2017 Infiniti Q30 Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Infiniti is joining the compact premium segment with its all-new Q30.

The Japanese automaker debuted the 2017 Infiniti Q30 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, staying true to the original concept that debuted in 2013. The compact hatchback is built on the Mercedes MFA platform that underpins the CLA-Class and GLA-Class models and will also be used for the upcoming QX30 crossover.

The Q30 will launch with three trim levels: base, Premium and Sport, with the base model equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The Premium and Sport models will have a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. For the U.S. market, Infiniti will only offer the more powerful 2.0-liter mill.

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Transmission options for the 2017 Infiniti Q30 include a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Look for the Infiniti Q30 to arrive dealerships in select markets later this year with pricing and fuel economy figures being announced closer to its launch.

AutoGuide.com got a chance to check out the new Q30 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and you can learn more about it by watching our first look video below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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