Can this take on German competition?
The first photo ofInfiniti’s new compact hatch have just appeared and we have to say, it looksreally good. It’s been two years since the automaker revealed the Q30 concept atthe Frankfurt Motor Show and now pictures of the final design have popped up beforethe vehicle’s official debut in September. The compact hatch has a poised,flowing design that is based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and GLA-class. From the pictures that Infiniti put out, the Q30 looks like it’ll bring some sportinessto the hatch/crossover segment.
Infiniti didn’trelease any tips on the vehicle’s powertrain, but the ‘2.2d’ badge on the Q30’sfender points towards Mercedes’ 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel that makes 168hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to either a six-speedmanual or seven-speed automatic transmission.The five-doorhatchback will look extremely similar to the upcoming Infiniti QX30, which willbe the brand’s crossover. The Q30 will be revealed at this year’s FrankfurtMotor Show on September 15 and sales of the Q30—along with theQX30—will commence some time in 2016.