The all-new 2008 Infiniti EX coupe crossover, shown for the first time this week, will form part of a four model premium range that will be launched across Europe starting in a year's time.

The EX is a new addition to the global Infiniti range not previously released in the UK. Badged EX35 in the States, this all-wheel drive crossover slots in the range below the FX SUV and features loads of gadgets.

These include the world production car debut of the advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) system, which utilizes four small cameras to give the driver a “top-down view” of the outside of the vehicle while parking.

It also becomes the second Infiniti production vehicle, following the Autumn introduction in the US of the 2008 Infiniti M-series, to offer a lane-departure prevention system, and the first to feature "scratch Shield" - a self-repairing clearcoat paint.