The crossover would sport the QX30 moniker if it comes to fruition and would resemble the Etherea concept. Given the Japanese automaker’s new nomenclature, the QX badge would be a fitting for the small crossover, rather than Q30 which was previously reported.
Now, Mercedes-Benz’s MFA platform will also underpin its upcoming GLA, so it would be a natural fit for Infiniti’s entry-level crossover. It’ll be a relatively high-sitting car with a hatchback and would head to America if it’s produced. Rumor has it that Infiniti plans to build it at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK with a projected 60,000 units a year.
Viable powerplants include the 2.0-liter, turbo-four engine from Mercedes that is used in the CLA. Don’t be surprised if Infiniti tweaks it however, much like it did for the European-spec Q50.
GALLERY: Infiniti Etherea Concept
[Source: Motor Trend]
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