2016 Infiniti QX30 Crossover Spotted on Winding Roads in the Alps

Infiniti QX30 Spied 1 photo
Photo: S. Baldauf / SB Medien
So, the Mercedes-Benz GLA will have a cousin built by Infiniti and named QX30, and our carparazzi just spotted the crossover going through pre-production testing in the Alps.
It's not the first time we meet with Infiniti's soon-to-be crossover, but this time our team of car photographers provided a video of the QX30. For some reason, the test mule seems to be travelling a lot slower than we would have expected, but we won't dwell on that.

So far, we know the QX30 will be underpinned by Mercedes-Benz's Modular Front Architecture (MFA), so don't get your hopes up in terms or ground clearance. The QX30 will be yet another urban crossover, not one capable of strolling on off-road courses.

Visual-wise, we should see plastic cladding around the bulked-up wheel arches and a higher setting for the suspension system, maybe some redesigned headlights and LED taillights compared to the Q30 and a new set of bumpers.

We're expecting at least 350 liters of space in the boot, by simply judging on the car's shape in the rear end.

There is no word on what will work under the hood, but we expect that area to be populated with an array of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, mated to a seven-speed auto gearbox.

Deliveries should start in 2016 after the crossover makes its official debut this September, during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.

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