Infiniti’s been known to be working on a production version of their Q30 Concept, which is designed and being built to compete with the likes of the Audi A3, the new BMW 1-Series, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and to a lesser extent, the Buick Verano, and the Acura ILX.
Now, the Japanese automaker officially confirmed to be readying the model for a reveal at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this year, in September.
The new Q30 sits on Infiniti’s latest and newest front-wheel drive platform and the idea here is that the Q30 will be Infiniti’s entry-level model. Accompanying the Q30 would be the QX30, which is a crossover version built on the same platform.
Not much else is known, but speculation suggests the power and drivetrains will be lifted from Mercedes-Benz amid Daimler’s and Renault-Nissan’s partnership to share resources and parts.
Check out the press release below for the full details.
Infiniti Q30 to debut at Frankfurt IAA 2015
All-new Q30 compact entry to debut 90 days from today to the public
Infiniti’s first-ever compact car currently going through validation and dynamic tuning in Europe
Sales to begin in Europe before end of 2015
HONG KONG – Infiniti will unveil its first-ever compact car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September this year (September 17 to 27). Two years after the Infiniti Q30 Concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt show, the production version of this segment-spanning compact car will be revealed at the show this year.
Infiniti is in the final stages of preparing the launch. Dynamic testing and ultimate validation is currently taking place across the UK and throughout mainland Europe where development of the vehicle has been completed at the company’s Engineering Center in Cranfield, UK, since 2014. The Q30 will go on sale in Europe towards the end of 2015 with other markets to follow subsequently.
More news on the Infiniti Q30 active compact will be released closer to the Frankfurt show in September.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
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