The Infiniti QX30 has made its first public appearance at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show and is officially no longer a concept. We’ve had ample time to get acquainted with the QX30 in concept form, since it struck a striking resemblance to the Q30 concept car first shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and the production version has stayed true to its roots. Dubbed a “Premium Active Crossover”, the QX30 will come with intelligent all-wheel drive, an elevated ride height, and a low-slung roofline. Infiniti seems confident in the vehicle’s “striking visual impact” will help the company achieve global success in key markets… we’re guessing mainly China and the U.S., since the QX30 also debuted simultaneously at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, went on record as saying, “With our recent sales successes and record growth, the current product offensive will further strengthen Infiniti’s global market position. The active crossover, QX30, will broaden our offer to new customers around the world.”
Other details provided by Infiniti have been vague but here’s what we do know about the vehicle:
- 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual mode
- Gasoline and Diesel engines available – depending on the market
- Overall ride height of 60.2 inches
- Around View Monitor with moving object detection and Intelligent parking Assist
- InTouch infotainment system with voice recognition and 7″ touchscreen
The company promises signature Infiniti design cues, a confident driving experience, and intuitive technologies that will enhance safety, comfort, and convenience. The QX30 goes in sale in select markets around the middle of 2016… check back with us as it hits the market as we hope to put the new Infiniti through its paces in one of our real-world off-road evaluations.
Enjoy this video of the 2017 Infiniti QX30, which made its simultaneous global debut at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou auto Shows