The concept version features sculpted contours that showcase Infiniti's "dual wave" effect. Other details include 21-inch wheels and larger-profile tires, along with roof racks that provide a major design cue.
"They provide a 'sculpture' for the rear passengers to look through, resulting in an unusual perspective of the world outside," said Infiniti in a statement on Thursday.
It is unclear whether these elements will be part of the production version.
"The QX30 Concept combines the sleek lines of a coupe with the distinguishing features and higher stance of a crossover," the automaker said.
The entry-level QX30 is the result of a collaboration with Daimler.
Infiniti will use the Mercedes-Benz MFA or Modular Front Architecture platform for the QX30. The platform is also used for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and GLA-Class models.
No pricing or technical specifications have been revealed about the production version of the QX30.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers get the first good look at the 2016 Infiniti QX30 and now can consider whether this latest take on the luxury crossover is a winner.