Wednesday, 5 November 2014

2017 Infiniti QX30 Spy Shots


Infiniti’s entry-level model at present is the Q40, which is essentially a rebadged version of the previous G37 sedan, but in the coming years the automaker will add

 two new compact cars to its lineup that will wear the Q30 and QX30 badges respectively. The Q30 will be a conventional hatch and has already been previewed in concept form, while the QX30, a prototype for which has just been spied, will be a crossover version of the Q30

The QX30 will feature similar styling to the Q30 but will benefit from a taller ride height and all-wheel drive. Both the Q30 and QX30 will ride on Mercedes-Benz’s MFA compact car platform, with the Q30 essentially a reskinned A-Class and the QX30 a reskinned GLA-Class. Although the vehicles will be sold in the U.S., their target market will be Europe where the premium compact class is dominated by the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1-Series Hatchback and aforementioned A-Class
Infiniti Q30 concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
Infiniti Q30 concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
Four-cylinder engines will be offered in the Q30 and QX30, and while some markets will receive diesel units the U.S. is likely to have gasoline units only

Infiniti will start production of the Q30 at a Nissan plant in Sunderland, U.K. mid-next year, and shortly after production of the QX30 will join it. Both models will be built for export to Infiniti’s international markets, including here in the U.S

The Q30 should be revealed in early 2015 while the QX30 will likely be revealed later that year. Sales of both vehicles in the U.S. will likely commence sometime during 2016

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