Nissan’s current chief of planning, Andy Palmer, spoke with AutomotiveNews about Infiniti’s new compact entry-level crossover, the QX30.
The new QX30 is destined to fulfill the role of competing against the Audi Q3, the BMW X1, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Expect the QX30 to also be sold globally after the Q30 entry-level sedan is launched, sometime in mid-2015. Palmer also said that the QX30 will have a price sticker that is meant to be directly competitive with the Audi Q3.
The QX30, like its sedan sibling, is to get its bones from the Mercedes-Benz MFA platform that underpins the current A-, B-, and CLC-Class. Expect Mercedes-Benz motors, such as the Silver Arrow’s latest 2.0L turbo-four with 211bhp and 236 lb-ft of torque, to find its way under the hood.