An image of the oh-so-important entry-level Infiniti Q30 has been released ahead of its official debut later this summer at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Infiniti sent over these photos of the car, where we can clearly see the final design of this Japanese hatchback. But then again, is it really Japanese? The Infiniti Q30 is actually based on the MFA platform that underpins the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA-Class and GLA-Class, giving this car a bit of a German influence. Further showcasing its international flair, this car will be built in Sunderland in the UK.
Regardless of its origins and influence, it’s clear that the new Q30 is a striking car, an important factor for entry-level luxury vehicles.
“Design is a key pillar of the Infiniti brand, and the new Q30 Active Compact perfectly embodies this approach,” said Infiniti president Roland Krueger. “The Q30 Active Compact delivers the distinctive design, the driving dynamics and the individuality that our customers expect of an Infiniti vehicle. With our first ever entry in the compact car segment, we continue the product offensive and provide additional options for our discerning customers.”
Under the hood of the Q30 you’ll likely find a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual clutch transmission, again thanks to some help from Mercedes. Front wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive will likely be an optional extra. Although this picture of the Q30 depict a fairly tall hatchback, Infiniti will also debut a slightly higher-riding model called the QX30 at around the same time.
See Also: Infiniti QX30 Concept Oozes Style
Expect the Q30 and QX30 to hit US dealerships in 2016, while the official debut of the car will occur on the opening day of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, so be sure to circle September 15 on your calendar.
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