2017 Infiniti Q30 Bound for U.S. Dealerships in First Half of 2016 | Edmunds

2017 Infiniti Q30 Bound for U.S. Dealerships in First Half of 2016

HONG KONG — The 2017 Infiniti Q30, an all-new luxury crossover designed to appeal to younger buyers, will arrive at U.S. Infiniti dealerships in the first half of 2016, according to Infiniti spokesman Nick Twork. The production version of the Q30 will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Pricing has not been announced, but Twork said: "We will be competitive."

In other words, consumers can expect a price tag of around $30,000-$32,000.

Key Q30 competitors are the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, according to Twork.

A photo of a camouflaged Q30 was released on Friday, showing the car's profile. Infiniti calls it a "compact car," but it spans several segments, including coupe, hatchback and crossover.

The teaser photo shows a long hood, an angular roof line and sculpted sides.

"Infiniti is in the final stages of preparing the launch," the company said in a statement. "Dynamic testing and ultimate validation is currently taking place across the U.K. and throughout mainland Europe."

According to widespread media speculation, the Q30 will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the Mercedes portfolio. But Infiniti will not confirm any powertrain specifications at this point.

Edmunds says: Expect more details of the future luxury compact crossover to dribble out prior to its official unveil in September at the Frankfurt auto show.

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