Just like the Jaguar F-Pace, the new Infiniti Q30 premium crossover has been under wraps for so long, we were starting to think if it really existed at all. It does, and it’s now been officially introduced to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Enticing design, premium quality, and exceptional ride and handling are phrases the Japanese car maker uses to describe the new Infiniti Q30. And by the looks of things they seem to be on to something. Sure, the car has the usual unconventional design you expect from Infiniti paired with an asymmetric interior. But it seems to be the right size and have the right capabilities to put it at the top of the crossover segment.
2016 Infiniti Q30 is a fairly compact, coupe-like crossover featuring 3D-looking sculpted body panels. The car launches with a base SE model and two higher grades, ‘Premium’ and ‘Sport’, which allow customers to personalize their car. The Premium gets features such as LED front fog lamps, body-coloured and heated doormirrors, chrome dual rectangular exhaust finishers and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Sport gets bespoke bumper and gloss black front grille, 19-inch wheels and dark chrome dual rectangular exhaust finishers.
Available engine for the Q30 at launch will include a 1.6-litre petrol engine, with either 90kW (120hp, 122PS) or 115kW (154hp, 156PS), and two deisels including 1.5-litre and 2.2-litre four cylinder units, with 80kW (107hp, 109PS) and 125kW (168hp, 170PS) power outputs. Premium and Sport models also get a 2.0-litre option with 155kW (208hp, 211PS). Standard tranny is a seven-speed dual-clutch, but a six-speed manual will also be available.