Infiniti Q30 2016 hatchback revealed, shares Mercedes-Benz platform
This is the Infiniti Q30, Nissan’s first entry in the premium compact hatchback category, revealed in production form about two years after the public premiere of the Q30 Active Compact Concept. Only a single image has been released so far.
Sharing a front-wheel-drive platform with the awkwardly-proportioned Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it probably shares engines with its joint-venture German cousin as well, likely including the 211 hp 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder that currently does duty in the A-Class, the C-Class and the Infiniti Q50. The platform will also spawn a slightly-lifted crossover version called the QX30, in the same vein as the GLA-Class.
Built in England rather than Japan, the 2016 Infiniti Q30 is expected to hit showrooms by the first quarter of 2016 in European markets, with a potential later debut for the GCC if it gets greenlit for our region.
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