2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30
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  • Infiniti Q30
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    7-Speed Dual-Clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    208 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    258 @ 1200
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    30000 (Est.)
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  • body style:

The company’s first foray into the compact segment

Launched in 2016, the Q30 is Infiniti’s first luxury hatchback model. Unlike other products which are based on existing Nissan models, the Q30 is actually built on the third-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class and uses the German car’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Employing a stylish yet sporty design that uses Infiniti’s current styling language, the Q30 is also available as a high-riding crossover, dubbed QX30 in most markets. In the U.S., however, the Q30 is sold as the QX30S, while the crossover is marketed as the QX30 AWD.

With a debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Q30 is Infiniti’s first foray into the compact segment. It looks to be the make’s smallest and most affordable model yet, and Infiniti hopes it can help expand its global presence substantially. It’s a brand new venture for the make, and as such, it comes with a lot of high expectations. Infiniti says it isn’t the “little brother or sister” to some larger model, which is fantastic for drawing in a new audience. But does it have the goods to seal the deal?

Have a closer look at our full review to find out more about that.

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Infiniti Q30 Will Be Rebadged As QX30 In The U.S.

Infiniti Q30 Will Be Rebadged As QX30 In The U.S.

In 2015, Infiniti launched a new lineage of compact vehicles that includes a hatchback and a crossover. They were introduced as the Q30 and QX30, respectively, and they’re both coming to the us. However, Infiniti decided that the cars are too similar and that they should come to North America sharing the same name.

Confused? Let me explain.

For the U.S. and Canadian markets, Infiniti grouped all models related to the Q30 hatchback under a single moniker, the QX30. Specifically, whereas Europe and other markets will get the hatchback with a Q30 badge, U.S customers will order it as the QX30. The sports version of the hatch, launched as the Q30S at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be marketed as the QX30S.

Finally, the QX30, essentially a raised hatchback with cladding around the wheel arches and the side skirts, will be sold as the QX30 AWD. As the name suggests, the crossover will be the only one to feature an all-wheel-drive system, while the QX30 and QX30S will be front-wheel-drive.

All three models will be motivated by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that cranks out 208 horsepower through a seven-speed, dual-clutch, automatic gearbox. As a brief reminder, the powerplant is borrowed from the third-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class, on which Infiniti’s premium hatch and crossover are based on.

U.S. and Canadian sales will begin in mid-2016, with starting prices set around $30,000.

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2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30

The company’s first foray into the compact segment

Launched in 2016, the Q30 is Infiniti’s first luxury hatchback model. Unlike other products which are based on existing Nissan models, the Q30 is actually built on the third-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class and uses the German car’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Employing a stylish yet sporty design that uses Infiniti’s current styling language, the Q30 is also available as a high-riding crossover, dubbed QX30 in most markets. In the U.S., however, the Q30 is sold as the QX30S, while the crossover is marketed as the QX30 AWD.

With a debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Q30 is Infiniti’s first foray into the compact segment. It looks to be the make’s smallest and most affordable model yet, and Infiniti hopes it can help expand its global presence substantially. It’s a brand new venture for the make, and as such, it comes with a lot of high expectations. Infiniti says it isn’t the “little brother or sister” to some larger model, which is fantastic for drawing in a new audience. But does it have the goods to seal the deal?

Have a closer look at our full review to find out more about that.

Continue reading to learn more about the Infiniti Q30.

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2016 Infiniti Q30 Drops Camouflage: Spy Shots

2016 Infiniti Q30 Drops Camouflage: Spy Shots

It’s been nearly four years since Infiniti unveiled the Etherea Concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and the brand’s first five-door hatchback is about to see the light of day as a production car. Dubbed the Q30, the premium hatch was first showcased as a concept car in 2013 and began showing its camouflaged nose in public in 2014. After seeing it playing in Scandinavian snow camouflaged to the teeth, the Q30 returns in a friendlier disguise, this time around sharing more of its styling language with us.

