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Infiniti QX30 Concept Revealed In Full, Heads For Production In 2016

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Chris Aaron March 3, 2015 10:45

After teasing us about it for a while, Infiniti has finally come out swinging with its QX30 concept – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class based hatch with what appears to be an aptitude for the wilderness.

Building on the coming Q30 Concept that’s set for production in the UK this year, the QX30 is a taller and tougher compact hatch that will make production in 2016 alongside a market-ready sports coupe model based on the Q60 Concept which was showed at the recent Detroit Auto Show.

Yes, Infiniti are quite the busy bunch these days. Back to the QX30 Concept, now.

"The QX30 Concept foreshadows an entry in the premium compact segment that provides a stylish alternative to the existing offer in this segment," said Roland Krueger, Infiniti President and CEO.

"The vehicle embodies our conviction to give customers the freedom to go wherever they want, whenever they want - in a style that turns heads and makes a statement, in a way that expresses their individualized character."

To us, this clearly points to a cross country-type hatch, similarly along the lines of what Volvo have done with the V40 and V40 Cross Country. Unlike what Mercedes-Benz has done between its A-Class and its GLA-Class, the QX30 doesn’t appear to feature a different body altogether, just a few extra protective bits.

Underneath, Infiniti has snuck in all the bits of the latest generation A-Class, particularly its architecture. And while they haven’t officially announced it this time, we understand that Merc’s line-up of four-cylinder engines utilised in the A-Class family will make it across – for now, Infiniti maintains that production models will have a “wide range of powertrains.”

Design wise, we do imagine that the production versions of the Q30 and QX30 will be toned down inside and out.

What do you think about how it looks?

2015 Infiniti QX30 Concept Revealed At Geneva Motor Show Gallery

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.

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