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Frankfurt 2015: Infiniti Q30 makes global debut

Frankfurt 2015: Infiniti Q30 makes global debut image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Infiniti | posted September 15, 2015 16:01

Infiniti reveals production-ready Q30

Infiniti has unveiled the Q30 which is the brand's first global entry into the fast-growing premium compact segment.

The production-ready Q30 resembles the concept version of the vehicle which was first previewed during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Of note, the 2016 Q30 shares the same platform with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Up front, its comes with sweptback headlights, a gloss black mesh grill and a large bumper. The 2016 Q30 also has chrome trims as seen on the hood, grill and window surrounds.

Turning at the side, the 2016 Q30 is characterized by sharp flowing lines, a low-slung roof-line and prominent wheel arches.

Rear of the 2016 Infiniti Q30

The rear of the 2016 Q30 is fitted with wraparound taillights, a sporty bumper, a roof-mounted spoiler and a dark chrome dual rectangular exhaust pipes. It is finished off with 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

Interior of the 2016 Infiniti Q30

Inside, Infiniti says the door trims and the center armrest of the 2016 Q30 is integrated with super-soft, highly tactile materials while 'Dinamica', an Italian suede-like material, has been applied to the roof-line and pillars. The interior also comes with a three-spoke steering wheel as well as piano black and silver accents. Infiniti adds that the 2016 Q30 has a boot capacity of 368 liters.

The 2016 Infiniti Q30 can be powered by a number of engines. There will be two 1.6-liter gasoline engines that delivers 122 PS and 156 PS. The 1.5-liter diesel engine generates 109 PS and 260 Nm of torque while the larger 2.2-liter diesel produces 170 PS and 350 Nm. Lastly, the Q30 can be equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that has a total power output of 211 PS and 350 Nm of torque.