Of course, the prototype you’re about to see below is still hidden under a layer of camo, but at least it’s no longer wrapped as if Infiniti left the testing facility in a hurry. With the thick, black camouflage and the grey duct tape out of the way, these shots provide us with our best look yet of the upcoming Q30. Speaking of which, word has it production will commence in late 2015 in Europe and early 2016 in the U.S., meaning the official unveiling could occur in a just a few months.

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Spy Shots: 2016 Infiniti Q30 Caught Testing in the Snow

Spy Shots: 2016 Infiniti Q30 Caught Testing in the Snow

It’s been a little more than a year since the Q30 Concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the production version of Infiniti’s compact hatchback is finally taking shape. Spotted for the very first time in November 2014, the Q30 prototype returns to public roads for some proper winter testing. Unfortunately, Infiniti has yet to relieve the Q30 of its thick camouflage and there are no new details to gaze at except for the extra duct tape and a different set of wheels.

That’s not to say the upcoming Infiniti Q30 is a mystery. We actually know quite a lot about the company’s premium compact, including the fact that it rides on a Mercedes-Benz platform and uses a turbo-four sourced from the same manufacturer. If you’re wondering why is there a Mercedes engine in an Infiniti, then we will remind you that Nissan and Daimler signed a partnership that enables the companies to share technology and save money at the same time.

The first results of this cooperation are already in dealerships and include the brand-new Smart ForTwo, which is based on the Renault Twingo, as well as a host of Renault-powered Mercedes-Benz A- and B-Class models. The Q30 is the next child to come from this marriage and from the looks of things, it’s the most exciting product yet.

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Spy Shots: Infiniti Q30 Caught Testing For The First Time

Spy Shots: Infiniti Q30 Caught Testing For The First Time

Looks like Infiniti is already testing its upcoming 2016 Q30 luxury crossover on the street of Europe. The compact crossover/hatchback is set to help fill in Infiniti’s smaller end of its SUV and Crossover lineup, falling below the QX50.

You might be wondering why the Q30’s name doesn’t include an X, designating its crossover status. Well, Infiniti is planning on adding that X to the Q30’s name when a second, higher-riding soft-roading version comes to market. Combined, the Q30 and the QX30 will fill both the hot hatch and subcompact crossover segments.

The Q30/QX30’s identity crisis actually stems from its foundations. Riding under that Infiniti bodywork in a Mercedes-Benz GLA, complete with its 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder. Like the GLA’s two iterations, the taller GLA 250 and the sportier GLA 45 AMG, the Q30 and QX30 will likely have just as much separating in their intent.

While the word is still out, it’s possible the sportier Q30 could get a similar version of the turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine as the GLA 45 AMG — the one that makes 355 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque — while the QX30 would get the GLA’s less-powerful 2.0-liter that makes 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Besides the greasy bits, the Q30’s shape looks rather similar to the GLA’s, especially from the rear quarter view. The Q30 will also get Infiniti’s large corporate grille and a QX50-like C-pillar kink.

We can expect the Infiniti Q30 to debut in time for the 2016 model year.

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2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept

2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept

Infiniti unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show the Q30 concept - a mixture between a coupe, hatchback and crossover set to be put into production in 2015.

The design of the Q30 Concept looks sharp and appears to have been designed with plenty of inspiration from other Infiniti concepts from previous years, including the Etherea. Incidentally, the latter was also a compact concept that was introduced a few years ago.

One of the few details we have of the Q30 Concept is that it will carry the same front-wheel-drive platform that you can find in the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. That’s not a coincidence, considering that the two brands joined forces a few years ago to share some of its technology and development know-how with each other.

The engine for the concept will likely come in the form of a hybrid although don’t be surprised if the production version opts for the more traditional four-cylinder engine.

Another curious tidbit about the Q30 Concept is the involvement of Infiniti’s director of performance, Sebastian Vettel. Yep, the reigning F1 world champion will be heavily involved in the development of the production model so that’s something we can all look forward to as well.

Updated 09/11/2013: The new Infiniti Q30 made its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and the production version is expected to arrive in 2015. Check out the picture gallery to see the new Q30 in all its glory.

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