Infiniti Q30 Premium Compact Revealed

Infiniti Q30

The Infiniti Q30 compact hatchback has been shown ahead of its world premiere at the International Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.

Infiniti Q30 goes for style points

The Infiniti Q30 aims to hit at the premium sector within the compact SUV segment. Infiniti plans for the Q30 to be fun and dynamic to drive. The interior also features specially crafted trim and materials that can be individually specced to express the owner's unique style.

The public premiere of the Q30 Active Compact comes exactly two years after its precursor, the Q30 Concept, was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Infiniti has also shown a QX30 crossover version that looks stylish.

“Design is a key pillar of the Infiniti brand – and the new Q30 Active Compact perfectly embodies this approach,” said Infiniti President Roland Krueger. “The Q30 Active Compact delivers the distinctive design, the driving dynamics and the individuality that our customers expect of an Infiniti vehicle. With our first ever entry in the compact car segment, we continue the product offensive and provide additional options for our discerning customers.”

The Q30 Active Compact underwent final testing and development in Europe. It will be built in Sunderland in the UK.

The engines are likely to carry over from the Q50 sedan. That means there will be a 2-Litre turbo petrol (155 kW) and a 2.2-Litre turbodiesel (125 kW) in the range. As for competitors in the premium hatch market, it will go head-to-head with the Audi A3, BMW 1-Series and Merc A-Class.