The newest Infiniti is almost here! The QX30 Concept’s first teaser image is official, and is almost a dead ringer for the Q30 concept seen at Frankfurt 2013. From the back at least, the new QX30 does appeal to be significantly more SUV-ish than the low-riding Q30. This would imply there might be road and trail versions of the model in the cars.
This version is also nearly production-ready (tires aside…) and should arrive in global Infiniti showrooms by December, we predict.
The premium compact crossover is likely to be an influential design template, later rolling upmarket with a 2017 QX70 replacement (FX).
This new QX30 is the first in a platform and engine partnership with Mercedes-Benz, meaning this new QX30 shares more than a little with the GLA-Class Mercedes under the skin.
Powertrains and other details are unknown, but we do know that front or AWD is likely, as is a standard turbo-charged four producing around 250-horsepower. In Europe, a Mercedes-Benz sharing program means that turbodiesel engines are firmly in the cards from launch.
Only one official image of the new QX30 so far, but watch this space for updates as they become available.
Infiniti gears up for premiere of QX30 Concept in Geneva
Thursday, 5 February 2015
Hong Kong – Infiniti will take the covers off the QX30 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.
The QX30 Concept is the Infiniti design vision which will inspire a new premium compact crossover targeted at a new generation of premium customers.
Set to be revealed at Infiniti’s press conference, scheduled for 14:30 on 3 March in Geneva, the QX30 Concept aims to reignite the premium compact segment with a distinctive approach to design that looks beyond the practicality and conformity expected of the segment.
The potential customers for such a concept are searching for a product to suit their ‘urban week and get-away weekend’ lifestyle and the QX30’s compact footprint matches that. Combining the sleek lines of a coupe with the rugged looks and commanding seating position of a crossover, the QX30 Concept foreshadows an urban explorer which is equally at home in the city as it is on the open road.
2013 Infiniti QX30 Concept
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
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