Infiniti QX30 North American Lineup Announced
Coming as 2017 models, the new Infiniti QX30 line of premium active crossovers will enter the United States and Canadian markets in three forms. Each will be distinct from the others with details showing which of the three models is being observed. All will be powered by the same engine and transmission option.
The 2017 Infiniti QX30 series will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that outputs 208 horsepower through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
In the base QX30, shown at its unveil late last year, the crossover is almost identical in looks to the European Q30 model. It will be sold as front-wheel drive only.
The QX30S model will be similar, but more sport-oriented with a lower stance, more aggressive front fascia, and cross-drilled front brake rotors behind 19-inch wheels and performance tires. This was shown at the Los Angeles auto show in November.
The QX30 AWD will be the more rough and ready version of the crossover, standing taller and utilizing an automated all-wheel drive system. Offroad-inspired front and rear valence panels set it apart externally. This model was shown in LA as the QX30 for North America.
All three models will enter U.S. and Canadian showrooms midway through the year as 2017 models. Similar models will enter markets in Mexico and Latin America shortly thereafter.