Infiniti QX30 Concept Wows Geneva
Calling it the "comInfinitipact" crossover, the QX30 debuted to a pleased European crowd at the Geneva show. Anticipating a Euro-styled compact crossover, the show attendees were not disappointed as the premium "urban explorer" was uncovered. The premium compact crossover segment is expected to explode with growth in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world in the coming years.
Coming with the unveiling was the mention of powertrain options, for which the QX30 will have several. Europeans will likely have a diesel, a small displacement gasoline (petrol), and some markets may have a larger displacement or even a turbocharged option to choose for more powerful performance.
The QX30 has a coupe-like front end with aggressive styling and the signature Infiniti swoops along either side, which mark most of the brand's conceptuals now. The QX30 follows on the Q30 compact concept shown in Frankfurt two years ago.
"The Infiniti QX30 Concept foreshadows an entry in the premium compact segment that provides a new alternative to customers in this segment," said Roland Krueger, Infiniti President and CEO. "The vehicle embodies our conviction to give customers the freedom to go wherever they want, whenever they want – in a way that expresses their individualized character."
The QX30 Concept is the latest in a series of concept vehicles for which Infiniti has announced a definite and clear intent for production. The Q30 will be built in the U.K. this year while a sports coupe based on the Q60 Concept revealed in Detroit earlier this year will go into production next year. The QX30 Concept-inspired crossover will also be launched next year.