Infiniti’s product onslaught continues with the launch of the QX30 compact crossover today. Built on the same platform that underpins the recently introduced Q30 hatchback, the QX30 carries on the Japanese premium brand’s bold and distinctive styling, drawing from the original QX30 Concept’s sculpted exterior, unique crossover stance and asymmetric cabin design.
Priced from $48,900 before on-road costs, the Infiniti QX30 rivals the likes of BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the freshly launched Audi Q2. Equipped with all-wheel drive as standard, the QX30 is aimed at buyers looking for some off-road capability and go-anywhere versatility in a compact hatchback body.
“The all-new QX30 is an important and exciting addition to Infiniti’s Australian model range, increasing Infiniti’s reach to a broader range of customers,” said Jean-Philippe Roux, Managing Director of Infiniti Cars Australia. “The QX30 mixes standout styling, agile performance and a level of refinement often found in more expensive luxury vehicles.”
The QX30 is available now in Australia in two model grades, GT and Premium, powered by a 155kW / 350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and All-Wheel Drive. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.9L/100km, while producing 159g of CO2 per kilometre.
Standard exterior features on the QX30 include signature LED daytime running lights and auto on/off LED headlights, with Active Front lighting System (AFS) and auto high/low beam function and LED fog lights.
A panoramic fixed-glass moonroof with power sunshade and roof rails are also offered on the top-grade QX30 Premium. All variants include unique front and rear lower fascias, extended overfenders, black mold-in color side sills, roof rails, 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels and an off road-friendly height that is 35mm taller than the two-wheel-drive Q30 GT.
The QX30 is offered in a choice of nine exterior metallic colours.
The interior of the QX30 is carried over almost unchanged from the Q30. For the GT, the cabin is finished in high quality black Fibretec, while the Premium grade’s black or beige nappa leather appointments deliver a more luxurious finish. The range-leading Premium grade also has suede-like Dinamica fitted to the car’s interior headlining and genuine wood inserts in the door panels and center console.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation is standard across the range, so is the 10 speaker Bose premium audio system with subwoofer.
On the safety front, the range comes equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking, with the Premium model adding Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, 360 degree Around View Monitor, Intelligent Park Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.