Already claimed to be one of the most safety conscious 4x4s available, Infiniti's EX crossover takes a further step ahead of rivals with a new Blind Spot Warning system for 2011.
With audible and visual signals to alert the driver to an adjacent vehicle in the blind spot area, Infiniti hopes this aid further reinforces the list of safety technologies fitted as standard to the top-selling EX GT Premium, in either petrol or diesel forms.
Blind Spot Warning joins other innovative technologies such as Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Brake Assist, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Prevention to make Infiniti's anti-collision Dynamic Safety Shield more complete than ever.
For the first time all Infiniti's safety elements, including Lane Departure Prevention, will be standard on GT Premium versions of both V6 petrol and V6 diesel models,
The new Blind Spot system helps drivers by taking some of the risk out of lane-change manoeuvres. Each time a vehicle enters the EX's blind spot area amber lights at the base of the door mirrors start to blink. If the driver activates the indicator, showing an intention to change lanes, the lights are supplemented by a warning sound - further indication of a potentially dangerous situation.
In another move, EX prices have been adjusted to reflect the car's extra features. The new price list price takes effect from January 4 and includes VAT at 20 per cent. Prices start at 36,741 and rise to 42,853.