The 2017 Infiniti Q30 is one of Nissan’s fastest growing SUV brands that aim at drawing young buyers. Infiniti Q30 shares the same platform as that of Mercedes-Benz GLA250, therefore, many German technologies would be visible in the design of this vehicle. In the United States this car would have one powertrain option whereas there will be three trim levels in American models. The hatchback layout provides the much needed interior strength to this vehicle which provides sufficient cargo space. Safety features are in plenty along with good cabin space, but the tall driver might find A-pillar a bit uncomfortable as it can hinder their visibility.
The main competitors of 2017 Infiniti Q30 are:
- Audi A3.
- BMW 2-Series.
- Mercedes-Benz CLA sedans and GLA models.
- Volkswagen Golf.
2017 Infiniti Q30 – Interior and Exterior Features
Among the three trim levels in 2017 Infiniti Q30, Premium level has the most marked features like:
- LED fog lamps.
- Dual rectangular exhaust outlet.
- Heated door mirrors.
Sports Q30 has:
- Glossy black grille.
- Flat bottomed-leather wrapped steering wheel.
- Seat heights are lower than Base and premium levels.
- Aluminum pedals.
- Lumbar support.
Many packages are also available from seats like:
- Cafe Teak black and brown upholstery.
- City Black upholstery.
- Gallery White upholstery.
Body Design and New Infotainment System
With the presence of hatchback, this vehicle resembles the design of Mazda 3 to some extent. C-pillar which is crescent shaped gives Q30 a unique look. Wheelbase is broader than previous models with more prominent grille mesh. Both headlights and taillights have LED support in them. Body color is glossy with a tinge of gray paint; door handles have the same color as that of the body. Daytime running lights and fog lights are situated below the headlight on the bumper.
Infotainment system of 2017 Infiniti Q30 contains a wider LCD touchscreen with many Android apps in it. Climate controlling device is present on the dashboard. There are also chances of having some secondary controls for the dual clutch, seat heating, auto steering mode, etc. The sound system is expected to be upgraded from previous models.
New 8 Speaker based audio system powered by JBL is expected to be installed but there is no confirmation about this news. On the dashboard SD card slots, USB/ MP3 player hubs, as well as CD player’s ports, can be expected. Bluetooth connections are like to be present but no news regarding Wi-Fi connectivity has been confirmed.
Safety features of 2017 Infiniti Q30 include:
- Blind spot detector.
- Forward collision alert which auto triggers brake.
- Auto high beams.
- Upgraded Cruise Control with metal plated radar.
- Parking assist.
- Around View Monitor, that enables the driver to view surrounding areas.
Though this car has not yet been crash tested, the above features invoke a great deal of confidence among drivers. Airbags have been placed near leg space area to prevent damage to the delicate regions. Cabin space is sufficient for travelers because of low-level seats and a long wheelbase that ensures enormous leg space. Seats have been designed with fine quality leather that makes the riders very comfortable while traveling.
2017 Infiniti Q30 – Engine Performance and Transmission
The 2017 Infiniti Q30 will have a variety of engines in the international market but on American soil, there will be only one choice of Powertrain. In the United States, this car would run on a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with front wheel drive feature. The transmission will be seven speed dual clutches automatic.
The absence of all wheel drive features is due to the rivalry with QX30 crossover models. A drive of 208 HP and optimum torque of 258 lb-ft will be obtained from this powertrain. In the international market, this car will have both gases powered as well as diesel powered engines with all drive feature and six-speed automatic transmission.
These engines are expected to be of 1.5 liters and 1.6 liters respectively and would generate around 150 HP, drawing power from its four-cylinder engines.
2017 Infiniti Q30 – Price and Availability
The 2017 Infiniti Q30 makers have neither confirmed any release date of this vehicle nor have they fixed the price for this model. Price is not expected to range above $ 35,000 while this car is expected to be released by the end of 2016.