Is black the new gold? It may very well be if credit cards (like the Visa Black card or Centurion by American Express) are anything to go by. The latest to equate the dark shade with exclusive benefits and the luxury lifestyle is Infiniti with the new EX Black Premium edition.
Regrettably offered only in Europe, the Black Premium upgrades on the existing E30d GT Premium with such special touches as metallic Malbec black paint, graphite leather interior 19-inch alloys, sunroof, aluminum roof rails and Bose sound system.
The party piece, however, comes through Infiniti's partnership with the ritzy Relais & Châteaux group of hotels, where buyers of the exclusive luxury crossover vehicle will get a complimentary night for two (including breakfast and dinner) and automatic admission to the exclusive Club 5C for extra benefits. Only 500 examples will be offered, each commanding an approximately $5k premium over the existing top-end EX.
Gallery: Infiniti EX30d Black Premium