2017 Infiniti QX30 Crossover Announced

By | 06/22/2014

The 2017 Infiniti QX30 will arrive to the USA market in 2016. The new model will be a crossover based on the Q30 model, so it will have a lot in common with the latter. They will have several features which will be more or less the same, as they are the vehicles of the similar size and class, but the QX30 will have a higher ground clearance and other crossover details. In addition, the new SUV will be smaller than the so far the smallest Infiniti SUV, the QX50, so it will be more of a hatchback than the crossover for that matter. Nevertheless, the targeted market segment for the 2017 Infiniti QX30 is getting bigger every day, so the new model will surely find its admirers in no time. Moreover, it will have a very attractive exterior, luxurious and well equipped cabin and a wide array of engine options, so it will have all it needs to tackle any competition. In our opinion, even though the model will be small, it will certainly represent a good package.

2017 Infiniti QX30 concept

2017 Infiniti QX30 MFA Platform And Exterior Design

The 2017 Infiniti QX30 will share many parts with the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. With this in mind, expect the new model to use the MFA Mercedes platform.  This is the most likely scenario, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Other possible options are a modified Nissan Juke platform or a completely new one, designed especially for this model. The last option is the least expected, so we firmly believe that the new QX30 will use the MFA one. As for the exterior, the 2017 Infiniti QX30 will resemble the Q30 model, as these two have similar size and body shape. Some sources claim that the new model will feature certain details seen on the Etherea concept, but in our opinion, even if this is true, the details will be small and smart. The new model will certainly be modern, sporty and attractive, so the difference between the Q30 and QX30 will be in the aggressive feel which comes with every new Infiniti crossover. As always, we have no fear that they will do a great job designing the new model, so we are more than excited to see it released.

Infiniti QX30 concept

Powertrain Options: Gas, Diesel And Hybrid

As for the powertrain, the new 2017 Infiniti QX30 should have several options offered. To start with, the new model will have both gas and diesel engines in the lineup. The unit will probably be the ones seen in the Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as the new QX30 is a result of a great cooperation between the Daimler and Nissan. With this in mind, we can expect the new crossover to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 2.1-liter turbodiesel unit, though the available powertrains haven’t been announced yet. In addition, some sources claim that the new model might have a more powerful engine as well, which, according to them, should be a V-6 unit. This is uncertain at the moment, so we will have to wait a bit more to find out whether it’s true. Also, there are speculations about the possible hybrid powertrain. If this is true, then the new 2017 Infiniti QX30 will most likely use the same hybrid drivetrain as the QX50. All of the above is yet to be confirmed, and if they do get chosen for the new crossover’s powertrain list, they will probably be tuned in order to meet the fuel efficiency and power output standards that this manufacturer keeps at a very high level.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Release Date

The 2017 infiniti QX30 will be released sometime during the 2016 as a 2017 model. This time span relates to the USA market, but the model will also be available in Japan and China, where it will arrive sometime before the American release. As for the price, we haven’t been able to get a reliable answer to this question, but some estimations say that the base model of the 2017 Infiniti QX30 might cost around $30,000.

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