Infiniti revealed today the first details on it’s first diesel compact crossover - the Infiniti EX30d. The EX30d is expected to break cover at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The Infiniti EX30d is powered by a piezo-injection 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces a total of 235 bhp and an impressive torque of 406 lb ft. The engine is mated to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission and sprints the car from 0 to 62mph in just 7.9 seconds.

The new Infiniti EX30d will go on sale this summer and will be offered in three different versions. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Infiniti today releases the first photographs of its new compact diesel crossover, a dynamic all-wheel driver with the power and torque to take on anything in its class.

The EX30d from Europe’s newest luxury automotive brand offers hushed high performance in league with lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption thanks to a bespoke V6 diesel engine that fulfils every requirement of Infiniti’s Inspired Performance creed.

2010 Infiniti EX30d High Resolution Drivetrain
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The piezo-injection 3.0-litre V6 delivers 238 PS (235 bhp) with a class-best 550 Nm (406 lb ft) of torque. With standard 7-speed automatic transmission, the EX30d despatches 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds. But performance is defined more by the massive torque output, greater even than Infiniti’s storming 5.0-litre petrol V8. With the pulling power peaking at just 1750 rpm, the EX30d is as effortless as it is muscular.

The EX has always faced its compact crossover rivals with several natural advantages – dashing coupé looks, dynamic handling, luxury equipment – but now the EX30d can meet them head-on in the fuel consumption and CO2 numbers game. The key figures (yet to be finally homologated) are 33.6 mpg (combined) and 224g/km.

Infiniti’s state of the art V9X V6 features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block for light weight with outstanding refinement. The diesel’s cooling requirements dictated a change to airflow, hence the reprofiled front bumper with extra air intakes. Thankfully it is the only external change for a design hailed as the original coupé crossover as well as the best looking.

2010 Infiniti EX30d High Resolution Exterior
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The EX30d will be the second model of the Infiniti range to get the new diesel V6 when UK sales begin in the summer, at prices to be announced. It is expected that, throughout Europe, eight out of every 10 EXs will be the new EX30d.

The EX30d will be available in three grades including a new Premium version with all of the class’s most wanted features included as standard.

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  (502) posted on 06.10.2011

I wonder why Infiniti is not using a more modern technology like v10? They are consistently using the outdated v6! I think this is the reason why they can’t offer a more powerful car.

  (444) posted on 02.24.2011

I’ve heard a lot of good features of the FX, simple outside yet elegance and classy inside. also it was rated as the lightest SUV and given a 5 star on safety.

  (630) posted on 02.24.2011

pretty tight and rigid, although neither door closes with a particularly good-sounding "thump"; it’s more of a hollow crunch. The G37 sure does look good, in any case, and that’s the main concern of convertible buyers,

  (666) posted on 03.17.2010

Toyota is much better than this one. The advancement of that machine is incomparable by this one.

  (406) posted on 03.1.2010

Now that is an exciting SUV. Well, I see SUV as family oriented vehicle. Something that is big enough and safe enough for the kids. With that kind of power under the hood, it will be an exciting drive home after dropping the kids off to school.

  (512) posted on 03.1.2010

At least the 2010 Lancia Delta Serie Speciale is much more cooler and comfortable looking than 2010 Infiniti EX30d. This one looks like a copy of another model.

  (515) posted on 03.1.2010

lovely CUV, good thing that it was in diesel platform. but the interior design are not that good for me. i really hate the color red leather.

  (1333) posted on 02.28.2010

this 2010 Infiniti EX30d is coming with a 7 speed automatic gearbox transmission. The 2010 Infiniti EX30d is able to make a sprint from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 7.9 seconds which is pretty fast for such a big car.

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