren’t a lot of choices for luxury families today”, Ben Poore, Vice President of Infiniti Americas said.
“The all-new Infiniti JX is the 7-passenger antidote to the ho-hum luxury crossovers that are out there right now”.
Technical details have yet to be revealed, although petrol and diesel engine options are likely, and an all-wheel-drive platform is expected.
With the Infiniti Australia line-up already revealed for 2012, the JX is unlikely to make its way to our roads before 2013.