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Infiniti FX30d: They DO exist.

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Infiniti FX30d S - actually spied in the wild.

The Sunday morning ritual (and the Saturday morning one, for that matter) is an hour with the dogs round the local meadow and woods. A ritual I have to confess is actually done every day, but it’s only at the weekends my excuses about being too busy to go fail to save me.

So come hell or high water; rain, snow, sun and hurricanes, off we go. Apparently, there is no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes. And although I employ my best Meldrew tones in protest, I actually love it.

Throwing sticks and plodding through streams and squelching in mud do manage to clear the brain. It’s probably the one time of the week cars aren’t uppermost. Which is no bad thing. But today, on the way back from the meadow, the work head came back on as I spied a rare beast at the side of the road – an Infiniti FX30d S.

Time to use the Signal-Bat?

The Infiniti range has crossed my line of vision a time or two in the last year at various events, but I’ve never seen one on the road. Which considering Infiniti only sold 232 cars in 2010 is not that surprising. And as it’s the EX that sold most, it could well be that this is the only FX30d in the UK, apart from the single car Infiniti has in their London showroom.

Because if they had more than one, surely they’d have sent us one to review? And an EX or two. Maybe even an Infiniti M. But we’ve concluded Infiniti only has one of each model floating around, because despite emails asking for loan cars for review we’ve not even had a response, never mind a car or two.

Amusingly (I’m easily amused), I drove back to snap a photo of the Infiniti FX in one of this week’s review cars – the Lexus LS 600h L. A near £100k Lexus which probably sold more in the UK than Infiniti’s entire range. Made by a company that should be the Infiniti main target.

Oh, well. Perhaps we’ll have to switch on the Signal-Bat.

By Cars UK