The new 2017 Infiniti Q30 is a stylish yet sporty hatchback that compares much to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It is sold as the QX30S model in the U.S, and has a crossover sibling known as the QX30. The new model represents Infiniti’s first ever foray into the compact segment, and with its debut during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, everything seems set for the Q30. Continue reading on for more engaging info that also includes exterior and interior details, engine specs, price, and release date.
The new 2017 Infiniti Q30 challenges the conventional way of thinking in terms of both character and shape. It exemplifies the brand’s customer-centric, design-led approach to product development and stays true to the original 2013 concept’s signature design cues. The new model comes with exceptional handling and ride quality thanks to a holistic approach to its engineering. Also, its intuitive technologies, confident dynamics, and versatile dimensions make it feel comfortable and yet manage to offer the “go-anywhere” mentality.
Regardless of the trim level a buyer choses, once can be sure to get a wealth of personality and design elements. This is what President of Infiniti – Roland Krueger – had to say about the 2017 Infiniti Q30, “There’s no doubt that the Q30 makes a daring visual statement thanks to the asymmetric cabin design, unconventional stance, and sculpted, concept-car exterior. It provides an unmistakable Infiniti driving experience courtesy in part to the exacting standards that work in synergy to provide a pleasurable driving experience.”
Once available, the new Infiniti Q30 will definitely up in arms with other solid picks such as Renault-Nissan –Daimler, Volkswagen Golf, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. But even in the face of all the competition, the Infiniti Q30 2017 is deserving of a chance for anyone shopping in this class.
2017 Infiniti Q30 U.S Release Date & Price
Its release date for the U.S market is expected sometime in early 2017, and just about the same time in Europe. As for the price, expect the new model to cost from around $30,000 for the basic version.
2017 Infiniti Q30 Hatchback Exterior
Much of the original exterior styling has been carried over to the next model. The same 3D-effect mesh grille, double-wave effect on the hood line, and signature Infiniti elements are available unaltered. Differences are also available, including on the front bumper and the headlights. Relative to the outgoing model, the exhaust tips are bit smaller, the rear chunkier, side mirrors milder, and the side skirts less aggressive.
A black lacquer trim around the side skirts and wheel arches and the satin chrome-plated trim have been designed to visually-elevate the Q30’s stance. Color customizations are also available depending on tastes and preferences of the buyer.
2017 Infiniti Q30 Interior
The Q30 interior has been designed to challenge traditional standards of symmetry. The result is a pleasant environment in which to spend time thanks to stylish styled, asymmetric surfaces that feature dynamic lines and wave shapes. Infiniti designers also spent quite a lot of time in selecting the materials with the highest quality in order to create a luxurious and modern-looking cabin.
For instance, high-impact areas of the interior such as the center armrest and door trims come with a super-soft, highly tactile material lines. Furthermore, pillars and roof lines are offered with a new Italian suede-like material. For comfort, the new model come with advanced seat designs that minimize black muscle pressure, and provide spinal support thanks to the carefully engineered seat curvature.
What’s even more, Infiniti offers plenty of intuitive technologies meant to further elevate the levels of driver enjoyment while providing exceptional safety to all occupants aboard. Some of these technologies include moving object detection, around view monitor, automatic park assist, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beam assist, forward emergency breaking, and intelligent cruise control.
As of this writing, only three models were available for the new 2017 Infiniti Q30: Sport, Premium, and SE. The full list will be available during its release date.
Here in the U.S, buyers will get a 208-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Across the pond however, a range of engines will be available: 120-horsepower – generating 1.6L four-cylinder, a 1.5L four-cylinder producing 107 horsepower, and a 2.2L four-cylinder diesel yielding 168 horsepower. Also available for the Q30 Premium and Sport models will be a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder able to generate 208 horsepower.
As aforementioned above, the new model will be offered with plenty of safety technologies. The U.S spec QX30 crossover earned a perfect five out of five star rating for overall crash impact safety performance. And with all the upgrades and improvements available for the Q30 hatchback, it is only natural to expect the same results from the NHTSA body. In the meantime, book a QX30 test drive for a hands-on experience.