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Infiniti offering 3 versions of new QX30 premium crossover next year; all conventional powertrains

Infiniti will offer three versions of its all-new QX30 premium active crossover for the United States and Canada next year. The QX30 line for the US and Canada is powered by a 208 hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, and is scheduled to go on sale in the US and Canada in mid-2016 and in Mexico and Latin America in the second half of 2016.

Each version will have its own front and rear fascia, wheel design and interior themes:

  • QX30: This version is sold in Europe and other regions outside of the Americas under the Q30 name. In the Americas, this model will be front-wheel drive.

  • QX30S: With a lower stance, aggressive front and rear fascia, cross-drilled front brake rotors, 19-inch wheels and performance tires, the QX30S is the sports version of Infiniti’s new premium compact line. It was shown at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show and is sold in other markets as the Q30S.

  • QX30 AWD: With an intelligent all-wheel drive system, slightly higher ride height and off-road inspired front and rear valence panels, the vehicle is able to take on urban, suburban and winding rural roads in all driving conditions. The QX30 AWD debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the QX30.

2017 Infiniti QX30 and QX30S. Click to enlarge.

Infiniti said the QX30 is targeting a new generation of premium buyers. The premium crossover segment is currently among the fastest-expanding markets globally, and Generations X and Y will represent the majority of buyers in this segment by 2020.

Depending on market, there will be a choice between diesel and gasoline engines for QX30 buyers.



Nissan, the disappointing car company, won't take the chance to try EVs using their luxo brand; this confirms they are not leaders in the EV space. So far their only risk has been the limited range Leaf.
They will follow Tesla just like the rest of the smoke-blowers and wait to see how traction battery technology is progressing and how the Tesla Model 3 is received.

They have announces a 200 mile Leaf for 2018...this gives them 2 years to change their minds...more smoke and vapor by a company whose major product has been press releases...until they actually sell one, I wouldn't believe it. And, even if they do, judging by their record of exaggeration, their 200 mile car will be more like 150.

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