Muscular A class - twin is already in the birth canal

Hong Kong, July 22, 2015

As early as 2013 Infiniti unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show as the Q30 study. Now based in the Hong Kong Nobel offshoot of Nissan shows a first image of the production version. It is in the fall at this year's IAA ( 17 to 27 September 2015) will be shown. After Mass, the car then comes to the market ?? of sales in Europe scheduled to begin in 2015.

Visually hardly changed

The compact car ?? Its official name is Q30 Active Compact ?? was created as part of a cooperation with Daimler and is based on the Mercedes A-Class. With the Stuttgart the Renault-Nissan Group is working already since 2010. From this source, the identical couples Renault Twingo and Smart Forfour and Renault Kangoo and Mercedes Citan comes. Infiniti Q30 recommends that all " Customers are looking for urban individuality ". The brand also praised the dynamic driving characteristics and good handling and promises many handcrafted items in the interior. Visually, has changed since the study only slightly. It remains in the expressive curved body design. The Q30 occurs significantly more confident than the comparatively honest A-Class.

177 - horsepower diesel from the A-Class?

To drive Infiniti makes no details. That the car all A-Class engines ?? There are six petrol and four diesel ?? accepts, is unlikely because of the expected numbers. Infiniti is expected to be limited to one or two units. The vehicle shown now bears the name 2.2d engine on the fender, which could indicate the 2.1 - liter engine of the A-Class. This engine is working in the old 170 - hp version with Euro 5 classification in the Infiniti Q50 2.2d and 2.2d in Q70. The Q30 could get the new Euro 6 version with 177 hp instead.

Off-road variant to come

A variant with off-road design called QX30 to 2016 hit the market. It can be assumed that this version will then be also available with all-wheel drive. A study was to be seen in the spring of 2015 to the Geneva Motor Show. They differed only in details like another skirt, roof rails, 21 - inch wheels and large optically highlighted wheelhouses. Are manufactured Q30 and QX30 in Sunderland, UK. From there, the two new models will go not only mainland Europe but also to North America and China . ( sl )