Infiniti QX30 Concept Unveiled, Previewing 2016 Infiniti Luxury Crossover: 2015 Geneva Auto Show

GENEVA — The wraps are off of the 2016 Infiniti QX30 Concept ahead of the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, previewing a future luxury crossover that aims to be a style leader in its class.

Infiniti told Edmunds earlier that the production version of the QX30 concept is due in Infiniti showrooms early next year.

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.

Infiniti said it intends to push "design boundaries" with the QX30, which takes on such competitors as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

"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.

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