Infiniti has finally given the world a glimpse of the QX30 Concept, which will be officially unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The teaser shows the concept partially obscured by shadow. Styling does not seem too wild in comparison to the latest Infiniti production models, which indicates the concept vehicle might not be too far off from what the final production version will look like.
For now Infiniti is only showing off the rear end of the QX30. It’s said that the side profile of the vehicle reveals a sleek, coupe-like shape that is decidedly sportier than most crossovers on the market today. Still, in the teaser there are hints at some utilitarian styling elements that should help differentiate the QX30’s looks from the upcoming Q30. Infiniti has said that the QX30 is targeted at urban dwellers who like to get out on the open roads during the weekends.
The big reveal of the Infiniti QX30 Concept will take place on March 3 during Infiniti’s press conference for the Geneva Motor Show.
The Infiniti QX30 is the first crossover to be born from the alliance with Daimler. As a result, the model shares a platform with the Mercedes-Benz GLA. It was created primarily for the European car market where premium compact crossovers are red hot. Because of that strategy, the vehicle will be built at Infiniti’s production plant in Sunderland, England.
The QX30 will finally hit the US market sometime in 2016. Expect to see a production version of the vehicle later in 2015. The Q30 will hit the European market in the fall of 2015, but it won’t be sold in the United States until 2016. The Q60 Coupe will also no longer launch this year, according to an interview Ward’s Auto did with Michael Bartsch, the head of Infiniti US, but instead will be released early on in 2016. The new Q50, on the other hand, is still on for a 2015 release.