Infiniti Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its revised 2019 Q30 and QX30 range, which sees the lineup simplified and standard equipment levels upgraded while pricing is brought down.
On the chopping block are the entry-level GT variants and all diesel-engined variants, seeing the range reduced to just three options – the front-wheel drive Q30, which is now offered in either Pure or Sport trim, and the all-wheel drive QX30 which is available only in Sport specification.
Crucially, a rear-view camera has been added to the entry-level Q30, now making it standard range-wide – something that has been continually highlighted as a shocking omission until now – while DAB+ digital radio also joins the list of standard kit.
Aside from these new additions, standard equipment on the entry-level Pure includes a sports body kit, black mirror caps, black chrome exhaust tips, and adaptive LED headlights on the outside, while you’ll find a flat-bottomed steering wheel and Alcantara/leather upholstery on the inside.
On the safety front, lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition are standard, although stepping up to the Sport variants adds autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera.
Additionally, the Q30 Sport brings leather accented seats with power memory for the front row, dual-zone climate control, and a 10-speaker Bose stereo.
Furthermore, the flagship QX30 Sport brings raised suspension tuned for off-road comfort, different 19-inch wheels, comfort seats with adjustable headrests, and satin chrome finishes for the roof rails and skid plates on the outside.
Regardless of trim, all models sport a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 155kW and 350Nm on tap, which is backed by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The changes to the range see the new entry-level Pure priced at the same $44,900 mark as the outgoing Sport model, while the drive-away deals on Sport variants see a reduction of around $6,000 for the Q30 and $7,000 for the QX30 over their equivalent predecessors list prices. At this stage, those drive-away deals will be valid until July 1, 2019.
The only extra-cost item across the range is metallic paint, with a $1,200 premium for all seven colours other than Black Obsidian.
|Q30 Pure||$44,900 plus ORCs|
|Q30 Sport||$46,888 drive-away|
|QX30 Sport||$49,888 drive-away|