Infiniti Q30 Concept Breaks Cover Ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


  • Infiniti Q30 Concept Picture

    Infiniti Q30 Concept Picture

    The Infiniti Q30 Concept is set for a world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. | August 27, 2013

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The first image of the Infiniti Q30 Concept was revealed on Tuesday ahead of its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • Infiniti says the Q30 Concept is "not a coupe, not a hatch and not a crossover, but a fusion of three body styles."
  • It is designed for younger customers seeking an alternative to traditional premium compact vehicles, the automaker said.

HONG KONG — The first image of the Infiniti Q30 Concept was revealed on Tuesday ahead of its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Infiniti says the Q30 Concept is "not a coupe, not a hatch and not a crossover, but a fusion of three body styles." Nissan's upscale brand had teased a sketch of the concept vehicle prior to releasing this photo.

Design cues include a long hood, an angular crossover-like roof line, sculpted sides and dramatic headlights. The concept is intended to be provocative, the automaker said.

The Q30 Concept is designed for younger customers seeking an alternative to traditional premium compact vehicles, the automaker said.

"The Q30 Concept signals the next step in an aggressive strategy to extend the Infiniti brand into new premium segments," said Infiniti in a statement.

The concept targets the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and slots below the 2014 Infiniti Q50 in the lineup.

Infiniti does not currently have a product to compete with the new entry-level Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class in terms of size or price.

The CLA-Class starts at $30,825.

The Infiniti Q30 Concept makes its world debut on September 10.

Edmunds says: Infiniti may be stunting its own growth in the U.S. if it doesn't have a traditional sedan in the entry-level class, but this Q30 will go over well in other markets.

Comments

  • msminkck1 msminkck1 Posts:

    Do not understand why these vehicles are being marketed to the "youth" market. As a single late baby-boomer with osteoarthritis in the knees, this is the vehicle I'd want. It sits higher than a sedan so I don't have to bend too much and not so high that I need a ladder to get into it like the Escape, the Edge, etc. I can't wait to see these "new" cuvs and test drive them.

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    It's more interesting than the EX was. It will depend on what power train Nissan decides to go with. The 3.5 paired with their hybrid setup would be a good fit for this vehicle. However, I'm sure Nissan will tap into their partnership with Mercedes and use their 2.0 turbo.

  • fortstring fortstring Posts:

    looks like variety, and variety is good. more choices. seems to be a recent trend among several automakers within this segment, very likable and unexpected

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    "Infiniti says the Q30 Concept is "not a coupe, not a hatch and not a crossover," This routine is getting so tiresome. Reminds me of how US car companies used to say their designs were "European." Then minivans were not minivans. Crossovers emerged from SUVs aspiring to be "car-like," and therefore not trucks. Four-door coupes are trying to not be sedans. And while attractive, this Infiniti is not provocative. Its just small.

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