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Frankfurt 2015: All-new Infiniti Q30 debuts in production form

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Infiniti took the wraps off the all-new Q30 at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, exactly two years after the introduction of the Q30 Concept at the same venue. Designed for a new generation of buyers, it represents Infiniti’s first global entry into the fast-growing premium compact segment.

The Q30 will directly rival cars like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which ironically shares its platform with the new hatchback from Infiniti. Bold exterior styling combines with a modern, luxurious interior where high-quality materials contrast with each other. The cargo area amounts to 368 litres – much more than in the A-Class. 

In addition to the base model, two versions of the Q30 will be offered including ‘Premium’ and ‘Sport’. A Q30 City Black Edition will be sold in Europe exclusively.

Globally, a choice of four engines (two gasoline, two diesel) will be available with the Infiniti Q30 when it goes on sale. Look for numerous safety features and cameras offering a 360-degree view, as well. 

The plan is for the Q30 to accelerate the company’s strategy to become a leading global manufacturer of premium cars. Will it trump the Germans? We’ll see.