Infiniti showed its second-generation FX crossover at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.
A more powerful engine range tops a list of improvements -- including a new 5.0-liter, 390-hp V8 to give the FX50 70 hp more than the outgoing FX45s 4.5-liter engine. The base V6 engine has also been tweaked, but specifications were not released at the introduction.
A seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode replaces the previous five-speed unit.
Infiniti promises improved handling characteristics thanks to a reworked suspension. Customers can also order an optional sport package with a continuous damping suspension system, rear-active steer and 21-inch wheels to further sharpen the FXs handling.
Safety options include intelligent brake assist, lane departure warning and intelligent cruise control. A distance control assist system automatically releases the throttle and applies the brakes to maintain sufficient distance from the car ahead in traffic.
The 2009 Infiniti FX will be available at dealers in June.