Infiniti QX30

Infiniti QX30

Infiniti has introduced new standard features on its Q30 and QX30 ranges. It has also reduced the number of variants and given them different model names. Just as importantly there are reduced prices to help increase sales – which have been disappointedly low to date.

The Infiniti Q30 hatch comes in two just two variants, down from five: an entry-grade Q30 Pure and an upper mid-spec Q30 Sport.

The previous QX30 range has been trimmed to just a single model, the QX30 Sport. The QX30 2.0 litre Turbo GT Premium is now known simply as the QX30 Sport.

The Infiniti Q30 2.0T Pure has a sporty grille and bumpers, black gloss mirror housings, body-coloured side sill extensions, and dark chrome dual exhaust pipes. It also features LED headlights, high beam assist, adaptive front-lighting system, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and a new-to-the-range rear view camera.

Infiniti Q30

Infiniti Q30

Inside are DAB digital radio, heated front seats, a multi-function D-shaped leather-accented steering wheel and Alcantara/leatherette upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system, automatic dual-zone climate controls with rear passenger vents, driver and passenger side seat memory and leather-accented features.

The Q30 2.0T Sport has an even larger range of crash avoidance features than the Pure: intelligent cruise control with speed limiter, intelligent brake assist with distance control, blind spot warning, front parking sensors, a 360 degree around view monitor with moving object detection and intelligent park assist.

The QX30 2.0T has a new design of 19-inch wheels, intelligent all-wheel drive, off-road comfort-tuned suspension, comfort seats with adjustable head restraints, satin chrome plated inserts on the front and rear bumpers and satin chrome roof rails.

The entry model Infiniti Q30 Pure price is unchanged at $44,900 plus on-road costs. The mid-spec Q30 Sport, previously $52,900 plus ORC, been reduced to $46,888 driveaway.

Infiniti QX30 has price has been dropped dramatically; from $56,900 plus ORC to $49,888 driveaway.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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