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The Infiniti QX30 revealed at LA Motor Show

The Infiniti QX30 “premium active crossover” has made a simultaneous global debut at the LA and Guangzhou international motor shows.

INFINITI STILL ISN’T saying a lot about the new QX30 but it has said the new vehicle signals the next phase in the company’s growth strategy. Apparently the QX30 has been created for a new generation of premium buyers but with no pricing details revealed it’s hard to say what the QX30 will be competing against where price is concerned, but we’d suggest the sort of buyer considering the QX30 will already be well served by the growing number of premium SUVs arriving almost daily onto the market.

The production version of the QX30 seems to have followed in the footsteps of the QX30 Concept. Like other crossovers, it offers a slightly raised ride height “confidence inspiring handling, a ‘go-anywhere’ attitude and comes available with an intelligent all-wheel drive system”. We’ll pass judgement on that once we’ve driven it.

Given the QX30 is just a rebadged Mercedes-Benz GLA you can expect its all-wheel drive system to be just Merc’s 4MATIC which will likely be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The engine range hasn’t been revealed, but we expect it to offer the same line-up as the Q30.

Speaking in Los Angeles, Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, commented: “The QX30 active crossover is joining our new premium compact family at the right time and will broaden our offer to new customers around the world. With our recent sales successes and record growth, the current product offensive will further strengthen Infiniti’s global market position.”

Alongside the Q30, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, Infiniti said the QX30 will play an integral role in Infiniti’s promise to offer customers a broader range of premium products.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober