Infiniti's FX model was a crossover before that segment was invented. With an independent suspension, the FX has SUV bulk, along with typical seating for five plus cargo. This 2012 model is the FX35, and as such it comes with a V-6 engine, rather than the V-8 of the F50.
For 2012, Infiniti made some style changes, but kept its design language intact. As with other Infiniti models, the fenders rise over the hood level, while the grille is bordered by metal all around. Infiniti marked the front fenders with vents on the sides for extra swagger.
The 3.5-liter V-6 used for the FX35 has been knocking around Nissan/Infiniti for some time, and is due for an update. In the FX35, it makes 303 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is mediocre, at 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.
The black background gauges have a good look to them, but Infiniti should extend the instrument cluster display's capabilities to more than just showing trip and fuel economy information.