Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti has introduced the new Q30 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Infiniti Q30 is making use of the same MRA platform as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and several body panels have been borrowed from the German premium compact car. The interior design is also slightly shared with its European cousin and here we can include the instrument cluster display, some of the buttons and other bits and pieces.
Infiniti says that the Q30 has a total boot space of 368 liters, which is more than what the A-Class has to offer, 340 liters. In its Sport version, the model will get features such as the 19-inc alloy wheels, a black look for the exhaust tips, different side sills, black front grille, beefier front and rear bumpers, lowered suspension system and so on, while for the entry-level SE, this will be fitted with LED fog lights, 18-inch wheels, dual rectangular exhaust tips, body colored side heated mirrors and others.
Under its hood, the 2016 Infiniti Q30 is making use of the 1.6 liter turbocharged gasoline burner. This is rated at 122 HP (90 kW) and it can also get 156 HP (115 kW). The 1.5 liter diesel is coming with 109 HP (80 kW) and there is also a 2.2 liter diesel, with 170 HP (125 kW). In the Premium or Sport variants, customers can also order the 2.0 liter gasoline burner, with 211 HP (155 kW). Transmission options include the 6-speed manual or the optional seven-speed dual-clutch. The Q30 will be offered for sale by the end of the year.