2017 Infiniti Q30 Final Design Revealed

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

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.

Discuss this story at our Infiniti Q30 Forum

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Silvrado Silvrado on Jul 21, 2015

    Looks like Mazda3 hatch on stilts. Not that its a bad thing. Its a very good thing.

  • Allen West Allen West on Jul 23, 2015

    Sooooo, when does the Coup finally get a redesign? Seemingly like 10 yrs unchanged! Nissan Infinity design staff is slow as molasses as Hyundai refreshes/refines it's line 3 times more often. Been an owner of GS and FX and would likely go to a new coup if they actually upgraded to it SOME DAY that never seems to arrive. Trade shows are meaningless if product stays unchanged while the auto world advances while your stuck on stupid SOSO.