The Q30 takes Infiniti's signature design cues and evolves them into new dynamic shapes. The double-arch grille with 3D mesh, for example, has grown from the Q50, with a more fluid movement into the headlamps. The dramatic curves and turbulent lines flow up the bonnet, over the fenders and across the bodyline into the strong shoulder of the car.
The signature C-pillar arcs forward in a dynamic crescent shape that emphasizes motion, even when stationary. The contrast of the long, low-slung roofline, conjuring an image of a rakish shooting brake in silhouette, and elevated stance add to the visual impact. This also adds to a sleek look that gives the impression of the car being in motion even when standing still. The balance of sculptural shapes moving past one another creates a harmonious design that can be appreciated at a glance.
An important, differentiating characteristic of the Q30's design is its combination of elevated stance with an overall height that is comparable with models in the traditional compact segment. The Q30's height (1,495 mm) allows for a higher hip point (531 mm), which aids ingress and egress. The A-pillar design is intentionally slim, contributing to enhanced visibility for a confident driving experience.
The Q30 Sport stands a little lower (1,475 mm), accentuating the already distinctive, coupe-like silhouette, which is emphasized by a shallow side glass area, while also providing for agile ride and handling. Driving performance will also be differentiated, thanks to individual suspension settings and distinctive ride and handling characteristics - offering premium compact buyers a choice that is specific to their personal needs and preferences.
The Q30 Premium includes LED front fog lamps, body-colored and heated door mirrors, as well as chrome dual rectangular exhaust finishers. 18-inch alloy wheels add to the Premium grade's striking appearance.
On the technology front, the Q30 delivers in spades as the best equipped with the highest level of assistive technology in the segment. This includes Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Parking Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Forward Emergency Braking and Blind Sport Warning.
A first for Infiniti and this category, the Intelligent Parking Assist is designed to work in the three most common parking situations: tight parallel parking, 90 degree backing-in and heading-in parking. Using 12 sensors in the front and rear, the system automatically steers the vehicle into place with the additional help of audio and visual warnings whilst the driver controls the brake and accelerator.
Ranking among the best in the premium compact segment, front passenger seat width is 1,393 mm; rear passenger seat width measures 1,349 mm; headroom (without sunroof) is 108 mm in the front, and 43 mm in the rear of the car. There is 626 mm of legroom in the front and 538 mm in the back, and 1,324 mm and 1,244 mm of hip room front and rear, respectively.
Cargo capacity is highly competitive, notably the boot capacity of 430 liters. Aided by a wide, square aperture, and practical, squared-off dimensions, the boot will easily hold two large suitcases, with 60:40 split-fold rear passenger seats liberating additional space for larger cargo.
At launch, the Infiniti Q30 will be available with 1.6L or 2.0L turbo variants in a 2WD configuration. The 2.0L turbo will also be offered with an optional AWD drivetrain. The 2.0L turbo engine delivers 208 horsepower and 350 Nm torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the highest-performing engine in the range is capable of powering the Infiniti Q30 from zero-to-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
Available across the Middle East, the all-new Infiniti Q30 starts at 105,000 AED.