Infiniti QX30 Is Japanese GLA Cousin

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New  Infiniti QX30 crossover officially debuted in Los Angeles (USA) and Guangzhou (China). Premium compact QX30 is based on a new modular MFA platform is powered by Mercedes-Benz. So the car is a cousin for the German crossover Mercedes-Benz GLA. Novelty is positioned as a premium crossover for active people.

The new compact crossover SUV will be available in 2016 fall. The car will be available in both European and North American markets.

2017 infiniti qx30 release date

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The cost of the new QX30 in the base amount of $ 35,500.

Trying To Be SUV

To be honest, judging by the photos, QX30 is not much different from the usual five-door hatchback Infiniti Q30. The interior design and technical stuffing the models is identical, but… the entry-level trim SUV comes with four-wheel drive and 7-speed robotized DCT transmission. All-wheel drive implies the ability to go off the asphalt and storm some light off-road. For this reason crossover, QX30, unlike hatch Q30, got the original bumpers, plastic lower parts of the body and the edges of the wheel arches, more stylish wheels and roof rails.

2017 infiniti qx30 price

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The external dimensions of the body of the new Infiniti QX30 of 2017 model year are almost identical to the dimensions of a hatchback with the exception of 1.3 inches more height. It is 174.4 in long, 71 in wide, 60.2 in high, 106.2 in wheelbase. Ground clearance depending on the installed wheels is 7-7.4 in.

Quality Interior

The interior of the Infiniti QX30 SUV is identical to the salon of Q30 hatchback. It is made from high-quality materials and finishes, providing excellent ergonomics of the driver, perfectly executed the first row of seats and comfortable back seat, ending with an array of modern equipment. In the basic configuration installed InTouch Infiniti multimedia system with a color screen, dual-zone climate control, a self-parking system, rear-view camera (available as an optional panoramic view), power mirrors, and of course the full range of advanced safety systems. Cargo space is able to take from 12.9 cubic feet with the standard position of the second-row seat, up to 27.5 cu ft when it is folded.

2017 infiniti qx30 interior

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Same As Merc

Specifications of the new 2017 Infiniti QX30promises availability of all-wheel drive system 4 MATIC with special settings provide full contact and grip on all surfaces of the wheels, fully independent suspension scheme (front McPherson, rear multi-link with the original stiffer springs and dampers than in same platform GLA), an electromechanical power-assisted steering and disc brakes from Brembo, robotized gearbox with two-disc clutch 7G-DCT.
In the engine compartment of the new crossover are four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. There will be approximately six versions of the engines.

Infiniti QX30 with petrol engines:
The 1.6-liter (122 hp), 1.6-liter (156 hp), 2.0-liter (211 hp).
Infiniti QX30 with diesel engines:
1.5 liter (109 hp) and 2.1 liter in the two versions: 136 and 170 HP.
The information is preliminary and the engine range may be reduced to the most powerful engines only – 136 and 170 horsepower for the diesel engine, 156 and 211 horsepower for a gasoline engine.

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Summary

QX30 is unique by exterior design, but it is only a GLA inside. However, it is more affordable. Good choice for one needed ultra-small SUV... it means no-one.

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