Infiniti QX30 Pre-Production Concept Shows Its Rear Ahead of Geneva

Infiniti QX30 Concept 1 photo
Photo: Infiniti
Just like we told you a couple of weeks ago, Infiniti is getting ready to show the smallest premium cars it's ever made at the Geneva Motor Show next month. A teaser photo they just put out shows the QX30, the crossover version of the Q30 compact car.
Previous reports have indicated that Mercedes was in charge of the whole project, with Infiniti only giving the guidelines for certain parameters like refinement and comfort. The whole project was completed in a record 18 months from the end of the design phase to production readiness.

The QX30 will be a carbon copy of the GLA-Class and will even feature the same 2-liter turbo engine producing 211 PS. Assembly of the Q30 will start later this year at Sunderland factory in Britain. However, the two companies have signed an agreement to make the Q30 and 4 Mercedes models at a jointly owned new factory in America in a little over a year.

The 2-liter turbo engine is built under license by Infiniti and will soon also be available on Q50 sedan models sold in the United States. The Japanese luxury maker has also adopted the 2.1-liter diesel from Daimler for its Q70 sedan, leading us to believe that it too could be offered on the crossover.

For now though, the QX30 is just a pre-production concept and we don't know very much about it. The photo does however show some beefy tires, 3D taillights and twin exhaust pipes with large openings.

The car has been designed for the "urban week and get-away weekend" lifestyle and will probably be just as practical as any ordinary hatchback, but offering that taller driving position which every SUV owner loves. Hopefully, the interior is less about silly Mercedes floating tablets and more about Infiniti's split screen design.
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